Considerations for common performance issues with Office Add-ins and Macros in Office 2013

The intent of this blog post is to address frequent questions that we see comparing performance difference between Office 2010 and 2013, especially by developers who use Office as a development platform via macros using VBA, add-ins, COM add-ins and interop using C++ / a .Net languages such as C#, VB.Net. Before we compare the performance…


After installing MS15-022 update you may not be able to run HTML script under Office context

Symptom After installing MS15-022 update you may not be able to run HTML script under Office context Cause This security update opts Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint into local computer lockdown, a feature control for Internet Explorer, to prevent scripts in Office documents from running with elevated user rights. Here are documentations which explains this…


Using MSBUILD through command line or from TFS Server to compile VSTO projects may fail with error ‘The "SignFile" task could not be initialized with its input parameters’

Symptom You may get the following errors if you try to compile VSTO Projects through MSBUILD through command line or from TFS Server Post Visual Studio Update 3 C:\Program Files(x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\OfficeTools\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.targets (268): The “TargetFrameworkVersion” parameter is not supported by the “SignFile” task. Verify the parameter exists on the task, and it is a settable public instance…

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