Some of you heard that part of what I did in Office 365 was thinking about education and how to help students and teachers. Well, my team just released a sample app that does just that.
The Contoso Learning Companion is a sample Windows application that demonstrates how students and teachers can run their teaching and learning more effectively with the help of Office 365 services and a modern Windows 8 application that eliminates the need to visit multiple Web sites that represent different classes. The application allows developers to easily build solutions to the education market.
Take a look at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35556
You will need an Office 365 account to get this to run (if you are a school or just want to try, it will not hurt you at all to try), you can start here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/
Until next time...
This is the perfect application for academic institutions to customize and deploy to their teachers and students.
Now updated to ver 2.0, including support for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. :)
Great news. Download and install was a breeze
But I just can't get the solution to connect to either my Office 365 (2010) or my Office 365 (2013 Preview) environments :-( whenever I try to do an action like create a class, it creates it in cache but not on the sharepoint site.
Take it all back :-) just managed to create a class on O365 Preview and it stuck. just study groups are mis-behaving. but I can live with that. Happy bunny!!! Can test and play!!!
Thanks folks for this great starter pack. This saves weeks of dev time for windows 8/365 app development.