New Developer Roadmaps for Outlook, Visio, and Excel

Are you interested in learning to develop solutions for Outlook? The Outlook Developer Roadmap puts the the building blocks in clearer perspective. The Outlook Developer Roadmap is the latest in a series of Office developer roadmaps to help developers learn about available APIs and technologies supported by an Office application. Use the Outlook Developer Roadmap to…

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How Do I Extend Outlook to Do…

Frequently we come across the question “How do I extend Outlook to do <a task>”. Depending on how extensive the task is, you might look for your answer in one or more of the following ways: Use a search engine to see if someone has posted a solution to a similar question on the Internet….

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A Real Outlook Social Connector Provider that Uses the OSC Provider Proxy Library

I last blogged about using the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) provider extensibility to create an OSC provider. You can explicitly implement the provider extensibility interfaces of OSC 1.1. Alternatively, you can use the OSC Provider Proxy Library that Patrick Creehan created and then updated for OSC 1.1.   The OSC Provider Proxy Library simplifies the implementation…

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Outlook Social Connector 1.1 – What’s in it for Me?

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) 1.1 yesterday, together with a new Facebook provider and Windows Live Messenger provider, joining LinkedIn and MySpace in the family of OSC providers. You can go to our social network providers page to view and download any of these providers. The OSC is a Microsoft Outlook add-in…

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MySpace for Outlook is Now Available

Following up on my blog for the February update of the Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Beta, MySpace released the beta version of their provider for the OSC, MySpace for Outlook, yesterday. MySpace for Outlook lets you view friends’ profiles, activities, and status updates, and synchronize MySpace contacts to Outlook contacts. If you are interested in trying MySpace for Outlook, you are…

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Keep Your Customers Active on Your Social Network While They're in Outlook!

Today, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Beta (February Update). The Outlook Social Connector is a Microsoft Outlook add-in that connects to social and business networks, including Microsoft SharePoint or other popular third-party sites, so users can stay in touch with the people in their networks without leaving Outlook. The Outlook Social Connector…

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