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  • Blog Post: When should I choose to create a mail app versus an add-in for Outlook?

    Some of you may or may not be aware that alongside with the legacy COM-based Office client object models, Office 2013 supports a new apps for Office developer platform. This blog post is intended to help new and existing Office developers understand the main differences between the COM-based object models...
  • Blog Post: What's new for developers in the new Project desktop (besides task pane apps)

    Project Standard 2013 and Project Professional 2013 include many new features for developers, such as new reports, task paths, cache status, and working with SharePoint tasks lists. This article shows VBA examples for new features in Project. You can use the new classes and members in the Project object...
  • Blog Post: New Excel Macro Training Videos for Beginners!

    Developers and power users new to programming with the Excel object model take note: there is a new series of videos that show how to create, edit, and run macros in Excel 2010: Save time by creating and running macros in Excel 2010 ! This set of 4 videos ranges in length from 3 to 5 minutes each...
  • 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: How Do I Extend Outlook to Do…

    Frequently we come across the question “How do I extend Outlook to do <a task>”. Depending on how extensive the task is, you might look for your answer in one or more of the following ways: Use a search engine to see if someone has posted a solution to a similar question on...
  • Blog Post: How to Search for a String in an Outlook Email Message and Automate a Reply that Contains the String

    I’d like to demonstrate a technique that helps automating email replies – when creating a reply to a message, search for a specific string, such as a reference number or item number, from the original message; dynamically create a greeting using the search result, and then automatically insert...
  • 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: MVP Michael Bauer Contributed a Code Example for a New Outlook 2010 Property

    Michael Bauer * recently contributed a code example that shows a simple but common way to use the new MailItem proeprty, Sender , in Microsoft Outlook 2010. *Michael is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with expertise in developing Outlook solutions in Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications...
  • 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: Developing Outlook 2010 Solutions for 32-bit and 64-bit Systems

    This post captures and summarizes information about developing an Outlook solution for customers who run 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010. Since developing Outlook solutions is a very broad subject, the article gathers information from various sources, and points to some of these locations...
  • 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: We Get E-mails: Where Are the Object Members?

    The object model reference documentation for the Office client applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc., etc.) provides detailed information about the associated properties, methods, and events for objects that are exposed through the API of each client application. This information...
  • Blog Post: Usage Analysis of the Access Developer Reference

    The 2007 Microsoft Office System was released into the wild about a year ago. I’d like to share what we've learned about your usage of the Access 2007 Developer Reference since its release. BTW, I'm Mike Stowe, the programmability writer for Access. The data that drives this analysis comes from...
  • 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: Outlook 2007 Developer Reference updated on MSDN!

    The Outlook 2007 Developer Reference has been updated on MSDN on November 13, 2007! This Reference contains conceptual, reference, and programming task topics, guiding developers to program Outlook using the Outlook Object Model. This is the first update to the Reference on MSDN in ten months since January...
  • 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. '
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