Create cloud business add-ins

By using the Cloud Business Add-in template in Visual Studio, you can quickly and easily create line-of-business add-ins that are hosted on SharePoint for Office 365 or SharePoint and based on Visual Studio LightSwitch technologies. Users can download and run cloud business add-ins on desktop computers and most mobile devices.

Note The name "apps for SharePoint" is changing to "SharePoint Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some SharePoint products and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for SharePoint". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.


Get started developing cloud business add-ins provides links to learning resources including end-to-end tutorials and samples.


Develop cloud business add-ins provides help with tasks related to developing a cloud business add-in.


Publish cloud business add-ins covers publishing cloud business add-ins to SharePoint for Office 365 and SharePoint.

Additional resources

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