Creating your first O365 Outlook Add-in in less than 30 minutes

In this article I will demonstrate how use the napa cloud application development environment to create an Outlook Add-in.

Introduction

That basis for this article can be found all over the Microsoft MSDN development website(s) but the main starting points are:

You will need to add the Napa Office dev tools to your dev site – https://www.napacloudapp.com/

I have a dev site created within the PSC O365 environment and from there I was able to create a new app.

Creating a new App

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I was directed to the napaclousapp.com site where I added a new app

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Select to build an Mail add in, give it a name and then Create

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The napa development IDE comes up. It contains the default of a sample app

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Publish it, by clicking on the Go Arrow on the left

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You will be asked to log into your dev site (and therefore your O365 account)

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Clicking Continue will open your O365 account you will then see the Add in Immediately appear in all emails

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Clicking on the Add-in will reveal it

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Conclusion

In this article we have seen how we can create the basic simple Outlook Add-In, in less than 10 minutes of work. In future articles we will look at how it works and how you can modify it to do your evil bidding.

 

 

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