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OPML: 70 Office Development Bloggers and Counting!

OPML: 70 Office Development Bloggers and Counting!

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It all started with a few bloggers a little before Beta 2. People started blogging about the Ribbon, the cool ASP.NET 2.0 platform and WSS 3.0, Excel Services, the Office Open XML File Formats and InfoPath Forms Services. Lots of great features to build solutions using Office as a platform!

Office development blogs are quite active and inviting for developers trying to learn what's new with the Microsoft Office system and diving more into specific products and technologies. When all this started, I added RSS feeds every week to Outlook until it became just a joke to have so many bloggers added to my RSS feed. There's hundreds if not thousands of people blogging about Office development and every day new blogs are born. I built a new list of Office development bloggers and a few days before launch, my list adds up to 70!

Blog Name

RSSFeed

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http://weblogs.asp.net/mnissen/rss.aspx

.NET4Office

http://blogs.msdn.com/eric_carter/rss.aspx

[XaMaLa] - Le poste de travail, un gisement de productivité encore peu exploité

http://blogs.microsoft.fr/franckha/Rss.aspx

A discussion of what's new in Access 2007

http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

About OneNote

http://blogs.msdn.com/olya_veselova/rss.xml

Andrew May's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/andrew_may/rss.aspx

Andy Simonds Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/andy_simonds/rss.aspx

Arpan Shah's Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/rss.aspx

ArtLeo's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/artleo/rss.aspx

Bill Morein's Weblog

http://blogs.msdn.com/wmorein/rss.aspx

Brian Jones: Open XML Formats

http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/rss.aspx

Building Office Business Applications

http://blogs.msdn.com/joanna_bichsel/rss.xml

Chris Castillo's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/chcast/rss.aspx

Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/chris_pratley/rss.aspx

Chris's unofficial Office Live developer blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/cbeiter/rss.aspx

Clint's Access blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/clintcovington/rss.aspx

Coding for Office Small Business Accounting

http://blogs.msdn.com/martha/rss.xml

Cum Grano Salis

http://blogs.msdn.com/cumgranosalis/rss.aspx

doncampbell's weblog

http://blogs.msdn.com/doncampbell/rss.xml

Doug Mahugh

http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/rss.xml

Erika Ehrli

http://blogs.msdn.com/erikaehrli/rss.aspx

Evil Doctor PorkChop

http://evildoctorporkchop.spaces.live.com/feed.rss

Fabulous Adventures In Coding

http://blogs.msdn.com/ericlippert/rss.aspx

frice's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/frice/rss.aspx

InfoPath Team Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/rss.aspx

Jan Tielens' Bloggings

http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/rss.aspx

Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/rss.aspx

Joe Friend: Microsoft Office Word

http://blogs.msdn.com/joe_friend/rss.aspx

John R. Durant's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/johnrdurant/rss.aspx

Julie's Blog

http://blogs.officezealot.com/jkremer/Rss.aspx

Kevin Boske - Office Development

http://blogs.msdn.com/kevinboske/rss.aspx

Larry's Project Dev Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/lduff/rss.aspx

LauraJ's Weblog

http://blogs.msdn.com/lauraj/rss.xml

Microsoft Excel 2007 (nee Excel 12)

http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/rss.aspx

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

http://blogs.msdn.com/brendanb/rss.aspx

Microsoft Office Project 2007

http://blogs.msdn.com/project/rss.aspx

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/rss.aspx

Microsoft Small Business Applications

http://blogs.msdn.com/rajattaneja/rss.aspx

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto2/rss.aspx

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Version 2003

http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto/rss.aspx

MikeKelly's WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikekelly/rss.aspx

Misha Shneerson

http://blogs.msdn.com/mshneer/rss.aspx

Murray Sargent: Math in Office

http://blogs.msdn.com/murrays/rss.xml

Office Rocker!

http://blogs.msdn.com/officerocker/rss.xml

Office SharePoint Document Services (ECM)

http://blogs.msdn.com/roble/rss.aspx

On Microsoft Publisher and more

http://blogs.msdn.com/jeff_bell/rss.aspx

Outlook 12

http://blogs.msdn.com/willkennedy/rss.aspx

Owen Braun: OneNote 12

http://blogs.msdn.com/owen_braun/rss.aspx

Pashman's InfoPath Goldmine

http://blogs.msdn.com/timpash/rss.aspx

Patrick Smith: Office Programmability

http://blogs.msdn.com/patricksmith/rss.aspx

Patrick Tisseghem's Blog [MVP SharePoint]

http://blog.u2u.info/DottextWeb/patrick/Rss.aspx

Project Programmability

http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/rss.xml

Project Server 201

http://www.projectserver201.blogspot.com/atom.xml

projectified

http://www.projectified.com/index.rdf

Rob Mauceri's FrontPage Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/rmauceri/rss.aspx

