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Fundamentals of Building Office Add-ins with Office JavaScript APIs

by John Brown

Microsoft Office is a powerful productivity suite that provides users with very capable, yet generic tools. With the Office JS API, you can build Office Add-ins that automate and integrate Office with your applications.

What you'll learn

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

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. As a Software Architect, he has built systems for small startups in the healthcare space to large mission critical systems for three letter Federal Agencies. He c... more

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