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VSTO for Mere Mortals® is for VBA developers who are interested in migrating their skills to the next generation of Office development. Readers will benefit from a straightforward, practical introduction to writing managed code applications for Word 2003, Excel 2003, and Outlook 2003. Readers will also learn how to create add-ins for the most popular applications for Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system using VSTO 2005 SE.

The expert authors provide a wealth of code samples that show off popular features of VSTO, such as smart tags and the actions pane. Sample code also shows you how to customize the new UI features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including the ribbon, custom task pane, and Outlook forms region.

You can purchase or find further information about this book on the InformIT publisher site.

Kathleen McGrath is a currently a Senior BI Analyst at Microsoft. She specializes in Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, SQL, Excel, WEDCS, COSMOS, SiteCatalyst, WebTrends, VBA, and Visual Basich. She was previously a Senior Technical Writer/Content Architect/Programming Writer, and has written documentation for Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO), Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA), and Visual Basic.


Paul Stubbs is a Director of Product Marketing for AI & Bots at Microsoft, educating and exciting customers and developers on how to create cross platform intelligent experiences using Microsoft Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, Cortana, and the Bot Framework. Previously Paul was a Principal Content Publishing Manager on the Microsoft Office Extensibility team that produces code-first samples, patterns, solutions, and documentation. Paul also served as the Chief Architect for the Microsoft Services WW Azure Center of Excellence team.

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