Home » Some info on Office 12 development with VSTO 3 Some info on Office 12 development with VSTO 3 By Erno de Weerd 16 years ago 3 comments .NET A tiny preview but very informative : VSTO “v3”-an early look at our direction Share this 3 comments Is there "future" for IBF? pz/ 16 years ago The people from Microsoft I spoke at the PDC in LA told me that IBF still has a future and that they are currently investigating what that future will look like. Personally I would go for VSTO for several reasons: 1. Ease of development. 2. Leverage knowledge of developing .NET apps 3. ‘Ease’ of deployment. In my opinion IBF only adds functionallity ‘cross Office applications. E.g.: smart tags whereas VSTO is per Office application. Erno/ 16 years ago At the TTT is was told IBF will be send into the back-end and not used by you directly, but through MS code. Wouter van Vugt/ 15 years ago Comments are closed.