Top Office 2007 & SharePoint Articles, Downloads, Visual How-tos, and Portal Pages


I've spent the last few days pulling 2008 metrics for Office & SharePoint developer content. It's quite interesting to see what flavor of chocolates devs pick at the candy store.












The Office System is an umbrella of products and technologies. Popular picks from the Office dev community include SharePoint, Open XML, WSS, the Fluent UI, Excel, Access, and Word technical documentation.


Here's to the very best of Office & SharePoint developer content and kudos to all the authors who contribute to our publishing queue! Now the list of the very best candies…


Top Office & SharePoint MSDN Articles



  1. Introducing the Office (2007) Open XML File Formats

  2. Word 2007 HTML and CSS Rendering Capabilities in Outlook 2007 (Part 1 of 2)

  3. Improving Performance in Excel 2007

  4. Customizing the 2007 Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers (Part 1 of 3)

  5. Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007

  6. Deploying Access 2007 Runtime-Based Solutions

  7. Introduction to SharePoint Products and Technologies for the Professional .NET Developer

  8. Forms Authentication in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Part 1): Introduction

  9. Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System SE Solutions Using Windows Installer (Part 1 of 2)

  10. Word 2007 HTML and CSS Rendering Capabilities in Outlook 2007 (Part 2 of 2)

Top Office & SharePoint Downloads



  1. Access 2007 Runtime

  2. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SDK

  3. Windows SharePoint Services SDK

  4. Access 2007 Developer Extensions

  5. Open XML SDK 1.0

  6. Updates for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help

  7. Updates for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help

  8. Visio 2007 SDK

  9. Developer Map for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

  10. Updates for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Developer Help

Top Office & SharePoint VHTs – Code samples + articles + videos



  1. Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007

  2. Creating an Application Page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  3. Saving Word 2007 Documents to PDF and XPS Formats

  4. Office Open XML Formats: Retrieving Excel 2007 Cell Values

  5. Customizing SharePoint List Views with SharePoint Designer 2007

  6. Adding User Information from Active Directory Domain Services to InfoPath 2007 Forms

  7. Adding Programs to Access 2007 Deployment Packages

  8. Deploying ASP.NET Web Applications in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 _layouts Folder

  9. Displaying Custom Fields in Content Query Web Parts in Office SharePoint Server 2007

  10. Building Word 2007 Document Templates Using Content Controls

Top MOSS & WSS VHTs – Code samples + articles + videos



  1. Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007

  2. Creating an Application Page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  3. Deploying ASP.NET Web Applications in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 _layouts Folder

  4. Displaying Custom Fields in Content Query Web Parts in Office SharePoint Server 2007

  5. Creating Business Data Catalog Entities in SharePoint Server 2007

  6. Designing InfoPath Forms for Workflows in SharePoint Server 2007

  7. Creating a Custom Search Page and Tabs in the Search Center of SharePoint Server

  8. Displaying Data by Using the SPGridView Control in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  9. Creating and Exposing Search Scopes in SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Search

  10. Building Custom Field Types in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Top Office & SharePoint Dev Center Pages



  1. Office Developer Center

  2. Windows SharePoint Services Developer Center

  3. Downloads for Office Developers

  4. Access Developer Portal

  5. SharePoint Server

  6. Office Development with Visual Studio

  7. Office SDK Documentation and Developer References

  8. Excel Developer Portal

  9. Learn Office

  10. Office Business Applications

Top Office & SharePoint Dev Center Portals



  1. Downloads

  2. Access

  3. SharePoint Server

  4. Office Development with Visual Studio

  5. Windows SharePoint Services

  6. How Do I

  7. Excel

  8. SDKs

  9. FrontPage

  10. InfoPath

The best news ever!


I'll end my Office candies blog post with a great dessert. Have you seen Soma's latest blog post? Office client developer enhancements with VS 2010.


As an Office dev I have to say that the three key improvements that Soma announced will definitely make Office.NET development even easier.



  1. PIA-less Interoperability

  2. Publish to SharePoint

  3. Customize the Deployment Package

Hopefully we'll have some dev content in the future that shows how to get the best out of these features.




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