The user base of MS Office 365 is increasing day by day by leaps and bounds. Microsoft needs to prepare more and more developers who work with Office 365. For this reason, Microsoft has designed the MS Office 365 Developer Program for the developers who build Office 365 solutions across desktop, web, and mobile platforms.
The MS Office 365 Developer Program can be accessed via the link https://dev.office.com/devprogram
You can start registering for the developer program by clicking on “Join Now” button.
What are the benefits of MS Office 365 developer program?
The program offers many benefits. The most interesting one is one year free Office 365 developer subscription.
You can also access some free online training on Office 365 too.
If you register now and till next few days, you will also get a chance to participate in a draw to win MS Ignite 2017 event.
Why you should register
If you want to start with Office 365 development which is very much in demand now, then you will need a demo or test account for your programming. You may have access to Office 365 via your employer organization but that is the live organization data. You may not want to play with live data while you are in the testing and training phase of some new programming.
Once you get the developer account, you can use it for various Office 365 related programming works, like:
- MS Graph API
- Office 365 API
- Office 365 Add-ins
Microsoft is giving you a free one year subscription which you should not miss.
What you will get
Among other things described in one of the screenshots above, you will get “Office 365 Enterprise E3 Developer Trial” subscription with 5 users and US $10.40 user/month credit.
Note: Shown above is a screenshot of my developer trial subscription from Office 365 Admin portal.
How to register
You can either click on “Join Now” button as shown in first screen or scroll down on the dev program home page and click on the “Join Developer Program >” button.
Once you click on the “Join” button, you will be shown a registration page.
Fill in your details and continue. Once you have completed the registration, you will get an email from Office Developer account.
This email has a link to redeem your free Office 365 developer account. Click on the “Redeem today” link in the email to continue.
You will be shown the following screen.
Fill in your details and continue.
You will see the following confirmation page.
Please keep note of your user id which ends with “.onmicrosoft.com” which you will use to login to Office 365.
Office 365 Portal & Admin Portal
Once you have everything setup, you can visit the Office365 portal to access your account here.
Note: The above shown image is my office 365 portal landing page. You can start using the Office 365 products right away.
You can visit the Office 365 admin portal here.
You can manage users, groups, etc. from the Office 365 admin portal.
Finally, go to the billing section and check your subscription. It will show you how many number of days are left.
Go now and create an Office 365 developer account, create some test data, and start programming with Office 365.
What’s stopping you?
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