Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

If you haven’t heard, the new Office & SharePoint 2013 Developer Preview has a brand new development model that should make it a lot easier and flexible to build consumer and enterprise applications running within Office & SharePoint. Based on web technologies like HTML5, XML, CSS3, JavaScript, and REST APIs, you can use your existing knowledge of these web technologies to quickly build your apps. What’s cool is these apps can not only run in the desktop versions of Office, they can also run in the web app versions.

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Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

Visual Studio 2012: A More Productive IDE for Modern Applications

See how the latest release of Visual Studio—especially the improved IDE— helps to create an environment that lets developers do what developers want to do: work with code in a variety of technologies. Peter Vogel MSDN Magazine September 2012

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Visual Studio 2012: A More Productive IDE for Modern Applications

My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

There are a lot of different possibilities like installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, installing SharePoint, SQL Server and Active Directory on one or different Windows 2008 servers. I use the following setup since almost 6 years and that worked best for me. Virtualization I suggest virtualizing your environment

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My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

Customize Outlook Ribbon and command bars in a single add-in

Despite what some promulgate as software development best practices, I like to start my projects by sketching what I envision. I don’t conduct interviews.

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Customize Outlook Ribbon and command bars in a single add-in

Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in the first place and provided you with some code snippets to create a view of an external list. Since that time, a great post from Christian Glessner popped up that shows you how you can walk through creating an external list using SQL Azure.

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Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

SharePoint and Windows Azure Development Kit

The July 2011 release of the SharePoint and Azure Development Kit is a training course to help developers integrate SharePoint and Windows Azure.

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SharePoint and Windows Azure Development Kit

Sample: Automating Chart Importation from Excel to an Email Message in Outlook 2010 (Visual How To)

Download a C# Outlook 2010 add-in that provides a custom user interface in Outlook for you to select and copy a chart from an Excel workbook to an email message in compose mode.

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Processing Documents in Bulk Using SharePoint 2010 and Open XML 2.0

Learn to use the Open XML SDK 2.0 to generate specific documents, SharePoint 2010 to store those documents, Word Automation Services to convert them to XPS files to print, and .NET Framework code to send them to the printer.

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Processing Documents in Bulk Using SharePoint 2010 and Open XML 2.0

Sample: Processing Documents in Bulk Using SharePoint 2010 and Open XML 2.0

Explore code that uses the Open XML SDK 2.0, SharePoint 2010, Word Automation Services, and .NET Framework code to process documents in bulk.

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Office 2010 Sample: Open XML SDK 2.0 Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

Download this package to install the Open XML SDK 2.0 code snippets for use with Visual Studio 2010.

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Office 2010 Sample: Open XML SDK 2.0 Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010