Instant Search and Your Inner Developer

One of the great new features in Outlook 12, as anyone who has used it can vouch, is Instant Search.  Michael’s blog has a lot more details about the UI exposure of this feature and the inner workings behind it, so if you aren’t familiar with the feature, check here first.  Done?  OK, on to…

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New Outlook 12 Blogs

I’m working on a future post about using DASL syntax language in Outlook and what’s new in this area for Outlook 12.  Hopefully I can get enough time to actually get that posted this week. However, in the mean time, be sure to check out the other Outlook blogs.  Will Kennedy, Outlook General Manager, has…

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What’s new in Outlook ‘12’ Extensibility

Phew… things have been amazingly busy since I posted about PDC last month.  We’ve been pushing to get the new extensibility improvements ready for Beta 1 which is getting very close now.  I’ve been rather quiet, but I promise it was for a very good reason. Last month at PDC05 we revealed the first public…

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Almost forgot about the hands on labs

In my last post I pointed out all the great sessions Outlook developers should be checking out while at the PDC next week, but I forgot about the hands on labs!  For the Outlook developer there are at least two interesting labs, the ‘Outlook 12’ lab and a VSTO lab which will cover some aspects of Outlook…

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PDC05 & Outlook

Are you attending PDC 05 next week?  I sure hope you are because it’s going to be an awesome event.  For Outlook developers on Thursday, we’ll be introducing publicly for the first time all of the new improvements we’ve made in the Outlook object model and extensibility platform during a presentation by Randy Byrne (OFF321…

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Moving towards the TAP

As we get further along in the Office product cycle, we’re getting closer to starting the TAP (Technology Adoption Program) and actually getting the new bits into a limited number of customer hands. What’s great about this is that it means we’ll start getting the first feedback about the new programmability changes that we’ve introduced…

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Easier Managed Outlook Add-ins with VSTO 2005

This morning at TechEd Microsoft announced Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 would support creating managed add-ins for Microsoft Outlook.  Srinath Vasireddy has more details and links to the download and preliminary documentation over on his blog. This is a great announcement for Outlook because previously creating managed add-ins was a rather complicated procedure.  You…

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Updated Outlook 2003 Integration APIs Published

Hot off the digital presses, the revised edition of the Outlook 2003 Integration API reference has been published over on the Microsoft download site.  The documentation has been updated for Outlook 2003 SP1. For those of you interested in building rich solutions on top of Outlook 2003, this guide is a great reference to some…

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The obligatory hello world post

I’m taking this first post as an opportunity to introduce myself to the great world of MSDN blogs and get my feet wet.  As you might have guessed from the title of my blog, I’m Ryan Gregg, a program manager with the Microsoft Office Outlook team.  For those of you who don’t really know what…

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