On Monday, Microsoft announced the launch of the Office Store
, allowing third party apps for its Office 2013 and SharePoint products to be uploaded by developers and then purchased and/or downloaded by the product's owners. Now Microsoft has offered more specific information about these Office Store apps.
In a new post on the Office Next blog
, Microsoft says that the new Office and SharePoint apps are actually web-based applications. They can also have a number of different form factors. Microsoft states, "They can be inserted inline or as task panes into documents, or be part of templates."