Office Developer Guild is Live!

The developer community for Microsoft Office grand and healthy. And, the knowledge and expertise in our community is pretty vast and deep. To make it easier for us to stay alert about events, up-coming content, etc

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Office Developer Guild is Live!

Sample: Real World Branding with SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites

Sample code that helps you learn the essential concepts needed to create an engaging user interface design in SharePoint Server 2007 publishing sites.

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Sample: Real World Branding with SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites

Learning about Unity using Expression Design

Course Type: Video Course ID: Learn more about Unity, a principle of design that will help you communicate visual cohesion in your user interface composition. Unity will help you communicate a single message even when using multiple objects. Learn more about Unity while exploring Expression Design

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Learning about Unity using Expression Design

SPlus [Outlook Add-in] Convert email thread to a follow-up Meeting Request

When you have a long email thread with many folks in it, have you wished you could just setup a follow-up meeting for it and also include the email thread (with its attachments, in order to preserve the context)?

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SPlus [Outlook Add-in] Convert email thread to a follow-up Meeting Request

Channel 9 Interview: LINQ Language Deep Dive with Visual Studio 2008

Ever wonder what really happens when you write a simple LINQ query? Dim query = From row In db.Customers _ Where row.Country = "Canada" _ Select row A lot of new language features went into the compilers in Visual Studio 2008 to make even this simple LINQ query work. In this interview I sit down with Jonathan Aneja , a Program Manager on the Visual Basic Compiler team, who dives deep into these features like Type Inference, Anonymous Types, Lambda Expressions, Expressions Trees, and more

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Channel 9 Interview: LINQ Language Deep Dive with Visual Studio 2008

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

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Announcing Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2

Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 is what the marketing folks call it. Engineers call it Mac Office 12.2.0 or “SP2” for short.

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Announcing Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2

Office Developer Resources Ribbon Tab Add-in

Install a custom tab in Word 2007 that contains links to developer resources on the Office Developer Center on MSDN. The tab provides one-click access to the how-to articles, videos, code samples, SDKs, and product information of most importance to Office developers.

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Office Developer Resources Ribbon Tab Add-in

Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar and Customize Button Images

Today’s author is Ron de Bruin, an Excel MVP .

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Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar and Customize Button Images

Sparklines in Excel

Thanks to Sam Radakovitz, a Program Manager on the Excel team, for putting together this series on Sparklines. For Excel 2010 we’ve implemented sparklines, “intense, simple, word-sized graphics” , as their inventor Edward Tufte describes them in his book Beautiful Evidence .  Sparklines help bring meaning and context to numbers being reported and, unlike a chart, are meant to be embedded into what they are describing: In the above example, the sales number alone gives you a single moment in time, but adding sparklines in the table, next to the numbers it’s describing, gives history and shows a pattern of sales.  The sparklines aren’t floating on the grid of Excel like a chart does.  They aren’t rows, column, or sheets away from the data.  They are in the table giving context to the numbers, unobtrusively, and appear like text in the cell.

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Sparklines in Excel