This is the third part of the series explaining how we are going to support the next Office and Visual Studio by the upcoming releases. If you missed the first two parts, here they are: Part 1: How Visual Studio 2012 will be supported and Part 2: How to support Office 2013 in your ADX based projects.
And now I will try to answer the most often asked questions.
Which products will be released?
We are going to release the new versions of the following products: Add-in Express for Office and .net and Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL. However, please note that our cornerstone product, Add-in Express for Office and .net, comes out first.
Add-in Express for Office (.net and Delphi) will have been published by August 31.
What about previous Office versions?
100% compatibility with Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010. As well as with Office 2013 :)
What about VS 2005, 2008 and 2010?
100% supported. You can use VS 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012 for all Office versions. BTW, maybe VS2005 is outdated? :)
What do you need in order to support Office 2013?
In Visual Studio 2005 – 2010, you will need to install the new Add-in Express, rebuild your project and deploy it to machines with Office 2013.
In Visual Studio 2012, you will need to install the new ADX, add a new setup project based on WiX or InstallShield (see my previous post How Visual Studio 2012 will be supported by the coming releases), rebuild your project and deploy it to machines with Office 2013.
How to get the new version?
First, you have to wait a bit, at least until August 31 :) Everyone who has an active subscription and qualifies for a free upgrade will get as soon as the new version is out. All others simply need to renew your subscription.
We need your feedback!
Just send me an email or post a comment below. I am keen to know what you think!