Office Development Site Map – NEW!

Are you lost in a sea of content? Check out our new site map with links to developer content for Microsoft Office products, servers, services, and technologies, including SharePoint 2010.

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Office Development Site Map – NEW!

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)

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3 (Beth Massi)

A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Yesterday we published part 3 of his step-by-step tutorials.

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Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3 (Beth Massi)

Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the 4 th CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! There were four major improvements we made to the SDK: Full support for the Office 2010 Open XML formats Office 2010 schema and semantic level validation General improvements based on a recent Open XML SDK usability study Open XML SDK tools improvement Full Support for the Office 2010 Open XML Formats With the latest CTP you are able to create, edit, and consume Office generated Open XML formats for either Office 2007 or Office 2010.

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Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

Migrating your custom solutions to Office 14

For those folks who have custom Office solutions within their enterprise, one area that you often need to focus on during the upgrade cycle is testing out those custom solutions to make sure they’ll run in the latest version. With Office 14, we’re going to provide a great set of tools to make it even easier for folks tasked with deployment.

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Announcing the Office 2010 Application Compatibility Program

  Update : If you would like to sign up for the beta program for the tools, please email the following alias.  mailto:OFAPPCPT@Microsoft.com Update: Read more details about the tools in these two subsequent posts: http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/11/10/office-2010-application-compatibility-deep-dive-on-the-code-compatibility-inspector.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/11/02/office-2010-application-compatibility-deep-dive-on-environment-assessment-tool.aspx Hello, my name is Michael Kiselman, I am a technical product manager driving Office 2010 application compatibility program on Office developer marketing team. I’d like to share our exciting news about application compatibility we’re unveiling today at the SharePoint Conference

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Announcing the Office 2010 Application Compatibility Program

The Kimono Is Open, The Veil Is Lifted, The Gags Are Removed… #SPC09

If you find the title of this blog familiar, it should be. Mike Fitz used it when he posted his first remarks about SharePoint 2007 back on September 14, 2005

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The Kimono Is Open, The Veil Is Lifted, The Gags Are Removed… #SPC09

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

‘Custom XML’ the key to patent suit over Microsoft Word

The short version of the story so many are talking about today: A Texas judge is barring Microsoft from selling Microsoft Word due to alleged patent infringement and fining the Redmondians multiple millions as part of the case. But most synopses of the case seem to be omitting a key part of the ruling: the concept of “Custom XML.”

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Demonstrating how to sync Facebook events to Outlook

Every once in a while, we learn of neat apps that have been created with the Office development tools in Visual Studio.

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Demonstrating how to sync Facebook events to Outlook