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 Microsoft Word to Create Reports For LightSwitch (or Silverlight)

LightSwitch has a really nice feature on data grids that allow you to export them to Excel if running out of browser (full trust). This gives you a basic way of getting data out of the system to create reports or do further analysis on the data using Excel. However, in business applications you typically want to provide some client-side reporting that also formats the data in a certain way so it can be printed easily.

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Channel 9 Interview: Office Add-in (VSTO) Performance Tips & Tricks

In this interview, I sit down with Stephen Peters , a developer on the Office client tools team in Visual Studio. Steve shows us a couple of tricks for how you can squeeze the best performance out of Office solutions built with Visual Studio (VSTO)

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Channel 9 Interview: Office Add-in (VSTO) Performance Tips & Tricks

BCS Solutions in Outlook

If you’ve read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions then you’re already familiar with the three types of BCS solutions: Simple Out-Of-Box Solutions Intermediate Declarative Solutions Advanced Code-Based Solutions This post will discuss the different types of BCS solutions possible in Outlook 2010. Simple solutions can be created using out-of-box capabilities, by simply clicking the “Connect to Outlook” button in the ribbon of a SharePoint External List

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BCS Solutions in Outlook

My Favorite Feature: Quick Steps

Editors’ Note: The following is a guest post by Microsoft Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky as part of the MVP Award Program Blog ‘s series “10 Days for Office 2010″. One of my favorite timesaving features in Outlook 2010 is Quick Steps. You can use Quick Steps to perform tasks you need to do frequently that involve multiple steps, such as filing messages in specific folders or flagging messages for follow up and sending a reply.

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Creating a SharePoint Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010

Last 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. Lately I’ve been writing articles that show how to upgrade it to Office & SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. If you missed them: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010 Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010 I also released the migrated sample application here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/OBANorthwind If you look at the VS2010 solution in that sample you’ll see a few extra projects in there that add more functionality to our application

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Open XML SDK Code behind the Custom XML Markup Detection Tool

On Brian Jones’ blog today, Zeyad Rajabi has posted the source code for the Custom XML Markup Detection tool from my last post.

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Open XML SDK Code behind the Custom XML Markup Detection Tool

Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

Quick Start The Installer is located here .  Background reading What is Custom XML- … and the impact of the i4i judgment on Word , Regarding Custom XML Patch distribution and availability , Associating Data with Content Controls , Using Content Controls vs. Custom XML Elements , After we made a patch available for Word related to the recent court ruling, we were asked by a handful of customers if there is a way to identify document files or solutions which may be affected.

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Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

How Do I: Customize the Outlook 2010 Explorer Fluent Ribbon UI ?

This video explains how to create a custom ribbon for the Outlook Explorer Window using Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010 (beta 2 versions) This demo shows how to: – Create an Outlook 2010 project in Visual Studio 2010 – Add a Ribbon Visual Designer to the add-in project – Add controls to the Ribbon – Configure the appropriate settings to display the custom ribbon in the Outlook Explorer window

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UI Extensibility in Office 2010

When introducing the Ribbon UI in Office 2007, we also introduced the RibbonX (Ribbon extensibility) model, a new way to programmatically customize the Office UI. RibbonX enables 3 rd party developers and solution providers to build on top of the Ribbon by authoring custom tabs and groups, targeting scenarios unique to and optimized for their customers

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