It all started with a few bloggers a little before Beta 2. People started blogging about the Ribbon, the cool ASP.NET 2.0 platform and WSS 3.0, Excel Services, the Office Open XML File Formats and InfoPath Forms Services. Lots of great features to build solutions using Office as a platform!
Office development blogs are quite active and inviting for developers trying to learn what's new with the Microsoft Office system and diving more into specific products and technologies. When all this started, I added RSS feeds every week to Outlook until it became just a joke to have so many bloggers added to my RSS feed. There's hundreds if not thousands of people blogging about Office development and every day new blogs are born. I built a new list of Office development bloggers and a few days before launch, my list adds up to 70!
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A discussion of what's new in Access 2007
Andrew May's WebLog
Andy Simonds Blog
Arpan Shah's Blog
Bill Morein's Weblog
Brian Jones: Open XML Formats
Building Office Business Applications
Chris Castillo's WebLog
Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog
Chris's unofficial Office Live developer blog
Clint's Access blog
Coding for Office Small Business Accounting
Cum Grano Salis
Evil Doctor PorkChop
Fabulous Adventures In Coding
InfoPath Team Blog
Jan Tielens' Bloggings
Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog
Joe Friend: Microsoft Office Word
John R. Durant's WebLog
Kevin Boske - Office Development
Larry's Project Dev Blog
Microsoft Excel 2007 (nee Excel 12)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Project 2007
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog
Microsoft Small Business Applications
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Version 2003
Murray Sargent: Math in Office
Office SharePoint Document Services (ECM)
On Microsoft Publisher and more
Owen Braun: OneNote 12
Pashman's InfoPath Goldmine
Patrick Smith: Office Programmability
Patrick Tisseghem's Blog [MVP SharePoint]
Project Server 201
Rob Mauceri's FrontPage Blog
Ryan's Look at Outlook Programmability
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SGriffin's [MSFT] WebLog
SharePoint Content and Resources
SharePoint Products and Technologies - Pointing to Share the Knowledge
Tasks and Time Management in Outlook
The Microsoft Office Word Team's Blog
The wonder that is the Microsoft Office system
Third Of Five - just another voice in the Collective
Visio 12 - Eric Rockey
Westin's Technical Log
Windows Sharepoint Services etc.
Wouter van Vugt
When I started posting lists of bloggers someone suggested that I should build an OPML list of Office Development Bloggers, so I did. You can download the OPML file here:
You can use Outlook, Windows Live or other OPML readers to open this file and add your favorite RSS feeds.
MSDN blogs: pending to add!
Pranav's blog: You should check this one out, I hate me for not finding Pranav's blog before: This blog is all about Office Automation, VSTO, InfoPath and other programming stuff and the thing i believe on is "Real Stuff is Out Of The Box."
I am sure there's more blogs out there that I didn't list here. If you have an Office development blog or know of great bloggers that talk about VSTO, SharePoint, WSS or anything else related with Office, please let me know so we add them to the list. You don't need to have an MSDN or TechNet blog, you only need to be passionate about development with Office products and technologies. The list keeps growing every day.
Community blogs: pending to add!
- The Zealot Corner guys
Blog name: All About SharePoint - http://www.sharepointblogs.com/ssa
Portuguese Community of MOSS and WSS - http://mosspt.officeisp.net
Portal Integration: http://blogs.infosupport.com/porint
Adding Visio Guy: http://visguy.com/