Deploying Apps to Office 365 Preview and SharePoint 2013
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…
…click the “apps” link on the left hand navigation menu and select “App Catalog”.
I am now presented with the option to create a new App Catalog site.
I name it App Catalog and place it under “sites/apps”. I then open the site and click “Distribute apps for SharePoint”:
I simply drag and drop the “app” file from the ZIP to the file area.
I can now add the app to the main site!