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This article was published on April 29, 2015


Microsoft shows off Office Graph API’s cross-platform integrations for Office 2016

Microsoft shows off Office Graph API’s cross-platform integrations for Office 2016
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Today at BUILD, Microsoft showed off its new cross-platform integrations that developers can use to build apps that deeply embed inside Office via the Office Graph API.

During the presentation, the company showed off some interesting real-world scenarios like an Uber integration that allowed users of Outlook to create a ride reminder directly from their calendar appointments.

That same ride reminder set in Outlook will pop up on your iPhone automatically when the time arrives.

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The idea is that these integrations also work seamlessly across devices. Another demonstration showed an integration from SAP that worked across Excel on the desktop and iPad.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the idea is designed to stop you jumping between applications and helping you get things done from a single place.

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