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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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Love IBF?

Do you love the Information Bridge Framework (IBF) but feel at a loss now that it is not supported by Office 2007? I’ve been working with Scot Hillier and Bhushan Nene to provide you with a white paper complete with sample code on how you can use the Business Data Catalog and Visual Studio Tools…

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So what’s the fuss about the new Open XML file formats?

You’ve probably been hearing about new Office 2007 file formats and that the fact that they are based on Open XML is a great benefit. But why? Why should you as developers care? Are they nothing more than just a compressed file format? Actually, they’re much, much, more than that. They’re an incredibly powerful building…

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Excel on the Server?

Yes! There is such a thing and it’s an actual, server-grade, supported product! It’s part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and it’s the published version of an Excel spreadsheet which gives you the ability to share business intelligence around the enterprise in a safe, compliant way. Why Did We Create Excel Services? Multiple Versions…

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