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

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

Office Development with Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial Series Started (Beth Massi)

Robert Green, VSTO MVP, has started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007! Thanks Robert!  In this first of a series of tutorials on building applications on Office you’ll learn how to create an Outlook 2007 customer appointment management solution using Visual Studio 2008. This step-by-step tutorial also includes full source code in… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: John Durant on Developing Managed Applications for Office 2010 in Visual Studio 2010 (Beth Massi)

Robert Hess posted an interview yesterday on Channel 9 with John Durant on Developing Managed Applications for Office 2010 in Visual Studio 2010. When you have 20 minutes you should check it out. John provides some highlights as to what he’ll be showing in his PDC sessions, and some of the new features that developers… Read more

Community Article: Automate Common Office Tasks (Beth Massi)

If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve got a new article from Robert Green (MVP) up on the VSTO Dev Center. In this article, learn how you can use Visual Studio to build application-level add-ins that automate common Microsoft Office tasks. It’s a good introduction to Office development with Visual Studio so check it out!… Read more

Sign up for Office 2010 Technical Preview

I’m at TechEd in LA, but it seems I could get just as much excitement just watching the Twittersphere today and watching #tela09 tags!  And my feet are killing me.  So be glad you’re sitting at your computer instead of walking around Los Angeles!  Let me give you some highlights for Office developers: Watch the… Read more

TechEd Sessions on Office Development

If you’re going to TechEd in Los Angeles next week, then don’t miss these four sessions: DTL03-INT Meet the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Christin Boyd, Eric Carter, Paul Yuknewicz, Jay Schmelzer, Dustin Campbell, Jonathan Aneja, Luke Hoban, Igor Zinkovsky, Faisal Nasir, Harry Pierson, Lisa Feigenbaum Mon 5/11  2:45 PM-4:00 PM | Blue Theater 1 OFC325 … Read more

Ich bin ein VSTO

I hope I didn’t say “I am a doughnut.”  For native German speakers, you may already know about Lars Keller, a recent recipient of the Visual Studio MVP Award.  When the localized Help files and documentation aren’t enough, it helps to read technical content in your own language.  Lars writes a developer blog with quite… Read more

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: http://msdn.com/vsto) – 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