Office Application Scenarios

Many developers identify and document developer scenarios while designing software before writing functional specifications.  Sometimes this process consists of the construction of ‘story boards’ that show how the user moves from point A to point B to accomplish a specific task.  Sometimes you may do formal use-case analysis.  You may even mock up a scenario…

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Overview of Office 2010 Application Development

You can use a variety of approaches to extend Microsoft Office 2010.  There are multiple ways to extend each of the Microsoft Office applications’ user interfaces and programmatically work with the underlying documents, spreadsheets, or presentations. The best way to accomplish your desired objective is not always obvious.  This article provides a high-level overview of…

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Office/SharePoint Building Blocks and Developer Stories

For the last few months, it has been my assigned job to think and write about Office and SharePoint development from a very high level.  I haven’t written any code (sadly).  Instead, I’ve been simply involved in a survey, first, of SharePoint 2010, followed by the Office 2010 client applications.  The first result of my…

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Easy SharePoint 2010 Setup for Developers on Windows 7

Chris Johnson and Paul Stubbs have released some PowerShell scripts that make it easy to setup SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 developer workstation.  These scripts will install and configure the prerequisites to get up and running with SharePoint development.  All of the source is provided, so you can customize it.  Out of the box…

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