Brian Jones: Office Solutions

I'm Brian Jones, the group program manager of the Office Solutions Framework team.

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  • Blog Post: Writing Large Excel Files with the Open XML SDK

    In my last post, I showed you guys how to use the Open XML SDK to read and parse large Excel files . Today, I am going to show you how to write large Excel files with the Open XML SDK . Like in the case of reading, the Open XML SDK provides two approaches for writing Open XML files: 1. using the DOM...
  • Blog Post: Parsing and Reading Large Excel Files with the Open XML SDK

    I want to thank you guys for leaving blog post requests. Today's post will focus on one of your requests: parsing and reading large Excel files with the Open XML SDK. The Open XML SDK provides two approaches for parsing Open XML files: 1. using the SDK DOM , 2. using the SAX-like reading/writing capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of the Open XML SDK 2.0

    Today, I am really excited to announce the worldwide availability of the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! The Open XML SDK plays an integral part in creating Office document solutions that work on the client or server. The Open XML SDK allows you to create, consume, and manipulate Open XML files...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK + Office Services: Better Together

    I am probably starting to sound like a broken record, but I am really excited about the different types of solutions that are possible when combining the Open XML SDK with Office Services. In the past, I showed you how to leverage the Open XML SDK to accomplish three main scenarios: Push data into Open...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Atlas

    John Durant just announced a new interactive developer training tool, based on Silverlight, called Office Developer Atlas . This tool is a great starting point for learning how to develop Office solutions. The current version of the tool concentrates on the following: Building solutions with VBA...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging the Power of Word Automation Services and the Open XML SDK

    Have you ever wanted to update page number fields or a table of contents within Word documents on the server? The Open XML SDK provides functionality that allows you to easily add or remove content within a Word document. However, as mentioned in the announcement of the Open XML SDK 2.0 , the SDK does...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

    I'm really happy to announce the 4 th CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! There were four major improvements we made to the SDK: Full support for the Office 2010 Open XML formats Office 2010 schema and semantic level validation General improvements based on a recent Open XML...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK + Word Automation Services Presentation at PDC

    I just got back from PDC and am excited to share with you guys the presentation, deck, and code samples I showed at my session . I also want to thank everyone who attended my session. Here is my recorded session: You can find my session deck here: http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/pdc09/ppt/PR09.pptx You...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK Sessions at the SharePoint Conference (SPC)

    We're just a couple of weeks away before the start of the SharePoint Conference (SPC) being held in Las Vegas. I want to give you guys a heads up that I will be at the conference from Oct 19-22. I'm pretty excited because I will be giving two different presentations on the Open XML SDK at the conference...
  • Blog Post: Finding Open XML Errors with Open XML SDK Validation

    In a previous post, I gave you an overview of the functionality added to the Open XML SDK 2.0 August 2009 CTP . Today, I want to deep dive into the schema and semantic level validation support within the SDK. Specifically, I am going to show you guys the Open XML SDK code needed to actually validate...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK Code Snippets

    In my previous post , I announced the release of the Open XML SDK August 2009 CTP . Today, I want to announce the release of the Open XML SDK code snippets . This package of code snippets provides over fifty reusable code samples, in both C# and VB.NET, which accomplish many common tasks involving Excel...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

    I'm really happy to announce the release of the 3 rd CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! So what did we do in this CTP? Well, there were three main improvements we made to the SDK: Add semantic level validation support Add markup compatibility/extensibility support General...
  • Blog Post: Adding Repeating Data to PowerPoint

    In a previous post, I showed you how to create a product catalog in a Word document using the Open XML SDK . I also showed you how to make PowerPoint a reporting application based on data within a database . Today, I am going to show you how to create a product catalog in a PowerPoint deck using the...
  • Blog Post: The Open XML SDK and Fluent UI Extensibility

    Fluent UI, or the Ribbon, was introduced as part of Office 2007 as a replacement of the previous system of toolbars and menus. The Fluent UI technology, like the Open XML formats, is based on xml, which allows for a much richer extensibility story for developers. In Erika Ehril's blog post she described...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Technical Preview

    This week is really an exciting week for those of us who work on Office. We just released our first public offering of the Office 2010 Technical Preview. Check out the Office 2010 website for articles, videos, and demos related to this Technical Preview. In today's post I am going to talk about, at a...
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