Application Compatibility and Microsoft Office Solutions (+ another installment of “Rock Thought”)

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Helpful Content Links for Getting Started with Office Development

I’m often asked for helpful content links for content around VBA, Microsoft Office Backstage view, and Ribbon. Here’s a collection: VBA Video Title URL Visual Basic for Applications Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/isv/bb190543.aspx Getting Started with VBA in Office 2010 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698470 Getting Started with VBA in Excel 2010 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698471 Getting Started with VBA in Outlook 2010 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698472 Getting Started with VBA in PowerPoint 2010 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698473 More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=Office+Visual+Basic+for+Applications+development User Scenarios Title URL Office Business Application for Sales Proposal Document Management http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185135.aspx Northwind Office Business Application http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/OBANorthwind FabriKam, a Microsoft Office System Solutions Learning Platform http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa20305829.aspx Creating an Organization Chart using a List of Employees http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa14020329.aspx More Articles http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905352.aspx Basic Solution Ingredients Title URL Microsoft Office/Visual Basic Programmer’s Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa14139329.aspx Advanced Microsoft Office Documents Inside Out: VBA Primer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd721892.aspx Developing Office Applications Using VBA http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa14098029.aspx Taking the Office System Further with VBA and Open XML Formats http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd547378.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=Office+Visual+Basic+for+Applications Enabling the Tools Title URL Microsoft Office Excel Programming Inside Out: Chapter 20: Creating Advanced User Forms http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa19253829.aspx Creating Word Templates Programmatically http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266219.aspx XML and Microsoft Office Excel: Creating an Expense Report Template http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa20371729.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office20Basic20Applications22user22%20controls&ac=8 Understand How to Make the Application Do Things through Code Title URL Developers Guide to the Excel Application Object http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978780.aspx Developers Guide to the Excel 2007 Range Object http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978779.aspx Super-Easy Guide to the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Object Model http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa20371429.aspx How Do I… in Excel http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb257110.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Visual20for2020object22&ac=8 Add Code Title URL Using VBA to Access Document Content in the 2007 Office System http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630624.aspx Take Control of Microsoft Word Through Events http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa14027929.aspx Ten Tips for Microsoft Office VBA Library Development http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa16401929.aspx Extending Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a Single Line of VBA Code http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd535470.aspx Programming Concepts: Custom Classes and Objects http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa14095429.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office20Basic20Applications20sample&ac=8 Backstage View Video Title URL Extending the Office 2010 Backstage View and Other UI http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee722027.aspx Customizing the Backstage view and Ribbon UI in Office 2010 http://blogs.msdn.com/johnrdurant/archive/2009/10/27/customizing-the-backstage-view-and-ribbon-ui-in-office-2010.aspx Adding Event Code to Microsoft Office Backstage View Customizations http://blogs.msdn.com/johnrdurant/archive/2009/10/28/adding-event-code-to-microsoft-office-backstage-view-customizations.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Refinement=68&Query=Backstage&ir=1 Extensibility Level Title URL Architecture of Document-Level Customizations http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zcfbd2sk.aspx Architecture of Application-Level Add-Ins http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386298.aspx VSTO: Creating Your First Application-Level Add-in for Word http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc442946.aspx Developing Add-ins (XLLs) in Excel http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730920.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office20application20add-in&ac=8 Ribbon Video Title URL Developer Overview of the User Interface for Microsoft Office System http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338198.aspx Customizing the Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338198.aspx Automating a Word Document Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System SE Ribbon Support http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb426919.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=office+ribbon+fluent+ui+overview User Scenarios Title URL Extend The Office System With Your Own Ribbon Tabs and Controls http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163469.aspx RibbonGadgets Sample: Ribbon Gadgets Application http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb982410.aspx Outlook Sample: Ribbon Extensibility Add-In http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=11ab93bf-48dc-4f73-8f6b-62b4482a92bc&displaylang=en More Articles http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905352.aspx Basic Ingredients Title URL Ribbon Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb38609729.aspx Ribbon Extensibility Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa94286629.aspx Automation an Application from Controls on the Ribbon http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa94295529.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=office+ribbon+fluent+ui Define the User Interface Using XML Markup Title URL Adding Custom Dyanmic Menus to the Office Fluent User Interface http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb462634.aspx Hiding Groups on the Office Fluent Ribbon Using a Toggle Button http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb545350.aspx Programmatically Customizing the Office Fluent User Interface http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb335359.aspx Extend The Office 2007 Office System With Your Own Ribbon Tabs And Controls http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163469.aspx Adding Custom Buttons to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb410115.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=office+ribbon+fluent+ui+designer Add Code Title URL Customizing the Office Fluent User Interface with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb410108.aspx Customizing the Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338202.aspx Customizing the Ribbon in Outlook http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb226712.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=office+ribbon+fluent+ui+code+sample Extensibility Level Title URL Architecture of Document-Level Customizations http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zcfbd2sk.aspx Architecture of Application-Level Add-Ins http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386298.aspx VSTO: Creating Your First Application-Level Add-in for Word http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc442946.aspx Developing Add-ins (XLLs) in Excel http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730920.aspx More Articles http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office20application20add-in&ac=8 MSDN Developer Resources Title URL Office Developer Resources http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698691 Word Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905482.aspx Excel Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905411.aspx Outlook Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905455.aspx MSDN Office Development Library http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726434.aspx Product and Solutions Information Title URL Office Online http://www.microsoft.com/office Office Business Applications Center http://www.obacentral.com Excel Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905411.aspx Outlook Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905455.aspx MSDN Office Development Library http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726434.aspx

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Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Update: URL’s in the post were not functioning properly, and have now been fixed.   Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010 Application Compatibility resource page on MSDN

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Migrating your custom solutions to Office 14

For those folks who have custom Office solutions within their enterprise, one area that you often need to focus on during the upgrade cycle is testing out those custom solutions to make sure they’ll run in the latest version. With Office 14, we’re going to provide a great set of tools to make it even easier for folks tasked with deployment.

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Migrating your custom solutions to Office 14

Announcing the Office 2010 Application Compatibility Program

  Update : If you would like to sign up for the beta program for the tools, please email the following alias.  mailto:OFAPPCPT@Microsoft.com Update: Read more details about the tools in these two subsequent posts: http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/11/10/office-2010-application-compatibility-deep-dive-on-the-code-compatibility-inspector.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/11/02/office-2010-application-compatibility-deep-dive-on-environment-assessment-tool.aspx Hello, my name is Michael Kiselman, I am a technical product manager driving Office 2010 application compatibility program on Office developer marketing team. I’d like to share our exciting news about application compatibility we’re unveiling today at the SharePoint Conference

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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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