Roland Oldengarm - Independent IT Contractor

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Category: Office Add-ins

How to know the sentiment of an email BEFORE reading it

Imagine you want to know the sentiment of an email without reading it. This can be useful if you want to ignore negative emails for certain parts of the day. I have built a solution for that, by integrating Azure Machine Learning in an Office Outlook Add-In. Every time you read an email, it processes the body, sends it to Azure, and displays if it is negative or positive Continue reading

TechNet is wrong; You CAN add add-ins to Word Online

After some confusion and discussion on Yammer and TechNet forums, I found out that TechNet has published an article that has incorrect information. According to this article you cannot add Add-ins to Word Online, only to the desktop client.

Office Add-ins
You can get an add-in for Word from the Office Store. Office add-ins only work in the Word desktop app and are not available in Word Online. Learn how to get an add-in for Word.

I first trusted this information, but then I found out it’s wrong. You can add add-ins to Word Online, similar to Word Desktop! It is also possible to add add-ins to Word for the iPad, but I haven’t seen this working yet.

I’ll demonstrate how to make a custom add-in available to Word Online.

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