Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry—the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing—this practical guide shows you how to extend the authors' SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. The book begins with an introduction of what the cloud is and then walks you through your first SharePoint and cloud application. You'll discover smart and exciting ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with the cloud, enabling you to confidently maximize the potential of this powerful online collaborative tool.
Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions:
Gets you started using SharePoint 2010 with the cloud
Shows you how to deploy services and resources to Windows Azure to use in SharePoint
Zeroes in on SQL Azure and shows you how to use it for data management and business intelligence
Defines a mashup and shows you how to build a mashup application
Demonstrates ways to secure cloud solutions using claims-based authentication
Walks you through managing customer information in SharePoint Online
Takes you step by step through creating a Twitter® trends report, connecting to LinkedIn®, and leveraging Bing Maps Geo Services in business solutions
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STEVE FOX is the Director of Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) for SharePoint and Windows Azure. He regularly speaks to developers about SharePoint, Offi ce, and cloud development, at both domestic and international conferences. Steve has authored many articles and books, including Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development (Wrox, 2010) and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications on Windows Azure (MSPress, 2011). He has worked at Microsoft for 12 years and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
DONOVAN FOLLETTE is a Sr. Technical Evangelist for Microsoft with more than 25 years of experience developing enterprise business applications on a variety of platforms. He currently specializes in helping to enable developers in building integrated line-of-business (LOB) solutions with Microsoft Offi ce and SharePoint 2010.
GIRISH RAJA is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft's Redmond campus. In this role, Girish helps the community learn various development features of SharePoint and provides guidance for building applications using its platform. He also works on demonstrating how well SharePoint integrates with other Microsoft technologies through his blog and various channel9 videos. Prior to this role, he was an Evangelist for Dynamics CRM.
PAUL STUBBS is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist for Azure, SharePoint, and Office, where he focuses on the information worker development community around SharePoint and Offi ce, Silverlight, and cloud computing. He has authored several books on solution development using Microsoft Offi ce, SharePoint, and Silverlight, as well as several articles for MSDN Magazine, and has also spoken at Microsoft Tech-Ed, PDC, SharePoint Conference, DevConnections, and MIX conferences. Paul has also worked as a Senior Program Manager on Visual Studio in Redmond, Washington. Paul is a Microsoft Certifi ed Trainer (MCT) and frequently participates in the developer community on the Microsoft forums. Visit Paul’s blog at blogs.msdn.com/pstubbs for deep SharePoint developer information.