Getting Started with Office Add-ins

Get started with Office Add-ins (formerly Apps for Office)

An Office Add-in runs in an Office application and can interact with data in a document or mail item.

An office add-in consists of a simple web application and a manifest.xml file. The web application can be hosted anywhere and can use the Office Javascript API to interact with the Office application. The manifest.xml file is registers the add-in with the host application and specifies properties such as where it should extend the Office UI.
An Office Add-in is a web app that you can host anywhere. It runs in an Office application. A manifest.xml file specifies where the web app is located and how it should appear.


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