My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

There are a lot of different possibilities like installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, installing SharePoint, SQL Server and Active Directory on one or different Windows 2008 servers. I use the following setup since almost 6 years and that worked best for me. Virtualization I suggest virtualizing your environment

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My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

In a previously post I wrote about how we can retrieve data from a SQL Server Compact Edition (SSCE) database with ADO and Excel.

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Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

Video: Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Watch this visual how-to video as you learn to create, test, and debug SharePoint 2010 projects using the new SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2010.

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Video: Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2010

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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BCS Artifact Generator

Chances are you’ve already read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions and you’re interested in building a BCS solution.

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BCS Artifact Generator

New Office 2010 Developer Video

We just published a new video on MSDN that provides a great starting point for understanding what we’re talking about when we speak about “Office 2010 productivity solutions”. You can watch the video (~7 minutes long) by clicking the image below: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709532 At the end of the video I discuss where you can go to get started with developing Office solutions.

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Excel VBA Cells and Hyperlinks

I track some information in Excel, and one of the columns is for a link to some location (blogs, Web sites, etc.). One of the things is that I don’t want the URL to appear as it creates display issues (as shown here). I really want it to look like this: I prefer to just display the word “Link” that is marked up with the actual link.

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Excel VBA Cells and Hyperlinks

Outlook 2010 for Developers: New Shutdown Changes for Outlook 2010

If you are developing add-ins or customizations for Outlook, these changes in 2010 are worth noting. I’m pulling an article out of the MSDN Office Development Library to alert you to an important change to the way Outlook shuts down

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Outlook 2010 for Developers: New Shutdown Changes for Outlook 2010

Developing a provider for the Outlook Social Connector

I’m happy to announce that a new member has joined the Outlook platform family. The new arrival has a long and formal name known as Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider Extensibility, but the name shouldn’t stop you from getting acquainted with this exciting new extensibility feature for Outlook 2010! What is an Outlook Social Connector (OSC) provider

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Adding Repeating Data to PowerPoint

In a previous post, I showed you how to create a product catalog in a Word document using the Open XML SDK . I also showed you how to make PowerPoint a reporting application based on data within a database . Today, I am going to show you how to create a product catalog in a PowerPoint deck using the Open XML SDK.

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Adding Repeating Data to PowerPoint