SPC2011: Out of the Sandbox and into the cloud: Build your next SharePoint app on Azure

Notes from the SharePoint Conference 2011
Session:  Out of the Sandbox and into the cloud: Build your next SharePoint app on Azure

Overview:
Using Windows Azure as a workaround for sandbox solution limitations in SharePoint Online

How to get around sandbox solution limitations

  • Fully trusted proxy
  • Client side web part that contains javascript and jquery
  • Silverlight web part

How to consume Azure based solution in SharePoint

  • Content Editor web part
  • Sandbox solution web party
  • BCS
  • Search

How to enable Azure based solutions to interact with SharePoint

  • Client Object Model
  • REST
  • SPS Authentication configurations (ie. Classic mode, Claims based)

Demos

  • Using an IFRAME to show Azure content in SharePoint site
  • Using a Content Editor web part that contains javascript/async JSON to access the Odata svc
  • See Andrew Connell’s blog for more information/materials
  • Check out the Azure learning kit
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