June, 2006

Doug Mahugh - Office Interoperability

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    BDC Metadata Generator

    If you're wondering where to start in learning to create BDC( Business Data Catalog) connectors to back-end relational data sources, here's a tool that can save you time: Jonah Burke's Database Metadata Generator . It's a Codeplex project, so anyone can download it and use it, or download the source code to see how it works. The generated metadata is pretty simple for now and doesn't support all of the options that the BDC provides for, but it's a great learning tool and its capabilities will...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Adbobe Picks a File-Format Fight

    The last two weeks have seen a big increase in the amount of press coverage and blog discussions of file-format issues. Working draft 1.3 of the Open XML spec is out , Office 2007 Beta 2 was released, and now Adobe is threatening legal action regarding Office's built-in support for the PDF and XPS formats. My colleague Don Campbell forwarded me some information about the Wall Street Journal piece that broke the story this morning, but if you're not an WSJ subscriber you can also read the story...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Sharepoint as a Platform

    There's some interesting info on Microsoft's presspass site about how various developers are building on the Sharepoint platform. Learn more here. We're seeing a lot of creative work taking place in the Sharepoint community these days, and it's good to see some of our partners in the Office TAP program on the list.
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