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…


Resolving performance issues with loading Office add-ins (VSTO add-ins or Shared add-ins)

Many Office developers report performance issues with loading Office add-ins (VSTO add-ins or Shared add-ins) but most of the time delay is due to external factors. This blog post tries to list possible reasons for delay in add-in load.  1).Net Cold Start  – There could be some delay due to time taken to load the assemblies/dependencies…

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