Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions Paperback – Nov 22 2011
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From the Back Cover
Discover how to extend SharePoint's power with cloud-based services
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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About the Author
The authors all work for the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team at Microsoft. They spend most of their time developing SharePoint and cloud-based applications and working with customers and partners. Collectively, they have coauthored many books and articles and regularly present at conferences, both domestically and internationally.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Let me tell you why I specifically like this book,
1. It's timing, it is the right set of knowledge when we need it. Thanks to the authors for sharing their knowledge with us on this very very important topic.
2. It's coverage, it addresses every single topic concerning modern day cloud ready SharePoint applications. This includes O365 coverage, SharePoint on-premises coverage, and coverage around most aspects of Azure.
3. Practicality of the choice of their chapters and examples. I was honestly a bit wary of 3 Microsoft guys writing this book - because they tell the story from the inside, the personality of their books end up being the personality of a whitepaper. This book is not like that. They have choosen to not regurgitate MSDN, but instead show practical examples such as 'creating a training application using SharePoint online', or 'using twitter in SharePoint solutions', or 'Connecting linked in to SharePoint profile data'. Holy Moly - this is what my customers ask me to do all the time, this is the guidance I need .. NOT .. that "SPSite is a SharePoint site" sorta documentation that MSDN is full of (Sorry MSDN).
4. Not ignoring security, I love Chapter 11 for this. Though, I wish they had covered OAuth a bit as well, but they did cover Azure ACS, which has OAuth integration.
5. It's thickness, I *DISLIKE* overly thick books that are full of paper and no useful material. This book, is not thick! You can actually read it like a story book and enjoy reading it as you go through it.
I like this book, I really think you should get on top of cloud ready SharePoint apps (and other cloud ready things).
(Review cross posted on my site- [...]
--> Unnecessary chapter on Microsoft CRM Online (to be fair its really soliciting on authors part), its a SharePoint book and somehow you find "CRM Online" relevant enough to cover as online CRM. Really? what happen to SalesForce.com etc.. should reader will be better off reading that.
--> Poor content in chapter 4 "Creating an aggregated Solution Using Cloud Based Data". Again why author choose to cover Yahoo Pipe is beyond me and then even not only that he goes even further and try to drill into advance pipes with Yahoo Query and guess what by the time chapter ends you will be middle of nowhere.
--> Poor content in chapter 3 "Building a Windows Azure - Based Service". First author tries to go drill into details of Azure and all the unnecessary stuff goes with it
--> Chapter 7 "Using Bing Maps in Your SharePoint Business Solution". Why just Bing?, considering the pages spend on this topic, author can easily manage google maps and yahoo maps or even more (I guess he is consuming this his time beating up the Yahoo pipes :$). But no, for some "reasons" it just Bing and every thing again needs to be sliver light (no JQuery at all!)
--> Chapter 10 "Managing Customer Information in SharePoint Online" - Misleading title considering that this chapter is all about Microsoft CRM.
--> Chapter 11 "Securing Cloud Solution using Claims based authentication" - Just so you get an idea about how poor the topic coverage is, consider this line in the chapter "It is beyond the scope of this chapter to configure a SharePoint web application to use claims- based authentication.." WHAT?
I can go on but I guess you should have idea by now.............
So why genuine question arises, why there is no example(s) on utilizing services like Salesforce.com, Amazon cloud services, People Soft integration to SharePoint, Hybrid cloud environments (SharePoint Online + SharePoint on-premise) , SharePoint online dedicated programming, SharePoint online and JQuery based solution, public facing SharePoint Online sites etc... NOTHING is covered at all! Its amazing how authors miss such a great opportunity to cover fantastic area. I guess I got my answer when I read the author's profile!
I hope these author don't ever write another book.. ever! have mercy on readers.
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