What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Mike Stowe, Programming Writer, Office Developer Documentation team, authored today's post. Access 2013 features a new type of application model, Access apps, that’s makes it easy to create, customize, and deploy an app to the cloud.

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What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Office 2010 Developer Map – NEW!

Start visualizing the applications, services, client/server data-access technologies, on-premise servers, platform products and technologies, and tools that help developers build multiple line-of-business solutions.

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Office 2010 Developer Map – NEW!

Video: Create Add-ins to Customize the Office 2010 Backstage View

Learn to create a COM add-in that adds a custom tab, group, and other controls to the user interface.

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Performance Improvements Coming Soon to a Service Pack Near You (Stephen Peters)

With the SP1 work winding down, I thought that I’d take a moment and discuss three new performance improvements that are going into VSTO for SP1.

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Performance Improvements Coming Soon to a Service Pack Near You (Stephen Peters)

Video: Retrieving the Table of Contents from Word 2010 Documents by Using the Open XML SDK 2.0

Watch this visual how-to video as you learn to use the strongly typed classes in the Open XML SDK 2.0 to retrieve an XML block that contains the table of contents from a Word document, without loading the document into Microsoft Word.

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Video: Deleting Comments By All or Specific Authors in PowerPoint 2010 Documents by Using the Open XML SDK 2.0

Use the strongly typed classes in the Open XML SDK 2.0 to delete comments in a PowerPoint document in this visual how-to video.

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Easily Adding SafeControls in SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010

Many SharePoint developers know that deploying your SharePoint customization to a SharePoint server often requires you to tinker the web.config of the sites where you’d like to see the customization in action. You can do these web.config modifications manually (not advisable), or automate them with the help of the SPWebConfigModification class from the Object Model. But quite often it’s not even necessary to use that class; when you deploy your customizations with the help of a Solution (.WSP file), like you should, the Solution deployment mechanism can modify the Web.Config to apply the most commonly used changes

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Easily Adding SafeControls in SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010

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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Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

BCS Artifact Generator

Chances are you’ve already read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions and you’re interested in building a BCS solution.

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BCS Artifact Generator

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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