Ribbon designer for Office 365 : possibilities

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Ribbon designer for Office 365 : possibilities
What possibilities with "Ribbon Designer for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365" 
Nelly HASCOET




Posts: 49
Joined: 2011-11-09
Hi,

We have made an Outlook plugin with "Add-in Express for Office and .NET".
I study the feasibility to adapt this add-on for Office 365 with "Ribbon Designer for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365".
I don't really know Office 365. If I understand : to add a custom ribbon with our own actions, I need make a package(wsp) and install it on the Sharepoint server which host Office 365. I'm right ?

I want to know the actions I can do in the ribbon. We have two mains needs : Call our server with WebService and get some informations from outlook database.
For the first point, I see it's possible to call external service.
For the second point, our outlook plugin consult outlook database with Redemption to get the user's contacts.
With Ribbon designer, Is it possible to access outlook database to get the user's contacts and contacts informations (ex : phone number) ?

Thanks
Posted 07 Jan, 2014 02:54:04 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Posts: 2731
Joined: 2004-04-05
Hi Nelly,

I would suggest starting from learning the capabilities of the Office 365 Object Model. As far as we know, the Object Model does not provide many features for developers and currently is practically unusable. Please have a look at this blog post and its comments:
Office 2013 is for sale; Office App Store already dead; COM Add-ins alive and well

Also, you can find a lot of information there:
Office 365 blog posts

Hope this helps.
Posted 07 Jan, 2014 08:03:59 Top
Nelly HASCOET




Posts: 49
Joined: 2011-11-09
Ok. Thanks for your review.
Posted 07 Jan, 2014 08:23:00 Top