With Open XML SDK 2.0, it becomes much easier to create Microsoft Office (2007 and 2010) based solutions with managed code than to work with VSTO (Office runtime for Visual Studio through interop) directly. The December 2009 Community Technical Preview (CTP) of the SDK, available for download here, is supported on Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

You can watch this 8-minute video to learn more about how to work with the SDK, including three handy tools for developers here.

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