Problems installing the Office 2010 PIA’s using the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies Bootstrapper Package

Have you tried using the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies Bootstrapper Package? Did you not run into any issues? Were you able to install the PIA’s with the default package? I was not so lucky! One of my customer had created an add-in for Outlook 2010 and had included the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary…

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Are you developing Solutions for Office 2010 solutions with Visual Studio 2010 and Targeting .NET 4.0?

Deployment of VSTO add-ins have always been tricky. In Office 2007 we could deploy a VSTO Add-in for All users(after the hotfix) but if the assembly is not signed with a Trusted Publisher’s Certificate, each user sees the Microsoft Office Customization Installer dialog box (also know as the trust prompt) asking them if they want…

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Office 2007 now supports loading VSTO add-in’s from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Tired of making tweaks to the install package(.msi) to support “All Users” deployment in Office 2007? The GOOD news is that Microsoft has released a hotfix that enables Office 2007 to load VSTO Add-in’s from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE also. Below is the KB article that has all the details A 2007 Office system application does not load…

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HOW TO: Get details about a Exchange User in Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2003

I recently came across an issue where I needed to get the details about Exchange User from within an Outlook Add-in. Below is a screen shot of the details I am referring to.   In Outlook 2007 its very simple, just use the ExchangeUser Object and you will get the details. More details can be…

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HOW TO: Alter the "SetSecurity" project to grant full trust to the add-in installation folder instead of the add-in assembly

Its better late than never, I have been wanting to write this post for a long time now and looks like the time has finally come! This is about adapting the "SetSecurity" project to grant Full Trust to the add-in installation folder instead of just the add-in assembly. What is "SetSecurity"? This is a sample…

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Must read articles for VSTO 3.0 deployment for 2007 Microsoft Office System using Windows Installer

The following articles are a must read if you are deploying VSTO 3.0 solutions for 2007 Microsoft Office System using Windows Installer. Choosing Between ClickOnce and Windows Installer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973805.aspx Deploying a Visual Studio Tools for the Office System 3.0 Solution for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Using Windows Installer (Part 1 of 2) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc563937.aspx Deploying…

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