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  • Blog Post: Trip Report: DevReach Bulgaria & SDC Netherlands

    I’ve been travelling for the last couple weeks around Europe to speak at a couple conferences and now that my sessions are all over I thought I’d post some stories and pictures of how things went. I have to say I really enjoyed my trip and it’s great to see familiar faces on attendees and speakers alike...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3

    A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Yesterday we published part 3 of his step-by-step tutorials. Thanks Robert! In this third part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution...
  • Blog Post: Creating a SharePoint Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010

    Last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Lately I’ve been writing articles that show how to upgrade it to Office & SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010

    Last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Recently I started releasing articles that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating an Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010

    Lately I’ve been converting an Office business application we built last year with Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio and Office 2010. Last couple posts we tackled converting the Outlook client piece. In this post I want to focus on the server side and show how we can convert the SharePoint 2007 workflow...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at East Bay.NET Tomorrow Night on VSTO & SharePoint 2010

    Wow, welcome back from the holidays! I hope yours were as fun and relaxing as mine were. It's always a wonderful time of year to stay with friends and family and concentrate on what's really important in life. Well it's time to get back at it and I am refreshed and ready to go! I'm working on a fun...
  • Blog Post: Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010

    Last post I showed how to migrate our Northwind Outlook client to .NET 4 and Office 2010 . This Outlook Add-in displays order history information in an adjoining form region so sales associates can see that data immediately when communicating with customers. When we originally built this with Visual...
  • Blog Post: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

    Early this year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 2

    Last month Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Today we published part 2 of his step-by-step tutorials. Thanks Robert! In this second part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create a Word 2007 price quote generation...
  • Blog Post: SDC 2009 Recap & Surprise

    SDC09 has been a blast. I just finished my last session on Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio 2010 and I think it went well. We created an OBA for good old Northwind Traders. I migrated the 2008 code which is here on code gallery into VS 2010 and showed the new features of VS2010...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Presentation Foundation in Office Clients

    I was cleaning up my desk today and in the piles of mail and gobs of paper I found the SDN Magazine “Women in Technology” issue 101 that featured an article I wrote that was released in print back in May. Well, I just noticed today that near the end of June they made most of the articles available online...
  • Blog Post: OBA Part 5 - Building the SharePoint 2007 Workflow

    In my last few app building posts we've been building a simple Office Business Application (OBA) for the new Northwind Traders. If you missed them: OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 - Building and Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 - Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents...
  • Blog Post: OBA Part 4 - Building an Excel Client against LOB Data

    In my last few app building posts we've been building a simple Office Business Application (OBA) for the new Northwind Traders. If you missed them: OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 - Building and Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 - Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents...
  • Blog Post: OBA Part 3 - Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents

    In my last few posts we've been building a simple Office Business Application (OBA) for the new Northwind Traders. If you missed them: OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 - Building and Outlook Client against LOB Data In this post I'm going to talk about how we can create a purchase...
  • Blog Post: OBA Part 2 - Building an Outlook Client against LOB Data

    In the last couple posts we've been talking about an Office Business Application (OBA) architecture for the new Northwind Traders and how to expose line-of-business (LOB) data , in our case the Northwind SQL database, using ADO.NET Data Services . Today we're going to talk about how to build an Outlook...
  • Blog Post: OBA Part 1 - Exposing Line-of-Business Data

    Last post I talked about the high-level architecture of our O ffice B usiness A pplication for the new Northwind Traders. There are a lot of different architecture options to consider when building an OBA. OBA is all about using Microsoft Office with your Line of Business (LOB) data. Whether that involves...
  • Blog Post: Building an Office Business Application for TechReady 8

    The last week I've been working with a couple teammates on an Office Business Application (OBA) demonstration we wanted to put together for TechReady 8. TechReady is an internal conference we deliver to the field employees. It's my first one and so far it's been pretty fun. This morning Scott Hanselman...
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