Announcing the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2!

We are glad to announce the release of the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2!

The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new features, objects, Web services, namespaces, and schemas required to extend Microsoft Office and build custom Office Business Applications (OBAs). This application also includes links and pointers to online resources available on Office Online, MSDN, TechNet, Channel 9, Channel 10, and OBA Central.


What’s New in the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2?

  • Update to more than 200 links to MSDN portal pages, MSDN articles, MSDN reference documentation, blog posts, RSS feeds, and community resources.

  • New products and technologies such as:

    • Office Development in Visual Studio 2008

    • PerformancePoint Server 2007

    • Unified Communications

  • User interface improvements:

    • Top 2007 Office system Web sites toolbar


    • Scaling and scrolling to varying resolutions

    • Crisp graphics


We released this version at the Office Developer Conference 2008 held last week in San Jose, CA. The application was showcased in different booths and all attendees received a poster version of the Office Developer Roadmap that includes links to download the application.

Download the updated version from the MSDN Office Developer Center and blog about it!

We will also publish a video demo that shows how to use the app. Link to video coming soon.


Erika Ehrli and Rob Barker

Comments (4)

  1. There’s a small issue with the resizing behavior of the Developer Map application. Once the maximum amount of the content is visible, with the maximum amount of border around it, further horizontal resizing results in progressive loss of the bottom border, ultimately leading to content loss from the bottom up.

    Screen shots on request if you can’t reproduce it from this comment. This happens on XP SP2 with .NET 3.5, 3.0, 2.0 installed.

  2. tadd says:

    The crowd goes wild! Amazing stuff, thank you for putting this together.

  3. She’s indefatigable! Erika Ehrli keeps posting these gems. Hot on the heels of my post about Office Object