Professional SharePoint Cloud-Based Solutions Ships!

As many of you know, I’ve been playing in the SharePoint and Cloud sandbox for quite some time now. In my latest book adventure, I managed to find 3 friends to come along for the ride: Paul Stubbs, Donovan Follette and Girish Raja. The book, Professional SharePoint Cloud-Based Solutions, which you can get here, provides…

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Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in…

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SP Live Virtual Conference Keynote

This morning I had the pleasure of opening up the SharePoint Live Virtual Conference. I had about 1,500 of my closest SharePoint friends on the line to discuss ‘the cloud,’ a topic that I’m evermore involved with. As promised, I am providing those of you who are on the call—and those who frequent my blog—with…

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Talking Windows Azure at the Silicon Valley Code Camp–Oct 8-9

I’ve been on the road this week attending the SharePoint Conference 2011, but Donovan Follette, Paul Stubbs and I took a detour on the way back to Seattle to join ~3,000 developers at the Silicon Valley Code Camp (10/8-9). The code camp was held at the FootHill College in Los Altos Hills, just outside of…

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Using Windows Azure to Connect LOB Data to SharePoint Online using Business Connectivity Services

What’s New at SPC 2011 I’ve been hanging out here at the SharePoint Conference (SPC) 2011 in Anaheim, CA this week, and it’s been a blast. Earlier in the week, Jeff Teper announced a key innovation for the cloud: support for Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint Online. For those that don’t know, BCS is…

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SharePoint Conference 2011 is Almost Here!!!

For those of you SharePoint enthusiasts, you know that next week’s SharePoint Conference 2011 (or SPC) is the key conference for all of you SharePoint professionals out there—from the business, to the IT Pro, to the developer. It’s where you want to be. The conference kicks off on Sunday evening with a Welcome reception from…

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, Devices and iOS Ships

This is pretty cool. You can use Windows Azure to build Windows Phone 7, Android and iOS applications! Given some of the conversations around extending LOB into the cloud (e.g. across multiple devices and Office 365), this is pretty appealing and cross-applicable. Wade Wegner has a good write-up here on the new release including descriptions…

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SharePoint and Windows Azure Developer Training Kit–Summer Update

While the summer here in Seattle has been short, we managed to ship an updated version of the SharePoint and Windows Azure Developer Training Kit for all of you wanting to explore how these two technologies come together. Below, you can find the updated kit plus some additional information on how to get up and…

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Preparing for 70-573 exam (“Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development”)? Check out what other people are using to prepare.

I was recently asked what are the best ways to prepare for the 70-573 SharePoint Developer exam. I pinged a couple of folks who had gone through the process, and below are the responses I received from them. From Kirk: “I used the MeasureUp practice tests…” C# version: http://www.measureup.com/70-573-CS-TS-Microsoft-SharePoint-2010-Application-Development-C-P1821.aspx VB version: http://www.measureup.com/70-573-VB-TS-Microsoft-SharePoint-2010-Application-Development-VB-P1829.aspx From Mary: “Here…

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More Notes from Coast-to-Coast Tour and SharePoint Saturday, Washington DC

This week I traveled to the final leg of the Coast to Coast tour and also attended the SharePoint Saturday Conference in Washington, DC. In Chicago, I had the chance to spend some time with many developers who are learning SharePoint and we ran a boot-camp that provided a quick ramp-up on SharePoint development. You…

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