Office Developers Conference 2008

DSCN7617I am here at the developer conference and will provide some insights from some of the larger sessions such as keynotes.

Keynote Highlights

Bill Gates keynote was interesting. He mentioned his love for all things Office related.

Three core components to the Office Business Application Strategy

  • Office Clients
  • Office Server System
  • Office Live (new enhancements launch)

Bill said, we want Office architectures to be constant across all the above components. For example, if you build a site template in SharePoint on premise and you may want to provision it externally, you will be able to do that.

He showed his last day video which is hilarious. Here is a snippet if you haven’t seen it.

 

FedEx had a demo  of "FedEx Quick Ship"that showed what they have built with Office technologies. See screenshots below:

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What FedEx shows us is that there a a enormous need to natively into the productivity tools. I love to see real world applicability to Office Business Applications. With the FedEx QuickShip the Outlook Add-In (which is different and is an additional application that complements the Ship Manager QuickShip) product shows integration into Outlook for contact management, tracking, shipping labels, and other shipping related services.

Microsoft Word is also used from a publishing perspective. With the publishing aspects, OpenXML, Ribbons and Task Panes were used throughout to manipulate what would otherwise need to be done at a FedEx office. Now the customer can build it at home and then automatically to send to the FedEx online service.

Announcements and Useful Tools and Partners

  • Financial Services OBA Component Library – Designed specifically for the financial services sector including insurance and capital market segments, this full set of sample and reference application packs includes a collection of more than 90 OBA components that uses Open XML and other Office system technologies to support the ACORD Insurance Standards, Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), Open Financial Exchange (OFX), Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) standards. See initial mentions, reviews and discussions on: Microsoft Watch, CNN, FOX Business,InfoWorld, SysCon Media, Boston.com, SoftPedia.com, Destination .Net, Outlook Power Magazine and The industry Standard.

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  • FedEx – Quick Ship Outlook Ad-In Application
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack – These are data source adapters for Oracle, SAP, and Siebel for exposing those data sources as Web services and connecting them to SharePoint. The product, to be globally available March 1, presents a more unified data connectivity layer on top of different data sources. This product is expected to cost $5,000 per processor.
  • Sample Kit for SAP version 2 was launched for OBAs
  • Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 – These are new tools that make SharePoint Server 2007 development simpler and include templates for SharePoint Server 2007-specific projects
  • Xobni – A social network like mail analytic tool that is integrated into the Outlook task pane.

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Tags: Business Applications

FedEx had a demo  of "FedEx Quick Ship"that showed what they have built with Office technologies. See screenshots below:

DSCN7624 DSCN7630 DSCN7622 DSCN7619 DSCN7623

What FedEx shows us is that there a a enormous need to natively into the productivity tools. I love to see real world applicability to Office Business Applications. With the FedEx QuickShip the Outlook Add-In (which is different and is an additional application that complements the Ship Manager QuickShip) product shows integration into Outlook for contact management, tracking, shipping labels, and other shipping related services.

Microsoft Word is also used from a publishing perspective. With the publishing aspects, OpenXML, Ribbons and Task Panes were used throughout to manipulate what would otherwise need to be done at a FedEx office. Now the customer can build it at home and then automatically to send to the FedEx online service.

Announcements and Useful Tools and Partners

  • Financial Services OBA Component Library – Designed specifically for the financial services sector including insurance and capital market segments, this full set of sample and reference application packs includes a collection of more than 90 OBA components that uses Open XML and other Office system technologies to support the ACORD Insurance Standards, Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), Open Financial Exchange (OFX), Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) standards. See initial mentions, reviews and discussions on: Microsoft Watch, CNN, FOX Business,InfoWorld, SysCon Media, Boston.com, SoftPedia.com, Destination .Net, Outlook Power Magazine and The industry Standard.

          image

  • FedEx – Quick Ship Outlook Ad-In Application
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack – These are data source adapters for Oracle, SAP, and Siebel for exposing those data sources as Web services and connecting them to SharePoint. The product, to be globally available March 1, presents a more unified data connectivity layer on top of different data sources. This product is expected to cost $5,000 per processor.
  • Sample Kit for SAP version 2 was launched for OBAs
  • Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 – These are new tools that make SharePoint Server 2007 development simpler and include templates for SharePoint Server 2007-specific projects
  • Xobni – A social network like mail analytic tool that is integrated into the Outlook task pane.

          image

 

Tags: Business Applications

FedEx had a demo  of "FedEx Quick Ship"that showed what they have built with Office technologies. See screenshots below:

DSCN7624 DSCN7630 DSCN7622 DSCN7619 DSCN7623

What FedEx shows us is that there a a enormous need to natively into the productivity tools. I love to see real world applicability to Office Business Applications. With the FedEx QuickShip the Outlook Add-In (which is different and is an additional application that complements the Ship Manager QuickShip) product shows integration into Outlook for contact management, tracking, shipping labels, and other shipping related services.

Microsoft Word is also used from a publishing perspective. With the publishing aspects, OpenXML, Ribbons and Task Panes were used throughout to manipulate what would otherwise need to be done at a FedEx office. Now the customer can build it at home and then automatically to send to the FedEx online service.

Announcements and Useful Tools and Partners

  • Financial Services OBA Component Library – Designed specifically for the financial services sector including insurance and capital market segments, this full set of sample and reference application packs includes a collection of more than 90 OBA components that uses Open XML and other Office system technologies to support the ACORD Insurance Standards, Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), Open Financial Exchange (OFX), Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) standards. See initial mentions, reviews and discussions on: Microsoft Watch, CNN, FOX Business,InfoWorld, SysCon Media, Boston.com, SoftPedia.com, Destination .Net, Outlook Power Magazine and The industry Standard.

          image

  • FedEx – Quick Ship Outlook Ad-In Application
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack – These are data source adapters for Oracle, SAP, and Siebel for exposing those data sources as Web services and connecting them to SharePoint. The product, to be globally available March 1, presents a more unified data connectivity layer on top of different data sources. This product is expected to cost $5,000 per processor.
  • Sample Kit for SAP version 2 was launched for OBAs
  • Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 – These are new tools that make SharePoint Server 2007 development simpler and include templates for SharePoint Server 2007-specific projects
  • Xobni – A social network like mail analytic tool that is integrated into the Outlook task pane.

          image

 

Tags: Business Applications

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