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1) Is there an Outlook hello world example ?
Yes. Microsoft has an example which has been uploaded to their Office Add-in Samples repository on github.
This sample will help you understand the two fundamental components of an Office Add-in (xml manifest and web page).

link - github.com/OfficeDev/Office-Add-in-samples/tree/main/Samples/hello-world/outlook-hello-world 

2) Is there an Outlook hello world example that uses NotePad and allows me to quickly edit the code ?
Yes. We have an example which has been uploaded to our repository on github.
This sample uses NotePad, NPM and Webpack and lets you run a localhost web server.

link - github.com/OfficeAddins/helloworld-outlook 

3) Are there any good videos to watch
Build Outlook Add-ins that integrate your solution seamlessly into your users' Outlook experience?.

link - youtube.com/watch?v=Dd4SOA5dUmw 

4) What are Smart Alerts ?
Smart alerts is a newer version of the On-Send feature.
This introduces the two events: onMessageSend and onAppointmentSend
This was released in Outlook 1.12.


5) What is the Append-On-Send feature ?
This is frequently used to insert a signature or disclaimer automatically when an email message or appointment is sent.
This was released in Outlook 1.9.


6) What is the On-Send feature ?
This provides a way of performing an action before an item (email or meeting) is actually sent.
This can be used to scan and block sensitive information.
This can be used to add additional information.
This feature is triggered by the ItemSend event type.
Any add-ins that use the feature cannot be uploaded to the Microsoft Store/AppSource.
This was released in Outlook 1.8.


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