SBTUG: This Wed 30 July 2008 – Demo Fest, Office Business Applications + VSTO


This Wednesday at the Sydney Business & Technology User Group (SBTUG) is looking really good with five demos scheduled. Yes, five! And I think we can still squeeze in one more if there’s anyone still undecided…

When: This Wed 30 July 2008

  • Time: 6pm (until approx 8:30pm)
  • Where: Microsoft, North Ryde
  • Contact: Craig Bailey : 0413 489 388
  • Cost: Free (Pizza all provided)
  • More details:

Here’s the list of Demo presenters so far:

all presenting their favourite 2008 Stack feature – it’s sure to be an informative night.

Please come along and support them – I know a few have been burning the midnight oil putting their demos together.


Details of OBA and VSTO presentation

After the demos and pizza I’m going to be taking a high level look at Office Business Applications (OBA) and Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO).

Thanks to people who responded to my email asking for suggestions – I appreciate your feedback and have incorporated much of it into the presentation.

Here’s what I’ll be covering:

  • What are Office Business Applications? (see also my earlier blog post)
  • Understanding Line Of Business apps
  • The technology underlying OBAs
  • Some examples and case studies
  • Introduction to VSTO
  • Comparison of VSTO and VBA
  • Overview of VSTO deployment
  • VSTO examples
  • Open session for members to share their own experiences (a number of you have experience with VSTO and are willing to share)



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And please RSVP for Wed night’s event here to let us know you are coming.

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