Microsoft Releases Open Source Office 365 SDK for Android


Microsoft Open Technologies has created a preview SDK which allows Android apps to access from Office 365 data. The devkit is compatible with A
ndroid versions 4.0.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.2 and 4.3

Currently the device contains packages which can access files and lists on SharePoint sites. Contacts, calendars and emails from Microsoft Exch
ange can also be viewed using the SDK. Microsoft is still working on an SDK that includes a file discovery API.

Access for the SDK is established via Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD), requiring an access token before apps can operate with Office365 objects. The AAD Android library Preview is provided for this task.

Customizable templates made from the SDK can be found here. Microsoft also provides a contributor license agreement for those interested in making contributions to the SDK.