Windows Azure Web Sites, Active Directory, Office 365, and Apps for Office and SharePoint Demo

For the //build/ 2013 conference Brady Gaster, Program Manager for Windows Azure SDK, and I teamed up and put together a session around building a SaaS application in Windows Azure Web Sites that uses Windows Azure Active Directory as it user store and authentication source. Then, to the SaaS Web application, we added two “companion”…

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Create a Document Template for Word or Excel that Contains an App for Office

Apps for Office within Documents and/or Templates If you have already installed some apps from the Store on office.com into your Office 2013 clients, then you will have noticed that the app for Office only interacts with the document at the point where the user has placed the insertion point in the document, or has…

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Introduction to Building Apps for Office on Windows Azure Web Sites

This post is about a friction free way to get started building Apps for Office by hosting your backend Web application on Windows Azure Web Sites. First,Windows Azure Web Sites are free now in Preview at the time of this blog posting. You can get up to 10 sites free and each site can have…

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DevCamp: Build apps for Office and SharePoint; coming Worldwide in 2013!

The Microsoft DevCamps program is bringing a new training opportunity for developers worldwide that focuses on building apps for Office and SharePoint. The all new cloud app extensibility model for Office and SharePoint 2013 enables building a whole new class of productivity solutions for Office and SharePoint. And the new Store on office.com for Office…

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Inside apps for Office and SharePoint: All new series on Channel 9!

I am thrilled to announce the all new series “Inside apps for Office and SharePoint” on Channel 9. For your viewing pleasure, we have a three-part inaugural video set to kick off the series. This video set introduces you to the whole new concept of building apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 using the standard…

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If you haven’t heard – Check out the new Office! And the new Office cloud app model!

Exciting times!! If you haven’t checked out the announcement about the new Office, watch the video announcement here: In the days and weeks ahead there is going to be soooooo much great stuff to talk about for developers with lot’s of excellent resources coming available. I’ll be discussing a number of these with various drill-down…

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Building Integrated Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Office 2010 Solutions Using BCS and LOB Data – TechEd 2012

As a companion to my previous post, here is a recording of my session at TechEd in Amsterdam about building-out rich integrated solutions using BCS in Office 365. (If you have any issues viewing, you can access the video directly from here.) As a backdrop for the discussion I use an all-up, end-to-end scenario that…

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Office 365 (O365) Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Hands-on-Lab: Wiring up O365 BCS to a Windows Azure Service for Office 2010 and SharePoint Online Solutions

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Office 365 SharePoint Online (SPO) provides a significant opportunity to build out relevant productivity solutions by both power users and developers alike. Although not available at the initial release of Office 365 SPO, since November of 2011, BCS was rolled out to O365 tenancies world-wide. Now the same capability that…

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SharePoint DevConnections–March 26-29, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Just wanted to give a heads-up that there’s still time to register for the SharePoint Connections Conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Don’t miss it! Lot’s of great sessions to choose from by the industry leading experts – including one of my favorites, Scot Hillier. I’ll see you there! Enjoy!

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Visit the Office 365 Developer Hub

If you’ve previously visited or haven’t been there yet, the Office 365 Developer Hub has been updated with handy links to video presentations and other great resources. If you’re looking to get started developing solutions for Office 365 or you’re looking for inspiration on how to further extend your solutions – this site is a…

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