Contoso Learning Companion Ver. 1.0 Sample

The Contoso Learning Companion provides a touch-friendly baseline solution built on top of Office 365 and Windows 8, that developers can use to build out, providing users with an aggregated experience that would otherwise require them to access multiple sites via the browser.

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Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

If you haven’t heard, the new Office & SharePoint 2013 Developer Preview has a brand new development model that should make it a lot easier and flexible to build consumer and enterprise applications running within Office & SharePoint. Based on web technologies like HTML5, XML, CSS3, JavaScript, and REST APIs, you can use your existing knowledge of these web technologies to quickly build your apps. What’s cool is these apps can not only run in the desktop versions of Office, they can also run in the web app versions.

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Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

New file format options in the new Office

In the next release of Office, we have added two additional formats for use: Strict Open XML and Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2. We have also added support for opening PDF documents so they can be edited within Word and saved to any supported format.

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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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Office 365: three questions for small businesses

Microsoft has officially removed the beta label from its Office 365 service, but a few questions remain for small businesses.

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The Asus Eee Slate is Compelling

I’m ready to get my hands on the the Asus Eee Slate. I think I could get into that. Channel 9 has a video that shows how Asuss + Office 2010 will work. It looks good to me.

It isn’t an iPad but I don’t want it to be. I want to be a table/slate-based PC. Highly portable and highly productive.

 

 

I wonder what impact the Eee Slate will have on Office Development.

When I have my grubby hands on the Eee slate, I plan to find out.

How to Setup a SharePoint and Office VHD for Development on the C9 SharePoint Sideshow

Some time back I provided this post on how to use the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM) to setup a SharePoint and Office 2010 development environment. In this new SharePoint Sideshow video on Channel 9, Paul and I walk through the process and we also include some tips along the way. So check out the video and get yourself setup for Office development in a separate, isolated environment (i.e.

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New SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Developer Training on MSDN!

After a few months of hiding in my office working on some cool new projects, I come out of my shell with exciting news.

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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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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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