Additional Resources for Developing Office Solutions

The Microsoft Office developer tools in Visual Studio represent just one of many ways to extend Office applications. Office applications also have some built-in features, such as the Open XML Formats, that are not covered by the Office developer tools in Visual Studio or this documentation.

If you want to learn more about the possibilities offered by Microsoft Office and the Office developer tools in Visual Studio, these resources will get you started.

Office Development with Visual Studio Developer Center

The central portal to the latest articles, videos, forums, blogs, and other resources for the Office developer tools in Visual Studio.

Office Developer Center

The central portal to the latest resources for Office developers (not specific to Office development using Visual Studio).

Microsoft Office Development Section of the MSDN Library

The area of the MSDN Library where you can find articles and reference documentation about developing solutions for several versions of Office (not specific to Office development using Visual Studio).

Office Business Applications Developer Portal

The central portal to information about Office Business Applications (OBAs). OBAs connect Line of Business (LOB) systems with the people that use them through Microsoft Office applications, so you can expand on existing IT investments by combining your resources in innovative ways.

Office Development with Visual Studio Blog

The blog maintained by the Microsoft team that creates the Office developer tools for Visual Studio.

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