Chapter 14. SharePoint Online
WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
An overview of SharePoint online
Programming differences in the cloud
If you have not heard about public or private clouds, you must not be reading the news or blogs, or looking at what the different vendors are doing. Software as a service (SAAS) is all the rage in the computing world. While it has many merits, including ease of deployment, anywhere access, and quick upgrades, at the same time it has a number of obstacles, such as limited offline support, less mature development tools, and less control of customization. Regardless of these limitations, many people are looking to the cloud as the next major shift in the computing world. If you have not tried to build applications against a cloud service such as Microsoft Azure or SharePoint Online, get started today.
SHAREPOINT ONLINE OVERVIEW
There are two different versions of SharePoint Online: Standard and Dedicated. Table 14-1 provides an easy way to compare the different ways you can deploy SharePoint. This table compares SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint Online Standard and SharePoint Online Dedicated.
Table 14.1. Different Deployment Options for SharePoint
Type of Hosting
Self-hosted and managed
Multi-tenant hosted by Microsoft
Dedicated hardware and hosting by Microsoft
Type of Physical Access
Direct access to physical machines
Shared Hardware with no physical access
Dedicated hardware with no physical access
Administration Capabilities ...