Announcing the Release of the December 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the 4th CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office! There were four major improvements we made to the SDK: Full support for the Office 2010 Open XML formats Office 2010 schema and semantic level validation General improvements based on a recent Open XML SDK usability study Open…

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Extending the Reach of Excel Services with the Open XML SDK

Note: Updated post to point to a YouTube video that is shorter than 10 minutes In Brian’s last blog he talked about Open XML and Office Services as a one-two punch to complete many types of solutions. I am going to start writing some posts that showcase these two technologies working together. Excel is a…

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Open XML SDK + Word Automation Services Presentation at PDC

I just got back from PDC and am excited to share with you guys the presentation, deck, and code samples I showed at my session. I also want to thank everyone who attended my session. Here is my recorded session: You can find my session deck here: http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/pdc09/ppt/PR09.pptx You can find all my code samples…

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Open XML SDK Sessions at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC)

I’m pretty excited, next week I’ll be at PDC in Los Angeles giving another presentation on the Open XML SDK. I’ll be at the conference from Nov 17-19, so if you’re at PDC do come by and say hi. Here’s the description and time of the session I’ll be presenting: Session Title Time & Date…

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Open XML and Office Services

If you didn’t see the news up on the Word team blog announcing Word Automation Services, and you have any interest in server side conversion of .docx files into .pdf or .xps, you should definitely go take a look: http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2009/10/26/introducing-word-automation-services.aspx Capturing Business Processes in Office I see a lot of different types of solutions people…

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Migrating your custom solutions to Office 14

For those folks who have custom Office solutions within their enterprise, one area that you often need to focus on during the upgrade cycle is testing out those custom solutions to make sure they’ll run in the latest version. With Office 14, we’re going to provide a great set of tools to make it even…

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Open XML SDK Demos Shown at the SharePoint Conference (SPC)

First off, I want to thank everyone who attended my two sessions at SPC on developing solutions on top of the Open XML SDK. The sessions were recorded, so as soon as they are published to the web I will send you guys some links. In the meantime, I want to share with you guys…

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Open XML SDK Sessions at the SharePoint Conference (SPC)

We’re just a couple of weeks away before the start of the SharePoint Conference (SPC) being held in Las Vegas. I want to give you guys a heads up that I will be at the conference from Oct 19-22. I’m pretty excited because I will be giving two different presentations on the Open XML SDK…

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Finding Open XML Errors with Open XML SDK Validation

In a previous post, I gave you an overview of the functionality added to the Open XML SDK 2.0 August 2009 CTP. Today, I want to deep dive into the schema and semantic level validation support within the SDK. Specifically, I am going to show you guys the Open XML SDK code needed to actually…

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Open XML SDK Code Snippets

In my previous post, I announced the release of the Open XML SDK August 2009 CTP. Today, I want to announce the release of the Open XML SDK code snippets. This package of code snippets provides over fifty reusable code samples, in both C# and VB.NET, which accomplish many common tasks involving Excel, PowerPoint, or…

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