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The Office 2010 Workshop is an all new developer training course to debut on Channel 9 today. The release of this course consists of 29, 5-18 minute video segments, with presentations and demos on Office 2010 Beta development. That’s around 4.5 hours of content! But it’s available at your convenience to work through at your own pace. Shortly after Office 2010 Beta becomes publicly available the training course will be updated with the hands-on-lab and source code for each unit so you can dive in and get on to development. I will also be adding more content to the course as we move into the latter part of this year and next. So be sure to stay tuned.

The training course currently includes these units:

  • · Office 2010 Developer Roadmap
  • · Office UI Customization
  • · Office Client Workflow
  • · Security and Deployment
  • · Business Connectivity Services
  • · Developing BI Applications
  • · Open XML
  • · Office 2010 Services
  • · InfoPath 2010 and Forms Services

Office 2010 is an evolved developer platform with new services and extensibility. It provides the best productivity experience across PC, phone and browser with platform power to connect to cloud and on-premises services. This course introduces developers to the concepts of Office development and the broad set of tools available for both client and server side development. These include Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, InfoPath 2010, Access 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 to call out a few. With many new features, these tools help developers be more productive by providing greater flexibility in how they approach developing and deploying their solutions – all to deliver real value to information workers and organizations.

image John Durant chats with Robert Hess and sets the stage for developing Office 2010 applications with Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview. It’s a great video to listen to while you’re browsing through the new course content.

Also, be sure to check out the other training courses on Channel 9, especially the Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 course and the all new SharePoint 2010 course brought to you by my colleague Paul Stubbs. Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are a powerful duo for creating your business solutions – you’ll see.

You can register for early notification on the Office 2010 Beta availability by following this link.

Enjoy!