Create a Document Template for Word or Excel that Contains an App for Office

Apps for Office within Documents and/or Templates If you have already installed some apps from the Store on into your Office 2013 clients, then you will have noticed that the app for Office only interacts with the document at the point where the user has placed the insertion point in the document, or has…


DevCamp: Build apps for Office and SharePoint; coming Worldwide in 2013!

The Microsoft DevCamps program is bringing a new training opportunity for developers worldwide that focuses on building apps for Office and SharePoint. The all new cloud app extensibility model for Office and SharePoint 2013 enables building a whole new class of productivity solutions for Office and SharePoint. And the new Store on for Office…


Inside apps for Office and SharePoint: All new series on Channel 9!

I am thrilled to announce the all new series “Inside apps for Office and SharePoint” on Channel 9. For your viewing pleasure, we have a three-part inaugural video set to kick off the series. This video set introduces you to the whole new concept of building apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 using the standard…


If you haven’t heard – Check out the new Office! And the new Office cloud app model!

Exciting times!! If you haven’t checked out the announcement about the new Office, watch the video announcement here: In the days and weeks ahead there is going to be soooooo much great stuff to talk about for developers with lot’s of excellent resources coming available. I’ll be discussing a number of these with various drill-down…


Office 365 (O365) Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Hands-on-Lab: Wiring up O365 BCS to a Windows Azure Service for Office 2010 and SharePoint Online Solutions

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Office 365 SharePoint Online (SPO) provides a significant opportunity to build out relevant productivity solutions by both power users and developers alike. Although not available at the initial release of Office 365 SPO, since November of 2011, BCS was rolled out to O365 tenancies world-wide. Now the same capability that…


SharePoint DevConnections–March 26-29, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Just wanted to give a heads-up that there’s still time to register for the SharePoint Connections Conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Don’t miss it! Lot’s of great sessions to choose from by the industry leading experts – including one of my favorites, Scot Hillier. I’ll see you there! Enjoy!


Accessing External Data Sources with InfoPath 2010: 4-part Channel 9 Video Series

Accessing external data sources using InfoPath Forms with SharePoint 2010 – whether on-premises, in sandboxed solutions or in Office 365 SharePoint online, there is tremendous interest in learning how to do this. In this 4-part video series, complete with sample code and a Hands-on Lab (HOL) for guidance, you can learn from the InfoPath experts…


Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions by Wrox!

Steve Fox was the driver behind this and it was a great opportunity to team up with him and my other colleagues Paul Stubbs and Girish Raja to write this book. Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions is primarily for IT Pros, SharePoint Developers and enthusiasts who want to better understand how to leverage the cloud…


Office 365 Developer Guidance and Resources

With the launch of Office 365, which includes Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharePoint Online, there are a number of great resources available for developers to help get you started developing on the platform. First, for Office client-related development, there is a short white paper Guidance for Office Development in Office 365 that calls out…


The Office 2010 Developer Training Course on MSDN and Training Kit Gets Updated

I have just released an update to the MSDN Office 2010 Developer Training Course and downloadable training Kit. Updates include two new training Modules around developing your own custom Outlook Social Connector Provider and connecting up Office with Azure Services. There is also new content for the Open XML 2.0 SDK, using the JavaScript Object…