Tag: Office 2013

Creating Apps for Microsoft Outlook

Creating Apps for Microsoft Outlook

In the last couple of weeks we’ve explored many aspects of both Google and Microsoft’s online offerings when it comes to Office productivity. Gmail provides us with two options to add our own custom functionality in the form of sidebar and contextual gadgets. Microsoft offers the JavaScript API for Office […]

Avoiding “A problem was detected with an add-in and it has been disabled” – tips & tricks for Office 2013 developers

Avoiding “A problem was detected with an add-in and it has been disabled” – tips & tricks for Office 2013 developers

If you’ve read my last Add-in Express article, What’s new in Outlook 2013 for developers, you would’ve seen I mentioned that Outlook 2013 has become a lot stricter when checking add-in performance for such metrics as add-in start-up, shutdown, item open and folder switching. If you do have a few […]

UX guidelines to create Outlook 2013 mail apps

UX guidelines to create Outlook 2013 mail apps

So we’ve had the Office 2013 Preview for nearly two months now and I hope you’ve been sinking your teeth into it. I have been toying with it for a bit and it does take a considerable mind-set shift. We have to leave our “Office COM based developer-hat” on one […]

UX guidelines for Office 2013 Content and Task Pane Apps

UX guidelines for Office 2013 Content and Task Pane Apps

Ok, it’s time to get excited about the new Office, new Windows and the new Microsoft applications! If you’ve been following the news you would’ve noticed that for the first time in a quarter of a century Microsoft has a new logo. This is just part of a Microsoft’s overhaul […]

Office 2013 Apps development – pros and cons

Office 2013 Apps development – pros and cons

One cannot help but think, after reading the marketing write-ups and reviews of Office 2013, that Microsoft wants developers to retire their classic Office Add-ins and focus their development efforts on the new Apps for Office, previously known as Agave. Unfortunately, things are not always as they seem. Personally, I […]

Getting started with Office 2013 for developers

Getting started with Office 2013 for developers

Wow! We finally have a preview of the next version of Office! The last week we’ve been bombarded with new information about Office 2013 and just how different it is. For developers any new version of Office can be a little bit intimidating if not downright scary. I’m sure you […]