Office Mobile Service Guidelines Enhanced for Office 2010

In the last month, we published a set of three articles for Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Service. Office 2010 Mobile Service (OMS) allows users to seamlessly integrate mobile capabilities of Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with their mobile devices. OMS in Office 2010 is the enhanced version of Outlook Mobile Service in the…


How to Verify if Outlook is Available on a Computer as a Click-to-Run Product

Click-to-Run is a software delivery and updating mechanism available to Microsoft Office 2010. Products delivered via Click-to-Run execute in a virtual application environment on the local operating system. This means that they have private copies of their files and settings, and that any changes they make are captured in the virtual environment. Click-To-Run is fast…


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…


New Features of Interest to Developers in Visio 2010

If you’re a Visio solution developer, you’ll find several new features in the Visio 2010 Beta to interest you and to enhance your ability to create great Visio solutions. Among these features are the following:   ·         The ribbon component of the Office Fluent user interface—“the ribbon,” for short, which gives Visio a new user…


Preparing your Existing Solutions to Run on Outlook 2010

This post is about issues you might want to be aware of if you plan to update your existing Microsoft Outlook solutions to run on Outlook 2010. This information is also available in the Outlook 2010 Developer Reference which you can download at Office 2010: Developer References. However, because currently, the content of the Developer…


Accessing Outlook Developer Help During the Office 2010 Beta Period

The help model in Microsoft Office 2010 for Office client applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word has remained the same as in Office 2007: when you click F1, you can choose to access help that is installed on your computer, or help available on the Office Web site. During the Office 2010 Beta…

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Developer Help Updates for Office 2010 Beta

In the intervening time between when we had to hand-off the Developer References to go into the Office 2010 Beta several weeks ago and now, the Office Developer Documentation team has been extremely busy adding new content about the new features. We have added hundreds of new topics to the references! This post describes to…


Open XML SDK 2.0 CTP Available

The Open XML SDK 2.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is here! You can find the documentation for it here and the SDK download here. Zeyad Rajabi, a Program Manager for the Open XML SDK, has begun a series of posts covering the Open XML SDK design goals and architecture, sprinkling in some sample code as…

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Open XML SDK 1.0 Available

Just read fantastic news from Erika Ehrli Cabral that the Open XML SDK 1.0 is now available. She writes: “The Open XML Format SDK Technology Preview simplifies the task of manipulating Open XML packages. The Open XML Application Programming Interface (API) encapsulates many common tasks that developers perform on Open XML packages, so you can…


Open XML Format SDK April CTP

Erika has a detailed post on the new release of the Open XML Format SDK, as well as the future of the SDK. The Client Dev Docs team is looking forward to creating the new components (Version 2.0, below) of the SDK over the coming year.