Simon Jaeger

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Call me back – Outlook Notifications REST API

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in #Office365Dev | 3 comments

There is a way for your service to learn about changes in a user’s mail, calendar or contacts – the Outlook Notifications REST API. Using this API you can register HTTP callbacks for your own service, to be notified when the user makes changes. The whole concept is called webhooks. I’ll walk you through the basics, but you can learn more...

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Use TypeScript in a Visual Studio Office add-in project

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in #Office365Dev, Visual Studio | 4 comments

If you would like to use something that is strongly typed compared to JavaScript when building your Office add-ins, there’s a superset of JavaScript called TypeScript. It compiles back to plain JavaScript and runs in any browser, any host and any operating system. It’s a great way to help you ensure the quality and code maintainability of your...

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Designing great Office add-ins – looks matter!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

Design is important, and it doesn’t have to be hard. It’s what can make or break your next big thing. Even though your idea or functionality may be great… without a proper experience in place – everything could go to waste. It’s all about following a couple of simple principles and about being smart. In this post I will walk...

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