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Book Excerpts: Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 4, 2009

Read book excerpts from the Microsoft Press book, Programming Office Business Applications.

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The following chapters are excerpts from Programming Office Business Applications from Microsoft Press (ISBN 9780735625365, copyright Microsoft Press 2008, all rights reserved).

About the Book

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 the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Office to create Office Business Applications (OBAs)—an emerging breed of application that bridges the gap between line-of-business (LOB) systems and end-user productivity tools. OBAs enable 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 find 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.

About the Authors

  • Steve Fox is a program manager for Visual Studio Tools for Office and OBAs, and coauthor of 6 Microsoft Office Business Applications for Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • 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 Visual Studio Tools for Office team.
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