OBA

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An interesting OBA scenario...

Beth Massi (he has one of my favourite blogs) has written today an interesting post where he showcases an Office Business Appliocation scenario that he and is team has put together for TechReady 8. I've written in the past lots of posts about OBAs and the opportunities you have on writing applications on top of the Microsoft Office family, and this sample gives you another interesting idea I think. The Beth's scenario is this: We needed a way to easily and securely expose our LOB data -- the Northwind database -- to the enterprise. So we created...

posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:01 AM | Feedback (0)

Office Business Application Architect Forum

Today at Microsoft Italy was the "OBA day": we spent an entire day with Chad Z. Hower a.k.a. "Kudzu" talking about Office Business Applications, in my opinion an hot topic for the next generation of applications in the enterprise. With the 2007 Office System, Microsoft Office has evolved beyond a productivity suite into a unified solutions platform that makes enterprise data and processes more accessible and relevant to users. Composed of clients, servers, services, and tools, it provides a single infrastructure for communication and collaboration, business intelligence, and content management solutions. With "Kudzu" we've talked about the architectural elements of...

posted @ Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:09 PM | Feedback (1)

The gain below Office Systems Applications

In these last months I had the chance to increase my knowledge around the Office System 2007 platform and I've started to propose solutions to big customers (Sharepoint and MOSS are consuming lots of my daily hours :P ). I see every day that there's a wrong concept around the Office System family: customers thinks that Office is only a productivity suite. A terrible error!! Today with Office System 2007 we have a great collabouration and cooperation platform that can be adaptable to every business needs and that covers also the "last mile" of an IT business: making the business...

posted @ Friday, December 28, 2007 5:10 PM | Feedback (0)

OBA and Microsoft Dynamics

In these days we're really busy to work with Microsoft on a future tour where we'll show the power of the integrations between Microsoft Dynamics and what is called the "Microsoft classic" world. One of the key point of this future tour is in my opinion what is called OBA, alias Office Business Applications. In order to undertand the potential of OBA, start with this picture: OBAs connect Line of Business (LOB) systems with the people that use them through the familiar user interface of Microsoft Office. OBAs enable businesses to extend the Microsoft Office clients and servers...

posted @ Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:00 PM | Feedback (2)

Has Microsoft the chances to be the leader in the Business Application world?

With a bit of surprise, Roberto Andreoli today has published on his blog a post about one of the topic that I'll try to demonstrate during the next weeks for who has the fortune :P to be present at the next events organized by my company (I'll talk about these events later). The question is: Has Microsoft the chance to be the leader in the Business Application world in the near future? Is the Microsoft platform ready for this step? Roberto has published exactly what I'll try to explain (and demonstrate) the next week: "Microsoft with Dynamics and the...

posted @ Sunday, July 01, 2007 11:36 PM | Feedback (2)