My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

There are a lot of different possibilities like installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, installing SharePoint, SQL Server and Active Directory on one or different Windows 2008 servers. I use the following setup since almost 6 years and that worked best for me. Virtualization I suggest virtualizing your environment

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My SharePoint 2010 Development Environment Setup

To-Do Bar Improvements in Outlook 2010

In earlier posts about the To-Do Bar you provided us a lot of great feedback. You might wonder what To-Do Bar improvements were made in Microsoft Outlook 2010. We want to present a brief overview of the work that we have done, based on your feedback, to make the To-Do Bar more useful.

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Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

Quick Start The Installer is located here .  Background reading What is Custom XML- … and the impact of the i4i judgment on Word , Regarding Custom XML Patch distribution and availability , Associating Data with Content Controls , Using Content Controls vs. Custom XML Elements , After we made a patch available for Word related to the recent court ruling, we were asked by a handful of customers if there is a way to identify document files or solutions which may be affected.

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Scanning Tool to Detect Custom XML Markup in .DOCX and .DOCM files

Word Automation Services: How it Works

In my first two posts in the series on Word Automation Services, I talked about what it is and what it does – in this post, I wanted to drill in on how the service works from an architectural standpoint, and what that means for solutions built on top of it. Word Power on the Server The most important component of Word Automation Services is getting a core engine with 100% fidelity to desktop Word running on the server – accordingly, much of our effort was focused on this task.

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Adding Event Code to Microsoft Office Backstage View Customizations

In my last post , I introduced the basic recipe of how to customize the Microsoft Office Backstage view.

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Customizing the Backstage view and Ribbon UI in Office 2010

One of the presentations I delivered at SPC 2009 was the title of this blog post. Don’t worry—I’ll be posting the video when it becomes available. And, we’ve got some MSDN content coming out before RTM that will show you the details around programming the Microsoft Office 2010 Backstage view and the Ribbon UI.

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Customizing the Backstage view and Ribbon UI in Office 2010

Office 2010 Developer at SPC & “What’s the end-user value?”

Whew! What a week at the SharePoint Conference! Let me re-cap some highlights for you and talk for a moment about ” Real User Value “. On Monday, I delivered a session called “What’s New in Office 2010 for Developers”

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Office 2010 Developer at SPC & “What’s the end-user value?”

Excel 2010 – The 10,000 ft. View

Before we begin our whirlwind tour of all things Excel, I thought I’d give you a quick glance at the things we’ve done.  The “table of contents” if you will.

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Excel 2010 – The 10,000 ft. View

Can you really dump Exchange for Google Apps Synchronization with …

Microsoft has been doing email for businesses for quite a long time.

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Living in Outlook: Voting Buttons

The Living in Outlook series is about sharing tips and workflows around real-world scenarios. We’ll start the conversation with a topic – you can add to it by posting your tips and workflows in the comments! I use Outlook to help me organize both my work and personal lives. Sometimes I need to get a consensus from my friends or coworkers regarding a decision that we should make.

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