Outlook 2010 XML Schema Reference

Download this reference and start developing solutions based on the XML schemas used in Outlook 2010.

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Outlook 2010 XML Schema Reference

SharePoint 2010 Beta Installation Roundup

Many bloggers are posting their SharePoint 2010 Beta installation experiences, and I have collected all the posts that I could find for my reference as I setup my SharePoint 2010 development rig :  Jie Li’s SharePoint 2010 Pre-Requisites Download Links and  Installation Notice for SharePoint 2010 Public Beta Eric Kraus’ Automated SharePoint 2010 Install with PowerShell Tom Resing’s A SharePoint 2010 Install Experience George Khalil’s Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Alpesh Nakar’s SharePoint 2010 Installation UK SharePoint Team blog’s Installing SharePoint 2010 beta 2 on a single machine Sahil Malik’s SharePoint 2010 Development Environment – Practical Tips Dave McMahon’s SharePoint 2010 – A First Install using Local Accounts SharePoint Team Blog’s Path to User Profile Synchronization success in SharePoint 2010 Beta Geoff Varosky’s SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 Installation and Configuration Visual Tour Travis Nielson’s SP2010: Fixing User Profile Application Service Connection Error René Hézser’s Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 Anthony Grace’s Install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 2008 Kylie Richardson’s Installing Office Web Apps in a Standalone SharePoint 2010 environment Àlex Peláez’s Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 If you are still deciding between Windows Server or Windows 7, then make sure you read OS Environment Comparison for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Evaluation . Also don’t forget to read the Installation notice for the SharePoint Server Public Beta on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 from the MS SharePoint Team Blog and SharePoint 2010 Beta Release Known Issues . I’ll also point out all the Microsoft links as well: TechNet’s Installation and Deployment Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) MSDN’s Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint Server TechNet Links Deploy a single server with a built-in database Deploy a single server with SQL server Quick start: Deploy single server in an isolated Hyper-V environment Please comment below if you have know of another Installation walkthrough that I might have missed

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Creating Web 2.0 Visual Effects in Access

Once of the most interesting trends in the web application space has been a refocus on user experience improvements. Often times Access gets a bad reputation for not keeping up with the times from a look and feel perspective. Our good friend Brandon from OpenGate Software created a great white paper (with sample database) on how to bring these improvements to your existing Access databases.

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Creating Web 2.0 Visual Effects in Access

Handling the SQL Server bigint data type in Access 2007 using ADO

Today’s guest blogger is Vinny Malanga. Vinny is the CTO of IMI Software, Inc. , which specializes in software development for the property management industry.

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Handling the SQL Server bigint data type in Access 2007 using ADO

5. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using Cached Data

We are now going to convert our previous sample to use cached data.  In our current solution we have code that when the document loads, it calls a web service to get the bug data.  We are going to use the cached data feature to allow us to call the web service at a different time to fill in the dataset in the document without having to start Excel.  Why would we want to do this?  Well, several reasons.  First, we can improve the load time of our document by updating the data in the document in advance.  This also is handy to update the data in the document if the document is going to be opened outside the firewall where the web service can’t be accessed.  So a process running on a machine within the firewall can update the data in the document and then give the document to a machine running outside the firewall. As mentioned in the last article, it can also allow me to update the bug data in my workbooks in the middle of the night via a scheduled process so I can hit the web service when traffic is low.

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5. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using Cached Data

MVP Helmut Obertanner contributes code samples to the Outlook Developer Reference!

I am happy to announce that MVP Helmut Obertanner became the first MVP who contributed code samples to the Outlook 2007 Developer Reference on Office Online! The two code samples that Helmut contributed are about the Account object, published in a new topic " How to: Send an E-mail Given the SMTP Address of an Account " and in the Account Object topic. These code samples are in managed code (C# and Visual Basic), which will directly benefit Outlook developers who have switched to using managed code over the last few years

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MVP Helmut Obertanner contributes code samples to the Outlook Developer Reference!

Office Live Small Business Developer Guide

The Developer Guide provides Office Live Small Business developers with the details they need to be able to create custom business applications. The guide includes how-to articles, schemas, and documentation of for the Office Live Small Business Web services.

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Office Live Small Business Developer Guide

Links for February 6th 2009: Workflow Development Resources Interactive Map, Join Us on Facebook, + Lots of New Articles and Downloads

It’s cold and raining here in Redmond. Perfect weather for writing a blog entry.

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Links for February 6th 2009: Workflow Development Resources Interactive Map, Join Us on Facebook, + Lots of New Articles and Downloads

Microsoft Office Live Small Business Developer Guide

The Developer Guide has just been updated. Changes include more details about working with Microsoft Silverlight in Office Live and the Contact Manager Web service, including links to the new Contact Manager Web Service Examples interactive training tool. Also included is more info about custom headers and custom footers.

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Microsoft Office Live Small Business Developer Guide

A Must Have Reference for Building SharePoint 2007 Master Pages

If you have been involved in branding a SharePoint 2007 site with a custom skin, then you know how important it is to understand SharePoint’s underlying CSS structure.
 
I ran across this post at Heather Solomon’s blog:
 
She has a done a great job of explaining each CSS class defined in SharePoint’s core CSS files. What I like best is that she posted screenshots of the GUI elements that affected by each CSS class.
 
We recently completed a project where, among building some great web parts, we branded a SharePoint site. Not only did we a create master page design for the Content Pages (the pages intended for site visitors to see), we also applied a branded master page to the Application Pages. This isn’t easy as the application pages are any page that reside in a SharePoint sites _Layouts folder. For some reason, the SharePoint team didn’t think these pages would need to be skinned as SharePoint does not support this scenario out of the box.  We found a work around at Graphical Wonder:
 
 
The discussion on Shane Perran’s site of application.master pages is very informative and is a must read for anyone looking to buils a branded site on SharePoint.