Ryan's Look at Outlook Programmability

http://blogs.msdn.com/rgregg/rss.aspx

search.subscribe.share in outlook 2007

http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_affronti/rss.aspx

SGriffin's [MSFT] WebLog

http://blogs.msdn.com/stephen_griffin/rss.aspx

SharePoint Content and Resources

http://blogs.msdn.com/randalli/rss.xml

SharePoint Products and Technologies - Pointing to Share the Knowledge

http://www.sharepointblogs.com/ldusolier/rss.aspx

SharePoint Unplugged

http://blogs.msdn.com/harsh/rss.aspx

Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/melissamacbeth/rss.aspx

The Microsoft Office Word Team's Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/rss.xml

The wonder that is the Microsoft Office system

http://blogs.technet.com/stevemarsh/rss.xml

Third Of Five - just another voice in the Collective

http://blogs.msdn.com/thirdoffive/rss.aspx

Visio 12 - Eric Rockey

http://blogs.msdn.com/eric_rockey/rss.aspx

Westin's Technical Log

http://weblogs.asp.net/wkriebel/rss.aspx

Windows Sharepoint Services etc.

http://blogs.msdn.com/pjhough/rss.aspx

Wouter van Vugt

http://blogs.infosupport.com/wouterv/rss.aspx

When I started posting lists of bloggers someone suggested that I should build an OPML list of Office Development Bloggers, so I did. You can download the OPML file here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F2C2C7E9-5ABB-401B-AD32-FED03295B61D&displaylang=en

You can use Outlook, Windows Live or other OPML readers to open this file and add your favorite RSS feeds.

MSDN blogs: pending to add!

How could I leave them out: Kathleen McGrath, Paul Stubbs, and the new Microsoft SharePoint Designer Team Blog

Pranav's blog: You should check this one out, I hate me for not finding Pranav's blog before: This blog is all about Office Automation, VSTO, InfoPath and other programming stuff and the thing i believe on is "Real Stuff is Out Of The Box."

New blogs:

Make sure you check out Rob Barker's: Where in the "OBA" am I? and his first post.

I am sure there's more blogs out there that I didn't list here. If you have an Office development blog or know of great bloggers that talk about VSTO, SharePoint, WSS or anything else related with Office, please let me know so we add them to the list. You don't need to have an MSDN or TechNet blog, you only need to be passionate about development with Office products and technologies. The list keeps growing every day.

Community blogs: pending to add!

 

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  • Hello Erika,

    Great list you compiled. Have you considered offering your readers a live version of your OPML? You could use Grazr http://www.grazr.com or any other OPML browser for this.

    There are other cool things you could do, for example making your OPML file auto-discoverable, so that people who are on the look-out for OPML files can easily grab and browse your OPML right off your site. I've written a bit about this here: http://www.cleverclogs.org/2006/10/opml_autodiscov.html

  • Hi Erika,

    I can give you two more technical blogs on MOSS:

    my own TechTalkPT - http://techtalkpt.worpress.com

    and the Portuguese Comunity of MOSS and WSS - http://mosspt.officeisp.net

    in both these blogs there are a lot of links to other bloggers, some that you already have.

    Thanks for the usefull info you post,

    Ricardo Magalhães

  • Marjolein,

    Loved your blog and the work you are doing with OPML and RSS feeds. I'll explore your tools.

    Ricardo,

    Loved your blog too, how come I have not seen it before! I'll add it to the list.

  • Polish Community of MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 - http://www.officesystem2007.pl

  • Wow - check out this list of 70+ Office development bloggers: http://blogs.msdn.com/erikaehrli/archive/2007/01/24/70-office-development-bloggers-and-counting.asp

  • Erika Ehrli blogs on "Adventures in Office Development and .NET". She shows a great entry on the 70 Office

  • Just a small correction:

    http://techtalkpt.wordpress.com

    the previous address was missing the letter d in the word Wordpress :)

  • Oops! Fixed.

  • Hey this is very useful - thanks for putting this together Erika!

    -Don

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  • Hi Erika,

    your blogs are really helpful for me. i learnt lot thing from ur blog. i have been working on office automation and MOSS  for last 2 year when beta version was launched. i have good exp in smart document , smart outlook , smart visio and as well as infopath.

    currently i m building statemachine work flow.

    again thanks for ur blog.

    regards

    Niranjan

    MCTS ( Microsoft office share point server 2007)

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