What are Microsoft Teams Messaging Extensions and why you should consider building one

It's no secret that I think Microsoft Teams is an awesome product. I've written in the past about how I believe Teams is a great enabler for making people more productive and brings the right tools together in a place that makes a lot of sense. What are messaging extensions? Message extensions are available when... Continue Reading →

Office Add-in Manifest Updates – Deployment timing and potential URL issues

One of the critical components of an Office Add-in is the add-in manifest. This is the xml file that describes how your add-in should be activated when an end user installs and uses it with Office documents and applications. This manifest contains references to URLs where your web application resides and also to other resources... Continue Reading →

Sydney SharePoint User Group – The Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development

I had the pleasure this week of speaking at the Sydney SharePoint User Group on the topic of transitioning to the modern Office Add-in development model. We discussed: The existing COM/VSTO Office Add-in development model The reasons and drivers for needing a new development model What the modern Office Add-in development is and how it... 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 →

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