The new app platform from a developer perspective

On Monday, I posted on the Office Next blog about the experience from an end user perspective around apps for Office and SharePoint. Yesterday, I posted about it from the developer point of view. Tomorrow, I’ll post from the IT/administrator point of view. Ultimately there are really three customers of this new model, and it’s…

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Announcing the app building contest

Vivek announced a contest we’re kicking off for people who are building apps for Office or SharePoint. Here’s a link to the post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officeapps/archive/2012/08/07/game-on-win-big-prizes-in-the-app-contest.aspx The short of it though is that there are some awesome prizes, and we’re giving out a ton of them, so you have a high chance of winning (go to the…

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A look into the user experiences around apps for Office and SharePoint

We’re going to have a few posts this week up on the Office Next blog that drill into the new app model from three perspectives: the end user; the developer; and the administrator. This first post that goes into the end user experience is now live: http://blogs.office.com/b/office-next/archive/2012/08/06/introducing-apps-for-the-new-office-and-sharepoint-and-the-office-store.aspx

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Open XML SDK 2.5 is now available

There is new a CTP available of the Open XML SDK version 2.5: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30425 As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, Open XML is an important piece of our overall application model for Office 365 solutions. Here are a few of the things that are new in this version of the SDK: New…

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New post up on the apps for Office blog

I just posted on the apps for Office blog, giving some more background into the new model: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officeapps/archive/2012/07/23/introducing-apps-for-the-new-office-and-sharepoint.aspx

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Test Message

Test message… haven’t used the blog in awhile, so want to make sure it still works!

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Writing Large Excel Files with the Open XML SDK

In my last post, I showed you guys how to use the Open XML SDK to read and parse large Excel files. Today, I am going to show you how to write large Excel files with the Open XML SDK. Like in the case of reading, the Open XML SDK provides two approaches for writing…

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Parsing and Reading Large Excel Files with the Open XML SDK

I want to thank you guys for leaving blog post requests. Today’s post will focus on one of your requests: parsing and reading large Excel files with the Open XML SDK. The Open XML SDK provides two approaches for parsing Open XML files: 1. using the SDK DOM, 2. using the SAX-like reading/writing capabilities. The…

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Improvements Made to the Final Open XML SDK 2.0 compared to the December 2009 CTP

In a previous post, where I announced the release of the Open XML SDK 2.0, I promised to give you guys a list of improvements and breaking changes made to the SDK compared to the December 2009 CTP. We made a few tweaks to the SDK based on some of the great feedback we received…

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Zeyad Rajabi’s Open XML SDK Blog Map

This post will represent the most up-to-date blog map for topics on the Open XML SDK. Open XML SDK Basics Topic Description Open XML SDK… the Basics Learn about classes of the SDK and their first class properties. This post is a great introduction to the Open XML SDK. Traversing in the Open XML DOM…

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