In late 2007, we had just put the final touches on Visual Studio 2008. For the Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) team, the 2008 release was an important one. Visual Studio 2008 was the team’s first major investment in SharePoint projects. Visual Studio 2008 included two projects to build SharePoint Workflow: the Sequential and State Machine Workflow Projects.

In some ways, however, our Visual Studio 2008 investment in SharePoint development was too little and too late. All around us, SharePoint development was taking off. When we attended Microsoft developer conferences and talked about VSTO, the level of interest in SharePoint was unbelievable. Although we had a great set of developer tools for the Office client in VSTO, SharePoint ...

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