Free: Links to APIs and information about SkyDrive


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Doing some research on how to build an app that uses Skydrive, think leaderboard for games, and the search for useful items turned up a bunch of flotsam (which is different than jetsam by the way).  So here are some of the links I think might be useful, I have looked at most of them and

Live SDK v5.0

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=28195

Download and install the Live SDK

Live Connect Reference

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh243650.aspx

SkyDrive Photo API sample for WP7

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight/SkyDrive-Photo-API-sample-f06778ae

Note on this page there is a mistake:

To get to the application management site to create an application id that can be used for your application.  Definitely follow the recommendation to NOT use your “day-to-day” LiveID, or even the ones you use for those “secret” sites you visit (think: Game sites, etc.).  Make sure if you do create another liveID that you remember the Password!

Obtaining User Consent

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff752110.aspx

Photos Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg276442.aspx

REST API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh243648.aspx

Need this to understand REST, do right after you take your nap

Skydrive JavaScript API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh243643.aspx

This one is for the JavaScripters!

Windows Live Client Extensibility APIs

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179336.aspx

Libraries and Controls

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff750277.aspx

Photos Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg276442.aspx

Scopes and permissions

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh243646.aspx

BrandingType enumeration

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.live.brandingtype.aspx

Identity Class

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.live.messenger.identity.aspx

MyActivities Entry

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff750568.aspx

The complete developer's guide to the SkyDrive API (If you are using JavaScript and Windows 8)

https://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/PLAT-134C

SkyDrive .Net API Client (FYI: Not Microsoft Tool, not a comment on quality)

http://skydriveapiclient.codeplex.com/

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