Microsoft opens up Office 365 Android SDK

Microsoft has released the Office 365 software development kit for Android. With this, Microsoft is now opening up its SharePoint lists and files, Exchange contacts, mails and calendars to developers. Microsoft has made the preview available for download straight from GitHub.


Microsoft wants to make life easy for developers and it has outlined various details in its blogs. There is also an introductory post on Microsoft’s blog. The SDK is compatible with Android 4.0.3+ and is modular.

Microsoft is conducting sessions to make things easier. The various sessions that they offer are

SPC269 – Developer Audience Keynote – What’s New for the Office and SharePoint Developer

SPC373 – Build SharePoint Solutions for Mobile Devices

SPC309 – The Power of Two: Bringing Microsoft and SAP Closer Together

SPC3999 – SharePoint Power Hour – New developer APIs and features for Apps for SharePoint

SPC379 – Integrating Mail and Calendar experiences within Office 365

Microsoft usually focuses on security and they have ensured the same in this SDK as outlined in their post.

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