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The Visual Studio Tools for Office team has moved to http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto , and the RSS feed...

Author: vsto2 Date: 04/03/2008

Out Loud for Outlook: Speech Recognition & Synthesis

Nathan Carlson developed a creative solution for Outlook 2007 using Visual Studio 2008 (codename...

Author: vsto2 Date: 02/01/2008

The Reports of VBA's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

There’s recently been some confusing information circulating about the future of VBA in the...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/16/2008

VSTO Runtime Assembly Name Changes from Beta 2 to RTM

If you created a project for Microsoft Office 2007 using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you will...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/09/2008

Hiding and Showing an Adjoining Outlook Form Region

There is no way to show or hide an adjoining form region at run time. However, you can show and hide...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/03/2008

Wanted: Feedback on the documentation

We are working on making the documentation better, but we need your help to do it right. We'd...

Author: vsto2 Date: 10/17/2007

Orcas Beta 2 Deployment Stories

Hi, my name is Kris Makey, I'm one of the Testers working on the VSTO team. Over the last year my...

Author: vsto2 Date: 09/10/2007

Updated VSTO 2005 SE runtime is available

An updated VSTO 2005 SE runtime (VSTOR.exe, build .891) is now publicly available for download at:...

Author: vsto2 Date: 08/22/2007

Some customizations may stop working after an update to .NET Framework 2.0 is installed

The Common Language Runtime stores User security policy in a location based on the CLR version...

Author: vsto2 Date: 08/21/2007

Providing Feedback on Next Release of VSTO (in VS 2008 Beta 2)

I'm hoping many of you are as excited as we are about the upcoming release of VSTO - shipping in...

Author: vsto2 Date: 08/15/2007

Video Demo: Importing an Outlook Form Region into Visual Studio

This 4-minute video demonstrates creating a form region in Outlook with controls that are bound to...

Author: vsto2 Date: 08/06/2007

Video Demo: VSTO and VBA Interop

Here's a short video that shows a new feature of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 -- calling from VBA in a...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/27/2007

Why a VSTO Runtime?

Download the audio fileDuration 9:48Size 7 MB Thomas Quinn answers Christin's questions about why...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/23/2007

Building Office Business Applications

Download the audio fileDuration 19:02Size 13.5 MB Joanna Bichsel from the Office Platform Strategy...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/15/2007

Outlook Form Regions

Download the audio fileDuration 17:08Size 12.5 MB Mike Morton talks with Christin about using form...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/08/2007

OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 Ships

Many of you may have heard about Office Business Applications, or OBAs. If not, OBAs are essentially...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/06/2007

OBAs and Office UI customization

Download the audio fileDuration 20:50Size 15 MB Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs talk about Office Business...

Author: vsto2 Date: 07/02/2007

How Mike Walker's Company Develops Office Solutions

Download the audio fileDuration 19:05Size 13.5 MB Mike Walker, a VSTO MVP, talks about the Office...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/23/2007

Security and Deployment

Download the audio fileDuration 13:23Size 9.5 MB Darryn Lavery talks with Christin about the changes...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/18/2007

Orcas and Software Testing (Chinese Language Episode)

登陆澳克斯岛(VSTO2008) Download the audio fileDuration 9:48Size 7 MB In this Chinese-language episode, Mei...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/08/2007

Audio How-to: Creating Custom Task Panes Using VSTO 2005 SE

Download the audio fileDuration: 6:03Size: 4.5 MB In this audio how-to, Harry Miller gives some tips...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/06/2007

Accessing the Ribbon from Other Classes in your Project

The Beta 1 release of Visual Studio Code Name Orcas Tools for the Microsoft Office System introduced...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/05/2007

Soliciting Documentation Feedback

Gathering customer feedback is a critical part of our documentation process. Your feedback helps us...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/01/2007

The Managed Add-in Framework

Download the audio fileDuration 14:33Size 10 MB Thomas Quinn talks with Christin about the VSTO...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/01/2007

