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VSTO: Build Office-Based Solutions Using WPF, WCF, And LINQ

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With Visual Studio Tools for Office you can easily build Office-based services that harness the power of Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, and LINQ.

Andrew Whitechapel

MSDN Magazine December 2007

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