Microsoft Office Overview for Developers
Microsoft Office 2010 is the latest edition in a long line of productivity applications that have become commonplace on the desktops of information workers. Through the years, the Office brand has extended to new applications like InfoPath, Communicator, and OneNote, and it has also gained enterprise servers in SharePoint. Yet the core of Office continues to be Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Information workers use these four applications to generate a multitude of files that hold organizational information. With each new edition of this software suite, Microsoft focuses on the spreadsheets, documents, presentations, and e-mail, always enhancing the ways these items can participate in the enterprise, including collaboration, enterprise search, and interaction with business data and line-of-business systems. The 2010 release steps up the support for extension by developers. In this chapter, we will provide some insight into development opportunities with Office 2010 and point out which solutions in the book incorporate them.
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