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Professional SharePoint® 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions

Book Description

An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services

If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. 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 developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more.

  • Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions

  • Melds the hottest new trend in the industry—developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud—with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions

  • Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs

  • Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more

  • SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
    3. Chapter 1: Getting Started with SharePoint and the Cloud
      1. Overview of the Cloud
      2. Understanding the Importance of the Cloud
      3. Integrating the Cloud with SharePoint
      4. Setting Up Your Development Environment
      5. Creating Your First SharePoint Cloud Application
      6. Summary
      7. Additional References
    4. Chapter 2: Using SQL Azure for Business Intelligence
      1. Overview of SQL Azure
      2. BI Solutions Using SQL Azure
      3. Creating a BI Dashboard Using SQL Azure and SharePoint
      4. Summary
      5. Additional References
    5. Chapter 3: Building a Windows Azure–Based Service
      1. Getting Started
      2. Using Windows Azure Table Storage
      3. Creating a WCF Service Endpoint
      4. Creating a SharePoint BCS External Content Type
      5. Summary
      6. Additional References
    6. Chapter 4: Creating an Aggregated Solution Using Cloud-Based Data
      1. Overview of Mashups
      2. Creating Mashups Using Yahoo Pipes
      3. Extending Your Pipes with Yahoo Query Language
      4. Summary
      5. Additional References
    7. Chapter 5: Connecting LinkedIn and SharePoint Profile Data
      1. Overview of SharePoint Social Computing
      2. Understanding the LinkedIn Social Networking Programming Model
      3. Summary
      4. Additional References
    8. Chapter 6: Using Twitter in Your SharePoint Solutions
      1. Overview of Twitter
      2. Developing Applications Using Twitter
      3. Integrating Twitter with SharePoint
      4. Summary
      5. Additional References
    9. Chapter 7: Using Bing Maps in Your SharePoint Business Solutions
      1. Overview of Bing Maps
      2. Integrating the Bing Maps API with SharePoint
      3. The Solution Architecture
      4. Creating a SharePoint Solution Using Bing Maps
      5. Summary
      6. Additional References
    10. Chapter 8: Financial Modeling with Excel Services and Windows Azure
      1. Overview of Excel Financial Models
      2. Integrating Windows Azure with Office
      3. The Solution Architecture
      4. Extending an Excel Financial Model to Leverage Azure Table Data
      5. Summary
      6. Additional References
    11. Chapter 9: Creating a Training Application in SharePoint Online
      1. Overview of the Training Application
      2. The Solution Architecture
      3. Building the Video Library
      4. Creating an Integrated User Experience
      5. Summary
      6. Additional References
    12. Chapter 10: Managing Customer Information in SharePoint Online
      1. Overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM
      2. The Solution Architecture
      3. Building the Dashboard
      4. Summary
      5. Additional References
    13. Chapter 11: Securing Cloud Solutions Using Claims-Based Authentication
      1. Overview of Claims-Based Identity
      2. SharePoint and Claims
      3. Relying Party Applications, Federation Providers, and Identity Providers
      4. The Solution Architecture
      5. Accessing Claims-Based Azure Services from SharePoint
      6. Summary
      7. Additional References