Visual Studio DevelopmentSoftware developers need a solid environment to work in that will help bring their applications to life. And collaboration is more important than ever before, as today's development projects expand in complexity and scope. The Visual Studio development system is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to help software developers create innovative, next-gen applications.
Visual Studio Development of Office ApplicationsMicrosoft Office is an office suite of interrelated desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Additionally, a "Pro" (Professional) version of Office included Microsoft Access and Schedule Plus. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications (OBA) brand.