Microsoft Releases Open Source Office 365 SDK For Android

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the preview of Open Source Office 365 SDK for Android. Microsoft’s preview release of new Office 365 APIs extends the platform that was introduced in Office 2013 by adding the ability for both websites and native applications to consume Office 365 data. This is a project from the MS Open Tech Hub to help Android developers access Office 365 data from their apps.

This is powerful. Now, both web applications as well as native applications running on Windows 8, iOS, Android, and other device platforms can consume Office 365 data by using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows.

This preview release of Office 365 APIs supports a limited number of SharePoint, Exchange, and Windows Azure Active Directory (AD) data sources. But this is only the start of a much larger innovation. Moving forward, we’ll also support additional data sources in SharePoint and Exchange as well as supporting additional services like Yammer.

Your Android app can now reach millions of Office365 users. It’s now possible to use data stored in Microsoft Office 365 from your Android Apps. You can access lists, folders or Exchange contacts and emails, among other useful productivity features.

Developer SDK will have access to:

• Microsoft SharePoint Lists

• Microsoft SharePoint Files

• Microsoft Exchange Calendar

• Microsoft Exchange Contacts

• Microsoft Exchange Mail

Reporting any issues you see on GitHub.

Source: Microsoft

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