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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 PIA BootStrapper Released (Beth Massi, Lily Ma)

    Today we released the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) Bootstrapper Installer which adds the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies to the Prerequisites Dialog Box in Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2008. Then when you deploy with ClickOnce or Windows Installer, you...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Office Add-in (VSTO) Performance Tips & Tricks (Beth Massi, Stephen Peters)

    In this interview, I sit down with Stephen Peters , a developer on the Office client tools team in Visual Studio. Steve shows us a couple of tricks for how you can squeeze the best performance out of Office solutions built with Visual Studio (VSTO). He also shows how to finely control the way your custom...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 RTM! New Resources, Samples, Videos, + more (Beth Massi)

    Whooo hooooo! It’s been ~2 years in the making but Visual Studio 2010 has been released ! This is my first full product cycle since I started Microsoft and oh what a ride! I’ve been watching live interviews from the Vegas launch event all day on Channel 9 . I’m really pumped about all the awesome resources...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 4 (Beth Massi)

    A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of step-by-step tutorials on building on Office 2007. Part 4 is now published. Thanks Robert! In this fourth part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution using Visual Studio 2008...
  • Blog Post: Taking COM Shim Wizards to 64-bit (Beth Massi)

    When you build a managed Office extension of any kind, you should ensure that your extension is isolated from other extensions that might be loaded into the application. You do this by creating a custom shim. VSTO solutions do not require custom shims because the VSTO runtime includes default shim functionality...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3 (Beth Massi)

    A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Yesterday we published part 3 of his step-by-step tutorials. Thanks Robert! In this third part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution...
  • Blog Post: Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010 (Beth Massi)

    Early last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Recently I started releasing articles on my blog that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating...
  • Blog Post: Migrating an Outlook Solution to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 (Norm Estabrook)

    Visual Studio can help migrate your Outlook solutions from .NET Framework 3.5 to the .NET Framework 4. However, you still have to do a few things manually to make it all work.  Beth Massi converts an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET Framework 3.5 to an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial Series – Part 2(Beth Massi)

    Last month Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Today we published part 2 of his step-by-step tutorials. In this second part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create a Word 2007 price quote generation solution using...
  • Blog Post: New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center (Beth Massi)

    Last week we revamped the Learn pages on the VSTO Developer Center with more content that allows you to pivot on more fine-grained topics and tasks under each type of Office solution. We’ve changed the layout of these pages so that you can browse for a type of solution (right now we have Excel , Word...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Beta & SharePoint 2010 Beta Now Available to the Public (Beth Massi)

    Monday Office and SharePoint 2010 Beta were released to MSDN/TechNet subscribers. Today it was announced at PDC that these are available to the rest of the public! Come and get it… Office 2010 Beta SharePoint 2010 Beta These Betas are compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 which was released to the...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Application Compatibility Program (Beth Massi)

    If you missed it, Office announced a compatibility program to help IT and developers who have built add-ins make a seamless upgrade to Office 2010.  We want you to have a successful and seamless migration to Office 2010 for your VSTO solutions. The program provides tools for environment assessment...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial Series Started (Beth Massi)

    Robert Green , VSTO MVP, has started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007! Thanks Robert!  In this first of a series of tutorials on building applications on Office you’ll learn how to create an Outlook 2007 customer appointment management solution using Visual Studio 2008. This step...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: John Durant on Developing Managed Applications for Office 2010 in Visual Studio 2010 (Beth Massi)

    Robert Hess posted an interview yesterday on Channel 9 with John Durant on Developing Managed Applications for Office 2010 in Visual Studio 2010 . When you have 20 minutes you should check it out. John provides some highlights as to what he’ll be showing in his PDC sessions , and some of the new features...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Presentation Foundation and Line-of-Business Data in Microsoft Office Clients (Beth Massi)

    I mentioned on my blog yesterday that SDN Magazine made an article I wrote back in May available online -- and since it’s all about using WPF & data in a VSTO solution I thought I’d post the link up here too :-) Using Windows Presentation Foundation and Line-of-Business Data in Microsoft Office Clients...
  • Blog Post: Quick Videos of Visual Studio 2010 Features (Beth Massi, Mary Lee)

    If you’ve missed them, Kathleen has been interviewing writers on various documentation teams on some of the new features going into Visual Studio 2010. Our own Mary Lee now has a couple video interviews posted on new VSTO features that you should check out: Video: Deploying Multiple Office Solutions...
  • Blog Post: Community Article: Automate Common Office Tasks (Beth Massi)

    If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve got a new article from Robert Green (MVP) up on the VSTO Dev Center . In this article, learn how you can use Visual Studio to build application-level add-ins that automate common Microsoft Office tasks. It’s a good introduction to Office development with Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: VSTO Bug Tracker (Eric Carter, Beth Massi)

    Eric Carter released a sample and series of articles based on his TechEd demo last week that shows you how to bring bug data from TFS into Excel and Word using VSTO so it can be further analyzed. If you you went to TechEd but missed the session you can watch it here if you’ve registered: Advanced Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Resigning ClickOnce Application and Deployment Manifests with MAGE (Beth Massi, Saurabh Bhatia)

    I just posted another interview on Channel 9 . I sit down again with Saurabh Bhatia, a Program Manager on the Office Client team, who is responsible for the ClickOnce publishing functionality in Visual Studio. We chat about trust issues and certificates and he sets me straight on how ClickOnce deployment...
  • Blog Post: Showcasing the VSTO Power Tools… (Mary Lee)

    The latest .NET Rocks! TV video includes an interview with Beth Massi where she shows how to use the VSTO Power Tools! Also, she introduces some other minor features that you may have heard of: Open XML SDK and LINQ. Check out Beth’s summary of the video and her demo at her blog: dnrTV: Showing off...
  • Blog Post: Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio

    This week Microsoft is hosting an internal even called Tech Ready 8 in Seattle. Microsoft technical field reps and product teams come together to talk about all of the great products we're building. I presented a session on Building Office Development Applications with Visual Studio along with a couple...
  • Blog Post: New "How Do I" Video on Creating Smart Tags in Word (Beth Massi)

    Our very own Mary Lee has got a new video up on the Dev Center on programming smart tags in with custom recognizers in Word using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 . This is a video version of the How To topic in the MSDN library . Watch or download the video here. Thanks Mary! Enjoy, - Beth...
  • Blog Post: Office Programmability in Visual Basic and C# in VS 2010 (Beth Massi)

    The Visual Basic team posted a walkthrough today on some of the new language features in Visual Basic and C# to help with Office programmability in Visual Studio 2010. Specific features include adding optional parameters to C# 4.0 (VB already has this) and removing the dependency on the Primary Interop...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center Just Launched! (Beth Massi)

    Everything you need to know about building Office solutions in Visual Studio is on the new Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center ! (update your bookmarks: http://msdn.com/vsto ) - Right on the home page meet MVPs and members of the product team who share tips, tricks, presentations,...
  • Blog Post: New How Do I Video on VSTO Power Tools (Beth Massi)

    They just released a new video on the VSTO Portal and Office Dev Center that I thought I would particularly call out because it works with one of the VSTO Power Tools that the team released in February. In this video Ty Anderson shows how to find an ImageID for Office Ribbon icons using the RibbonID...
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