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Get Started with SharePoint 2013 Development w/ Napa Development Site

The learning curve to understanding a new SharePoint release can be difficult without an awareness of the supported tools and resources to shorten the learning curve.

Microsoft has the released the “NAPA” Office 365 Development tools that are available by taking the following steps:

1.) Sign Up. Select a Office 365 Developer Site domain name

a.) Choose a custom subdomain of and userID.

2.) Utilize “youruserid”@”yourdomain” to sign i

3.) Your SharePoint 2013 Developer URL will be:

4.) Navigate to the Office 365 Preview Admin Center

5.) Select the Build Apps hyperlink at the upper left corner of your browser asĀ  indicated in the screenshot below

Select Build Apps from O365 Admin Center

6.) Your site home page should resemble the following image below:

Welcome to your Office 365 Developer Site

Installing NAPA Office 365 Development Tools

The following MSDN article walks through the 7 step process of installing NAPA Office 365 Development tools. It’s straight-forward and the only issue you may encounter is finding the next with some of the new User Interface changes.

After evaluating, leave your comments below about the following:

What apps do you envision creating?

What are thoughts on the SharePoint 2013 app model?

Written by: Shadeed Eleazer

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