Customize Outlook Ribbon and command bars in a single add-in

Despite what some promulgate as software development best practices, I like to start my projects by sketching what I envision. I don’t conduct interviews.

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Customizing the Ribbon in Visio 2010 by Using a Visual Studio 2010 Add-In

Learn how to use a Visual Studio 2010 managed-code add-in project (that contains an XML resource) and some additional sample code from the Visio 2010 SDK Code Samples Library to customize the ribbon in Visio 2010.

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Customizing and Extending the SharePoint 2010 Server Ribbon

Learn about the components that make up the SharePoint 2010 Server ribbon and how to customize the ribbon by walking through two ribbon customization scenarios. Author: Andrew Connell (MVP)

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Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

The other day a good friend of mine asked me if it was possible to send appointments created in Outlook into a SharePoint calendar list. It’s easy enough to grab this data from Outlook by building an add-in with Visual Studio, but what also turned out to be really easy was sending this information to SharePoint using its built-in WCF data services, also known as OData.

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VSTO Performance: Ribbon Reflection (Stephen Peters)

It is very easy to customize the Ribbon in your VSTO extension.  All you need to do is to add a Ribbon (Visual Designer) to your solution, and it will appear when your solution is run without needing to do any more work.  Behind the scenes, the VSTO runtime reflects through your entire addin assembly looking for Ribbon extensions to instantiate.  This reflection can cause a significant performance hit, especially on larger solutions.

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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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My Favorite Feature: Quick Steps

Editors’ Note: The following is a guest post by Microsoft Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky as part of the MVP Award Program Blog ‘s series “10 Days for Office 2010″. One of my favorite timesaving features in Outlook 2010 is Quick Steps. You can use Quick Steps to perform tasks you need to do frequently that involve multiple steps, such as filing messages in specific folders or flagging messages for follow up and sending a reply.

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Customizing Ribbon Positioning in SharePoint 2010 Master Pages

Hi, I’m Jonathan Kern and I’m a developer on SharePoint Foundation.

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How Do I: Customize the Outlook 2010 Explorer Fluent Ribbon UI ?

This video explains how to create a custom ribbon for the Outlook Explorer Window using Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010 (beta 2 versions) This demo shows how to: – Create an Outlook 2010 project in Visual Studio 2010 – Add a Ribbon Visual Designer to the add-in project – Add controls to the Ribbon – Configure the appropriate settings to display the custom ribbon in the Outlook Explorer window

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Extending the User Interface in Outlook 2010

Learn how to customize the explorer and inspector ribbons, the menus and context menus, and Backstage view in the Outlook 2010 UI. It walks through a code sample that illustrates how to customize the ribbon, the context menus, and Backstage view, and examines specific issues that apply to the Outlook 2010 UI.

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