Allow Office Add-in Manifest to be published to Cloud Storage Services like Box
We are a large enterprise having many locations around the globe, using cloud storage solution (Box) for file shares..
We'd like to be able use a shared folder in that cloud storage as an app catalog for manifest files, just like a network shared folder, for Office Add-Ins we are developing and using in our enterprise.
We are also in Office 365 but deploying Sharepoint just for manifest files catalog is a burden on our IT department.
We'd like to see more open-minded approach from Microsoft in this matter and let cloud storage providers be part of this process.
Fabian Bernhard commented
Currently, Office 365 customers which do not use an Exchange server or outlook.com as their primary email server cannot use Outlook add-ins developed with Office.JS. It would be great if these type of organisations can leverage Office.JS Outlook add-ins too. See this for reference:
Shaun Logan commented