Presents for Outlook Developers…

New Reference Documentation  The big news is an offering for COM developers: the long-awaited Outlook 2007 Messaging API went live today. This is an update to the old Messaging API last published several years ago. Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference describes how to create Outlook 2007 items by using MAPI that is based on the Component…

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What’s New in Office for October?

Time’s been passing. Meanwhile, we have a slug (bucketful? melange) of interesting new content out there. For Office client developers, we have a couple of important updates. One is to Andrew Whitechapel’s popular article: Isolating Microsoft Office Extensions with the COM Shim Wizard Version 2.3.1.0. By customer request, we also republished a popular article that was inadvertently…

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Getting Back in the Publishing Groove

It’s great to get back into the publishing groove. Most of us over here, in “Office and SharePoint land” have been working for months to also publish Interoperability content to go along our traditional developer offering. You can access that content on MSDN Online, at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc216514.aspx. So now, we’re back to a full complement of technical…

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The Mysteries of Search Crawlers and Finding Stuff on the Intranet

As the managing editor for the Office Developer Center, I spend a lot of time trying to determine effective search optimization strategies to help our content get discovered by search crawlers or robots. My focus is generally on the big Internet search engines, but I know that this can be even more critical in an enterprise environment…

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Sofia has arrived!

I guess that it should be no great surpise that my first blog post on Erika’s behalf is to announce the birth of Sofia – certainly what will be her project with the most long-lasting influence. It’s with great pleasure that I get to announce that Erika’s baby, Sofia was born on Friday at 2:53 PM….

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My New and Most Beautiful Assignment

Blogging has been one of the things that I’ve enjoyed the most in the last couple of years. I really like the fact that it allows me to share news related to Office development with the community. For the first time in a couple years I’ll have to take a break from blogging. I am…

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My First Book: Programming Microsoft® Office Business Applications

I think it’s quite interesting how knowledge is shared nowadays. With so many blogs, online articles, how do I videos, and e-mail newsletters out there, writing/reading books seems to be just poetic. I still believe good tech books are your best friends when you are trying to get more in depth knowledge about a new…

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Announcing the Open XML Format SDK 1.0

We have great news for all Open XML developers who have waited so patiently for the fully supported release of the Open XML Format SDK 1.0. Today we published the final bits and online documentation on MSDN. You can get the SDK from the following locations: SDK download site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120908 MSDN SDK online documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb448854.aspx…

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Updated Office Developer Posters

Some other great news. We updated a couple Office developer posters. Developer Map for the 2007 Microsoft Office System This version includes new information related to: PerformancePoint Server 2007 Visual Studio 2008 Application-Level Add-Ins and Document Level Customizations Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Unified Communications products and technologies: Communicator 2007, Live…

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New: SharePoint Essentials for .NET Developers

If you are a .NET developer curious about what is SharePoint and want to get started with SharePoint development, you should check out The SharePoint Developer Introduction for .NET Developers resource set announced today at Tech Ed. This is a new set of webcasts, virtual labs, screencasts, presentations, demos, white papers, hands on labs, and…

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