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Your expert guide to building Microsoft SharePoint applications in the cloud
Deliver custom, cloud-based business solutions using SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure together. By applying hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to increase the reach, resource capability, and reusability of your apps. Get the practical code exercises and solid advice you need—whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple Web parts.
Discover how to:
- Deliver data from Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket into SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications
- Use Microsoft Business Connectivity Services to connect to SQL Azure data
- Create advanced web parts to surface SQL Azure data in Bing Maps, using the SharePoint client object model
- Manage files in Windows Azure using BLOB storage
- Deploy Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services to Windows Azure
- Build business intelligence solutions, using SQL Azure, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
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For system requirements, see the Introduction.
Build Microsoft SharePoint applications in the cloud with Windows Azure. With hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to use SharePoint and Windows Azure together to deliver custom, cloud-based solutions—whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple Web parts.
By identifying core application programming interfaces (APIs) and patterns, this practical guide walks you through a series of practical code exercises to help you through the entire process.
Discover how to:
- Set up your development environment with SharePoint and Windows Azure
- Work with the SharePoint APIs for developing Windows Azure applications and services
- Build Microsoft Silverlight® applications in SharePoint
- Use Windows Communication Foundation with Silverlight and SharePoint
- Work with Windows Azure data using REST and oData
- Deploy and debug your SharePoint cloud applications
About the Author
Steve Fox works at Microsoft on a team whose charter is cloud development and evangelism. He’s the author of many SharePoint and Office development books and articles, as well as one of the earliest blogs on Azure and SharePoint. He's a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
Table of Contents
; Introduction; Who Should Read This Book; Who Should Not Read This Book; Organization of This Book; Conventions and Features in This Book; System Requirements; Code Samples; Acknowledgments; Errata and Book Support; We Want to Hear from You; Stay in Touch; Chapter 1: Welcome to SharePoint and Windows Azure; 1.1 Welcome to the Cloud; 1.2 What Is Windows Azure?; 1.3 What About SharePoint?; 1.4 Integrating SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure; 1.5 Getting Ready to Develop; 1.6 Summary; 1.7 Additional References; Chapter 2: Getting Started with SharePoint and Windows Azure; 2.1 Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket; 2.2 Integrating DataMarket Data with Excel and SharePoint; 2.3 Integrating DataMarket Data with a Visual Web Part; 2.4 Integrating Silverlight, Windows Azure DataMarket, and SharePoint; 2.5 Summary; 2.6 Additional References; Chapter 3: Consuming SQL Azure Data; 3.1 Introduction to Business Connectivity Services; 3.2 Integrating SQL Azure with BCS by Using SharePoint Designer 2010; 3.3 Securing the Connection to SQL Azure; 3.4 Summary; 3.5 Additional References; Chapter 4: SQL Azure and Advanced Web Part Development; 4.1 Interacting with SQL Azure Data; 4.2 Integrating the SharePoint Server Object Model and the Entity Data Model; 4.3 Surfacing SQL Azure Data in Bing Maps by Using the Client Object Model; 4.4 Summary; 4.5 Additional References; Chapter 5: Using Windows Azure BLOB Storage in SharePoint Solutions; 5.1 Overview of Windows Azure BLOB Storage; 5.2 Integrating BLOB Storage and SharePoint; 5.3 Summary; 5.4 Additional References; Chapter 6: Integrating WCF Services and SharePoint; 6.1 Creating and Deploying a WCF Service to Windows Azure; 6.2 Creating a Web Part; 6.3 Creating a Silverlight Web Part; 6.4 Creating a Custom List and Event Receiver; 6.5 Summary; 6.6 Additional References; Chapter 7: Using SQL Azure for Business Intelligence; 7.1 Preparing the Data; 7.2 Creating a Report; 7.3 Using a WCF Service to Integrate SQL Azure Data with SharePoint; 7.4 Summary; 7.5 Additional References; Chapter 8: Using the Windows Azure Service Bus with SharePoint; 8.1 Windows Azure AppFabric; 8.2 Creating a Service Namespace; 8.3 Using the Service Bus to Interact with SharePoint; 8.4 Accessing SharePoint via a WCF Service Proxy; 8.5 Calling an On-Premises Service via the Service Bus; 8.6 Summary; 8.7 Additional References; Chapter 9: Using Windows Azure WCF Services in SharePoint and Office; 9.1 Custom WCF Services and Windows Azure; 9.2 Modeling Data by Using Business Connectivity Services; 9.3 Exposing the External System Data in Office; 9.4 Summary; 9.5 Additional References; Chapter 10: Securing Your SharePoint and Windows Azure Solutions; 10.1 Options for Securing Your Applications; 10.2 Configuring BCS Security; 10.3 Configuring Shared Access Permissions for BLOB Storage; 10.4 Summary; 10.5 Additional References;