Add-on support Microsoft Office expands and comes to mobile




Microsoft has announced a major expansion for add-ons Office. This makes it possible to also include add-ons to use on mobile phones. Microsoft works together with Uber, so that users can easily arrange a taxi for their Outlook appointments.

Henceforth, add-ons can work on both the Office applications on desktop and mobile, but also on the web version, as Microsoft announced during a presentation at the developer conference Build. The company has a so-called unified add-on system that extensions for Office on different platforms should work.

With a special office api should be easier for developers to create new functionality for Office. Add-ons that are created with the API should work on all supported platforms. Interested developers can visit the Dev Center from Microsoft.

At the same time, Microsoft has announced that a number of companies with add-ons coming to office. This put an Uber-add-on that calendar appointments can read. This allows the user to push a button to request a taxi that takes him or her to the appointment. During the presentation, Microsoft also showed an add-on from LinkedIn and Salesforce Outlook and SAP in Excel.

Add-ons can be used for a long time in office, but were not available on all platforms. By supporting the web and mobile versions of the software range is increased considerably. Should the new API, the functionality of add-ons to be expanded.


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