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

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Microsoft has released another one of those cool architecture posters, this time for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. You can download the poster in PDF format from the Microsoft web site.

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SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

Hello SharePoint Developers! If you’re looking for advanced developer training for SharePoint 2010, check out these modules that just went live on MSDN yesterday!   Here is the home page, which features a Silverlight navigation control for browsing the lessons before you get started:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420377.aspx .

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SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit

Paul in the team has just published the RTM versions of the SharePoint 2010 Developer training Kit(offline version) and the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course on Channel9. The course and kit include Presentations, Hands-On Labs, Demos and Instructor Videos of the Metro SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course. The topics covered are outlined in the table below

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Extending the Outlook Social Connector

I am one of those persons who has 25 apps running at the same time.

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Extending the Outlook Social Connector

I am one of those persons who has 25 apps running at the same time. I always have multiple instances of Explorer, VS, Office docs, and other apps running at all times. The one app I never close and I frequently visit is Outlook.

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Word Automation Services: How it Works

In my first two posts in the series on Word Automation Services, I talked about what it is and what it does – in this post, I wanted to drill in on how the service works from an architectural standpoint, and what that means for solutions built on top of it. Word Power on the Server The most important component of Word Automation Services is getting a core engine with 100% fidelity to desktop Word running on the server – accordingly, much of our effort was focused on this task.

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Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

Early this year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 – Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 – Building an Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 – Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents OBA Part 4 – Building an Excel Client against LOB Data OBA Part 5 – Building the SharePoint 2007 Workflow The solution consists of an Outlook client that pulls up order history when a customer email arrives in the sales associate’s inbox. This way they don’t have to leave Outlook (the application that they live in all day) to see corresponding line-of-business (LOB) data, in this case order history, right in the email message.

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Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the 4 th CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! There were four major improvements we made to the SDK: Full support for the Office 2010 Open XML formats Office 2010 schema and semantic level validation General improvements based on a recent Open XML SDK usability study Open XML SDK tools improvement Full Support for the Office 2010 Open XML Formats With the latest CTP you are able to create, edit, and consume Office generated Open XML formats for either Office 2007 or Office 2010.

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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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