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

Quick Videos of Visual Studio 2010 Features (Beth Massi, Mary Lee)

If you’ve missed them, Kathleen has been interviewing writers on various documentation teams on some of the new features going into Visual Studio 2010. Our own Mary Lee now has a couple video interviews posted on new VSTO features that you should check out: Video: Deploying Multiple Office Solutions in a Single Installer Video: Copying… 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

New "How Do I" Video on Creating Smart Tags in Word (Beth Massi)

Our very own Mary Lee has got a new video up on the Dev Center on programming smart tags in with custom recognizers in Word using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. This is a video version of the How To topic in the MSDN library. Watch or download the video here. Thanks Mary! Enjoy,–Beth… Read more

PDC Sessions Online (Beth Massi)

Even if you missed PDC, you can still watch the sessions and comment on the content on http://microsoftpdc.com. 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

How Do I: Deploy Document-Level Office 2007 Solutions with Windows Installer? (Mary Lee)

In Deploying an Office solution using Windows Installer, you read how to deploy document-level Office 2007 solutions with Windows Installer.  As a follow up, you can now see how to add a Setup project to your VSTO solution and add a custom action to update custom document properties. This example uses Excel 2007, but you… Read more

How Do I: Deploy Application-Level Office 2007 Solutions with Windows Installer? (Mary Lee)

In Deploying an Office solution using Windows Installer, you read how to deploy application-level Office 2007 solutions with Windows Installer.  As a follow up, you can now see how to add a Setup project to your VSTO solution and create registry keys. This example uses Excel 2007, but you can apply these principles to any… Read more

Word Add-ins Part 3: Search for Text Strings in Documents and Add Comments (Harry Miller)

You can search the text in any open Microsoft Office Word document for specific strings if you put the code in an application-level add-in. When you find an instance of the string, you can perform some action on it. This video shows how to flag the string with a comment that contains text passed in… Read more

Word Add-ins Part 2: When Add-ins Collide (Harry Miller)

When you build an add-in project, it installs the add-in on your development computer. Even if you close that project and start another, or even close Visual Studio entirely, all add-ins you have built will still run when you start the Office application on that computer. If you’re not expecting the add-in to run, you… Read more