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  • Blog Post: Introducing WOPI

    This blog post describes how to create a custom WOPI host. A WOPI host is document storage location that can connect to Office Web Apps Server to open Office documents in the browser. When the WOPI host is configured to use Office Web Apps Server, users are able to view and edit documents stored on the...
  • Blog Post: Calling Office developers: Windows 8 Release Preview is now available

    Most of you must have already heard yesterday that the Windows 8 Release Preview is available. This public release follows a series of earlier developer and consumer preview releases which aroused controversy. Today's reviews have generally been positive over the wide range of Windows 8 features. For...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces "Office 15" Technical Preview

    PJ Hough, Corporate VP of Office Division, recently announced the beginning of the "Office 15" Technical Preview program. We are extremely excited about Office 15. As mentioned in PJ’s post, the Technical Preview is shared with a select group of customers under non-disclosure agreements. We plan...
  • Blog Post: New blog direction for "Office Developer Blog"

    The Office Client Developer Content Resources blog has embarked on a new, broader direction - we are now Office Developer Blog! We hope to continue to serve our Office developer customers with news, tips, product and content release announcements in this new year!
  • Blog Post: Finding your way around Office developer documentation

    I’d like to share with those of you who are new to Office solutions development a few tips about using Office developer documentation. Where Like most Microsoft products, our most up-to-date Office developer documentation is published on MSDN Library . The most common ways to find content...
  • Blog Post: Nice Roll-up of Recent Publications: Access, Excel, Office, OneNote, Outlook, Visio, Word

    API References and SDKs Component API Reference for Office 2010 Outlook 2010 Developer Reference (MSDN refresh) Outlook 2010 Primary Interop Assembly Reference (MSDN refresh) OneNote Developer Reference: Application Interface Technical Articles ...
  • Blog Post: Improving Outlook Performance (Part I): Video and Sample Add-In to Show Setting and Getting Multiple Custom Properties

    Microsoft Outlook supports properties for items and folders. For example, a MailItem object has built-in properties such as the To , Subject , and Body properties, and a Folder object has built-in properties such as the Name and CurrentView properties. Developers can create custom properties for items...
  • Blog Post: A Simple Macro to Track Your Time in the Outlook Calendar

    The Scenario Do you sometimes wonder how time slipped by during the work day, and you can’t recall what projects you worked on or how much time you spent on them? I usually record how I spend my time in the Outlook calendar. For example, today, I did the following: · I spent one hour...
  • Blog Post: A Few Office 2010 Object Model References Live on MSDN!

    Today we published a few Office 2010 object model references on the MSDN Library: Access 2010 Developer Reference Excel 2010 Developer Reference Outlook 2010 Developer Reference Project 2010 Developer Reference Word 2010 Developer Reference These versions are currently the most...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Social Connector 1.1 – What’s in it for Me?

    Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) 1.1 yesterday, together with a new Facebook provider and Windows Live Messenger provider, joining LinkedIn and MySpace in the family of OSC providers. You can go to our social network providers page to view and download any of these providers...
  • Blog Post: Office Mobile Service Guidelines Enhanced for Office 2010

    In the last month, we published a set of three articles for Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Service . Office 2010 Mobile Service (OMS) allows users to seamlessly integrate mobile capabilities of Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with their mobile devices. OMS in Office 2010 is the enhanced...
  • Blog Post: How to Verify if Outlook is Available on a Computer as a Click-to-Run Product

    Click-to-Run is a software delivery and updating mechanism available to Microsoft Office 2010. Products delivered via Click-to-Run execute in a virtual application environment on the local operating system. This means that they have private copies of their files and settings, and that any changes they...
  • Blog Post: Keep Your Customers Active on Your Social Network While They're in Outlook!

    Today, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Beta (February Update). The Outlook Social Connector is a Microsoft Outlook add-in that connects to social and business networks, including Microsoft SharePoint or other popular third-party sites, so users can stay in touch with...
  • Blog Post: New Features of Interest to Developers in Visio 2010

    If you’re a Visio solution developer, you’ll find several new features in the Visio 2010 Beta to interest you and to enhance your ability to create great Visio solutions. Among these features are the following: · The ribbon component of the Office Fluent user interface—“the ribbon,” for short,...
  • Blog Post: Preparing your Existing Solutions to Run on Outlook 2010

    This post is about issues you might want to be aware of if you plan to update your existing Microsoft Outlook solutions to run on Outlook 2010. This information is also available in the Outlook 2010 Developer Reference which you can download at Office 2010: Developer References . However, because currently...
  • Blog Post: Accessing Outlook Developer Help During the Office 2010 Beta Period

    The help model in Microsoft Office 2010 for Office client applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word has remained the same as in Office 2007: when you click F1, you can choose to access help that is installed on your computer, or help available on the Office Web site. During the Office...
  • Blog Post: Developer Help Updates for Office 2010 Beta

    In the intervening time between when we had to hand-off the Developer References to go into the Office 2010 Beta several weeks ago and now, the Office Developer Documentation team has been extremely busy adding new content about the new features. We have added hundreds of new topics to the references...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK 2.0 CTP Available

    The Open XML SDK 2.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is here! You can find the documentation for it here and the SDK download here . Zeyad Rajabi, a Program Manager for the Open XML SDK, has begun a series of posts covering the Open XML SDK design goals and architecture, sprinkling in some sample...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK 1.0 Available

    Just read fantastic news from Erika Ehrli Cabral that the Open XML SDK 1.0 is now available. She writes: "The Open XML Format SDK Technology Preview simplifies the task of manipulating Open XML packages. The Open XML Application Programming Interface (API) encapsulates many common tasks that developers...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Format SDK April CTP

    Erika has a detailed post on the new release of the Open XML Format SDK, as well as the future of the SDK. The Client Dev Docs team is looking forward to creating the new components (Version 2.0, below) of the SDK over the coming year.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 VBA Reference Feedback

    Greetings. My name is Rod Chisholm and I am the Programming Writer for Excel client VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and Programmability. Our reference material is available in the box, on MSDN , and NOW on Office Online . This gives us the unique opportunity to gather ratings and feedback from...
  • Blog Post: Video: Quick Tips on using VBA Help with Office

    There are some quick and easy things you can do to make sure you are getting the optimal VBA Developer Help experience when working with the 2007 Office System. Watch this three minute video to learn more. '
  • Blog Post: Welcome

    Hello. My name is David Hale and I am a new Content Publishing Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Office organization. The people on my team produce the developer-oriented content (published on MSDN and Office Online) for the following applications: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel...
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