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 →

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Highlights for the Office & SharePoint Developer

What a massive week in Orlando for Office developers. So many sessions, so much new information, it really was a case of drinking from the fire hose! Thankfully most sessions were recorded and are progressively being made available along with the relevant slide decks on https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos If you only have time to watch one session... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando – My top picks and tips

Microsoft’s premier technology conference Microsoft Ignite 2017 is quickly approaching and it’s set to be the largest Ignite conference yet (rumoured to be around 24,000 attendees). OnePlace Solutions – Products that rock this world I’m excited to be attending again with some of the awesome OnePlace Solutions team. OnePlace Solutions is again a sponsor and... Continue Reading →

How to Debug Modern Office Add-ins on Devices (iPhone/iPad) using Firebug

Debugging modern Office Add-ins with current tooling can be quite challenging. Although the technology of the add-ins you write is consistent and conforms to web standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), the way the add-in is hosted in the different Office clients makes it challenging to use debugging tools (as the add-in isn’t simply running in a... 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 →

Beware the Office.js Dialog API falling silent under IE11

Issue Description I’ve been leveraging the Office.js Dialog API recently and found a scenario where I just couldn’t get it to behave properly. At the moment this appears to be either a bug or limitation of the Dialog API. I found that the calling MessageParent() from the dialog fails to trigger the registered callback method... 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 →

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