A Professional Developer’s Intro to the Office Development Platform

Thanks to everyone attended my sessions at Tech Ed North America and at SharePoint TechFest. It was a lot of fun and everyone had great questions. This type of session is a challenge due to the plethora of overlapping technologies involved.  Hopefully, the session did as advertised:

 

Provide an understanding of the developer technologies provided by the Office platform and explain when to use each technology.

You will leave here with an understanding of when to use Office technologies like Open XML, VSTO, SharePoint Document Services (Word, Excel, Visio), SharePoint REST API & Client Object Model, Business Connectivity Services, etc., and how to build them.

I have attached the slide deck and the demo code to this post. As a I mentioned at the beginning of the session, the MSDN Office Developer Map is a great place to go to find content related to any Office Development task. Here is the link:

http://bit.ly/OfficeDevMap

The session deck has even more links and I’ll post a ton of material so be sure and check those out as well.

 

Download the files here.

Download the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK)!

Hello SharePoint Developers! We just went live with an updated download for the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) !  The MAY2010 version of the SDK aligns with the “RTM” versions of SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010, so you will get the latest information about extending, customizing, and writing code for SharePoint 2010. Get the FREE download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0c9daf3-4c54-45ed-9bde-7b4d83a8f26f&displayLang=en The SDK contains object model reference documentation (including JavaScript OM, Client OM, and Server OM), Web Service references, schema references, “how-to” topics, conceptual overviews, and code samples and snippets for working with application programming interfaces (APIs) in SharePoint 2010.

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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 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

Sample: Connecting to a .NET Framework Source Using Business Connectivity Services in Office 2010

Explore the code in this visual how-to article as you learn to learn how to use Visual Studio 2010 to create a BCS external content type. Author: Joel Krist (Other)

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Sample: Connecting to a .NET Framework Source Using Business Connectivity Services in Office 2010

Sample: Converting Word Documents to PDF using SharePoint Server 2010 and Word Automation Services

Explore the code in this visual how-to article as you learn how to programmatically convert Word documents to PDF format on the server by using Word Automation Services with SharePoint Server 2010. Author: Joel Krist (MVP)

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Sample: Converting Word Documents to PDF using SharePoint Server 2010 and Word Automation Services

SharePoint Solution using BCS: Part II

In my initial post on this, I created a read-only application that used a Web service.

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SharePoint Solution using BCS: Part II