Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces HTML5, CSS and JavaScript

by CodeGuru Staff

Developers rejoice as they learn the details behind Microsoft new found love for HTML and JavaScript to build Office apps, now being stored externally versus being embedded within the local copy of the Office installation.

Microsoft is trying to inspire developers and administrators to begin developing with open Web technology for the upcoming release of their flagship office productivity suite, Office 2013. Developers will have access to VBA, Visual Basic Application and the new Office Cloud App Model which implements standards such as CSS, HTML, REST and Microsoft’s proprietary OData for creating Office apps. Any developer that can create Web Apps, is in line to create Office Apps and add to the functionality of the base Office components such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint thus allowing your business to further the use of these great toolsets. Read the full story here.

This article was originally published on Thursday Aug 9th 2012
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