Microsoft Office 2010 Developer Training Kit Available for Download

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is a broadly extensible platform for building information worker productivity solutions and developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 makes this easy. The Office 2010 Developer Training Kit content is designed to help you get started developing solutions, from add-ins to full featured Office Business Applications (OBAs), using Visual…

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PDC Announcement: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is Available For Download

Today at PDC the general availability of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta was announced. You can download the beta from http://www.microsoft.com/2010 to get up and running. Be sure to read the Office 2010 Engineering blog announcing this for more details. For Office developers, you have a newly revamped Office Developer Center on MSDN that is your…

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Announcing the Microsoft Office 2010 (Beta) Workshop: A Developer Training Course On Channel 9

The Office 2010 Workshop is an all new developer training course to debut on Channel 9 today. The release of this course consists of 29, 5-18 minute video segments, with presentations and demos on Office 2010 Beta development. That’s around 4.5 hours of content! But it’s available at your convenience to work through at your…

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PDC Developer Sessions for Office and SharePoint 2010

Last week’s SharePoint Conference (SPC) was an amazing unveiling of all the investments that the product groups have made in Office and SharePoint 2010. These products, with their Beta version coming out soon, provide a powerful platform for developing business solutions. And as John Durant states, “At SPC, we placed a special "real user value"…

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A Taste of Microsoft Access 2010 and Access Services

For all those that have loved Microsoft Access over the years (and for those that have yet to discover it) one of the announcements today at the SharePoint 2010 Conference was about Access 2010 and Access Services on SharePoint. Think of it, Access databases being able to be published to the Web! New opportunities for…

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PDC09 is Fast Approaching…

will kick off on November 17th so now is the time to get registered. The $300 discount is still available until October 30th! This is going to be a great conference with tons of sessions to learn about the future of Microsoft’s developer platform, hands on labs to get a first look at these emerging…

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Microsoft Office 2010 Blog Resources

Before I get to the numerous blog resources for Microsoft Office 2010 I want to mention that there are still some general registration openings for the SharePoint Conference. So if you’d like to go be sure and get signed up! For a great background on the history of SharePoint be sure to read Jeff Teper’s…

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“donovanf’s Identity and Access Blog” becomes “From donovanf’s Office”

As part of my transition to a new role, I’m changing the name of my blog to a more generic title, “From donovanf’s Office.” I thought this appropriate because although this is a personal blog, I use it to only talk about the technologies that are related to what I do “at the office,” as…

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Transitioning to a new Evangelism Focus

Well it’s been a really good run for these past several years having the opportunity to evangelize the Identity and Access technologies on the Microsoft platform. And it has been my sincere pleasure to not only work with my Microsoft Identity colleagues, but with so many customers and partners around AD, AD LDS, AD FS…

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Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Highlighted on “The Id Element”

For those that are struggling with getting a handle on Identity Management in their enterprise, Alex Weinert, Principal Group Program Manager, Identity Management, provided me with an “Id Element” interview on the subject that may be of great help to you. Alex first provides a background on evolution of the synchronization products on the Microsoft…

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