Posts Tagged ‘Office’

Office Newswire: Microsoft Surface – reviews, observations and predictions – 6.20.2012

After reading almost everything there is to read on the subject of Microsoft Surface, I have a few observations and predictions. If Microsoft delivers, Surface changes the tablet game. Windows 8 suddenly makes sense to me ... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Set a custom icon for an Outlook folder in the Navigation Pane

Today I want to show you one of the new features Outlook 2010 brought to programmers. Now Outlook allows setting custom icons the Navigation pane folders. The Outlook Object Model provides a special method for this task – SetCustomIcon. So, let's start our journey into the Outlook programming world ... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: a glimpse of Office 2013 on Windows RT tablet – 6.13.2012

A good number of my news sources seem to think Microsoft will provide us with betas of Office and SharePoint as early as this month. Many thought the beta release would coincide with Tech Ed. So far, that is not the case but the week is not over... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: The mile-high view of Office 15 – 5.30.2011

I keep hearing how the Facebook IPO was a failure. Depending on your viewpoint that might be true. For example if you purchased a significant number of shares at $38… I wager you are feeling a bit “zucked”. I love it when new expressions are coined like this. “Zucked” is brilliant. Despite all the hub [...]... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Visual Studio 11 lineup announced – 5.23.2012

In the future there will be robots... but for now, let us ponder and discuss the future role of developers. The author of this article states that developers need to find an area of expertise but leave room for working knowledge of a broad set of adjacent technologies, languages and frameworks... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Is it fair to call Steve Ballmer the worst American CEO? – 5.16.2012

The fact is, this week there just isn’t much news regarding Microsoft Office. I blame Facebook and their impending IPO. I also blame the ex-CEO of Yahoo. I also blame Josh Hamilton is his insane hitting during last week!... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: New screenshots of Office 15 on a Windows 8 Tablet – 5.8.2012

I can't help but think about what's next for Office, SharePoint, and Microsoft. I am hoping for some big things. I can't wait to learn what Microsoft will offer developers in this next version... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Will Office 2013 be more attractive to companies than individuals? – 5.2.2012

Microsoft Office is strong in the business sector and the great majority of consumers. But what will consumers think of Office 15? This item raises a few questions but offers no answers. This should be expected as little to nothing is known about Office 2013 at this point... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Why Windows 8 tablets will succeed – 4.25.2012

It's been a while since I pulled out my Tablet PC and did some doodling. So I decided to stop this negative momentum. This time, however, the Tablet PC is not the old clunker. No sir/ma'am! This time, I'm doodlin' with my slate pc... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: What’s new in Office 15 – 4.18.2012

It occurred to me rather quickly today that today's Newswire would require an extra section. There is lot of speculation and news regarding Office 15. I interpret this situation as proof that we are ready for the next version of Office. As always, I've culled through more news than I care to discuss... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: “Official” Microsoft Office Product roadmap 2011-2014 – 4.11.2012

I'm taking the plunge. I'm going completely v.Next here. I am writing today's Newswire using a slate that is running Windows 8, Office 2010, & Visual Studio 11. The experience is definitely quite different to anything I've been doing since 1995 ... Read the rest of this entry →

WPF Controls for Office development smackdown

We saw some interesting results with 3rd party UI control vendor products and Microsoft Office in my last article. In today's article we'll see how the same vendors' Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) controls suites look like in Microsoft Office ... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express will sim-ship with Visual Studio 11

I am pleased to announce that we have published Beta 1 of the new major version 7.0 of Add-in Express for Office and .net to simultaneously ship our cornerstone product with coming Visual Studio 11 betas and releases... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: New Microsoft Outlook features – Peek, People and Profiles – 4.4.2012

I've included lots of Office 15 content over the last few weeks. I didn't really place any standards on the content. It just needed to be new and from a reputable source... oh... it also had to be formatted well and easy to read... Read the rest of this entry →

Windows Forms controls smackdown (for MS Office)

Add-in Express provides us with some awesome tools for adding our own Office Task Panes and advance Outlook form and view regions, but making the UI elements on those panes and regions look good, is up to us... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new distribution list item in Outlook

Sometimes Outlook users need to send their e-mails to the same recipients. The Outlook Object Model provides the DistListItem class exactly for this task. The distribution list represents a group of contacts that are related in some way... Read the rest of this entry →

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