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(22)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 21, 2016
Duration
2h 37m
Description

Microsoft Office is a powerful productivity suite that provides users with very capable yet generic tools. Sometimes you need a little more structure and integration, and with the Office JS API, you can build Office Add-ins that automate and integrate Office with your applications. This course, Fundamentals of Building Office Add-ins with Office JavaScript APIs, will cover the fundamentals of the Office JavaScript API. First, it will introduce you to the different types of Add-ins, and show you how to get your development environment started. Next, you will learn how to build a simple PowerPoint task pane add-in. Finally, you will learn about communicating with external resources such as Trello, and about publishing the Add-in to the Microsoft Office Store. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to continue your learning for specific office applications like Excel and Word.

About the author
About the author

John Brown is a Software Craftsman continually looking for intuitive designs, agile architectures, and streamlined processes. With degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and Aerospace Engineering from Purdue, John is always up for a challenge, especially in his areas of interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is John Brown, and welcome to my course on the Fundamentals of Building Office Add-ins with Office JavaScript APIs. I am a software craftsman, and as the founder of Tritium Consulting I have worked with many companies on automating Microsoft Office and helping users be more productive. with the Office JavaScript API, a whole new set of developers, web developers, are able to easily write add-ins that they can automate in Microsoft Office. And then can also extend that automation from the Windows version of Office to Office on the Mac, to Office on tablets, and even the web browser version, Office Online. In this course, you will learn about the different types of add-ins that are available. You will learn about the different ways to set up your development environment, even for non-Microsoft platforms. You will learn how the JavaScript add-in communicates with the documents through a special proxy. You will learn about how to get the data from external hosts, and the security protections that are in place. And finally, you will learn how to publish your add-in to the local file share, the company store, and the Microsoft Office Store. After you've learned the basics in this course, you will be able to continue your learning for specific Office applications like Excel and Word through follow-on courses. Come join me, and start learning the fundamentals of building Office add-ins with Office JavaScript APIs.