Microsoft Releases Update For Office Developer Tools For Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft has made its first update for Office Developer Tools For Visual Studio 2015 available along with a preview of some features developers can expect to see in the next round of improvements.

Here's what the Update 1 includes:

  • Vocabulary change in the tools: Apps for Office and SharePoint are now known as Office and SharePoint Add-ins
  • Bugs fixed: Rectifies a number of problems including the Office/SharePoint node not appearing under Visual C# in the New Projects dialogue.

Microsoft has also released a preview of what users can anticipate in the next round of updates which shows a few key features:

    Add-in commands There is a new project type called Outlook Add-in with Commands. Add-in commands let you add a button on the Outlook ribbon to launch the add-in, display a menu or execute a custom JavaScript function.

      SharePoint development tools The preview carries templates for developing SharePoint farm and sandboxing solutions for the SharePoint 2016 Beta 2.

      To download the Office Developer Tools For Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 directly here.

      You can find out more over at the Microsoft Developer Network website. You can get the preview at the Microsoft Download Center.

      [Via Microsoft Developer Network]


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