Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office system
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This section will help you get started using Visual Studio Tools for Office to develop solutions that take advantage of Microsoft Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
Microsoft Office offers a platform that provides many possibilities for application development using managed code. Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework provide Rapid Application Development (RAD) programming capabilities that make it easy to begin creating Microsoft Office-based solutions to suit a variety of business needs.
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition) is a free add-on to Visual Studio 2005 that empowers developers to build applications targeting the 2007 Office system. Developers can now harness the benefits of the 2007 Office system platform and create Office-based solutions using the professional development environment of Visual Studio 2005.
Anyone who has a licensed version of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office or Visual Studio Professional (either standalone versions or by using an MSDN Premium or Professional subscription) is eligible to download a free copy of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition.