For those of you Office and SAP integration developers out there, you may remember the OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP v. 1.0. V1 was based off of Office and MOSS 2007 and leveraged the BDC to show you how to integrate with SAP. V2 has upgraded a lot of that code to work on Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010—leveraging the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in this release.

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Donovan Follette, who drove and shipped this, has got a great write-up on it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/donovanf/archive/2011/05/31/announcing-office-business-application-oba-sample-application-kit-for-sap-v-2-0.aspx. In Donovan’s words:

“The sample application kit is a travel package booking application composed of an Excel 2010 add-in and a SharePoint 2010 site. The Excel 2010 add-in facilitates the process of purchasing packages, maintaining packages and associated events and booking flights. The application is also used to dynamically generate PowerPoint 2010 presentations using the Open XML SDK. These PowerPoint 2010 presentations are shown to potential customers and display marketing information designed to entice customers to purchase packages. The SharePoint 2010 site is a web site that enables the browsing of packages, events, flights and customer data. A Silverlight Web part is also used to browse the customer and flight data providing a sample for using the client object model to retrieve SAP data via BCS and SAP Web Services.”

If you want to go ahead and just download the kit for use, you can go here: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/obasapsak20.

Steve