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Deploying Apps to Office 365 Preview and SharePoint 2013


by Tobias Lekman, 29 November, 2012

There have been some mentioning of how to deploy apps remotely to Office 365 Preview and comments on discussion boards. This can now be done directly in the browser and out-of-the-box.

In this example, I will deploy the Corporate News App for SharePoint 2013 from CodePlex, a handy app for publishing of internal news on an intranet.

First, I download the application from CodePlex, extract the ZIP file and locate the “app” file.

I then go to the SharePoint administration site within Office 365…

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…click the “apps” link on the left hand navigation menu and select “App Catalog”.

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I am now presented with the option to create a new App Catalog site.

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I name it App Catalog and place it under “sites/apps”. I then open the site and click “Distribute apps for SharePoint”:

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I simply drag and drop the “app” file from the ZIP to the file area.

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I can now add the app to the main site!

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