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Introducing the .NET wrapper for the Sage One Accounting API

Introducing the .NET wrapper for the Sage One Accounting API

A while back my accountant convinced me to move our accounting package to Sage One Online. Not only am I very happy with the change, I’m also intrigued with their API, which enables developers to integrate with Sage One and perform a wide range of tasks . As a result […]

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

I’ve recently read an excellent article by Jerrie Pelser about using NBuilder and Faker.Net to generate test data for your .Net project – something I actually need on a regular basis. However, I needed data that looked a bit more South African so, I’ve added some South African flavour to […]

Office 365 API – Authentication & Setup

Office 365 API – Authentication & Setup

In our last article, we took a 10,000 foot view of what Office 365 has to offer. The article also made note of the Office 365 API, which enables developers to integrate with and use their users’ Office 365 data. Before we can access the users’ data, we’ll need to […]

Office 365 for developers – What, How, Where?

Office 365 for developers – What, How, Where?

With Build and Ignite behind us we’ve seen some pretty incredible things from Microsoft, from mobile to virtual reality. If you haven’t watched the Build keynote or some of the sessions yet, I encourage you to do so. Office 365 for the future These are very exciting times, especially for […]

Graphics formats for Microsoft Office add-ins

Graphics formats for Microsoft Office add-ins

Chances are that in the majority of Microsoft Office add-ins, you’ll be using at least one ribbon or command bar button. I do not know about you, but I can sometimes get hung up about which icon to use and deciding on which image will convey more accurately the task […]

Windows and Office security guide for Office developers

Windows and Office security guide for Office developers

Office add-in security and certificates has always been somewhat of a daunting task. In today’s article we’ll first investigate code-signing certificates and why they are used. We’ll then take a closer look at the Office Trust Center function and settings. Read more at Add-in Express. To see all my recent […]

Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Q&A

Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Q&A

Thank you to everyone who bought my book Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC! If you have any questions about the content in the book or have any questions regarding ASP.Net MVC and Bootstrap, please feel free to use the comments on this blog post to ask it.  

How to determine when a user has read an Outlook message

How to determine when a user has read an Outlook message

In today’s article we’ll look at how to determine when a user has read an Outlook mail message. There are a variety of ways a message can be marked as read, e.g.: The user right-clicked the message in the Explorer and selected the “Mark as Read” context-menu item; or The […]

Working with Outlook HTMLBody – a guide for Office developers

Working with Outlook HTMLBody – a guide for Office developers

If you’ve ever tried to design an attractive and somewhat complex e-mail message using Microsoft Outlook and HTML, chances are you very quickly realized that the Outlook mail message body format performs rather differently than a normal web browser. <p align="justify">Read more at <a href="https://www.add-in-express.com/creating-addins-blog/2015/02/23/outlook-htmlbody-guide/">Add-in Express</a>.</p> <blockquote>   <p align="justify">To […]

How to implement auto-update for Office add-ins

How to implement auto-update for Office add-ins

Automatic updates for software applications’ mobile apps have become an everyday occurrence for most users. For a user it provides a level of comfort to know that their software is always up to date with the latest and greatest version. It could also be a source of irritation for many […]