Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Latest Articles & Resources for Office 2007: 14 Links!

Creating Custom Task Panes Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office The 2007 release of the Microsoft Office system introduces enhanced custom task panes that you can use to provide contextual assistance to your users. Learn how to create custom task panes with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office.

Managing Task Panes in Multiple Word and InfoPath Documents VSTO 2005 SE samples that provide code examples for the management of task panes in Microsoft Word 2007 and InfoPath 2007.

InfoPath 2007 Developer Reference This reference contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, samples, and references to guide you in developing solutions based on InfoPath.

SharePoint 2007 Sample: User-Defined Functions for Excel 2007 and Excel Services Sample Solution Contains sample user-defined functions (UDFs) and supporting files.

SharePoint Server 2007: Extending the Excel Services Programmability Framework Optimize version 1 of the Excel Services programmability framework to extend Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services functionalities to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 lists, query tables on Excel Services, external workbook references, SQL write-back, and user-defined functions (UDFs).

Conditional Formatting: Adding Customized Data Bars to Excel 2007 Summary: Data bars give you an opportunity to create visual effects in your data that can help you see how the value of a cell compares with other cells. Learn how to implement and manipulate data bars programmatically through the user interface.

Improving Performance in Excel 2007 Learn about the increased worksheet capacity in Excel 2007 and techniques that you can use as you design and create worksheets to improve calculation performance.

Video: Working with Content Controls in Word 2007 Walk through on using content controls in Word 2007.

Office Visual How to: Building Word 2007 Documents Using Office Open XML Formats The Office Open XML Formats are based on XML and ZIP archive technologies. The new file format in Microsoft Office Word 2007 divides the file into document parts, each of which defines a part of the overall contents of the file. You can easily create, change, add, or delete data in a Word 2007 file programmatically or manually.

Microsoft Architect Journal: Building Office Business Applications The 2007 Microsoft Office system provides a set of servers, clients, and tools to make it easier for enterprises and software vendors to build and deploy composite applications in the enterprise. These solutions, called Office Business Applications (OBAs), are quick to build and deploy; empower end users through extensive personalization capabilities; are easy to change when business needs require; and are built using familiar Microsoft Office tools and applications. This paper shows how to architect composite applications, and how the 2007 Microsoft Office system provides a good platform—familiar to end users—for building such applications.

Using XML to Write a Trip Report Are you a salesperson who spends time on the road visiting customers? Are you part of a marketing team that tracks sales visits? Find out how you can make creating trip reports easier with Word XML features.

Video: Building Documents from Scratch Using the Office XML File Formats An 8 minute demo around the Open XML formats, including the key things that go into building a document.

Integrating Visio 2007 and Access 2007 Use Automation code to create a Visio drawing from data defining the contents of a drawing and the connectivity between shapes stored within Access tables.

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