Learn how to customize the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 user interface using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office 3.0.
From a development perspective, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 is unique compared to Microsoft Office Word 2007 or Microsoft Office Excel 2007. Whereas Word 2007 and Excel 2007 are document-centric applications, Office Outlook 2007 does not have a single standard document type. Instead, Outlook 2007 is designed to work with multiple types of items that allow people to organize the details of their day-to-day routine and communicate with others. As a result, the Outlook 2007 user interface presents distinct challenges for programmers seeking to customize the Outlook 2007 user experience.