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Video: Take your Outlook plug-in development to another level (C#, VB.NET)

If Microsoft Office is a productivity suite, then Microsoft Outlook is the foundation of Office productivity. Office users spend a significant portion of their day using the programs to do things like manage emails, keep an appointment calendar, maintain a contacts database, track To-Do lists etc. With Outlook firmly set as the foundation of your Office productivity, it only makes sense that from the very beginning, Outlook was a focus of the Add-in Express product line.

What began as a humble foundation of Outlook only extensions, has tuned into a full-featured set of Outlook specific components and classes as well as an extensible API. These components and classes allow you to rapidly design custom Outlook aware user interfaced and to code against Outlook events. You can also take advantage of the Outlook 2010 and 2013 features such as the Outlook Solution Module. And perhaps the best feature of all is the ability to take advantage of version neutrality by using advanced Outlook form and view regions so that in the end you can quickly build elegant Outlook add-ins that impress your users and work in multiple versions of Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 and lower. Add-in Express for Office and .net works with any version of Visual Studio from 2005 to 2012 (C#, VB.NET and C++.NET).

The video was created especially for the Add-in Express feature tour, hope you will enjoy it!

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