Presenting at the Office Business Applications (OBA) Architects Council

Yesterday I presented a session at the Office Business Applications (OBA) Architects Council on OBA technologies. My session was all about making people aware of the ways in which they could surface information (typically back from back end line of business systems) inside Office and SharePoint, and what there is in the Microsoft technology stack to help them.

This is my slide that attempts to capture the major surface points:


Once you know where to surface information, the next step is to look at the scenarios and functionality that makes the most sense.

Darren Strange, the UK Product Manager for Microsoft Office, was also presenting, and as well as giving some great examples of partners building OBA solutions, took blogging to the next level, by photographing and and blogging about the event whilst "on stage" during the final Q&A panel. Check out the picture.