Counting the number of sections in an OpenXML Document

1/4/11 – Updated a couple of images and some of the code explanation Adam Cogan asked me a question the other day that asked (among other things) "How do you know if a doc has multiple sections?" In Word, of course, you can break a document up into sections by inserting a section  break from…


Resources for Office and SharePoint Developers from my #APC2010 Session

Last week at the Australian Partner Conference, I presented a session on “New opportunities – developing with Office 2010 and SharePoint”. Due partly to the target audience and partly to time constraints, I mentioned resources rather than delving into them deeply. I promised in the session that I’d post my resources links here. Note that…

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Document Creation and Conversion with the OpenXML SDK and SharePoint 2010 Word Automation Services – Part 1

Update 2011-04-06 I Finally got around to writing Part 2 of this post. I had the pleasure this week of presenting at the Australian SharePoint Conference – much kudos to NZ SharePoint MVPs Debbie Ireland and Mark Orange, and local SharePoint MVPs/community folk James Milne, Brendan Law and Kathy Hughes and the team for putting…


Events & more Events – a retrospective

Fin asked me to write this week’s MSDN Flash editorial, so I did. In case you missed it, here it is. By the way, if you don’t subscribe to the flash, you should :). Sign up today! It’s been a real time for me with events. First the PDC in Los Angeles with over 6,000…

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VSTO/OBA Thought Leadership and Clarity from Craig Bailey

Craig’s been doing some great work around OBA and VSTO on his blog lately. As well as his recent presentation at SBTUG, he’s posted CLARITY: Office Business Applications (OBA) VSTO: VS2008 SP1 enhancements OBA: Office Business Applications resources VSTO: More on VS2008 SP1 enhancements; and VSTO: VBA and VSTO All I can say is Bravo…

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WOW! It’s the Technology of TechEd Track

Following Kleefy’s not so unexpected announcement, I’ve taken over the Technology of TechEd Track for this year’s TechEd Australia event. Here’s the spiel that I wrote for the track. Come on a journey behind the scenes at Tech•Ed. This track will take you end-to-end in the technology deployed to make the event the showcase it…

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OBA Sample Application Kits Release to Web

The VSTO team have been hard at work both with their work on .NET3.5SP1 and on other things to enhance your VSTO development experience. recently, they released a series of OBA Sample Application Kits. Christin Boyd blogged about them on the VSTO team blog, as did Erika. If you’re looking for guidance on how to…

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Open XML Links – catching up.

I’m catching up with a bunch of Open XML blogging from ages ago, so apologies if some of these are old news to you. Binary Format Documentation Released Under the OSP and Binary to OOXML Translator Project Brian Jones has blogged about the great news that we’ve made the binary office document formats freely available…

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New Visual Studio 2008 Virtual Labs

Back in June and July, I did a series of posts about the great Virtual Labs that are available for you to jump right into with no download and no configuration requirements. I posted about labs for: Business Intelligence Microsoft Search Solutions for the Enterprise Security SQL Server 2005 Upgrade VSTS2005 Soup to Nuts ASP.NET…

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