Update Your Blog Readers, We’ve Moved!

The Visual Studio Tools for Office team has moved to http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto , and the RSS feed is http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto/rss.xml. We’ve got a lot more team members set up to blog over there so come on over and join us! Important Links:  Office Development with Visual Studio Blog Office Development How Do I Videos Office Development Screencasts on…


Building Office Business Applications

Download the audio fileDuration 19:02Size 13.5 MB Joanna Bichsel from the Office Platform Strategy team joins Steve Fox to talk about how and why to build OBAs, including lessons learned from building a sales forecasting application using SharePoint, Excel, Word, SQL Server, and the Visual Studio Tools for Office ServerDocument features.     Related links: OBA…


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…


OBAs and Office UI customization

Download the audio fileDuration 20:50Size 15 MB Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs talk about Office Business Applications (OBAs) and customizing the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. Related links: Office Business Applications Developer Portal MSDN Magazine article by Steve and Paul: New VSTO Features Help You Customize Word And Outlook Paul Stubbs’s blog


What is OBA?

Download the audio fileDuration 7:59Size 7.5 MB Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs talk about what Office Business Applications are, and how they relate to VSTO. Related links: Office Business Applications Developer Portal Elite Model Management Case StudyProblem: Elite’s booking agents had difficulty using an industry-standard software package and often created process shortcuts. In addition, Elite…