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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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 for Developers: Transcript from my training session

During the launch wave we spend a lot of time “readying” various teams around the company and externally about the new capabilities for developers in Office 2010. This is a topic of great interest across our technical field in particular, due to the multitudes of solutions that are built on Office to do everything from…

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Resurfacing

There’s no doubt that Microsoft offers perhaps the best benefits package in this industry, particularly for those people with families. One of those benefits related to child birth is an extended paternity leave which goes well above and beyond what is minimally required within FMLA. After the birth of our second child, I was fortunate…

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Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Kiosk

UPDATE: The links for the downloads for SP2 are in the process of replicating across mirrors for our WW download center. The download links are expected to be live at around 11:00AM PDT.   Update: The download links for SP2 are now live. The Office development team has been pretty busy with the Service Pack 2 release…

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