Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Download and Improvements for Developers

The Office 2007 SP2 is available now for download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B444BF18-79EA-46C6-8A81-9DB49B4AB6E5&displaylang=en Here are some improvements on SP2 that matter to developers: Save as PDF and XPS: One of the coolest things you can do from Office 2007 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is “Save As” PDF or XPS. You can also programmatically Save AS ODF or XPS…

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Office Palooza: Join the contest to test & sharpen your VBA programming skills!

MSDN® is sponsoring a coding contest for Office 2007, named OfficePalooza! This sweepstakes will run two weeks beginning April 20, 2009, and features ten fun Visual Basic of Applications™ (VBA) coding challenges in the form of puzzles and games. Each entrant will earn a chance to win one of hundreds of available prizes, determined by…

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Announcing the MSDN Office Developer Bookstore

We have some great news for Office and SharePoint developers. We launched this morning a new section on the MSDN Office Developer Center where you can find Office and SharePoint books that matter to developers. We also provide free book chapters! MSDN Office Developer Bookstore Here’s the set of links where you can find our…

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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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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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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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Office + Virtual Earth Maps

Hi there! Long time, no blogging. Shame. I’ve been hiding in my cave (office) for the last month or so getting ready all the content and great news we are about to release next week at Tech Ed Developers. This time I unfortunately can’t make it to the conference, but my heart has been at…

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Office Developer Community Submitted Content

I believe that people who have an opportunity to work with the field own an incomparable wealth of knowledge. MVPs, partners, consultants, and developers learn through experience all the technical details needed to design, develop, and deploy line-of-business solutions. Some of this people are really passionate about sharing their knowledge with the community by becoming…

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