Creating Custom Task Panes Using VSTO SE – A Beginner’s Guide

In order to create Office Business Applications (OBAs), you need to understand the basics. There are a lot of blogs out there which talk about one set of features, one set of technologies, or one product. In my blog, I want to be able to cover a wide breadth of Office technologies and products so…

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Go on…Make the Microsoft Office UI look the way you want it to

As promised, I’m going to show you how to customize the Office 2007 Ribbon. If any of you attended the TechEd EMEA conference, you may have seen me do a demo where I customized the ribbon using Visual Studio 2005 but now I’m going to show you how to do it using Visual Studio 2005…

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Developing Compliance Solutions on Office 2007

I know that I mentioned that I’ll start stepping you through customizing the ribbon today but I am just too excited! I released my whitepaper on Compliance Features for the 2007 Microsoft Office System today and I can’t seem to talk about anything else. This is a great paper and I’m just so excited to get…

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OBAs and Pizza

I’m back from TechEd EMEA in Barcelona and I was really glad to see all the excitement out there around Office 2007. The one thing that did surprise me was all the confusion surrounding Office Business Applications. I agree, the name is a tad cryptic, but even after explaining that “OBAs” are enterprise business solutions…

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That was then, this is NOW

If you haven’t looked into the latest version of Office, then you’ll be quite surprised. It’s a rock solid platform based on common technologies, it has tools for all skill levels and integrates across Office 2007’s more than 30 clients, servers and services. The Truth: Development on previous versions of Office was pretty darn awful…I’m not going to…

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