When should I choose to create a mail app versus an add-in for Outlook?

Some of you may or may not be aware that alongside with the legacy COM-based Office client object models, Office 2013 supports a new apps for Office developer platform. This blog post is intended to help new and existing Office developers understand the main differences between the COM-based object models and the apps for Office…

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Customizing the Outlook experience of attaching files from a SharePoint document library

Do you use SharePoint and Outlook? I recently acquired an article and sample code from one of our Microsoft consultants, Ben Roscorla, to show how to create an Outlook add-in to support a functionally rich and yet visually consistent experience to attach SharePoint documents to an email message. The following is a summary of the…


Running Sample Outlook Add-in’s

A few customers have asked about how to run the time-reporting add-in that was published on MSDN as Creating a Simple Time-Reporting Tool Based on the Outlook 2010 Calendar, and discussed in the blog post Time-Reporting Tool now Available as an Outlook Add-in! In general, because the main reason for us to provide code samples is to demonstrate…


Time-Reporting Tool now Available as an Outlook Add-in!

The time reporting macro that I blogged about a few months ago has been implemented as a C# Outlook 2010 add-in. The add-in’s Visual Studio project is now available for download as part of the Visual How To Creating a Simple Time-Reporting Tool Based on the Outlook 2010 Calendar. This add-in has significant improvements in the…


Automating Highlighting of Search Results in an Outlook Message

Do you know about the new Outlook add-in that automates highlighting of your search string in an email message? The Visual How To, Automating Search Highlighting in Outlook 2010, provides a real add-in that you can build in Visual Studio and run with Outlook 2010, and that improves your experience searching for email content. Read…