Creating Office add-ins – using ADAL JS and the Office 365 Unified API

Since my last post on Azure Analytics (thanks to everyone that shared) and now that it is summer and things are calming down a bit, I wanted to play around a little with all the new shiny stuff that is getting released by Microsoft around Office 365, Azure and SharePoint. Today I’m going to focus on creating an ‘office add-in’ for Word.

The purpose of this Word add-in

I’m going to show you how to use the unified API to create a Word add-in. A user can select an email address in their Word doc, hit a button and the add-in will pull back all the information Office 365 knows about that user. I’m using an email address as it is unique for each user.

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