Video: How Microsoft Office abuses its developers and how Add-in Express stops this
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If you have any experience in developing solutions on the Office platform, you have most likely learnt that Office has the tendency to abuse its developers. One of the main reasons for this is that Office is comprised of several different applications like Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and each of these applications has their own object model that you need to understand and master when building your solutions. The situation of abuse is exacerbated by the fact that in any organization at one time you might have more than 1 version of Office in use, so Office 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003 thus requiring that any solution you build supports not only multiple host applications but also multiple versions of Office.
Now, to stop this abuse, what’s needed is the framework that contains a toolset allowing you to support multiple Office applications in your solutions as well as multiple Office versions. And this is where Add-in Express comes into play.
The video was created especially for the Add-in Express feature tour, hope you’ll enjoy it!