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COM+ add-in outlook EOL RRS feed

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  • We use com+ add-in to extract meeting information and create meetings in our custom product. We use a 3rd party dev-express control. Recently we have seen limited support of COM+ add-in in office ecosystem and we realize that office-JS add-in are the future. With recent updates, we have seen some issues that suggest that COM+ is dying sooner than we expected.
    We have a huge customer base that are using COM+ and in case this is phased out by Microsoft we will have to go back to these customers with a solution. We are working full force on replicating all the features of COM+ add-in in office-JS addin however this is a huge investment in terms of effort.
    What are the tentative timelines for phasing out COM+ add-in from outlook ecosystem and is there any future roadmap for COM+ addins.
    Monday, August 10, 2020 6:45 PM

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  • Thanks for asking this question. There are a couple of misconceptions on it. First, we have never announced that our COM Add-in model is “Dying sooner than we expected” or been deprecated any time soon. We understand this model is still quite popular for some folks building solutions for Office. Second,  it is true that the team is now more focused on the Web Add-in Platform (what you refer as “Office-js Add-ins”), as this is the way to create Office Add-ins that expand beyond Windows to all the other platforms where Office is now supported (Web, Mac, mobile)and our cloud models,  something that is not achievable with COM add-ins, so this is a good opportunity to expand the support of your solution beyond Windows.  Finally, considering the above factors, we don’t have any timelines to phase out COM Add-ins.

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    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:24 AM