SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Kit

Provides developers with advanced guidance on how to develop Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint.

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Office 2010 Developer Map – NEW!

Start visualizing the applications, services, client/server data-access technologies, on-premise servers, platform products and technologies, and tools that help developers build multiple line-of-business solutions.

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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 Radio: SharePoint 2010 for Developers

When Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is released, it will offer new tools that make customizing and extending your applications much easier.

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Programmatically Updating Company Names in Outlook 2007

Learn how to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Outlook 2007 to change the company name for contacts without manually opening each contact.

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Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio April 2009 CTP

The Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, in conjunction with the Live Framework SDK, extend Visual Studio 2008 to simplify the end-to-end development experience of creating Mesh-enabled Web Applications by making it trivial to create, build, run, debug and package these applications for the Live Desktop.

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Live Framework SDK

The Live Framework SDK provides developers with documentation, samples, tools and APIs needed to build rich, connected, data-sharing applications using Live Services.

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Attaching to an already running Office application from your application using GetActiveObject or BindToMoniker

One common pattern of Office development is the Office Automation Executable—a console or windows forms application that starts up an Office application and talks to it.  Sometimes you won’t want to start a new instance of an Office application but will instead want to attach to an already running instance. To do this, you can use one of two methods provided by .NET. System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject allows you to attach to a running instance of an Office application by passing a string identifier for the Office application called a program ID or ProgID

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Saving Money in IT: Maximizing Value is Key (+ review of new U2 album)

In a recent post to a blog, a writer, Guy Creese , writes that the key to saving money in IT is ‘granularity’. In short- he suggests that the IT cost-saving key is to figure out what the basic use experiences are for people and match them to the cheapest software that suits those needs

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Sharing Custom Tabs in The Ribbon UI

To let add-ins (native, unmanaged/managed COM add-ins and VSTO add-ins) share tabs is a good strategy but it can be applied in two different ways. Which to apply is depended on the individual add-ins. Sharing the Add-ins Tab For small application it is not necessary to use tabs on their own

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