Office Round-up

Tossing up a few useful links and a few random comments to go along with it. BPOS Customers can now view service status through a new dashboard. An RSS feed is also available. Mac Office will Arrive on October 26th. Office 2011 is a fine product. We changed some of the licensing terms for Business…

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Open XML SDK 2.0 Released

On February 21, 2008, I posted on Microsoft Interoperability Principles, which are designed to make our products more open and more available to the broader software community. Since that day, Microsoft has made several strides in this area, too many to recount here and now, but largely explained by the Interoperability@Microsoft team. Today we are…

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Office Developer Atlas

If you are new to Office development, or are if you are looking to learn more about what’s new in Office 2010 for Developers, we have a new tool available for you. Today we are publishing the Office Developer Atlas, a tool for self-training on Office 2010 development. This is a great resource for you…

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2010 New Year's Resolutions & Beer Selection, Simplified + 2009 blog in review

On December 15, 1999, I was sitting in my home in England (near Reading), having just wrapped up a trip to Salzburg to fix a huge problem related to classified pagination. This work was sandwiched between several Y2k conversions (in reality it was more like “2004-proofing” due to the size of the field containing the…

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Office 2010 Questions Answered for new Office developers

Continuing on the theme of Q & A for Office 2010, I thought I’d add a few questions, answers and pointers to get you oriented to some key topics relevant to 2010. We get a lot of interest from folks who are just starting to code on Office, I thought it worthwhile to run down…

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Office 2010 System Requirements

Customers have many questions about Office 2010, so may decisions related to Office deployment depend on their answers. I am creating a post to address the ones that come up most frequently on the technical side for Office 2010. I will keep adding FAQ’ type posts with links in hopes that I can help search…

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Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Update: URL’s in the post were not functioning properly, and have now been fixed.  Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010…

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Outlook 2010 for Developers: New Shutdown Changes for Outlook 2010

If you are developing add-ins or customizations for Outlook, these changes in 2010 are worth noting. I’m pulling an article out of the MSDN Office Development Library to alert you to an important change to the way Outlook shuts down. The article contains several alternative strategies for successfully managing Outlook shutdown with your add-ins. There…

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Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 PDC Keynote in Depth

  Kurt starts today’s discussion with a quick conversation on the Business Productivity Infrastructure. If you know the Office and SharePoint environment well, this is probably something you’ve seen us discuss before. It was at PDC08 when we announced that we will be releasing Office Web Applications that provide a high-fidelity & consistent experience for…

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