We have a VBA tool in Outlook apears as a button on emails that allows for saving of emails to a network drive (make the process much faster).
We wanted a developer to turn it into a proper VSTO (as they advised) developed Outlook add-in to make installation of the tool far easier and we can distribute it direclty to staff.
However after starting the project the developer has come back and said there is a problem. He said it is not possible to develop a single tool that will work both in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2010. (we need compatiability from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010)
He said he would actually have to develop two different tools.
I wanted to confirm whether this is accurate. I said that I do not need the tool to take advantage of the Ribbon interface. Current the VBA tool works in both all three versions, We just add the button to the top row on the email (bascially it's a macro).
Also I found it hard to beleive, because lets say you alredy have an add-on developed for OUtlook 2003, that means by upgrading you break the current add-in and have to redevolop,therefore a deterrent for many to upgrade.
Any input on this welcome?