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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What’s new for developers in the new Project desktop (besides task pane apps)

Project Standard 2013 and Project Professional 2013 include many new features for developers, such as new reports, task paths, cache status, and working with SharePoint tasks lists. This article shows VBA examples for new features in Project. You can use the new classes and members in the Project object model with VBA or with Visual…

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New Excel Macro Training Videos for Beginners!

Developers and power users new to programming with the Excel object model take note: there is a new series of videos that show how to create, edit, and run macros in Excel 2010: Save time by creating and running macros in Excel 2010!   This set of 4 videos ranges in length from 3 to 5 minutes each. For…

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Nice Roll-up of Recent Publications: Access, Excel, Office, OneNote, Outlook, Visio, Word

  API References and SDKs  Component API Reference for Office 2010 Outlook 2010 Developer Reference (MSDN refresh) Outlook 2010 Primary Interop Assembly Reference (MSDN refresh) OneNote Developer Reference: Application Interface      Technical Articles  Creating Subprocess Diagrams Programmatically in Visio 2010 (March refresh) Creating Subprocess Drawings Programmatically in Visio 2010        Sample Code…

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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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How to Search for a String in an Outlook Email Message and Automate a Reply that Contains the String

I’d like to demonstrate a technique that helps automating email replies – when creating a reply to a message, search for a specific string, such as a reference number or item number, from the original message; dynamically create a greeting using the search result, and then automatically insert the greeting in the reply. This technique…

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A Simple Macro to Track Your Time in the Outlook Calendar

The Scenario Do you sometimes wonder how time slipped by during the work day, and you can’t recall what projects you worked on or how much time you spent on them? I usually record how I spend my time in the Outlook calendar. For example, today, I did the following: ·         I spent one hour…

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A Few Office 2010 Object Model References Live on MSDN!

Today we published a few Office 2010 object model references on the MSDN Library: Access 2010 Developer Reference Excel 2010 Developer Reference Outlook 2010 Developer Reference Project 2010 Developer Reference Word 2010 Developer Reference These versions are currently the most up-to-date developer references for the corresponding Office 2010 client applications. Developer References for Office 2010 (APIs shared across…

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MVP Michael Bauer Contributed a Code Example for a New Outlook 2010 Property

Michael Bauer* recently contributed a code example that shows a simple but common way to use the new MailItem proeprty, Sender, in Microsoft Outlook 2010. *Michael is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with expertise in developing Outlook solutions in Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Michael maintains a professional site at VBOffice.net. The new…

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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…

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