Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch: A Summary of Technical Content that Matters to Developers

Oh my! The day is finally here! We have been working for months on producing and releasing technical content that matters to developers. So many steps and multiple people at Microsoft and the developer community have contributed heavily to the Office and SharePoint 2010 launch. Today is the happy day when we get to take it all live.

Many of you enjoyed the content we released during Beta, so we updated most of it and created more for Launch.

I realize each one of this projects deserves a blog entry, but since you all can’t wait to know about the recently released content, here goes my summary of technical content for developers that we just published on MSDN. This should matter to everyone interested in taking a deep dive into developing solutions with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Office 2010

Updated MSDN Office Developer Center

 MSDN Office Developer Center

Find quick links to developer content for Office 2010 and 2007 Microsoft Office system products and technologies.

We updated our top pages and added links to a lot of Office 2010 content that we just published. Don’t miss product specific content from the following pages:

  • Access Developer Center

  • Excel Developer Center

  • InfoPath Developer Center

  • Office Fluent User Interface Developer Center

  • Open XML Developer Center

  • Outlook Developer Center

  • Project Developer Center

  • Visio Developer Center

  • Word Developer Center

  • Updated Office 2010 Developer Center

    Office 2010 Developer Center

    This page points you to Office 2010 innovations that matter to developers and features Office 2010 and recently published content.

    Get Started Developing with Office 2010

    Developing with Office 2010 

    Find application compatibility tools, how-to videos, articles, references, and more in this getting started training.

    Office 2010 is a broadly extensible platform for building information worker productivity solutions and developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 makes this easy. This seven modules initiatives show you how to get started developing with Office 2010 and present multiple videos including new Office 2010 Visual How-tos!

    Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010

     Develop Solutions for Microsoft Office 2010

    Visual Studio 2010 includes new project templates for creating solutions that target both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office 2010. Beth Massi and I worked on a series of Video How-tos for Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.

    What’s New in Office 2010?

     Office 2010 Product Guides

    Download the product guides for your favorite Microsoft Office programs. The guides were created by our Office MVPs. Each guide provides an at-a-glance overview, a closer look at many new and improved features, and instructions to help you find the features you want quickly and easily:

    Thanks Stephanie Krieger!

    SharePoint 2010

    Improved MSDN SharePoint Developer Center

    MSDN SharePoint Developer Center

    Find quick links to developer content for SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

    We used to publish all the WSS 3.0 on this site. The SharePoint documentation teams worked on revamping the MSDN SharePoint Developer Center and turned it into the new home for SharePoint 2010 content as well. Here’s a few pages you should not miss:

    1. Products

    2. Learn


    4. Resource Centers

    5. My personal favorite: Developer Top 10 Resource Center. Thank you Randall!

    Getting Started with SharePoint 2010

    Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010

    Are you an ASP.NET developer who is ready to learn more about SharePoint 2010? Visit the Getting Started page to view screencasts and hands-on labs about working with SharePoint 2010 developer features that are familiar to ASP.NET developers, such as web parts and workflow.

    Use these 10 modules to get started with development for SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. We updated all the videos, hands-on labs, and added virtual labs and developer quick notes for some modules in this training. We also updated the Silverlight training control that displays all this content and enabled comments and social media sharing on our pages.

    SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training

    SharePoint Advanced Developer Training
    SharePoint Advanced Developer Training

    If you are looking for black-belt content, this is it! For developers, SharePoint 2010 provides a business collaboration platform to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs. SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training offers technical training as self-paced modules and hosted labs for SharePoint 2007 professionals who want to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2010. You can find a similar training for ITPros here: SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Pro Training

     SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2010

    Visual Studio 2010 includes new project templates for creating solutions that target SharePoint 2010 Solutions. Download a Visual Studio 2010 trial. Learn about SharePoint project creation, debugging, and solution deployment.

    Beth Massi and I worked on a series of Video How-tos for SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.

    Finally, don’t miss the Launch Events!

    Office 2010 Launch Events

    Watch the keynote, join the virtual launch conversation, and participate in on-demand sessions for the global launch on May 12, starting at 11 a.m. EDT.

    Comments (3)
    1. XL-Dennis says:


      Many thanks for taking Your time to compile this list of online resources.

      For me it’s highly appreciated as it cut down the time to locate the resources.



    2. Todd says:

      Hi all, just wanted to let everyone know that you can watch the virtual Sharepoint and Office launch keynote speech on-demand at Additionally,I would be more then happy to answer any questions you might have about the new editions.



      SharePoint Virtual Launch Outreach Team!/Office?v=wall&ref=ts

    3. Allyis says:

      Great article! I think these articles are great supplements to this post: <a href="">Top 6 Features for SharePoint 2010 Power Users</a> and <a href="">Using SharePoint Content Types to Manage Information Consistently</a>

      They cover SharePoints effectiveness when using the "content types" feature to manage information consistently and a few of the features we found to be the most useful.

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