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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Making a Wireless Connection Accessible to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

If you do SharePoint or SharePoint Online development in a VM, at some point you’ll be in a situation where the only network available is wireless.  I ran into that here at TechEd in my hotel while prepping for my sessions. Luckily Donovan Follette had a great post on Making a Wireless Connection Accessible to…

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SharePoint Online for Office 365: Developer Guide

The SharePoint Online team has release the SharePoint Online for Office 365: Developer Guide to provide a comprehensive overview of the SPO platform and how developing for SPO differs from SP2010. Give it a read, it’s a great reference. -Mayo

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Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools for SharePoint Online

Developing solutions for SharePoint Online requires they be built using Sandboxed Solutions.  Sandboxed solutions are developed against a scoped version of the Microsoft.SharePoint API specific to the capabilities of the sandbox. While Visual Studio 2010 provides IntelliSense support for the sandbox, compilation support would be even better (so you can catch issues with code copy/pasted…

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