This chapter covers
Introducing Office Business Applications (OBA)
Understanding where the Business Data Catalog fits in
Introducing Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)
Office Business Applications (OBA) is a huge topic area that deserves a book in its own right. Steve Fox has done a good job of this already with his book, Programming Microsoft Office Business Applications. The website
OBACentral.com is also well worth visiting, and includes videos of BDC solutions that you can watch online. But following an introduction to OBA in this chapter, we want to concentrate on where the Business Data Catalog can provide data from your LOB systems and make that data available in your ...