Chad Z. Hower aka "Kudzu"VSTO Excel Solution for the Wii

Chad Z. Hower, aka “Kudzu”, A Microsoft colleague has created a VSTO application that lets you analyze Wiimote motions for the Nintendo Wii: http://www.kudzuworld.com/blogs/tech/20070819.aspx Yeah, I know it’s not for the XBox, but as Steve Ballmer said yesterday in a meeting with the Oracle CEO, customers want their products and software from different vendors to…

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NET helpmsg

I am running Windows Vista (liking it more every day), and a Windows Update failed. I received this error message, and I did not know what it meant. Here’s a little trick to use that will give you the error message description. Let’s say my error was 80070652 (this was the actual error). I type…

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Milestones, SharePoint, and Atlas Falling

Whew! We’re working hard on Visual Studio Codename “Orcas”, and that has kept me extraordinarily busy. One of the things I have been working a lot on has been our cool SharePoint workflow tools in VSTO Orcas. Using these tools makes it a lot easier to start developing and debugging a workflow solution. Once you…

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SharePoint Development Article

I have been intending to mention a great article by Robert Bogue about getting started with SharePoint workflow development: Wrangling SharePoint Workflows with Visual Studio “SharePoint and Workflow may be the most powerful combination since chocolate and peanut butter, but the trick is harnessing their combined power. That isn’t as easy as it first seems,…

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Updated Deployment Papers for VSTO 2005 SE

My colleague, Darryn Lavery, just finished the update to his very popular VSTO 2005 deployment paper. This update includes information specific to our VSTO 2005 Second Edition update we released last year. Here’s the paper: Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Solutions Using Windows Installer Also, there are a couple more about…

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Office File Conversion Tool

The Office Migration Planning Manager tool is now final and up on the Microsoft download center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=13580cd7-a8bc-40ef-8281-dd2c325a5a81&DisplayLang=en This tool is pretty useful if you are an administrator sorting out a multi-phase approach to migrate users to Office 2007. It also includes the Offce File Conversion tool (OFC) that can do bulk conversions to the new…

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