Pro Office 365 Development

2nd Edition

By Mark Collins , Michael Mayberry

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Pro Office 365 Development is a practical, hands-on guide to building cloud-based business solutions using the Office 365 platform.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-484202-45-6
  • 420 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publishing November 5, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99

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Full Description

Pro Office 365 Development is a practical, hands-on guide to building applications for the cloud with Office 365. Combine Office 365 features out of the box with custom code to make the most of what this increasingly powerful and flexible platform has to offer.

As an Office 365 developer, you have an amazing range of technologies at your fingertips. Build a public website with Office 365’s authoring solution, and customize it with CSS. Create a declarative workflow application with SharePoint Designer. Use Access Web Database to publish your data on the web, or write Exchange and Lync applications that integrate with Microsoft’s cloud servers. All these possibilities and more are covered.

You also have unprecedented control and flexibility over how you use these technologies in your applications. With a powerful set of Office 365 APIs, you can now access and integrate Office 365 data directly into your web or native applications, with full control of authentication, authorization and discovery. This book will show you how to work directly with these APIs, and finally how to build your own custom solution that draws from the entire Office 365 user experience – productivity, communication and social collaboration – powered by Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Yammer.

No prior cloud experience is necessary. Sample projects are designed to bring the reader up-to-speed quickly, with full step-by-step instructions to maximize your success across the whole Office 365 suite. Whether you want to build desktop client applications or browser-only solutions, Pro Office 365 Development will show you how to do it.

What you’ll learn

  • Build a public website using the authoring environment provided by Office 365, and customize it with CSS.

  • Implement declarative workflows using flexible, out-of-the-box solutions in SharePoint

  • Create web databases using Access and publish them with Office 365.
  • Build your own cloud connector for SharePoint, Exchange and Lync.
  • Develop integrated applications using the new Office 365 APIs.

Who this book is for

Pro Office 365 Development is written for programmers who have experience with Visual Studio and .NET development and want to take the leap into cloud-based solutions. It is ideal for developers making their first foray into collaborative systems such as SharePoint and Exchange, as no prior experience of these technologies is required.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Office 365 for Developers

Chapter 2: Building and Customizing Your Web Presence

Chapter 3: Creating SharePoint Apps in Visual Studio 2013

Chapter 4: Creating Declarative Workflows

Chapter 5: Building and Publishing a Web Database with Access

Chapter 6: Developing Exchange Online Solutions

Chapter 7: Developing Lync Applications

Chapter 8: Consuming Data With Office 365 APIs

Chapter 9: Authentication, Authorization and Discovery Service

Chapter 10: Integrating Office 365 Technologies with REST APIs and MVC

Appendix A: SharePoint Primer

Appendix B: SharePoint Designer Workflow Editor


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