Microsoft plans to bring apps and add-ins to Outlook.com, reveals Build 2015 panel listing

Microsoft plans to bring apps and add-ins to Outlook.com, reveals Build 2015 panel listing

Build is right around the corner, and our very own Kip Kniskern is already in San Francisco for the big event. Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a list of sessions and keynotes which will place at Build to help the developers create apps for various Microsoft services, especially Office. Apart from sessions related to Office and related products, it seems the company plans to allow developers to create apps and add-ins for Outlook.com.

The information came through as a part of the company’s sessions list titled “Build an Add-in for Outlook.com, Outlook and Office 365 that Reaches Over 400 Million Users.” The description of the session reads,

Yes, you read that right – in under 5 minutes, you can build *one* app, list it in *one* store and have it appear in Outlook.com, Outlook desktop and Office 365. We’ve got many exciting updates since Build 2014 – from apps platform coming to Outlook.com, to simple development tools, to apps now able to place buttons among native Outlook actions. Learn about new capabilities, new UI entry points and best practices for building beautiful and powerful integrations via Apps for Outlook.

Judging by the description, it seems the developers will be able to create one app which will work with Outlook.com, its desktop app and Office 365 as well. 

It seems a lot of interesting things will be showcased at Build later this week — here’s our expectations. We’re expecting the company to reveal more details about the Windows 10 platform, and may be a number of new devices — possibly a new flagship device, or the next Surface Pro tablet. We’ll find out soon enough, stay tuned to WinBeta and make sure to subscribe to get all the latest happenings from the show floor. The event kicks off at 9 a.m PDT on April 29th in San Francisco with the executives taking the show floor.

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