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If you're building a bookshelf of Outlook programming books, these are the ones you need to get.

   

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming: Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators

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Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming: Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators

by Sue Mosher

Aimed at people who want to learn to make Outlook work more productively for themselves and their organization. Specific to Outlook 2007 with many practical samples demonstrating new objects such as Table, PropertyAccessor, Rule, Account, and StorageItem. Sample code available

   

Microsoft Outlook Programming: Jumpstart for Administrators, Developers, and Power Users

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Microsoft Outlook Programming: Jumpstart for Administrators, Developers, and Power Users

by Sue Mosher

Aimed a wide audience "from the novice trying to extend the usefulness of Outlook to the programmer tasked with creating a custom solution," according to one Amazon.com reviewer. Covers Outlook 2000 and 2002, but also totally applicable to Outlook 2003. Sample code available.

   

Professional Outlook 2007 Programming (Programmer to Programmer)

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Professional Outlook 2007 Programming

by Ken Slovak

Detailed guide to building add-ins for Outlook 2007 and earlier versions. Includes complete hierarchical task management application, walkthrough on using VBA to prototype custom form code, and much more.

   

Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook

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Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook

by Eric Carter

A quotation from Amazon.com:
"Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook is the definitive book on VSTO 2008 programming, written by the inventors of the technology. VSTO is a set of tools that allows professional developers to use the full power of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework to program against Microsoft Office 2007. This book delivers in one place all the information you need to succeed using VSTO to program against Word 2007, Excel 2007, and Outlook 2007, and provides the necessary background to customize Visio 2007, Publisher 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. "

   

Visual Studio Tools for Office: Using C# with Excel, Word, Outlook, and InfoPath

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Visual Studio Tools for Office: Using C# with Excel, Word, Outlook, and InfoPath

by Eric Carter

A quotation from Amazon.com:
"Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) was released in August of 2003. It brought the power of .NET to developing Word and Excel applications. While powerful, it was also lacking in some key features, and difficult to use. VSTO 2005 will be released as part of the Whidbey release. It will be incorporated in the more advanced versions of Visual Studio .NET 2005, and will also be available as a stand-alone product. It has corrected many of the major problems with the first version, and is poised to experience a rapid growth in usage. Coverage has been expanded to include Outlook and InfoPath in addition to Word and Excel. "

   

Visual Studio Tools for Office: Using Visual Basic 2005 with Excel, Word, Outlook, and InfoPath

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Visual Studio Tools for Office: Using Visual Basic 2005 with Excel, Word, Outlook, and InfoPath

by Eric Carter

A quotation from Amazon.com:
"Visual Studio Tools for Office is both the first and the definitive book on VSTO 2005 programming, written by the inventors of the technology. VSTO is a set of tools that allows professional developers to use the full power of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to put code behind Excel 2003, Word 2003, Outlook 2003, and InfoPath 2003. VSTO provides functionality never before available to the Office developer: data binding and data/view separation, design-time views of Excel and Word documents inside Visual Studio, rich support for Windows Forms controls in a document, the ability to create custom Office task panes, server-side programming support against Office, and much more."

   

VSTO for Mere Mortals

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VSTO for Mere Mortals

By Kathleen McGrath & Paul Stubbs

Guide for VBA developers who want to make the transition to Visual Studio Tools for Office, by members of the VSTO team. Includes coverage of Outlook 2007 add-in features, such as ribbon and custom task panes.

   

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

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Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

By Sue Mosher

Includes scripts for deploying Outlook mail profiles, setting a default signature, adding a secondary Exchange mailbox, setting the text labels for calendar color-coding, and performing a host of other Outlook configuration tasks.

   

Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA

By Paul McFedries

Outlook email programming basics and much, much more. The tables of VBA string, financial, and other functions may alone be worth the low, low price.

   

Building Applications with Microsoft Outlook 2002

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Building Applications with Microsoft Outlook 2002

By Paul McFedries

Outlook email programming basics and much, much more. The tables of VBA string, financial, and other functions may alone be worth the low, low price.

   

Programming Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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Programming Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

By Randy Byrne & Ryan Gregg

Get the inside story from members of the Outlook team on how to use Outlook 2007 as a platform to build professional-level applications with VB.NET or C#, with new user interface features such as the ribbon, form regions, and custom task panes.

   

Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA

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Developing Applications Using Outlook 2000, CDO, Exchange and Visual Basic

By Raffaele Piemonte & Scott Jamison

Essential comparison charts for Outlook 97, Outlook 98, and Outlook 2000 object models.

   

Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA

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Programming MS Exchange Server

By Nik Okuntseff

C++ code for Exchange 5.5, Outlook 97 and Outlook 98. Read draft online and download samples.