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…


End-to-End Sales Forecast OBA Released To Web!

It’s been a while, but I wanted to let all you OBA developers out there know of something cool that we recently released, which is the End-to-End (E2E) Sales Forecast OBA. As you know from reading this blog, you know that OBA is an Office Business Application and involves mutltiple technologies within the Office platform. The E2E…


Use Silverlight to Enhance your SharePoint-Based OBAs with the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint

Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint Released to CodePlex!   Today we released the source code for the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint—based on the Silverlight Beta 2 release. The Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint provide a way for developers to better understand how to integrate Silverlight applications with SharePoint. Silverlight is an incredibly popular technology and with 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…


Create Your First OBA: Part 4

Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged on this…time flies. If you’ve been following along with my previous posts, you’ll have seen some of the other Create Your First OBA posts. Here they are if you haven’t seen them: 1.       Creating the VSTO document-level solution (i.e. the custom document); 2.       Deploying the VSTO document-level…


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)….