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Web Services and SharePoint: How do I do it?

When building an OBA, you’re often going to want to either integrate with the native Web services for SharePoint (when I say SharePoint, in this instance I’m referring to both the WSS and the MOSS services) or you’ll want to create your own custom services.

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Todd's World: OBA Part 2 – Building and Outlook Client against LOB …

Imports Microsoft .Office.Tools.

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Learn how to integrate PeopleSoft, Outlook and MOSS

Office Business Application (OBA) development is growing in importance thus continues to be an integral part of the Office platform developer story. To that end, we recently completed a new resource that could be used for OBA training specific to PeopleSoft and Office integration. This HOL uses the OBA Starter Kit for PeopleSoft as the demo environment and provides a comprehensive walkthrough on how to a) create web services that wrap around PeopleSoft components (both native and custom), b) consume those services in a custom Outlook client (the design can be extrapolated to other Office custom clients), and c) integrate the service with the MOSS Business Data Catalog.

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MSDN Blog Postings » Blog Archive » Integrating External Document …

Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007.

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Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio

This week Microsoft is hosting an internal even called Tech Ready 8 in Seattle.  Microsoft technical field reps and product teams come together to talk about all of the great products we're building.  I presented a session on Building Office Development Applications with Visual Studio along with a couple team members.  In preparation for that session we spent the past week building a demo application that surfaces LOB data exposed as an ADO .NET dataservices in Outlook and Excel clients and SharePoint.  Beth Massi is doing a blog series on how we wrote the soloution.  Check it out. 

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SPDisposeCheck Released!

SPDisposeCheck v1.3.1 has been released on MSDN Code Gallery, http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SPDisposeCheck .  This tool will help improve the quality of your SharePoint assemblies.  It will inspect your SharePoint assemblies and check that you are correctly disposing of certain SharePoint objects (IDisposable objects which includes SPSite and SPWeb).  The tool is based upon the guidance published in this MSDN article, Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects This tool is not supported by Microsoft and is recommended to be used on Developer workstations and not on production SharePoint Server installations.  For additional information, please head over to Paul Andrew's blog post . Dave Pae SharePoint Technical Product Manager

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MSDN Blog Postings » Blog Archive » Setup for Azure Development

With the flexibility to use familiar developer tools like Microsoft Visual Studio , developers will be able to rapidly build applications that use SharePoint capabilities as building blocks for their own applications. … MSDN Blog Postings – http://msdnrss.thecoderblogs.com/

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Weekend Items of Interest (or WII)

This weekend, I spent some time on MSDN and Microsoft.com to see if I saw anything new and interesting. When I do this, I usually email myself interesting links so I can flag them for later. The following list may not be new but it was new to me.
 
This addin from MSFT provides you with more customization options for printing your calendars. Any tool that gives me more options for printing is fine with me. I have always found Outlook lacking in this area. One caveat here is it requires the .NET Framework 3.0 in order for it to install.
 
Straight from the front page of MSDN, this tool lets you pick and choose documentation sets from MSDN and compile them either as .CHM or .HSX files. Could be a good way to include MSDN content in help files for your applications…that is, if MSFT allows that sort of thing.
 
This looks useful. A VS addin that extends the outlining features.
 
I am late in the game on this I know. Ever since I first heard about it, I have wanted to check it out. I tested it out with some of my code and the results weren’t perfect but still impressive.
 
Point this tool at an assembly at it will create a sequence diagram. This tool looks to save some documentation time and effort.
 
Found via Clint Covington’s blog. I’m grew up developing with Access and I love how well Access 2007 integrates with MOSS. If you haven’t connected an Access 2007 to a SharePoint site (v3) site then you should. I built an internal application for my company within 30 minutes. Security, data model, distributed update model, and more were all taken care of with SharePoint. Microsoft should turn up the volume when discussing this feature.  Maybe they have and I just missed it.
 
The bottom line here is that money is to be made with Access, SharePoint, and Office Live.
 
A wealth of information in video format. I always bookmark these but never watch them. I think it goes back to my school days when I never listened to the teacher. I’ve always preferred to read. Still, these look really informative.