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…


SharePoint Connections Deck

I’m just wrapping up my week here in Las Vegas for SharePoint Connections, and one of the requests I had was to post my decks for those who attended my sessions. I’ve posted my decks to a public skydrive folder here: http://cid-40a717fc7fcd7e40.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/SharePointConnections/Final%7C_Presentations.zip If you have any issues connecting and retrieving the decks, let me know….


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…


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


SharePoint Development Conference (FireStarter) at Microsoft on June 11th

OBA is a broad area and we’re seeing an increase in the number of developers who are building SharePoint solutions–both internally to an enterprise and externally on the web. Microsoft is hosting a 1-day event for those of you interested in learning more about SharePoint development. More information on this event, how to register and…


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…