I am here at Tech ED at Boston and I am having a lot of fun talking to developers and IT professionals who want to learn more about Office 2007, Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Visual Studio Tools for Office.
We have an Office System booth area where you can find experts for different Office and SharePoint products and technologies. I am at the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System booth and we are running demos to show some of the coolest things you can do with VSTO. We are also answering questions about the Open XML File Formats (people are quite interested in that and are asking and asking).
If you are here at Tech ED visit the Office booth, I love to talk to people and listen to the approaches used to solve business needs using different Office products and technologies. Also we are providing some handouts that you might interested in such as...
- The Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2007, which includes all Office System Programs and Microsoft Office Servers Beta 2 edition.
- A very cool book (for free): 7 Development Projects for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
- Poster: Developer Map for SharePoint Products and Technologies
- Poster: Microsoft Office InfoPath Managed Object Model
- Forrester report: Developers, Get Ready: 2007 Microsoft Office System Is A Serious Application Platform.
For people who are not here I will write another blog entry tomorrow with some pictures and a list of available resources on the MSDN Office Developer Center where you can find developer information covered at most of the current Tech Ed Office sessions, chalk talks, and hands on labs.