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Office Business Application (OBA) Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft v. 2.0
With the first release of the OBA Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft, http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/obapsftsak, you learned the concepts around OBAs. These powerful composite applications bring Line-of-Business (LOB) data (e.g. SAP, PeopleSoft, or Dynamics) to the end-user’s fingertips within the context of the Office applications they use and know. Version 1.0 of the Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft was built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office 2007. Version 2.0 is built on SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 using Visual Studio 2010.
The sample application is a recruiting application designed to allow users to work within their familiar Microsoft Office environment to access and update some LOB data in PeopleSoft HRMS. The sample application is composed of an Outlook 2010 add-in, and on SharePoint 2010, a Silverlight user experience is used for interacting with LOB data via Business Connectivity Services (BCS). Each part of the sample application is developed, at least partially, with Visual Studio 2010. The SharePoint portion, of course, uses SharePoint specific tools. The OBA Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft v. 2.0 accesses data from both PeopleSoft via Web services and from SQL Server.
These OBA resources were recommended reading for v. 1.0 and still provide an excellent conceptual foundation for v. 2.0:
1. Six Office Business Applications (MS Press) or Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications (MS Press).
2. Overview of an OBA:
3. Overview of OBA Solution Patterns:
4. Steve Fox blog:
5. Donovan Follette blog:
So, with the above in hand what is this OBA Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft v. 2.0?
In many cases, developers don't have the knowledge on how to programmatically integrate Office applications with LOB systems. What this kit provides is guidance on how you can integrate with Web services that have been generated from within PeopleSoft and then consume those services within a .NET and managed code environment. The OBA Sample Application Kit for PeopleSoft v. 2.0 (one in a series of kits) includes a deep dive technical document, demo walkthrough document of the end-user experience and source code.
The goal of the kit is to provide developers with information on how they can learn to programmatically integrate PeopleSoft with Office and SharePoint using Visual Studio 2010. So click on the Downloads tab where you'll find links to the documents and source code.
Please note that the download items are unsupported and are intended only for instructional use.
Additional Office and SharePoint Resources:
1. Office Developer Training Course on MSDN:
2. SharePoint DeveloperTraining Course on MSDN:
3. SharePoint Sideshow for Developers on Channel 9:
4. Video instructions for how to get and setup a turn-key VHD for Office and SharePoint development and demo:
5. Office Developer Center on MSDN:
I hope you enjoy the v. 2.0 kit, and if you're looking for something on SAP integration, the OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP v. 2.0 is available here,
May 27 2011 at 7:54 PM
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