Make the functionality of the Office Applications (mainly Word and Excel) available "as a service" for Store/Mobile Apps.
Excerpt from Yammer conversation:
We're developing a serious Healthcare App for Windows (8) Store. Aiming on mobile.
What we have seen in demo's is a lot of Mail, Contacts and SharePoint. What we are looking for is a way to tap the power of Word and Excel for our Store App.
Please come up with a good suggestion!
What I mean is Word/Excel API's that works for Store/Mobile App development. No more, but certainly no less than that :-)
Jeremy Thake (Microsoft)
What do you mean by "Word API". When you say "Word API" do you mean Word Automated Services API?
Yes Jeremy Thake (Microsoft), when I say mobile app, I mean the Windows (and later on Android and iTunes ) Store app's.
There is where I'm looking for Word and Excel integration.
Do I understand correctly that there's no support for that? Or do I have to look for another approach?
What we are trying to achieve is to have the functionality of Word and Excel in our Store App. Instead of having to code half a texteditor ourselves, we would like to unleash Word for that.
Give the user the rich Word experience and grab the text that they have entered, and save it in an AzureSQL database - for privacy and security reasons (Healthcare App).
Excel would be used as the tool to present management info (graphs) and give users the ability to dive into the data via Excel.
Hopefully I am clear enough ?
Perhaps in other words: Word and Excel as SAAS??
Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) answering to Peter Klein
Yes I understand now. This capability is not available, please submit this to our uservoice as a request to get engineering a attention on this.