My First Book: Programming Microsoft® Office Business Applications

I think it’s quite interesting how knowledge is shared nowadays. With so many blogs, online articles, how do I videos, and e-mail newsletters out there, writing/reading books seems to be just poetic. I still believe good tech books are your best friends when you are trying to get more in depth knowledge about a new…

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Office + Virtual Earth Maps

Hi there! Long time, no blogging. Shame. I’ve been hiding in my cave (office) for the last month or so getting ready all the content and great news we are about to release next week at Tech Ed Developers. This time I unfortunately can’t make it to the conference, but my heart has been at…

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OBA Sample Application Kits Release to Web!

If you’re looking for guidance on how to integrate SAP and/or PeopleSoft into your Office applications, then the OBA Sample Application Kits are a great place to start. OBA, or Office Business Application, is a composite application that integrates line-of-business systems with the Office client (e.g. Excel or Outlook) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)…

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My First PodCast: SharePoint Community Interview

Happy Friday! I was humbled when Luis Du Solier (MOSS MVP) asked if I could do an interview for the SharePoint Community in Mexico. We did the interview over the phone and in Spanish. It really was a fun experience and I enjoyed talking a bit of what I do and sharing some pointers to…

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Announcing the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2!

We are glad to announce the release of the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2! The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product…

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Office Developer Conference 2008 Post-Conference Resources

Thanks to everyone who attended the Office Developer Conference this year! It was great seeing so many familiar faces and enthusiastic Office developers gathered once again. I have a couple links and resources that I want to share with everyone: Resources Bill Gate’s Keynote Video It was such an honor to be there and watch…

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Office Business Applications: Pricing Exception Management Solution

If you are looking for a real-world application that showcases how to expose data from SAP using the 2007 Microsoft Office system here’s one: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977552.aspx Long story short, the Microsoft IT department designed and implemented a Price Exception Management application using a custom Office Business Application solution. This solution exposes and synchronizes real-time data in…

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2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference (ODC 2008) Update

The 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference (ODC 2008) is only 9 weeks away and shaping up to be an exciting event that will redefine what Office development is all about! ODC at a Glance When: February 10-13, 2008 Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California Who: Developers, Developers, Developers (Architects and Executives, too)…

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PerformancePoint Server 2007: What is it and how can I get started?

The release of PerformancePoint Server 2007 should be of special interest for those of you who are passionate about business intelligence (BI), dashboard, and scorecard solutions.   What is it? Enterprises gather data related to line-of-business (LOB) operations. Data as-is is not useful. You need to transform it into information so you can understand your…

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