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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (Nov. 22 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118076575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118076576
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.9 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
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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 for deep SharePoint developer information.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Guide to SharePoint and the Cloud Nov. 28 2011
By Scot Hillier - Published on
Format: Paperback
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you know that the cloud is the next great frontier in SharePoint development. Understanding how SharePoint integrates with the cloud is another story. Getting a clear vision of the approach, best practices, and benefits is a challenge. That's where this book comes in. This is a practical, hands-on, guide to creating solutions with SharePoint in the cloud. Beyond the basics, the book walks you through real solutions that you can leverage today without a lot of fluff to get in the way. Projects in the book span the major SharePoint workloads so there's bound to be something related to any project you might have on your own development plate. I especially liked the security and Office 365 chapters. Nice job!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great SharePoint+Cloud book with practical solutions Dec 7 2011
By Andrew Connell - Published on
Format: Paperback
Like the other reviewers have said, the cloud represents a huge new growth area for SharePoint. Going forward you can see that Office 365 (SharePoint Online) will offer developers tons of new opportunities and new customers coming into the SharePoint platform. This book does a great job of walking the reader through some real world practical solutions they can implement inthe cloud from integrating SharePoint Online with Microsoft CRM and Azure among other things. I really liked the Office 365 and security chapters... the intro to the security chapter has by far the best description of claims based security I've ever seen. Great job guys!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A difficult but well handled topic Jan. 6 2012
By HairyMidget - Published on
Format: Paperback
One of the challenges with technology these days, is it's complexity. This applies to all of us, but especially for developers. In an era of mobile applications, ever shrinking budgets, and ever increasing efficiency, the push for cloud is the next revolution. Traditionally we have always thought of SharePoint as an on-premise solution, and Office365 breaks out of that mold, but isn't quite as effective until you add Azure to it. The world desperately seeks guidance on this topic. Guidance, which this book aptly presents.

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- [...]
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Kick Start and Resource Dec 2 2011
By Todd Baginski - Published on
Format: Paperback
Whether you are new to cloud development, or have worked with it already, this book is a great one to have on your shelf. The authors walk you through fundamental patterns associated with SharePoint and cloud development and use some really nice examples to do so. The examples are easy to understand, interesting, and illustrate several components and integration points you may not have even imagined are possible with SharePoint and the cloud. One thing you will find especially handy is the time the authors took to explain how to use the management and configuration tools associated with the various technologies. So many times developer focused books are so laden with code that these items are missed, that's not the case with this one. The chapter that focuses on the AppFabric Access Control Service is one that shouldn't be missed. The concepts it describes will become commonplace for developers very soon.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars **AVOID THIS BOOK** Poor content + bad style of writing + examples don't work Feb. 5 2012
By Mark Jordan (Orange County CA) - Published on
Format: Paperback
After reading this book, my most polite response will be "save your money and don't waste your time and energy on this book". But if you really want to know why this thing really stinks continue reading.

--> 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 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, 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.