OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 Ships

Many of you may have heard about Office Business Applications, or OBAs. If not, OBAs are essentially composite applications that you can build using the Microsoft Office 2007 system. Part of the goal of OBAs is to also integrate with LOB systems, such as SAP, PeopleSoft and Dynamics to extend the power of the Office suite to enterprise systems. To learn more about OBAs and to find additional resources, take a look at this site: http://www.microsoft.com/isv/Oba.mspx.

As part of an effort to help developers extend office programmatically, we recently released an OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v.1.0 that shows developers how you can build an OBA that integrates SAP with Office 2007 using VSTO. The kit provides an overview whitepaper, installation documentation and source code to help you, the developer, understand how you can build composite applications using VSTO. These key deliverables are posted here:

1.       OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 Whitepaper: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb498190.aspx

2.       OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 Installation Document:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb498189.aspx  

3.       OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 Source Code: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=120AAAA8-0A0C-4A0B-B605-4E08FFE7A786&displaylang=en


I hope you find this kit useful.


Steve Fox

Program Manager

Comments (7)

  1. Once again, Asli Bilgin (Developer Evangelist for Financial Services sector in New York), has really

  2. Once again, Asli Bilgin (Developer Evangelist for Financial Services sector in New York), has really

  3. I just came across this mail on one of my DL’s, and I think it’s an awesome compile of all the VSTO resources!

  4. Asli Bilgin has put together a great list some VSTO resources (by no means comprehensive so please comment

  5. This came through on an internal list today. The author, Asli Bilgin, warns that this is " BY NO MEANS

  6. Andrew Coates has some good resources on Visual Studio Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (VSTO)

  7. Owner Blog says:

    This very useful kit is really worth checking out if you’re deciding to venture into the OBA space: Here