In Yoruba African mythology, the Goddess Oba transforms herself into a river, a symbol of fertility but also of communications between two realms.
In the world of enterprise architecture, OBA is an acronym for “Office Business Application”, a new paradigm for building composite solutions providing access to legacy applications through the productivity tools end-users are already familiar with.
The following diagram illustrate a typical OBA solution where the user leverages an enterprise data store without ever leaving the comfort of the tool he’s always used to create “reports”: Microsoft Word.
For more information, visit Microsoft OBA Developer portal.
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