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Suggest a Topic/Code Sample for Future Office Visual How-tos

Suggest a Topic/Code Sample for Future Office Visual How-tos

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While reviewing traffic to some of our MSDN content, I noticed that the Office Visual How-tos we've published on the MSDN Library are getting lots of page views!

Developers seem to like this content type since it provides a short article, code sample, and video. This content type provides quick demos that show you how to work with specific features provided by different Office products and technologies.

We've covered a broad set of topics, such as Open XML, SharePoint, WSS, Word, Outlook, Access, InfoPath, and VSTO.

Here's a list of the most recently published Office Visual How-tos:

Visual How To: Creating SharePoint Sequential Workflows with Visual Studio 2008

Visual How To: Creating Workflows to Transfer Records Upon Expiration in SharePoint Server 2007

Visual How To: Preventing Document Modification in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Visual How To: Preventing Record Modification but Allowing Metadata Modification by Overriding the Upload Page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Visual How To: Building State Machine Document Approval Workflows for SharePoint Server 2007 Using Visual Studio 2008

Visual How To: Creating a Custom Approval Workflow for SharePoint Server 2007 Using SharePoint Designer 2007

Visual How To: Configuring and Deploying Workflows to SharePoint Server 2007 Using Solution Packages

Visual How To: Creating Custom Workflow Activities for SharePoint Server 2007 Using Visual Studio 2008

Visual How To: Building an Expense Report Approval Workflow for SharePoint Server 2007 Using Visual Studio 2008

Visual How To: Updating Document Information Panels for Content Type Changes in SharePoint Server 2007

Here's a list of some of the most popular topics:

You can visit the Office Developer How To Center for a complete list of Office Visual How-tos.

Here's the how-to video RSS feed: http://www.microsoft.com/feeds/msdn/en-us/office/video.xml

Planning for the next round of Office Visual How-tos

 

We have identified some Office 2007 content gaps and missing code samples and we will start building a new set of Office Visual How-tos. One of the things we've been asked is to provide the code of these articles as code sample downloads. We plan to start publishing the code sample downloads to the MSDN Code Gallery. Also, we are exploring the option of publishing the most popular videos in Zune format.

Please leave a comment with your suggestion of any Office, SharePoint, and VSTO topics/code samples that we should provide in the future. I'll keep an eye on this blog entry.

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