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  1. Create an Office 365 API for management of Exchange

    As best I can tell, Office 365 doesn't have a way to manage users / mailboxes directly via some kind of web service.

    This is extremely problematic when trying to integrate the system into existing account management procedures, which might well not be running on Windows.

    See my post at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19666200/how-can-i-create-an-exchange-mailbox-in-exchange-2010-from-python-perl

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      0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Apps for Office testing guidance or samples

      I am prototyping a task pane app for Apps for Office. I intend to deploy this on the desktop version of Excel as well as Excel Online in various browsers (IE, chrome, firefox). Currently, I am unsure of the proper way to test the interaction of my task pane App with the Excel spreadsheet. For instance, when my app inserts a table into the Excel Spreadsheet, what tool should I use to verify that a table was inserted into the sheet. For the desktop version of Excel, Coded UI seems usable. However, for online versions of Excel, it is does…

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        0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Discovery Service -- allow addition of custom services

        The O365 discovery service allows me to get the Inbox/Calendar/etc. service endpoint for a given user. I want the ability to extend that to include endpoints for my organization (Expense Report app/Timesheet app/etc).

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          0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow you to associate Node.js web projects with Office for Apps project

          It would be great to be able to associate Node.js web projects with the Office for Apps project. Currently when you try to select it you get "Property value is not valid. File is corrupt. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8013110E)"

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            0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • NPM Package for Apps for Office JavaScript libraries

              Please create an NPM package distribution in addition to the NuGet package for Apps for Office JavaScript libraries.

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                1 comment  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add vsto project from list of project references to testproject

                I started to employ the MVVM pattern for Word templates and other office addins. This implies that I want to use unit tests. It would be great if VS2012 and VS2013 would show the VSTO projects in the list of projects when adding references to test projects.

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                  1 comment  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Sanely allow Apps for Office deployment to a local computer

                  Developing my first App for Office (specifically Excel) was an experience I found to be unnecessarily difficult. The Trusted App Catalogs user interface in Excel:

                  File -> Options -> Trust Center -> Trust Center Settings... -> Trusted App Catalogs

                  Is a giant mess. There's no browse button - just a field to punch in a string that has to be formatted a specific way and only allows network shares and SharePoint remote servers. First off, I was expecting to see a checkbox to "Allow manifest files from untrusted locations" that would then open up a way to select a XML…

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                    1 comment  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix issues with trial to paid transition for office apps users (users locked in trial mode after buying apps)

                    We keep getting reports and complaints from users that buy our apps but seem to be locked in trial mode. Receiving 1/2 reports a day. We checked that we are receiving trial tokens in the app, but users confirm that they bought the apps. Some are able to reset somehow, but most can't.

                    This error is also described here (see first review by Rod):
                    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/mini-calendar-and-date-picker-WA102957665.aspx

                    Other recent feedback from user:

                    "I tried all the usual suspects. Reloaded excel. Refreshed apps in excel. Attempted to repurchase through excel to see if it would kick in. Restarted the computer."

                    "If my memory…

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                      0 comments  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Customisable App Catalog User Experience/UI

                      Allow the app catalog user experience and UI to be customised. The API at the moment doesn't allow enough information about the available apps for anything to be built up around a bespoke marketplace site.

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                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add selected item information to query string also when opening app via Ribbon

                        When you open an app via Ribbon button no information is given about currently selected items.

                        In one scenario we needed a prominent button in the Ribbon to open an app that processes the currently selected item(s). Unfortunately this is not possible. You have to use a context menu action on an item to open the app and work on this item.

                        This information also needs to be available OOB to apps opened via Ribbon action.

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                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update Visual Studio Development Tools for Office 2013 SP1 and OpenXML SDK

                          As Microsoft has released SP1 for Office 2013, which includes some important features included like content app support in PowerPoint, But the Office development tools are not yet updated and also OpenXML is also not updated yet. I would suggest to update both these tools.

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                            0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow mail apps to be OWA only

                            The new Mail Apps make adding functionality to OWA very easy, however they lack some of the power of a full-on Outlook addin. I suspect that a common use case will be to create a full-powered addin, and a "lite" mail app that handles what it can for OWA. At present, this doesn't work because the mail app shows up in both. Furthermore, it is possible to create functionality that only applies to one client or the other. It should be possible to specify an app as belonging to OWA or to Outlook.

                            See also http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/13c3413d-7f3f-4e7c-9b6d-c20e95b064e3/how-to-enable-mailapp-only-for-owaoutlookwebapp-not-for-outlook-client?forum=appsforoffice

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                              4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VBA method for launching an app programmatically

                              For a better integration of apps into the software, it would be nice to be able to launch a specific app programmatically from a macro.

                              It could also allow for a better interactivity by displaying a specific content or task pane app based on specific events, such as clicking on a shape button, or via a keyboard shortcut, etc...

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Office Apps for all Clients Applications

                                I saw a lot of devs and customers being confused caused by the point that Apps are not available across all Office client applications. Especially OneNote would be a great benefit. OneNote is one of the best Apps I've ever used. Can't imagine my daily business without OneNote. We've collected several ideas which would enhance OneNote even more and make customer more productive.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Add-in: OneNote  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create REST methods for bulk object retrieval

                                  For reporting purposes we would like to have REST methods to retrieve metadata about objects in bulk. Right now we have to retrieve the list of objects first, then get metadata about each of them. This is definitely a very inefficient way to build reports. Essentially, would like a REST method that allows to query for the following objects AND specify fields we want to see in the query results, such as created and last modified dates, author, number of items (in a list), size, permissions, etc. We believe that having such REST methods for Sites, Lists and libraries, and…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi folks,

                                        We’ve added some changes to our documentation to better cover our REST APIs. For existing APIs (such as the list, list items, folders, and files APIs), we added additional documentation in MSDN. Moving forward, we are trying our best to fully document new REST APIs, an example of which is the new Files API included in the recently-announced Office 365 APIs. Please let us know what you think — we’re happy to make changes based on constructive criticism.

                                        Thanks!

                                      • Favorites Apps for Office

                                        Make possible to add an App to the list of Favorites Apps. Favorites Aps should be available on the Home ribbon tab and/or available from the Quick Access Toolbar.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Office Store & Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VBA Style Embedded IDE in Office

                                          One thing that I miss a lot is to have the ability to write .Net code for Excel with the simplicity of the VBA editor. VSTO is great for IT professionals but impractical for most advanced Excel users as most users are not privileged to install applications directly in large companies (so distributing an excel based model internally is impossible, and non-advanced users would not touch a spreadsheet which is too complicated to set up).

                                          The way VBA works is brillant, we have a single self contained spreadsheet that requires no installation, has no dependencies, and for which creating user-defined…

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                                            4 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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