Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications

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Get practical guidance for creating custom applications by using the capabilities of the Microsoft Office platform. This hands-on reference illustrates how to use Microsoft Visual Studio® Tools for Office and the Microsoft Office system to create Office Business Applications—an emerging breed of application that bridges the gap between line of business (LOB) systems and end-user productivity tools. OBAs allow users to increase productivity by providing a seamless and integrated end-to-end user experience from ...

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Overview

Get practical guidance for creating custom applications by using the capabilities of the Microsoft Office platform. This hands-on reference illustrates how to use Microsoft Visual Studio® Tools for Office and the Microsoft Office system to create Office Business Applications—an emerging breed of application that bridges the gap between line of business (LOB) systems and end-user productivity tools. OBAs allow users to increase productivity by providing a seamless and integrated end-to-end user experience from their desktop to data in enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business systems. Experts on the Microsoft Office, Visual Studio Tools for Office, and OBA teams at Microsoft adeptly illustrate how to develop smart clients and Web services in the Microsoft Office environment. You’ll also get guidance on custom development for the Microsoft Office Fluent™ user interface and Windows® SharePoint® Services, application deployment, and managing workflow. Complete with code samples on the Web, this book delivers the pragmatic information enterprise developers need to know to create and deploy custom business applications to the organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625365
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Fox works at Microsoft on a team whose charter is cloud development and evangelism. He’s the author of many SharePoint and Office development books and articles, as well as one of the earliest blogs on Azure and SharePoint. He's a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.

Rob Barker, a senior technical evangelist at Microsoft, creates developer and architectural guidance for Microsoft Office and SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Joanna Bichsel is a program manager on the Office Platform Strategy team, where she develops architectural guidance and resources for Office-based solutions.

Erika Ehrli Cabral is site manager for the MSDN Office Developer Center. She acquires, authors, and releases technical content for Microsoft Office and SharePoint developers.

Paul Stubbs, a program manager on the Office team, develops programmability features for future versions of Microsoft Office. He’s also worked on the VSTO team.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introducing Office Business Applications

Chapter 2: Creating a Smart Client for Your Office Business Application by Using VSTO

Chapter 3: Building Business Intelligence for Your Office Business Applications

Chapter 4: Integrating Web Services into Your Office Business Applications

Chapter 5: Building Social Networking into Your Office Business Application

Chapter 6: SharePoint and Developing Office Business Applications

Chapter 7: Managing Complex Business Processes with Custom SharePoint Workflow

Chapter 8: Deploying Your Office Business Application in the Enterprise

About the Authors

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