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Getting Started (Visual Studio Tools for Office)
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 help you create Office-based solutions to suit a variety of business needs.