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Connecting Web Services to Microsoft Office Applications: An Introduction to Information Bridge Framework Darren Neimke Senior Consultant Readify Limited.

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1 Connecting Web Services to Microsoft Office Applications: An Introduction to Information Bridge Framework Darren Neimke Senior Consultant Readify Limited BI313

2 Agenda Information Bridge Framework (IBF) Case study Creating a Web Service for IBF Creating IBF Service Metadata Creating UI elements for IBF

3 A framework (development tool and run time) that enables the rapid development of applications that connect Microsoft Office System applications to enterprise applications Information Bridge Framework What is it?

4 Case Study Scenario (Northwind DB) Use Northwind DB as our data source Expose Customers/Orders to Microsoft Office apps Required functionality: View data Navigate data Search for data Interact with the document

5 Case Study Overall architecture Metadata Service Metadata Northwind Web Service Northwind DB Solution Metadata Solution Components: UI, Search, Recognizers, etc.

6 Case Study Metadata Cache Legacy App Workflow Engine CRMERPMS CRM Information Bridge IBF Engine Back-end Services Client Office Application Smart Tag Smart Doc Metadata Designer Metadata Web Service Metadata IBF Web Service Adapter IBF Web Service (Native) BizTalk EAI Existing Web Service XML Instance Data Metadata Case Study Runtime architecture IBF UI

7 Creating a Web Service for IBF Requirements From a technical perspective, is a WS-I compliant web service Logically it also: Exposes meaningful data for building applications Groups methods around an entity with methods for Get/Put/Act on that entity Entity Get (Reference) – retrieves entity Put (Reference, Entity) – update/creates entity Data Act (Reference, Data) – acts on an entity Uses references as the way to identify data a reference is a schema that represents a unique instance of an entity (ex. )

8 Creating the Web Service

9 Customers Customer Orders Order ByName ByCountry ByCustId ByOrderId Creating IBF Service Metadata Design service metadata

10 Creating the Service Metadata

11 Creating UI elements Regions Search Menus

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13 Session summary Case Study: Exposing customers/orders from Northwind DB Created web service following recommendations Created IBF Metadata for service Created IBF Solution (UI elements)

14 Call to Action For Customers: Discuss with end users challenges of accessing and acting upon enterprise information and define requirements Develop solutions with Information Bridge Framework Deploy solutions using Information Bridge Framework Microsoft IBF Team at For Partners: Download and start learning Information Bridge Framework today Newsgroup crosoft.public.office.informationbridge&lang=en&cr=US crosoft.public.office.informationbridge&lang=en&cr=US crosoft.public.office.informationbridge&lang=en&cr=US Microsoft IBF Team at

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