I’m often asked for helpful content links for content around VBA, Microsoft Office Backstage view, and Ribbon. Here’s a collection:

VBA

Video

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URL

Visual Basic for Applications Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/isv/bb190543.aspx

Getting Started with VBA in Office 2010

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698470

Getting Started with VBA in Excel 2010

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698471

Getting Started with VBA in Outlook 2010

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698472

Getting Started with VBA in PowerPoint 2010

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698473

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=Office+Visual+Basic+for+Applications+development

User Scenarios

Title

URL

Office Business Application for Sales Proposal Document Management

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185135.aspx

Northwind Office Business Application

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/OBANorthwind

FabriKam, a Microsoft Office System Solutions Learning Platform

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa203058%28office.11%29.aspx

Creating an Organization Chart using a List of Employees

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140203%28office.10%29.aspx

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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905352.aspx

Basic Solution Ingredients

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URL

Microsoft Office/Visual Basic Programmer’s Guide

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa141393%28office.10%29.aspx

Advanced Microsoft Office Documents Inside Out: VBA Primer

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd721892.aspx

Developing Office Applications Using VBA

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140980%28office.10%29.aspx

Taking the Office System Further with VBA and Open XML Formats

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd547378.aspx

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Enabling the Tools

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Microsoft Office Excel Programming Inside Out: Chapter 20: Creating Advanced User Forms

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa192538%28office.11%29.aspx

Creating Word Templates Programmatically

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266219.aspx

XML and Microsoft Office Excel: Creating an Expense Report Template

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa203717%28office.11%29.aspx

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Understand How to Make the Application Do Things through Code

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Developers Guide to the Excel Application Object

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978780.aspx

Developers Guide to the Excel 2007 Range Object

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978779.aspx

Super-Easy Guide to the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Object Model

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa203714%28office.11%29.aspx

How Do I… in Excel

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb257110.aspx

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Add Code

Title

URL

Using VBA to Access Document Content in the 2007 Office System

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630624.aspx

Take Control of Microsoft Word Through Events

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140279%28office.10%29.aspx

Ten Tips for Microsoft Office VBA Library Development

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa164019%28office.10%29.aspx

Extending Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a Single Line of VBA Code

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd535470.aspx

Programming Concepts: Custom Classes and Objects

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140954%28office.10%29.aspx

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Backstage View

Video

Title

URL

Extending the Office 2010 Backstage View and Other UI

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee722027.aspx

Customizing the Backstage view and Ribbon UI in Office 2010

http://blogs.msdn.com/johnrdurant/archive/2009/10/27/customizing-the-backstage-view-and-ribbon-ui-in-office-2010.aspx

Adding Event Code to Microsoft Office Backstage View Customizations

http://blogs.msdn.com/johnrdurant/archive/2009/10/28/adding-event-code-to-microsoft-office-backstage-view-customizations.aspx

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Refinement=68&Query=Backstage&ir=1

Extensibility Level

Title

URL

Architecture of Document-Level Customizations

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zcfbd2sk.aspx

Architecture of Application-Level Add-Ins

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386298.aspx

VSTO: Creating Your First Application-Level Add-in for Word

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc442946.aspx

Developing Add-ins (XLLs) in Excel

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730920.aspx

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office%20document%20application%20extensibility%20add-in&ac=8

Ribbon

Video

Title

URL

Developer Overview of the User Interface for Microsoft Office System

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338198.aspx

Customizing the Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338198.aspx

Automating a Word Document Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System SE Ribbon Support

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb426919.aspx

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User Scenarios

Title

URL

Extend The Office System With Your Own Ribbon Tabs and Controls

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163469.aspx

RibbonGadgets Sample: Ribbon Gadgets Application

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb982410.aspx

Outlook Sample: Ribbon Extensibility Add-In

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=11ab93bf-48dc-4f73-8f6b-62b4482a92bc&displaylang=en

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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905352.aspx

Basic Ingredients

Title

URL

Ribbon Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386097%28VS.100%29.aspx

Ribbon Extensibility Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa942866%28VS.80%29.aspx

Automation an Application from Controls on the Ribbon

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa942955%28VS.80%29.aspx

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Define the User Interface Using XML Markup

Title

URL

Adding Custom Dyanmic Menus to the Office Fluent User Interface

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb462634.aspx

Hiding Groups on the Office Fluent Ribbon Using a Toggle Button

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb545350.aspx

Programmatically Customizing the Office Fluent User Interface

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb335359.aspx

Extend The Office 2007 Office System With Your Own Ribbon Tabs And Controls

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163469.aspx

Adding Custom Buttons to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb410115.aspx

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Add Code

Title

URL

Customizing the Office Fluent User Interface with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb410108.aspx

Customizing the Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338202.aspx

Customizing the Ribbon in Outlook

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb226712.aspx

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Extensibility Level

Title

URL

Architecture of Document-Level Customizations

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zcfbd2sk.aspx

Architecture of Application-Level Add-Ins

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386298.aspx

VSTO: Creating Your First Application-Level Add-in for Word

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc442946.aspx

Developing Add-ins (XLLs) in Excel

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730920.aspx

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http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=Office%20document%20application%20extensibility%20add-in&ac=8

MSDN Developer Resources

Title

URL

Office Developer Resources

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9698691

Word Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905482.aspx

Excel Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905411.aspx

Outlook Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905455.aspx

MSDN Office Development Library

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726434.aspx

Product and Solutions Information

Title

URL

Office Online

http://www.microsoft.com/office

Office Business Applications Center

http://www.obacentral.com

Excel Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905411.aspx

Outlook Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905455.aspx

MSDN Office Development Library

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726434.aspx