ODC rocked the house!

The Office Developer Conference finished on Wednesday and it was unbelievable! Jay Paulus, Director of the Office Platform Strategy team kicked it off to a great start. Following that, Bill Gates talked saying: “Making Office into a platform is very important to us…Office will be taking on a very ambitious agenda in the future…Our investment in…

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These new resources will knock your socks off!

There were several resources announced at the Office Developer Conference on Monday that if you are a developer or architect, are just going to knock your socks off.   The great line-up consists of:   –          OBA Sample Application Kits for SAP and PeopleSoft –          OBA Platform Scenarios for Customer Service Request Management and Sales Proposal Management –         …

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ODC…Less than 1 month away!

Well I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been deep in preparation for the Office Developer Conference which I personally think is going to be a blast! If you guys haven’t signed, you better soon, because it’s going to be an event you definitely don’t want to miss. We have: An incredible set of…

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Go To Class!

Collection 6071: Developing Solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Visual Studio 2005 In this online collection composed of six courses, you will learn how to develop customized Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions. Topics covered within the collection include Enterprise Content Management, Single-Sign On, and InfoPath and Excel services. Additionally, the courses will…

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One Great Conference!

What’s the single best conference to go to where you’ll get up to speed on OBAs and Office 2007 products and technologies? Microsoft Office SystemDeveloper Conference 2008 Feb 10-13 2008San Jose Convention CenterSan Jose, California This conference is made for developers and architects who build solutions on the Office platform. For more info, check out…

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SAP integration with MOSS

There is a lot of really powerful integration between SAP and MOSS and the awareness about this is really, for some reason, quite low. We’ve talked about integrating LOB data into SharePoint with the Business Data Catalog but there are some specific capabilities to SAP when brought together with SharePoint that make an enterprise solution…

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Authoring with the BDC just got EASIER!

The latest and greatest MOSS SDK release just went LIVE with an exciting new tool: The BDC Application Definition Editor! This tool abstracts the way you create entities in the Application Definition File by giving you an easy to use UI. Features include: Underlying XML is abstracted by the design surface and properties window Drag…

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Custom User Site Provisioning Solution

The white paper and code sample for Creating a Custom User Site Provisioning Solution with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, written by Sonya Zidek, is now live and up for grabs! Here’s a short summary: This white paper examines some of the new capabilities that are built-in to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise…

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HOLs to the Masses!

I know I’m a little late announcing this, but I still wanted to get this out there. There are some great new Virtual Hands-On Labs available on MSDN, especially some really cool new VSTO ones: MSDN Virtual Lab: Building Custom Office Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office Part 1 – Data Binding with…

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Need Help?

Over the past few weeks while enjoying the summer weather here in Seattle (finally!), I’ve been busy fly fishing and preparing for a new puppy. I’m not really good at either and so I’ve been spending a lot of time looking through resources trying to get better. This has got me thinking about the next…

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