Office 2010 PIA BootStrapper Released (Beth Massi, Lily Ma)

Today we released the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) Bootstrapper Installer which adds the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies to the Prerequisites Dialog Box in Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2008. Then when you deploy with ClickOnce or Windows Installer, you can select this option to deploy the Microsoft Office 2010… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Office Add-in (VSTO) Performance Tips & Tricks (Beth Massi, Stephen Peters)

In this interview, I sit down with Stephen Peters, a developer on the Office client tools team in Visual Studio. Steve shows us a couple of tricks for how you can squeeze the best performance out of Office solutions built with Visual Studio (VSTO). He also shows how to finely control the way your custom… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 RTM! New Resources, Samples, Videos, + more (Beth Massi)

Whooo hooooo! It’s been ~2 years in the making but Visual Studio 2010 has been released! This is my first full product cycle since I started Microsoft and oh what a ride! I’ve been watching live interviews from the Vegas launch event all day on Channel 9. I’m really pumped about all the awesome resources… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 4 (Beth Massi)

A couple months ago Robert Green, VSTO MVP, started a series of step-by-step tutorials on building on Office 2007. Part 4 is now published. Thanks Robert! In this fourth part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution using Visual Studio 2008 that generates reports from… Read more

Taking COM Shim Wizards to 64-bit (Beth Massi)

When you build a managed Office extension of any kind, you should ensure that your extension is isolated from other extensions that might be loaded into the application. You do this by creating a custom shim. VSTO solutions do not require custom shims because the VSTO runtime includes default shim functionality. However, if you are… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 3 (Beth Massi)

A couple months ago Robert Green, VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Yesterday we published part 3 of his step-by-step tutorials. Thanks Robert! In this third part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution using Visual Studio 2008 that… Read more

Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010 (Beth Massi)

Early last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Recently I started releasing articles on my blog that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4… Read more

Migrating an Outlook Solution to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 (Norm Estabrook)

Visual Studio can help migrate your Outlook solutions from .NET Framework 3.5 to the .NET Framework 4. However, you still have to do a few things manually to make it all work.  Beth Massi converts an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET Framework 3.5 to an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET Framework 4 client… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial Series – Part 2(Beth Massi)

Last month Robert Green, VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Today we published part 2 of his step-by-step tutorials. In this second part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create a Word 2007 price quote generation solution using Visual Studio 2008. This tutorial… Read more