tech2 News StaffApr 01, 2016 17:53:28 IST
At its ongoing Build 2016, Microsoft shared its latest stage of updates for the Office Developer Platform.
Office Add-in Deployment Management is also now simplified and can be deployed directly to users with no user interaction.
Word Online has now enabled most of the common API sets for add-ins. In particular, add-ins can now insert, remove, read, and update bindings there. In April, Word Online will enable support for most of the Word 1.1 API set, including the Body, ContentControl, Document, Font, Image, Paragraph, Range, and Selection objects.
Microsoft has also enabled sideloading in Office Online, which makes it easier to test add-ins in the Office web clients, since there is no longer the need for a developer tenant. It also means developing add-ins without Office installed on the computer and using any OS.
Also, a feature called module extensibility allows app developers the ability to create new modules within Outlook. Similar to Outlook’s native mail, calendar and task modules developers can now provide their users with their own module which will host their app’s content. This new functionality is based on the existing Add-ins platform which allows extending Office applications using web technologies.
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