Professional Office Business Application Development
Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and VSTO
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: November 2008
Pages: 348

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

Office business application (OBA) development leverages the Office environment with SharePoint Server 2007 and Visual Studio® tools for Office (VSTO) to build solutions that integrate the most important details of design, deployment, and development to Office tools that are used every day. Understanding the key elements of building and deploying an OBA is integral to bridge the gap between business data and the people who need it.

After two helpful introductory chapters that review the concepts and design patterns behind OBAs, Steve Fox and Bill Sheldon dive into discussing the ways of creating specific parts of an OBA. Using a sample sales forecast OBA throughout the book, the authors escort you from the client-side development of the sales forecast OBA to the SharePoint, server-side extensions so that you can learn firsthand how to build an OBA from end to end.

What you will learn from this book

  • How various technologies connect to one another as part of a whole composite application

  • How to add business intelligence through Excel® Web Services and key performance indicators

  • Ways to break down a scenario into various components so you can understand the specifics

  • Tips for deploying and securing your OBA server components

Who this book is for
This book is for developers who are interested in using the Office system as a platform for building composite applications. Familiarity with the .NET Framework, object-oriented programming, the Office applications, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is helpful.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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