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Professional Office Business Application Development: Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and VSTO

ISBN: 978-0-470-37731-4
336 pages
October 2008
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Office Business Application (OBA) development is new and growing at a rapid pace as large companies discover its importance. This book provides you with insight into how organizations can leverage OBA. You’ll go on an in-depth journey to learning how to use various tools to bridge the gap between business data and the people who need it. Plus, you’ll gain an extensive understanding on building and deploying OBA via a common scenario and that is broken down so that you can learn each component.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Anatomy of an Office Business Application.

Chapter 2: Architecture Guidance and Design Patterns for Office Business Applications.

Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring MOSS.

Chapter 4: Customizing the Office Fluent Ribbon and the Task Pane.

Chapter 5: Creating and Deploying a Custom MOSS 2007 Workflow Using Visual Studio 2008.

Chapter 6: Creating A Custom Outlook Form Region.

Chapter 7: Using OpenXML and Business Data.

Chapter 8: Adding Business Intelligence through Excel Web Services and Key Performance Indicators.

Chapter 9: Integrating the LOB System using the Business Data Catalog, and Extending Search into your LOB System.

Chapter 10: Deploying your Client Components.

Chapter 11: Deploying and Securing Your OBA Server Components.

Appendix A: What’s Next?


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Author Information

Steve Fox has worked in the IT industry for 13 years in a variety of technologies and positions, most recently in the area of Office and SharePoint development as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. He has co-authored Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications (MSPress), Six Microsoft Office Business Applications for Office SharePoint Server (MSPress), and Microsoft .NET and SAP (MSPress), and authored a number of articles for a variety of technical publications. Steve is also active on the national and international conference circuit and spends much of his time presenting and teaching developers about Office development. When not working, Steve enjoys reading, writing, and playing sports. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Bill Sheldon is a software engineer and architect, originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Holding a degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Bill has been actively employed as a software engineer since resigning his commission with the United States Navy. He is a Microsoft MVP employed as a principal engineer with InterKnowlogy in Carlsbad, California. In addition to writing books, Bill also works as an instructor for Visual Basic and related courses at the University of California San Diego Extension and has published in excess of 100 articles. He is a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine, and has had articles featured in several other Penton publications. Bill is an established MSDN online presenter and speaks at live events, such as VSLIve, DevConnections, Office Developers Conference, and community events, such as Code Camp and local user group meetings. Bill is an avid cyclist and wood worker, and is actively involved in the fight against diabetes.

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Interview with Author Bill SheldonAuthor Bill Sheldon talks about Office Business Application Development.
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In the last paragragh, instructions call for right-clicking the Interfaces node.

Instructions should call for right-clicking the Instances node.
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