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Deploying Your Application

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When it is time to deploy your Microsoft® Office application to users, you have many alternatives, ranging from copying a file to a common share on a network server to building a full-fledged setup package using the Packaging Wizard. How you choose to deploy your application depends largely on what type of application you have created.

The following sections outline different ways to deploy various types of Office Developer applications.

In This Section

The Packaging Process
Background information about creating setup program packages.
Creating a Setup Package Using the Packaging Wizard
Using the Packaging Wizard to create setup programs for your applications.
Deploying Office Templates and Application-Specific Add-ins
Special considerations for deploying Office templates and application-specific add-ins to special folders on users' computers.
Deploying Office Application-Specific Add-ins
Understand the best ways to deploy an application-specific add-in to users.
Deploying COM Add-ins
Special considerations for deploying COM Add-ins.
Deploying Outlook and FrontPage Applications
Special considerations when deploying applications using Microsoft® Outlook® or Microsoft® FrontPage®.
Deploying Workflow Applications for Exchange Server
Special considerations when deploying applications using Microsoft® Outlook® or Microsoft® FrontPage®.
Deploying Microsoft Access Applications using the Access Runtime
Information about how to deploy the Access Runtime with your application.

Related Sections

Designing Solutions
To avoid issues at the deployment stage, it is important to take time up front to design the application that your customers want.
Localizing Your Application
When creating and deploying applications in foreign languages, it is important to consider localization issues.
Developing Applications with Microsoft Office Developer
Projects are the building blocks of a Microsoft® Office XP Developer application. If a project is a building block for an application, then an application is the foundation.