The February MSDN Magazine is devoted in large part to Office development.
- John Durant write on creating Research Pane services to search IM logs.
- Alok Mehta writes on intregrating data into Excel from Web Services
- Maxim Karpov and Eric Schoonover discuss adding recycle bin functionality to SharePoint
- Ben Waldron shows how to write Office 2003 smart tags in managed code
The issue is available online here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/02/default.aspx