Videos That Demonstrate VSTO 2005 SE Tasks

There's a new type of technical article on MSDN called "Visual How Tos." These articles feature...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/31/2007

Documenting VSTO

Download the audio fileDuration 15:18Size 11 MB Christin talks with Christa Carpentiere, the...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/27/2007

Going to Tech·Ed 2007

Download the audio fileDuration 11:00Size 8 MB Christin Boyd talks about the VSTO team's plans for...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/19/2007

Looking Forward to Orcas

Download the audio fileDuration: 16:32Size: 12 MB Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs talk about what's coming...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/11/2007

Audio How-to: Customizing the Ribbon Using VSTO 2005 SE

In this audio how-to, Harry Miller gives a basic introduction to customizing the Ribbon in the 2007...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/10/2007

SharePoint Workflow Activities in the Toolbox

When you create a new SharePoint Sequential Workflow or SharePoint State Machine Workflow project,...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/08/2007

What's in Orcas Beta 1?

Download the audio fileDuration 17:00Size 12 MB Christin Boyd and Reza Chitsaz talk about what you...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/04/2007

Modify Form Region Properties at Run Time

An Outlook Form Region item maintains a set of properties that affect the way it appears in Outlook....

Author: vsto2 Date: 04/30/2007

What is OBA?

Download the audio fileDuration 7:59Size 7.5 MB Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs talk about what Office...

Author: vsto2 Date: 04/27/2007

Outlook Form Regions – Which Name do I Use?

What is the difference between the FormRegionNameAttribute attribute, the FormRegionName property,...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/09/2007

How to Convert a SharePoint Workflow Project to a Visual Studio Tools for Office SharePoint Workflow Project

You do not need to start a brand new project from scratch in order to take advantage of Visual...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/04/2007

Updated Outlook Topics for the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January CTP

Today the VSTO user education team is presenting 4 more topics from the VSTO documentation included...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/17/2007

Updated Word Content Control Topics for the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January CTP

Today the VSTO user education team is presenting 3 more topics from the VSTO documentation included...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/16/2007

Updated Help Topics for the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" January CTP

The January 2007 CTP of Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas”is now available for download in a...

Author: vsto2 Date: 01/15/2007

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) Released to the Web

The final version of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) is now...

Author: vsto2 Date: 11/09/2006

VSTO 2005 Second Edition Beta (VSTO 2005 SE Beta) is now available for download

This is the product that was previously code-named "Cypress". There is a new web page dedicated to...

Author: vsto2 Date: 09/20/2006

Tech Ed in Boston!

If you are planning to go to Tech Ed in Boston next week, be sure to come by the Visual Studio Tools...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/09/2006

Announcing VSTO "Cypress"

Yesterday, KD Hallman, the General Manager for the Visual Studio Tools for Office team, announced...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/08/2006

Office Developer Screencasts

A number of screencasts on Office development have been posted on Channel 9 Shows >> In the...

Author: vsto2 Date: 06/02/2006

Video Tutorial: Customizing a Ribbon in Access with VSTO “v3”

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create a VSTO "v3" add-in for Microsoft Office Access...

Author: vsto2 Date: 05/04/2006

Looking for Visual Studio Tools for Office Applications

We are currently looking for real-world applications built with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office...

Author: vsto2 Date: 04/18/2006

Video Tutorial: Creating a VSTO "v3" Add-In

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create a VSTO "v3" add-in for Microsoft Office...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/22/2006

Video Tutorial: Creating a VSTO "v3" Custom Task Pane

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create an application-level custom task pane in...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/21/2006

Visual Studio Tools for Office "v3" CTP

At the Office Developer Conference, we announced the release of a community technology preview (CTP)...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/21/2006

Jobs on the VSTO and VSTA Teams at Microsoft

The VSTO and VSTA teams at Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) are looking for talented testers,...

Author: vsto2 Date: 03/04/2006

Quick Start #3: Deploying a Document to a Local Folder, and an Assembly to a Network Folder

Note: There are other Quick Starts in this series, including: Deploying a Document and an Assembly...

Author: vsto2 Date: 10/13/2005

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