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Programming Microsoft's Clouds: Windows Azure™ and Office 365 by David Mann, Zoiner Tejada, George Durzi, Darrin Bishop, Michiel van Otegem, Razi bin Rais, Thomas Rizzo

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Part III

Developing Office 365

  • Chapter 5: SharePoint Online Development
  • Chapter 6: Exchange Online Development
  • Chapter 7: Lync Online Development

Chapter 5

SharePoint Online Development

What’s In This Chapter

  • Introducing SharePoint Online
  • Exploring development options
  • Understanding Cloud Scenarios
  • Understanding Office 365
  • Working with SharePoint Online Applications
  • Using List, View, and Event enhancements
  • Using SharePoint Web Services
  • Considering an overview of data technologies
  • Building Sandboxed Solutions
  • Building Declarative workflows
  • Using InfoPath forms
  • Using Access Services
  • How you connect BCS to Windows Azure
  • How you build the WCF service

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. Although 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, fewer 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, start today.

SharePoint Online Overview

SharePoint Online is, as the name implies, a Microsoft-hosted version of SharePoint. One of the major differences ...

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