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  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mashup Tool (AKA Popfly for the Enterprise)

    Version 2.0 of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit was released to the web today, on schedule and with all the great new features promised for the release. Version 1.0 of the toolkit was released at the Office Developer’s Conference in February 2008. It has since been presented to customers and partners...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services OBA Component Library

    At the Office Developers Conference last week we announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components...
  • Blog Post: OBA Reference Architecture: LOAN Origination

    At the Office Developers Conference 2008 the release of the OBA Reference - Loan Origination System (OR-LOS) Architecture version 2 was announced. Like the previous version, this reference architecture shows architects and developers how to bridge OBA technologies with transactional service oriented...
  • Blog Post: "FedEx QuickShip" shows Office as a platform (OBA)

    At the Office Developers Conference 2008 last week, FedEx SVP David Zanca joined BillG on stage and announced the public launch of FedEx QuickShip . FedEx QuickShip is an easy way to use FedEx tools and services from within Office. Zanca also showed how FedEx is thinking very broadly about using Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The BizTalk® Adapter Pack for the masses

    The BizTalk® Adapter Pack provides a single solution to easily and securely connect to Line of Business (LOB) data from any custom-developed .NET application, SQL Server-based business intelligence solution, or an Office Business Application (OBA). The three adapters available in this release are Siebel...
  • Blog Post: Build and Deploy OBA's with OBA Composition Reference Toolkit

    The v1 release of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit on the MSDN Architecture site was announced at the Office Developer’s Conference this week on Monday Feb 11 th . The conference was held in San Jose, CA and brought together a highly enthusiastic group of customers, partners (SIs and ISVs), MVPs...
  • Blog Post: OBA Application Patterns

    OBA Application patterns describe the breadth of approaches that can be used to extend and integrate LOB systems and Microsoft Office. These application patterns in many cases are based on real-world implementations, and in other cases they are built on features and capabilities of Office 2007 that have...
  • Blog Post: OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 now available on MSDN

    The OBA/VSTO Starter Kit v. 1.0 provides information on how developers can build a Client and LOB system Integration OBA using Office 2007, VSTO & SAP. It’s a great introduction to how developers can use VSTO to integrate LOB systems into the context of the information worker experience in Excel...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation first CTP

    As we know WF and Biztalk are related and both have their strenghts and weaknesses: Windows Workflow Foundation provides a new programming model that developers can use for declaratively creating business logic in software. BizTalk Server provides an enterprise class server with tools for IT...
  • Blog Post: OBA Central: community site for customers and partners

    OBA Central was launched last week with great success: the site has had 170,000 hits in this first week. This is a community of partners developing interesting Office Business Applications across industries and horizontal scenarios. Customers can search for OBAs by verticals, geography, business process...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Live CRM: S+S and OBA applied

    Microsoft CRM team announces Microsoft Dynamics Live CRM at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2007 in Denver this week. This offering is again a great illustration of the main architectural patterns advocated by MS: OBA : the knowledge worker has the CRM functionality (including WF) available...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches OBA partner program

    At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference in Denver, CO, Microsoft announced the OBA OnRamp program for partners that will invest as much as $10 million in the form of technical resources, training and assistance, and marketing around partner OBAs. As part of this OBA OnRamp program, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Momentum builds up around OBA

    As a result of trade press meetings conducted throughout the week, momentum is building up around OBA. Coverage has focused on the real world business results companies are seeing as a result of OBAs with either Skanska or Epicor referenced or quoted in the majority of articles. Globally the tone of...
  • Blog Post: OBA RAP for E-Forms processing in the Public Sector

    The OBA Reference Application Pack for E-forms processing in the public sector was released on MSDN today. Work on this RAP commenced in May 2007 and culminated last Friday with this release to the web. This RAP contains a reference solution architecture and solution that illustrate how an OBA (Office...
  • Blog Post: OBA RAP for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics

    The OBA Reference Application Pack for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics was released on MSDN today. Work on this RAP commenced in mid-May 2007 and culminated last Friday with this release to the web. This RAP contains a reference solution architecture and application that demonstrate materializing...
  • Blog Post: OBA Refererence Application Pack for Health Plans Launched

    Microsoft released Office Business Application (OBA) Reference Architecture Pack (RAP) for Health Plans, also known as Consumer Engagement Reference Architecture (CERA). This RAP demonstrates the use Office Business Application platform combined with Microsoft's existing and emerging consumer technologies...
  • Blog Post: ZDNet on OBA

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Greenbaum/?p=121 " Here’s my best case scenario: Google announces that Google Apps can be “programmed” to function as a sophisticated interface to Salesforce.com and its App Exchange partners, much like SAP’s Duet and Microsoft’s OBAs function as interfaces to SAP’s, and others...
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