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Programming Applications for Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 by Ryan Gregg, Randy Byrne

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Chapter 2. Outlook as a Platform

The platform is an essential cornerstone that contributes to the success of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Outlook won’t ever have every single feature that customers ask for. The platform allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to leverage this business opportunity by complementing Outlook functionality not available in the shipped Outlook product. The platform also allows organizations to tailor Outlook to meet their specific needs and implement custom business logic or requirements within Outlook.

The goal of this chapter is to provide an overview of the Outlook platform capabilities with high-level guidance of when to integrate with Outlook and how to accomplish this integration. This chapter contains no ...

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