Wednesday, December 21, 2005
XML Onboard: The Developers Potential of Office 12
From DevX.com: In this article learn what Office 12 will mean for developers, particularly those who are creating commercial and enterprise apps.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Courtesy of KbAlertz.com:
907347 You receive an "Unable to open " error message when you try to access the Office Online Web site in an Office 2003 program
888697 You may receive the "Word was unable to open the data source" error message when you try to mail merge to Word by using an Access parameter query in Microsoft Access
910817 The security level is reset to its original level after a user changes the security level in an Office 2003 program
907248 Description of the Microsoft Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 15, 2005
906723 Error message when you try to open an Office 2003 file from an FTP site in Internet Explorer: "Could not open "
909112 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 2, 2005
Understanding the Word Object Model from a Visual Studio 2005 Developer's Perspective Ken Getz on Visual Studio 2005. Learn how you can use objects provided by MS Word 2003 to create managed code solutions with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. Code examples demonstrate how to work with Word 2003 applications and documents, and with important properties and methods.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Excel 2002/2003 Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services Quickly and easily access multidimensional data, perform in-depth analysis, and create flexible, interactive reports in Microsoft Excel. Use the Add-in to access and analyze multidimensional data and create interactive structured and free-form reports in Microsoft Office Excel. Easily access online analytical processing (OLAP) data, perform in-depth analysis, and create flexible reports using Microsoft Office Excel.
You can also download articles and a White Paper on using and deploying this great new tool:
- Improve Business Performance with Powerful Analytics Learn more about the Excel Add-in for Analysis Services and how it can expedite decision making for your enterprise.
- Designing Reports with the Excel Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services Read this white paper to learn how to design flexible free-form reports and structured reports using this add-in.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Why Access Developers Need Microsoft SQL Server Express
SQL Server Express is the replacement for MSDE, and its database engine is fully compatible with SQL Server 2005, so it is easier to migrate you Access ADP projects from SQL Server Express to SQL Server 2005. Plus it has a graphical query tool, which simplifies creating queries and managing SQL Server.
As set out in my post of 1 November 2005, Visual Basic Express, Visual Web Developer Express, and SQL Server Express Edition are FREE - until 7 November 2006 - cuttting-edge applications for creating Windows and Web solutions with Visual Basic 2005, and they DO NOT expire. Download from:
- Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
- Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Access guru and writer, Rick Dobson, has just published a book to get you started: Beginning SQL Server 2005 Express Database Applications with Visual Basic Express and Visual Web Developer Express.
Microsoft Press has also released a book, Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, which comes with a CD that includes Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Standards body Ecma International accepted on Thursday Microsoft Corp.'s application to produce a standard for office productivity applications that is compatible with Microsoft's Office Open XML Formats. More
Thursday, December 08, 2005
From DevX.Com: Learn how to consolidate task data residing in various MS Office file types into a Microsoft Outlook Add-in. This article shows how you can begin to incorporate snippets of data included in Microsoft Office files into a meaningful solution.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
POS Connector for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Microsoft Retail Management System The POS Connector for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 allows small business retailers to connect Small Business Accounting to Microsoft Retail Management System.
POS Connector for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Microsoft Point of Sale The POS Connector for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 allows small business retailers to connect Small Business Accounting to Microsoft Point of Sale.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office: Understanding the Word Object Model Sample This download contains Visual Basic and C# code examples of using the Microsoft Word object model in Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office applications.
Office 2003 Sample: Generating Active Directory Diagrams with Visio 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 This code sample accompanies the MSDN article "Generating Active Directory Diagrams with Visio 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2003."
Office 2003 Add-in: Project Report Presentation The Project Report Presentation Add-in for Microsoft Office Project 2003 helps a user to quickly and easily create a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation containing user-selected task information from Microsoft Office Project.
SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Documentation and Samples (December 2005) Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) Books Online and samples.
SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases (December 2005) Download over 100 samples and three sample databases for SQL Server 2005.