OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP & Siebel Released to Web

Over the past few months, we’ve received some very positive feedback on the OBA Sample Application Kits that we’ve released. Well, today we release to web the latest in the family of kits, the OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP & Siebel. Included in this kit are: Overview whitepaper Source code Installation guide Developer guide…


Another Office Customization with Beta 1 – Excel Add-in with Custom Task Pane

I recently downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and have been playing around with the different features for Office Business Application development. For the public Beta 1, you’ll be limited to the 2007-centric templates (e.g. Excel 2007 Add-in, Word 2007 Document, etc.), but the nice thing is that if you’re familiar with these templates…


Web Services and SharePoint: How do I do it?

When building an OBA, you’re often going to want to either integrate with the native Web services for SharePoint (when I say SharePoint, in this instance I’m referring to both the WSS and the MOSS services) or you’ll want to create your own custom services. The question often comes up is how? In this post,…


Learn how to integrate PeopleSoft, Outlook and MOSS

Office Business Application (OBA) development is growing in importance thus continues to be an integral part of the Office platform developer story. To that end, we recently completed a new resource that could be used for OBA training specific to PeopleSoft and Office integration. This HOL uses the OBA Starter Kit for PeopleSoft as the…


Create Your First OBA: Part 5

Hey gang, It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been on the road. I attended TechEd 2008 (USA), our internal field conference TechReady 7, and then travelled to South Africa to TechEd 2008 (S. Africa). Now, I’m back in Seattle–albeit a little jet-lagged. Over the past few weeks, I’ve continued to give talks…


Interesting OBA Blog on DITA…

A colleague sent this to me today…thought it was interesting, so I thought I’d pass along to you all. http://blogs.msdn.com/johnmullinax/archive/2008/06/17/democratizing-dita-dita-exchange-and-danish-beer-20-questions-with-steffen-frederiksen-of-content-technologies.aspx Steve


Create Your First OBA: Part 3

Hey gang, If you’ve been following along with the Create Your First OBA series, I’ve published the first two of the six parts – see below. 1.       Creating the VSTO document-level solution (i.e. the custom document); 2.       Deploying the VSTO document-level solution;3.       Integrating the VSTO with SharePoint content type;4.       Associating SharePoint workflow with VSTO document-level…


The OBA Sample Application Kits

Just a quick post to check out the OBA Sample Application for Kits MSDN page. The kits provide comprehensive guidance on how to integrate Office with SAP and PeopleSoft (and we’ll have others in the future). The kits include whitepaper, install guide, technical walkthrough doc, and source code. We announced the latest of the kits…


Conference Follow-Up Post

Over the past few weeks, I’ve attended and presented at a number of conferences (specifically VSLive, MS CSAF, Collaborate, and DevConnections) and had some great conversations with attendees who were seeking more information or had questions in the sessions on additional OBA resources. During some of these conversations, I promised to follow up in my blog on…


Create Your First OBA: Part 1

Last week I attended VSLive and promised to post some of the sample code (I emphasize demo code J) I discussed at the conference. Specifically, in the couple of sessions that I did I discussed SharePoint integration with Word (showing a lightweight OBA) and the creation of Outlook add-ins using Visual Studio 2008 (VSTO 3.0)….