Microsoft is shipping two new “reference applications packs” or RAPs for its Office Business Applications (OBA) initiative – one providing guidance for how to build effective plant analytics applications and the other for how to successfully create electronic forms management workflows.
Both are provided as free Virtual PC virtual machines (VM) that demonstrate how developers can build applications to address specific tasks using Office 2007, SharePoint Server, and other Office tools such as InfoPath services. (Virtual PC is free.)
“Reference application packs provide guidance for building OBAs [which are] specifically targeted at one industry and at a problem that’s well understood within that industry,” Daz Wilkin, program manager in Microsoft’s platform strategy group, told internetnews.com.
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