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

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

Using Windows Presentation Foundation and Line-of-Business Data in Microsoft Office Clients (Beth Massi)

I mentioned on my blog yesterday that SDN Magazine made an article I wrote back in May available online — and since it’s all about using WPF & data in a VSTO solution I thought I’d post the link up here too 🙂 Using Windows Presentation Foundation and Line-of-Business Data in Microsoft Office Clients In… Read more

Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio

This week Microsoft is hosting an internal even called Tech Ready 8 in Seattle.  Microsoft technical field reps and product teams come together to talk about all of the great products we’re building.  I presented a session on Building Office Development Applications with Visual Studio along with a couple team members.  In preparation for that session we… 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

OBA Sample Application Kits Release to Web! (Christin Boyd)

If you’re looking for guidance on how to integrate SAP or PeopleSoft into your Office applications, then the OBA Sample Application Kits are a great place to start. An OBA, or Office Business Application, is a composite application that integrates line-of-business systems with Office applications (e.g. Excel or Outlook) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)… Read more