Trip Report: DevReach Bulgaria & SDC Netherlands

I’ve been travelling for the last couple weeks around Europe to speak at a couple conferences and now that my sessions are all over I thought I’d post some stories and pictures of how things went. I have to say I really enjoyed my trip and it’s great to see familiar faces on attendees and… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3

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 using Visual Studio 2008 that… Read more

Creating a SharePoint Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010

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. Lately I’ve been writing articles that show how to upgrade it to Office & SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. If you missed them: Migrating an Outlook… Read more

Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010

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 that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010… Read more

Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010

Lately I’ve been converting an Office business application we built last year with Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio and Office 2010. Last couple posts we tackled converting the Outlook client piece. In this post I want to focus on the server side and show how we can convert the SharePoint 2007 workflow we built… Read more

Speaking at East Bay.NET Tomorrow Night on VSTO & SharePoint 2010

Wow, welcome back from the holidays! I hope yours were as fun and relaxing as mine were. It’s always a wonderful time of year to stay with friends and family and concentrate on what’s really important in life. Well it’s time to get back at it and I am refreshed and ready to go! I’m… Read more

Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010

Last post I showed how to migrate our Northwind Outlook client to .NET 4 and Office 2010. This Outlook Add-in displays order history information in an adjoining form region so sales associates can see that data immediately when communicating with customers. When we originally built this with Visual Studio 2008, we used a WPF user… Read more

Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

Early this 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. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 – Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 – Building an Outlook Client… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 2

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. Thanks Robert! 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 Visual Studio 2008…. Read more

SDC 2009 Recap & Surprise

SDC09 has been a blast. I just finished my last session on Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio 2010 and I think it went well. We created an OBA for good old Northwind Traders. I migrated the 2008 code which is here on code gallery into VS 2010 and showed the new features of… Read more