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First year of Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) program

Introduction to PnP
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Building add-ins with commands

Because of their advantages, we’re encouraging all developers building add-ins to use commands. In fact, soon we’ll start requiring add-ins submitted to the Office Store to use them for scenarios where it makes sense. In this post, I wanted to share the easiest way to get started building an add-in with commands.
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Introducing add-in commands

Back at Build and Ignite, we announced a brand new feature, that we’re very excited about – Outlook add-ins (formerly called apps for Outlook) can now place buttons on the ribbon in Outlook! This simultaneously simplifies interacting with add-ins, as well as makes their presence more visible and engaging. In a two-part series, we wanted to share our thinking behind why we invested in commands and how they work, as well as walk through a sample add-in with a command. This is the first post in the series.
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File Handler Add-Ins Now Generally Available in Office 365

During Build and Ignite 2015, we announced the preview refresh of File Handler add-ins. This add-in type allows developers to create their own custom viewers and editors for non-Microsoft file types
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Creating Office Add-ins with any editor – Introducing YO OFFICE!

When building Office Add-ins developers are provided first-rate tooling with Visual Studio 2013/2015. Developers can easily create Office Add-ins for Outlook, Excel, Word and other Office
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New Getting Started flows for Office 365 APIs and Office Add-ins

We are excited to announce some updates to our Getting Started Experiences for Office 365 APIs and Office Add-ins. We've built this from the ground up as our goal is to empower developers to build
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Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – August 2015 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) August 2015 release is out with new contributions from community for the others in the community. This post contains all the details related on what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past two months, since we skipped July
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Office 365 Groups REST API

I recently did an Office 365 dev podcast with Jeremy and Richard, and they mentioned that I should do a blog on the Office 365 Groups API. Since we launched the preview of the Groups API in May this
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Require.js in SharePoint Online on First Release Tenants

As some of you in the community have noticed, there has been a recent change to the SharePoint Online service that includes Require.js references. Require.js is a JavaScript file and module loader.
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Property Manager Hero Demo version 2 Ships!

We've been working hard on getting v2 of the Property Manager Hero Demo shipped to Github.com. We had a lot of success with v1 of this hero demo. This was demonstrated in our Office 365 kick off
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Populate your Office 365 Developer Tenant with sample data

An Office 365 Developer Tenant is a great resource for developing with the Office 365 REST APIs. It gives you a place to register your app, and a user to test against. However, you have to manually add data to your user’s mailbox or OneDrive. Today we’re excited to announce a sample Windows Store App project that will populate data for Office 365 API services such as mail, calendar, contact and files.
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Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1

In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes; this blog will examine techniques for traversing connected diagrams. One of the most useful APIs for analyzing a connected diagram is the Shape.ConnectedShapes method, which allows you to get a reference to the shapes connected to a shape.
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