The Outlook Social Connector (OSC) is a set of new features in Outlook 2010 that help you keep track of friends and colleagues while enabling you to grow your professional network. As your read your email, you can view information in the People Pane such as the picture, name, and title of the sender along with a rich aggregated collection of status updates and activities related to the sender. This module has a hands-on lab that provides the basics on developing a custom Social Connector Provider that can bring social or line-of-business data directly into Outlook 2010.
Likewise, the Excel JSOM provides a way to interact with the Excel Web Access web part. The hands-on lab provides the fundamentals for doing so.
For the Open XML SDK 2.0 there are two new videos with demo scripts and source code. The demo scripts and source code are located in the Open XML Programming Lab’s source folder.
- The first video is an introduction to the Open XML SDK 2.0. The demo shows how to pull data out of an Excel document and generate a Word employee appraisal document on the client.
- The second video discusses using the Open XML SDK 2.0 for solution development and demonstrates using the SDK for highly scalable document generation on SharePoint coupled with Word Automation Services.
Excel Services, part of SharePoint Server 2010, offers new capabilities to developers looking to create server-based Excel solutions either on-premises or in the cloud with Office 365. This hands-on lab will explore some of the common tasks that developers perform while designing and migrating Excel client-based solutions to Excel Services-based solutions.