Posts Tagged ‘Office’

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 →

Office Newswire: Will SharePoint 15 (2013) finally get an App Store? – 3.28.2012

Will SharePoint 15 (2013) finally get an App Store? :: For the sake of all things good in the Universe, I sure hope so. If you develop apps for SharePoint 2010 (on-premise and/or online), I bet you do too. I mean, look at what Apple has done with their app store... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: All about Office 15: Outlook 15, Word 15, PowerPoint 15 – 3.22.2012

It seems that somebody leaked some Office 15 bits and a big big way...Paul Thurrot has made the most of his copy of Office 15 and we are the beneficiaries. Mr. Thurrot does a good job detailing each app. He goes the extra mile by reviewing Office 15 installed on Windows 8... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Remove a Personal Folders file from the current Outlook profile

In my previous post we discussed how to add a new personal folders store to the Outlook profile. Now I would like to reveal the opposite action – how to remove a personal folders store... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new Outlook Personal Folders store and add it to the current profile

Sometimes developers need to add an additional store in Outlook for archiving e-mails, making backup copies of email conversations etc. The AddStore method of the Namespace class of the Outlook Object Model provides the required functionality... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Restrict method to retrieve Outlook Task items

Today I would like to show you how to filter task items using the Restrict method of the Items class which the Outlook Object Model provides for developers... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: What CloudOn offers for Office on iPad – 3.14.2012

I'm leading off with an article that is not about Office but is about Windows and tablets. I believe this topic is important to Office so I include it here. It's also nice to see someone state their opinion that Microsoft's strategy is the right one... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO – Microsoft Office developer happiness

This being the eighth and final instalment of the Add-in Express vs. VSTO series, I thought I'd wrap up with what could possibly be the most important feature of Add-in Express: Developer Happiness... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Office add-in deployment

Planning the deployment of any software product is something most of us leave right to the end of the project. It makes logical sense to do so, everything that needs to be built is built and we know what we need to deploy... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Microsoft Office 15 Metro-influenced design – 3.7.2012

I’m really beginning to dig the Metro UI. I have liked it from the start but I’m liking it more and more every day as it is adopted by more and more websites and software applications. I like white space and I hate clutter. I believe Metro feels as I do. Just keep it simple [...]... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Custom Office task panes

A task pane is a dockable window which was first introduced in Microsoft Office XP. It provided a new and convenient way for users to gather information and access common features and commands. Chances are that if you’ve used any application in the Microsoft Office suite you would have used a task pane... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Outlook Find and FindNext methods to retrieve Task items

In my previous articles I described how to use Find and FindNext methods to retrieve Outlook mail items, contact and calendar items. Now I am going to show you how to apply the Find and FindNext methods for Outlook task items... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Is Microsoft killing Windows for the sake of Office? – 2.29.2012

February 29th is an odd day. Some people treat it like a free day, an extra day that doesn't really count. They take off work and do something they don't normally have time to do. Like try a new hobby or take a nap... Read the rest of this entry →

How to intercept clicking an Office Ribbon control or command bar button

There are three ways to invoke a command of an Office application: click a built-in Ribbon button (2007-2010); click a built-in CommandBar button (Office 2000-2003 and some Office 2007 applications) and press a keyboard shortcut... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Customizing Backstage View and context menu

One of the first articles I wrote for Add-in Express was about the Office 2010 Backstage View. Microsoft Office 2010 was still new and users of Office where still getting used to Microsoft's new approach to the "File" menu. The Add-in Express Backstage view component has since received a new and very impressive visual designer that makes designing the Backstage view a piece of cake ... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new recurrent Task item in Outlook

There are two item types that can be recurrent in Outlook: appointment and task items. In one of my earlier posts described the first one. Now I am going to tell you the story about task items... Read the rest of this entry →

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