There are many resources to learn about Visual Studio Tools for Office, and they are scattered through blogdom and even the MSDN Library. In my one year on this team, I’ve collected various helpful links that I share here.
The Visual Studio Tools for the Office System (3.0) whitepapers written by subjet matter expert like MVPs in the Microsoft Office Development section of the MSDN Library. These complement the Visual Studio Tools for Office documentation.
Several VSTO team members share their expertise on their own blogs. Misha discusses how to use an unofficial feature of Microsoft Office to deploy to alll users in Deploying your VSTO Add-In to All Users (Part I) and Deploying your VSTO Add-In to All Users (Part II). Andrew explains Why is VS development is not supported with multiple versions of Office? TQ details Why there is a separate VSTO runtime apart from the .NET Framework and Microsoft Office. Kris compares the VS2005 and VS2008 VSTO security models in The passphrase is “Install already”: A new look at VSTO Security.
– Mary Lee, programming writer.