Bringing Data into Desktop Programs Using the MS Office System 2003 Research and Reference 74-137

Code: 2016
Course duration: 1 days

2016: Bringing Data into Desktop Programs using the Microsoft Office System 2003 Editions Research and Reference Technologies (1 Day)

About this Course

This one-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and deploy research Web Services that extend the Research task pane in Microsoft Office 2003 Editions.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for developers who need to develop corporate research and reference solutions based on Microsoft Office 2003 Editions.Additionally, application architects looking to understand the capabilities of the Research functionality and what is required to implement a Web Service to support it will find this course useful.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use the Office 2003 Research task pane to retrieve information.
  • Add a service to the Research Library.
  • Identify the XML schemas used by Research Library providers.
  • Create a custom Research Library provider.
  • Incorporate smart tags in a query response.
  • Implement security in a Research Library provider.
  • Deploy custom Research Library registration information.

Course Outline

Module 1: Using the Research Library

This module introduces the Research task pane, and describes the underlying architecture of the Research Library functionality in Office 2003. The module describes how to use the Research task pane from within an Office 2003 application, and how to add a Research provider to the pane.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the Research Library
  • Research Library Options and Settings

Lab : Exploring the Research Task Pane

  • Using the Research Task Pane

Lab : Using a Custom Service

  • Adding a Service to the Research Library

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Office 2003 Research task pane to retrieve information.
  • Add a service to the Research Library.

Module 2: Creating Custom Providers

This module describes how to implement a custom Research provider by creating a Web Service. It describes the XML schemas for the messages that must be exchanged between Office 2003 clients and providers, and explains how to write Web Service methods that return query results in an appropriate format for the client.

Lessons

  • Research Library Extensibility
  • Creating a Research Library Provider

Lab : Creating a Custom Research Library Provider

  • Creating a Provider Web Service
  • Debugging a Research Service
  • Returning Content
  • Incorporating Actions in the Results
  • Returning a Form
  • Returning Documents

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the XML schemas used by Research Library providers.
  • Create a custom Research Library provider.

Module 3: Implementing Advanced Provider Functionality

This module describes how to implement advanced features in a custom provider. Specifically, it explains how to use smart tags to implement custom actions in the Research task pane, and how to secure a Research Library provider using authentication and secure communication.

Lessons

  • Using Smart Tags to Create Custom Actions
  • Securing a Research Library Provider

Lab : Implementing Custom Actions with Smart Tags

  • Reviewing Smart Tag Code
  • Using a Smart Tag in Query Results

Lab : Implementing Security

  • Implementing Windows integrated Authentication
  • Implementing Cookie-Based Authentication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Incorporate smart tags in a query response.
  • Implement security in a Research Library provider.

Module 4: Configuring the Research Library

This module discusses the management issues associated with implementing Research and Reference functionality in a corporate environment. It describes the various options for "deploying" custom service registration information, and discusses how administrators can control Research Library functionality on client computers.

Lessons

  • Configuring Service Registration Information

Lab : Deploying Services with a Discovery Server

  • Implementing a Discovery Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy custom Research Library registration information.
  • Create and configure a Discovery server.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Programming experience with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET or Microsoft Visual C#.
  • Familiarity with Web Service programming.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office System products such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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