Microsoft Project Siena (code name) is a new technology for business experts and other app imagineers. Now, without any programming, you can create apps that harness the power of corporate data and content, and web services. Here are some examples of the kinds of apps people have been building:
• A fashion catalog app that helps the customer put an outfit together • A health insurance what-if app that shows video case studies and lets the customers see the financial impact of different illnesses • A facilities inspection app for capturing work to be done and estimating its cost
Building a Siena app is as easy as editing a PowerPoint or Excel document. You place some visuals on a canvas. You hook them up to your data. You customize how your app looks and works. Then, if you need special logic and intelligence, you write some Excel-like expressions. You can use your app immediately, or share it with colleagues or the world.
The best way to learn Siena is to visit http://aka.ms/ProjectSiena, watch a tutorial video, download a sample app for inspiration, and then build your own.