Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development - Cameron Dwyer #SYDSP

What we'll do

The Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development

Microsoft SharePoint is developed by the same team responsible for the Microsoft Office desktop applications. There has always been a strong connection between these products. Up until recently, developers who wanted to integrate Word, Excel, PowerPoint with SharePoint would use the COM add-in model. But now Microsoft has a new Modern Office Add-in development model.

In this month’s session, Cameron Dwyer ( – CTO at OnePlace Solutions ( – will discuss the high level architecture of this modern add-in model, the new technologies and choices involved, transitioning developer skillsets, advantages / disadvantages of the modern model. We will mix in a bit of Azure, Angular, TypeScript, Office 365 APIs, Office UI Fabric, Authentication, and maybe some Applications Insights and DevOps.

OnePlace Solutions ( is a local success story. Based in Sydney, they have developed products using Microsoft Office COM add-ins. They are one of the first companies globally to have launched add-ins based on the new model for the desktop, iPhone and Android platforms.


We meet every 3rd Tuesday of every month for the Sydney SharePoint User Group event. Our hashtag is #SYDSP

We start at 5:30pm for food and drinks. The main presentation will be from 6pm to 7pm. #SharePint afterwards.