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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New file format options in the new Office

Pulling RSS data into Excel (or: Using Excel to Search Craigslist) – Part 2

This blog post is brought to you by Dan Battagin a Lead Program Manager on the Excel team. You’ll remember last time that we’d built a spreadsheet that searched Craigslist via the RSS feed that’s available for search results, and pulled the information into Excel using the little-used XML Map feature. Today, we’ll continue on where we left off, adding the ability to search multiple sites, and adding a little progress indicator in case the search takes a long time.

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Access 2010 deprecated features and components

This post provides an overview of features and components that will be deprecated in the upcoming release of Access 2010. A decision to remove a feature or component from the product is never a trivial one; we therefore have put a lot of thought when deciding to remove functionality.

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Dashboard graphics in forms and reports

Mike Alexander, Excel MVP recently sent us a pointer to a blog post with some cool ideas to spice up your application with data visualizations . Here is a quick sample: Mike didn’t mention attachments in his post but the attachment control works really well for storing images

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Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Update: URL’s in the post were not functioning properly, and have now been fixed.   Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010 Application Compatibility resource page on MSDN

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New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center

Last week we revamped the Learn pages on the VSTO Developer Center with more content that allows you to pivot on more fine-grained topics and tasks under each type of Office solution. We’ve changed the layout of these pages so that you can browse for a type of solution (right now we have Excel , Word , Outlook and Deployment ) and then you can drill down into the specific topics to reveal articles and videos underneath. As you select a topic on the left, the content changes on the right so check it out

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New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center

New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center (Beth Massi)

Last week we revamped the Learn pages on the VSTO Developer Center with more content that allows you to pivot on more fine-grained topics and tasks under each type of Office solution. We’ve changed the layout of these pages so that you can browse for a type of solution (right now we have Excel , Word , Outlook and Deployment ) and then you can drill down into the specific topics to reveal articles and videos underneath. As you select a topic on the left, the content changes on the right so check it out

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New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center (Beth Massi)

Publish to SharePoint (part 2)

Today’s guest writer is Ric Lewis—the PM in charge of publishing to SharePoint. In our last post about publish, we covered the basics of how to publish your Access database to a SharePoint server. In this post, we’ll look at how to troubleshoot publish issues and maintain your published database.

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Publish to SharePoint (part 1)

Today’s guest writer is Ric Lewis—the PM in charge of publishing to SharePoint. A common question in the Access community is “how do I get my app on the web?” Here is the most recent example : My wife and I have just started our own Recruitment business and I started an Access DB to basically be a contact manager and to track our jobs, candidates, clients and placements we make. I got to a certain point and realized I was out of my depth, so I enlisted the help of an Access Developer to finish it off.

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Office and SharePoint 2010 Highlights from SharePoint Conference

SharePoint Conference was a very busy time for us. We were finally able to pull back the curtain on many of the capability areas of 2010, and for a lot of folks, this was the first opportunity to see what all the excitement is about

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Office and SharePoint 2010 Highlights from SharePoint Conference