How to Create Office365 SharePoint 2013 App With ASP.NET MVC 5

SharePoint apps are not like the SharePoint solutions we are used to. With the App model, the code is a self-contained web application that is running on a web server away from the SharePoint server. Although I see many advantages under this setup, there are many hiccups. But lets not focus on that. For now, we’ll discuss how you can build a SharePoint app based on MVC5 and Visual Studio 2013.

You are you a traditionalist? Here are some benefits of Apps:

Solutions are future-proofed.

SharePoint online supports sandboxed solutions.

Apps can be listed on the Office Store to easily be deployed in Office 365.

 

Here’s a full instruction on how you can create an app using ASP.NET MVC 5: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/695161/Walkthrough-Creating-a-O365-SharePoint-2013-App-wi

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