Microsoft unveils the new Office

SAN FRANCISCO — July 16, 2012 — Today, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at office.com/preview . The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets.

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Microsoft unveils the new Office

Using SharePoint Business Connectivity Services to Expose Line of Business Data: Tyson Developer’s Conference

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to my presentation. Here is a link to the slide deck:

Using SharePoint Business Connectivity Services to Expose Line of Business Data

Building Business Applications with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010: Presentation from Tyson Developer’s Conference

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to my presentation. Here is a link to the slide deck as well as a link to the source code.

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Building Business Applications with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

Source Code
Nortwind Office Business Application


Object Model Considerations for Protected View in Word 2010

I got some great questions recently about macros and Protected View in Word 2010, and thought I'd write something up to help anyone else who's looking at this issue – enjoy!   Word 2010 includes enhancements to security, one of which is the inclusion of a Protected View used when opening files from untrusted sources (e.g.

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Accessing an OData Producer using an Office 2010 Add-in

To continue the theme of landing external data in Office 2010, I’ve taken a demo excerpt from a session I presented at a conference last week to show how easy it is to land OData information in an add-in. In this sample I simply use the Northwind Database which is a publicly available OData producer .

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Accessing an OData Producer using an Office 2010 Add-in

Easily Adding SafeControls in SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010

Many SharePoint developers know that deploying your SharePoint customization to a SharePoint server often requires you to tinker the web.config of the sites where you’d like to see the customization in action. You can do these web.config modifications manually (not advisable), or automate them with the help of the SPWebConfigModification class from the Object Model. But quite often it’s not even necessary to use that class; when you deploy your customizations with the help of a Solution (.WSP file), like you should, the Solution deployment mechanism can modify the Web.Config to apply the most commonly used changes

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Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

The other day a good friend of mine asked me if it was possible to send appointments created in Outlook into a SharePoint calendar list. It’s easy enough to grab this data from Outlook by building an add-in with Visual Studio, but what also turned out to be really easy was sending this information to SharePoint using its built-in WCF data services, also known as OData.

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Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

MSDN Webcast: Office Business Applications (OBAs) Evolved

Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs) have evolved significantly in the 2010 release. In this free MSDN webcast , Steve Fox explores how building OBAs has progressed, and he discusses the types of solutions you can build using Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Specific topics he covers include Microsoft Office extensibility, Microsoft Business Connectivity Services, the SharePoint client object model, and Windows Azure.

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MSDN Webcast: Creating Microsoft Office 2010 Add-Ins Using SharePoint 2010 as a Data Source

A common request for developers is to surface internal Microsoft SharePoint data within the Microsoft Office client applications. This allows users to interact with SharePoint list data in the direct context of their document editing experience

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Creating an Add-in for Office 2007 and Office 2010 that “Lights Up” on Office 2010 (McLean Schofield)

Managed Office add-ins traditionally have been able to run in the targeted application (the version of the application whose PIAs the add-in references) and in later versions of the application. Therefore, if you need to create a single VSTO add-in that can be run in multiple versions of an application, the typical guidance is to develop the add-in by using a project template for the oldest version of Office that you want to support. For example, if your add-in needs to work with Office 2003 and Office 2007, you should create an Excel 2003 add-in (by using VSTO 2005 SE with Visual Studio 2005, or by using Visual Studio 2008). However, this strategy has several inconveniences: If you want to test/debug/run the add-in on your development computer, you must have the earliest version of Office you are targeting installed

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Creating an Add-in for Office 2007 and Office 2010 that “Lights Up” on Office 2010 (McLean Schofield)