My goal was to build something like this. You can pull it down on any message or appointment, and it will scan the message body, extract the telephone numbers, and present the user with a nice one click dial interface.
To build one of these Outlook add-ins set one is create a new visual studio application and then modify the template files it creates. There are really 2 pieces.
1. The XML manifest. This is the file that get's installed on Exchange, or published in the Office store.
Item 1 is where we will focus today, I will assume you can figure out the manifest on your own since it is a pretty easy file to edit by hand or with the gui.
It looks something like this.
The HTML components are where you can customize the view of the add-in and code the js to pull out the phone numbers.
Next week we'll start coding the HTML/JS files to make our queries.
Doug Routledge, C# Lync, Skype for Business, SQL, Exchange, UC Developer BridgeOC Twitter - @droutledge @ndbridge