Auto Style It for PowerPoint 2010

AutoStyle IT is a PowerPoint Addin that duplicates the selected slide x number of times so that each bullet (paragraph) will be highlighted on their own slide.

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Auto Style It for PowerPoint 2010

VSTO Performance: Ribbon Reflection (Stephen Peters)

It is very easy to customize the Ribbon in your VSTO extension.  All you need to do is to add a Ribbon (Visual Designer) to your solution, and it will appear when your solution is run without needing to do any more work.  Behind the scenes, the VSTO runtime reflects through your entire addin assembly looking for Ribbon extensions to instantiate.  This reflection can cause a significant performance hit, especially on larger solutions.

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VSTO Performance: Ribbon Reflection (Stephen Peters)

Fixing Compile and Run Time Errors after Retargeting VSTO Projects to the .NET Framework 4 (McLean Schofield)

Now that Visual Studio 2010 is released, some of you might be itching to upgrade your existing VSTO projects so that you can take advantage of the new features in the .NET Framework 4 that improve the Office development experience . Or, you might have already started using Visual Studio 2010 to develop a VSTO project targets the .NET Framework 3.5, and now you want to switch over to the .NET Framework 4

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Fixing Compile and Run Time Errors after Retargeting VSTO Projects to the .NET Framework 4 (McLean Schofield)

How Do I: Setup and Configure the Excel Data-Mining Add-in?

New video on MSDN…

This video shows how configure to setup the Data Mining Client For Excel addin. This addin is part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 download available at: http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?familyid=896A493A-2502-4795-94AE-E00632BA6DE7.

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How Do I: Setup and Configure the Excel Data-Mining Add-in?

Microsoft Makes Sweeping Changes To BI Software Strategy

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By Mary Hayes Weier Microsoft will discontinue PerformancePoint Server as an independent product and will fold some of its capabilities into SharePoint … See all stories on this topic

Add a Missing Feature to Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an incredible IDE. I hate working with any other editor simply because VS has turned me into a lazy developer. Still, for all its greatness VS has gaps in its functionality. Luckily, MSFT has exposed the VS API just like they have with Office.
 
Using this API you can add the killer feature you think VS needs to work the way you do. Even better, MSFT just released the VSIP Factory at http://www.codeplex.com/vsipfactory
 
This software factory creates the framework needed for a VS package. This allows you to worry less about how to connect your addin to VS and worry more about how to implement the required features.
 
I recommend taking a look. I also recommend visiting the Visual Studio Extensibility Portal hosted by Devx.com (http://www.devx.com/vstudioextensibility). This site highlights several products that integrate with VS and could provides good coverage as to the possibilities Visual Studio Extensibility offers.

Weekend Items of Interest (or WII)

This weekend, I spent some time on MSDN and Microsoft.com to see if I saw anything new and interesting. When I do this, I usually email myself interesting links so I can flag them for later. The following list may not be new but it was new to me.
 
This addin from MSFT provides you with more customization options for printing your calendars. Any tool that gives me more options for printing is fine with me. I have always found Outlook lacking in this area. One caveat here is it requires the .NET Framework 3.0 in order for it to install.
 
Straight from the front page of MSDN, this tool lets you pick and choose documentation sets from MSDN and compile them either as .CHM or .HSX files. Could be a good way to include MSDN content in help files for your applications…that is, if MSFT allows that sort of thing.
 
This looks useful. A VS addin that extends the outlining features.
 
I am late in the game on this I know. Ever since I first heard about it, I have wanted to check it out. I tested it out with some of my code and the results weren’t perfect but still impressive.
 
Point this tool at an assembly at it will create a sequence diagram. This tool looks to save some documentation time and effort.
 
Found via Clint Covington’s blog. I’m grew up developing with Access and I love how well Access 2007 integrates with MOSS. If you haven’t connected an Access 2007 to a SharePoint site (v3) site then you should. I built an internal application for my company within 30 minutes. Security, data model, distributed update model, and more were all taken care of with SharePoint. Microsoft should turn up the volume when discussing this feature.  Maybe they have and I just missed it.
 
The bottom line here is that money is to be made with Access, SharePoint, and Office Live.
 
A wealth of information in video format. I always bookmark these but never watch them. I think it goes back to my school days when I never listened to the teacher. I’ve always preferred to read. Still, these look really informative.