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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System
This section will help you get started using Visual Studio Tools for Office to develop solutions that take advantage of Microsoft Office.
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.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office) 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.