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Erika Ehrli

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  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Download and Improvements for Developers

    The Office 2007 SP2 is available now for download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B444BF18-79EA-46C6-8A81-9DB49B4AB6E5&displaylang=en Here are some improvements on SP2 that matter to developers: Save as PDF and XPS: One of the coolest things you can do from Office...
  • Blog Post: Office Palooza: Join the contest to test & sharpen your VBA programming skills!

    MSDN® is sponsoring a coding contest for Office 2007, named OfficePalooza ! This sweepstakes will run two weeks beginning April 20, 2009 , and features ten fun Visual Basic of Applications™ (VBA) coding challenges in the form of puzzles and games. Each entrant will earn a chance to win one of hundreds...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the MSDN Office Developer Bookstore

    We have some great news for Office and SharePoint developers. We launched this morning a new section on the MSDN Office Developer Center where you can find Office and SharePoint books that matter to developers. We also provide free book chapters! MSDN Office Developer Bookstore Here’s the set of...
  • Blog Post: Presents for Outlook Developers...

    New Reference Documentation The big news is an offering for COM developers: the long-awaited Outlook 2007 Messaging API went live today. This is an update to the old Messaging API last published several years ago. Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference describes how to create Outlook 2007 items...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Office for October?

    Time's been passing. Meanwhile, we have a slug (bucketful? melange) of interesting new content out there. For Office client developers, we have a couple of important updates. One is to Andrew Whitechapel's popular article: Isolating Microsoft Office Extensions with the COM Shim Wizard Version 2.3...
  • Blog Post: The Mysteries of Search Crawlers and Finding Stuff on the Intranet

    As the managing editor for the Office Developer Center, I spend a lot of time trying to determine effective search optimization strategies to help our content get discovered by search crawlers or robots. My focus is generally on the big Internet search engines, but I know that this can be even more critical...
  • Blog Post: Updated Office Developer Posters

    Some other great news. We updated a couple Office developer posters. Developer Map for the 2007 Microsoft Office System This version includes new information related to: PerformancePoint Server 2007 Visual Studio 2008 Application-Level Add-Ins and Document Level Customizations Visual...
  • Blog Post: New: SharePoint Essentials for .NET Developers

    If you are a .NET developer curious about what is SharePoint and want to get started with SharePoint development, you should check out The SharePoint Developer Introduction for .NET Developers resource set announced today at Tech Ed. This is a new set of webcasts, virtual labs, screencasts, presentations...
  • Blog Post: Office + Virtual Earth Maps

    Hi there! Long time, no blogging. Shame. I've been hiding in my cave (office) for the last month or so getting ready all the content and great news we are about to release next week at Tech Ed Developers. This time I unfortunately can't make it to the conference, but my heart has been at Tech Ed for...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Community Submitted Content

    I believe that people who have an opportunity to work with the field own an incomparable wealth of knowledge. MVPs, partners, consultants, and developers learn through experience all the technical details needed to design, develop, and deploy line-of-business solutions. Some of this people are really...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 + Silverlight

    Latest technologies offered to Web developers, such as ASP.NET AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight, offer UI improvements and amazing interactive experiences for Web-based applications. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Office Developer Center - Home Page Update

    Hi there! If you haven't noticed already, MSDN is changing the content and look-and-feel of MSDN Developer Centers . This new design pulls a lot of community elements such as OPMLs, RSS feeds for bloggers and content, featured MVPs, and latest submissions to the MSDN Code Gallery and CodePlex. ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2!

    We are glad to announce the release of the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2! The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference 2008 Post-Conference Resources

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Office Developer Conference this year! It was great seeing so many familiar faces and enthusiastic Office developers gathered once again. I have a couple links and resources that I want to share with everyone: Resources Bill Gate's Keynote Video It was...
  • Blog Post: Open XML at the Microsoft Office Developer Conference 2008

    Hi there! I am very excited to be here in San Jose, CA attending the Office Developer Conference 2008 . We had a keynote this morning with Bill Gates where he showed a video with his plans for retirement and where he talked about the value proposition of the 2007 Office system as a development platform...
  • Blog Post: Office Business Applications: Pricing Exception Management Solution

    If you are looking for a real-world application that showcases how to expose data from SAP using the 2007 Microsoft Office system here's one: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977552.aspx Long story short, the Microsoft IT department designed and implemented a Price Exception Management...
  • Blog Post: 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference (ODC 2008) Update

    The 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference (ODC 2008) is only 9 weeks away and shaping up to be an exciting event that will redefine what Office development is all about! ODC at a Glance When: February 10-13, 2008 Where: San Jose Convention Center...
  • Blog Post: 100+ Office Visual How To’s

    It's been about 10 months since we started publishing Office Visual How-tos (VHTs), which is a compound content type, mixing a short how-to article, code samples, and a video of that code sample in action. The wealth of this content type is that you can watch a quick video to visualize how a feature...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint Server 2007: What is it and how can I get started?

    The release of PerformancePoint Server 2007 should be of special interest for those of you who are passionate about business intelligence (BI), dashboard, and scorecard solutions. What is it? Enterprises gather data related to line-of-business (LOB) operations. Data as-is is not useful. You...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the 2008 Office Developer Conference!

    We have great news for Office Developers and Architects. We will have an Office Developer Conference next year! When: February 10-13, 2008 Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA Who: 2000 developers and architects who build solutions on the Office platform (Office clients, servers,...
  • Blog Post: A common business need: Generating server-side documents on the fly

    I gathered a list of common Open XML questions related to programmability: What are the Open XML File Formats and what can I do with them? Can you show me the internal structure of a Word 2007 document? What are WordprocessingML, SpreadsheetML, PresentationML, and DrawingML? Do you have...
  • Blog Post: Update: Office Developer Poster - Looks so much better now!

    I missed my blog so much! I took some vacation time to visit my family and then I was brave and lucky enough to have Lasik surgery. I've been willing to do that for a while and so far I love how the world looks without my glasses. I just got a printed proof of the new version of the Office Developer...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 + WPF rocks!

    Ever since we created the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map I became a huge fan of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). I love that you can expose information and build custom solutions in very creative ways using WPF. If you want to learn more about WPF I recommend the following resources...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the New Open XML Object Model - CTP

    What a day at Tech ED! Today Doug Mahugh announced during his session the new Open XML Object Model and Brian Jones has a must see post in his blog . The Open XML object model encapsulates many common tasks that developers perform on Open XML packages, so you can perform complex operations with just...
  • Blog Post: More code samples and videos for Office Developers

    The Visual How-tos just keep getting out there like popcorn. This time we published some more from Ken Getz, Joel Krist, and Ted Pattison. New VHTs include an interesting combination of Office products and technologies: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Word 2007 Visual Studio Tools for...
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