Developer Camps: Learn from Experts, Free, Informal and Coming Soon!

Back in June, I had the opportunity to attend a 2-day Web Camp here in Redmond.  I was blown away.  On Day 1, I learned a ton about HTML5/CSS/JavaScript.  The instructors (maybe I should say “camp counselors”?), were true experts in each technology. The format was informal, which led to great discussions during the sessions…

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New SharePoint Online Workflow article on MSDN Magazine

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about building workflows that run in the Sandbox with SharePoint Online.  So many in fact, that I wanted to write an article on the subject for MSDN Magazine.  Well, the article was just published in the July 2011 issue.  The article includes details on building declarative workflows with SharePoint…

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Office 365 is Now Available!

Office 365 was released to General Availability today with Steve Ballmer hosting the worldwide launch event in New York City. With this release, Office 365 (including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and Office 2010 Professional Plus) can now be purchased directly from the Office 365 web site. To coincide with the launch, I’m happy…

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Developing Powerful Workflows in the Cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online from TechEd 2011 North America

A common misconception about SharePoint Online is that you can’t develop workflows in the Sandbox.  In my Developing Powerful Workflows in the Cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online session, I show how you can create workflows that run in the sandbox using SharePoint Designer 2010, how to develop custom workflow activities using Visual Studio 2010 and…

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Developing Collaboration Solutions in the Cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online from TechEd North America 2011

In my Developing Collaboration Solutions in the Cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online session at TechEd, my goal was to provide SharePoint 2010 developers some perspective on developing for SharePoint Online in Office 365.  What’s different?  What do I need to learn?  What’s the same? How much of what I know today applies to SPO? The…

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Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

George Durzi and Michael Greenlee just published Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 on Wrox.  George and I worked on the UC “14” early adopter program together since the early alpha bits leading up to the release of the Unified Communications “14” Training Course.  I’m not exaggerating when I say few people…

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