Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center Just Launched! (Beth Massi)

Everything you need to know about building Office solutions in Visual Studio is on the new Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center! (update your bookmarks: – Right on the home page meet MVPs and members of the product team who share tips, tricks, presentations, and trip reports about meeting developers like you. –… Read more

How to Include .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 with Your Installer (Mary Lee)

Recently in the Visual Studio Tools for Office forum, a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 developer asked how to include the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 in the same directory as the application.  For example, you can select Download prerequisites from the same location as my application in the Prerequisites Dialog Box if your application… Read more

DevConnections Conference: VSTO Session Demos (Christin Boyd)

Hi Folks!  If you’re not one of the 4,000 professionals attending DevConnections in Las Vegas, then never fear!  You can see my demos and learn about my session “Office Development with Visual Studio 2008” from this blog entry!  VS 2008 lets you target Office 2003 or Office 2007.  We recommend that you only install one… Read more

PDC Sessions Online (Beth Massi)

Even if you missed PDC, you can still watch the sessions and comment on the content on Here’s a few of the great sessions that were presented that I recommend watching: Office Business Applications: Enhanced Deployment Under the Hood: Advances in the .NET Type System Open XML Format SDK: Developing Open XML Solutions Enjoy,–Beth… Read more