Paul Stubbs

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About Paul Stubbs

Paul Stubbs is a Microsoft Architect for Windows Azure focusing on solution development and SharePoint. Previously Paul worked with the information worker development community around SharePoint and Office, Silverlight, and Web 2.0 social networking. Paul has also worked as a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team in Redmond, Washington. Paul is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has received Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications. He has authored three books on solution development using Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Silverlight, several articles for MSDN Magazine, and has also spoken at many conferences such as Tech-Ed, Build, MIX, and the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ready.

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    Office tip: Word Format Painter gets sticky

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    The Format Painter feature in Office is one on my favorite features. If you are not familiar with this feature it allows you to apply formatting to text based on the format of some other text in your document. I use this feature a lot while writing specs...
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    Breath easy with OBAs

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    There is still time for your company to enter the O2 OBA Challenge contest . Build an Office Business application that uses Microsoft Office system and Oracle. The grand prize is $40,000 donation and $25,000 in tech support. Here is what you need to get...
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    VSTO 2005 SE update adds support for Office 2003 on Vista

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    The VSTO team has released an update for VSTO 2005 SE to officially support running and debugging Office 2003 Pro solutions on Windows Vista. KB 937652 FIX: Add-ins that are created by using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System Second...
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    VSTO Beta Hands-on Labs are Live on MSDN

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    If you are new to VSTO the hands-on labs (HOL) are a great way to kick the tires and try out the new features. These are labs that were featured at TechEd 2007 this year in Orlando so if you were waiting to go to PDC and missed it here they are for you...
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    Access 2007 Developer Extensions are now available (and free)

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    Yeah!! So I have been asked about this dozens of times over the last year. " Where are the developer extensions for Access 2007? " This has been difficult to find in the past for Access 97 and 2000, because they were always part of something else like...
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    OBA Central brings it all together

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    OBA Central is a OBA community site that brings together partner information around Office Business Applications (OBA). The site allows you to find OBA partners and solutions and also share your own solutions with others in the community.
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    Extending VBA with VSTO 3.0

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    Although VBA has been very successful as a customization tool for Office, there are new tools such as VSTO which can take your applications to the next level. But you want to be able to leverage the existing investment that you already have in VBA. Now...
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    Sync Outlook Appointments with Groove using VSTO

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    Both Outlook and Groove contain calendars so which one do you use? Each one has its own strengths but it would be cool to be able to sync your appointments. I have created a small sample using VSTO and the Groove SDK that will allow you to import and...
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    Windows Home Server is Toast

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    I have been using the Windows Home Server at home for a few months now and I love it . The reason I love it is because it's just like making toast. What I mean is that when you wake up in the morning and go downstairs to make breakfast, you put the bread...
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    Groove'n with VSTO

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    Groove is an excellent Office application for team collaboration. You can also take advantage of the Groove platform from other applications like your VSTO add-ins. Let's take a look at how we can integrate Groove into Outlook using VSTO to create powerful...
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    VSTO: My Favorite Feature - ClickOnce Deployment

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    One of my favorite features in the latest version of VSTO is ClickOnce Deployment. ClickOnce deployment makes securely deploying my Office add-in and document level solutions easy. VSTO deployment supports, Local , HTTP , UNC , CD / DVD and USB locations...
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    Simple VBA Interop using VB and VSTO

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    VSTO provides a simple way for you to call your managed code using VSTO. In this Channel 9 Screencast Eric walks you through a simple example using VBA to VB interop. I will be walking through more complex examples in future posts and will also be presenting...
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    Office UI: New VSTO Features Help You Customize Word and Outlook

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    Read how new features in VSTO help you easily program the Office Fluent UI like Ribbon and Outlook Form Regions. Steve Fox and I walk you through creating a Ribbon using the visual designers in VSTO. We then close the article showing how easy it is to...
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    Designer generated RibbonX xml

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    Kathleen has posted about the new VSTO Ribbon designer being one of her favorite features. The Ribbon designer in VSTO is way cool and makes creating Ribbon UI super easy. But, there may be times when you want to go beyond what the designer supports....
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    Mix07: DEV17 - Front-Ending the Web with Microsoft Office

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    Watch Rob Barker from the OBA team talk about how Microsoft Office and VSTO can bring together the richness of the Office client and the reach of the web. Watch Now. Here is the official abstract: Come learn how to make your Web service instantly recognizable...
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    Vista Tips: Copy as Path

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    As a developer one of the features that I used daily was to drag files from Windows Explorer onto a command prompt. This would paste the full path to the file into the command window and was great for command line utilities such as gacutil or caspol ...
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    OBA Podcast: What is an OBA

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    Steve Fox and I recorded a Podcast yesterday talking about Office Business Applications affectionately known as OBA . This is the first part of a two part podcast talking about VSTO and the role they play in OBA development. Thanks again to Kathleen McGrath...
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    VSTA Video: VSTA at a glance

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    Harry Miller who is a documentation writer on the VSTO and VSTA team has created a short video that looks at VSTA. This video does an excellent job at explaining at a high level (manager view) what is VSTA, what are some of the features and how it is...
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    Find VSTO Help from the Experts

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    I have created a new search site devoted to finding VSTO answers from VSTO experts. http://search.live.com/macros/pstubbs/vsto
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    XNA Refresh Released Today

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    An updated version of the XNA Game Studio Express was released today. this version adds support for Windows Vista and Font support. See a detailed list of the new and improved features here . Here are what others are saying about this release. Microsoft...
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    VSTA powers Solgenia customizations

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    Solgenia is one the of first ISV customers to integrate Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) into their GeoMap software suite. Russ Fustino will be doing a demo of Solgenia's VSTA integration at Teched 2007 in Orlando this June. Read more about...
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    VSTO General Manager speaks out

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    KD Hallman the VSTO GM discusses the history of VSTO and VSTA and where the Office development platform came from and where VSTO is taking it in the future. KD answers some tough questions from the interviewer, like what about Access. She discusses the...
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    New VSTO Webcast series: Straight from the Experts

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    The VSTO team is launching a new series of Webcasts called 'Straight from the Experts .' These Webcasts will be presented by VSTO industry experts. Below are the first 3 speakers in the series. Ken Getz will kickoff the series with the first Webcast on...
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    VSTA Video: VSTA Overview

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    By now you have seen Visual Studio Tools for Applications in Office InfoPath 2007 and have been wondering about how to integrate VSTA into your applications. Watch Eric and Naveen take you through the features and design goals of VSTA. Watch Now
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    VSTA 2005 SDK Launch Announcement

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    I am pleased to announce the release of the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications Software Development Kit (SDK) . VSTA allows Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and enterprises to add application customization to their applications. Microsoft InfoPath...
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