I’m talking modern Office add-in development at this months Sydney SharePoint User Group

The Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development Microsoft SharePoint is developed by the same team responsible for the Microsoft Office desktop applications. There has always been a strong connection between these products. Up until recently, developers who wanted to integrate Word, Excel, PowerPoint with SharePoint would use the COM add-in model. But now Microsoft has... Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Chrome Security Issues Developing Office Add-in Hosted on localhost

When developing add-ins for Office you are often serving the add-in from a local web server on a URL using the host name “localhost”. Office add-ins also require the web server to use SSL to serve the resources for the add-in. The Chrome security implementation will fire off a security error under most common development... Continue Reading →

Vote for our app in the Office 365 Hack Productivity competition!

  Microsoft is currently running a Hack Productivity competition for creating apps that leverage Office 365 Add-ins and/or APIs to deliver an app that increases user productivity. I’ve been working with the awesome dev team at OnePlace Solutions to cook up a modern Outlook Add-in that will run on any device and allow a user... Continue Reading →

Issues launching Outlook add-ins directly to a SPA route using fragment URLs

Modern Single Page Applications (SPAs) run in the browser as a single HTML page and use JavaScript to dynamically load content and provide the functionality of the application without having to reload the entire browser window as the user is interacting with the application. To support navigating SPAs, a commonly used technique is to perform... Continue Reading →

How to avoid errors installing npm packages globally in Visual Studio Code

I like to use the Integrated Terminal Window inside Visual Studio Code, just because it’s there and it runs commands scoped to the project directory I’m in. I find it faster and more convenient than opening up another command windows or nodejs command window and then having to set the current directory to my project... Continue Reading →

Upgrading from Angular 2 RC5 to RC7 – watch out for required NPM version

I skipped RC6 and made the jump straight from RC5 to RC7. First step was to upgrade the versions of my dependencies (both the “dependencies” and “devDependencies”) in the package.json file. To get the magic recipe of what versions of each dependency were needed I referred back to the QuickStart guide on the Angular.io website.... Continue Reading →

Getting the Angular 2 Router Working for an Office Addin

  I have simple Angular 2 Office Addin and attempting to use the Angular 2 Router to route between two components. My two components are called ViewOne and ViewTwo. Here's what the UI for the Office Addin looks like: When the using the Router to navigate, the following errors related to the this._history.pushState function are... Continue Reading →

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