Today Microsoft has released the Office 365 software development kit for Android. With it, the company wants to invite developers to access Office data inside their apps. The SDK provides APIs granting permission to call upon SharePoint lists and files, along with Exchange calendars, contacts, and mail. The preview is available for download straight from GitHub.


The SDK requires Android 4.0.3 or higher to run, and Microsoft has shared an introductory blog post to get you started. If you're interested in developing for the broader Office 365 ecosystem instead, the Office Blog has provided far more details regarding what options are now available.

Office 365 SDK for Android Preview

Source: Microsoft Open Technologies

Via: Microsoft Office Blogs

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  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    Awesome! Hopefully OfficeSuite takes advantage of this

  • ITGuy11

    This is very big for Android, iOS didn't get this. I am at the Microsoft conference where this was just announced. They even demoed it on a Nexus 10.

    • mustbepbs

      Considering how much money Microsoft makes from Android simply on licensing fees, they'd be crazy not to support Android more. It's basically free money for them. They certainly don't make billions on licensing fees from iOS.

    • Sergii Pylypenko

      Does it integrate into new KitKat file selection framework?

  • Hi

    Wait... Microsoft released it on GitHub, and not Code plex??? Talk about faith in your own products.

    • yieldway17

      Yet, you would have been the same guy who would have mocked Microsoft for being same old and being out of touch for using CodePlex instead of GitHub which is favored by developers. Well played Hi.

      • Hi

        I wouldn't mock Microsoft for using CodePlex, I use CodePlex myself.

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  • AOSPrevails

    Just hope to use Office Mobile with my Tablet, It looks pretty good on my Nexus 5 but not able to use it on a tablet is quite annoying.

  • Stacey Liu

    Microsoft has the only .doc/.docx reader on Android that actually scrolls and zooms smoothly.

    QuickOffice is straight up ass in that regard. OfficeSuite is better, but not quite there.

  • SimonPieman

    Microsoft, go home you're drunk. Nobody cares about your niche products in 2014

    • Stacey Liu

      Um. Office 365 is wildly popular among university students. $79 for a four year subscription is a damn good deal.

      • uniquename72

        And business users. This is great for Android.

  • Anthony Johnson

    Apart from Android 4.0.3, is it required any configuration
    related to processor or storage in order to run smoothly on the Android device?
    Well I like the office suite for my PC and now with the availability of this in
    my qi enabled Nexus 5 Android, I can access it on my Smartphone too.