Kirk Evans is a Microsoft Architect for the Azure Center of Excellence.
Introduction to SharePoint and Azure IaaS
Building SharePoint Apps with Windows Azure Platform as a Service
SharePoint Solutions and Architectures on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office
Almost daily I see people excited about getting started with SharePoint development, but then confused wondering where to start. Here is my attempt to round up some of the fantastic resources that are available to help you get started building solutions using SharePoint and Office today. If you have suggestions for content I missed or overlooked, by all means please post comments to let me know!
Download SharePoint and Office 2010 Beta
Clinic 10277: What's New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Developers - https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=160329&tab=overview
A complete training course to learn SharePoint Development, online, for FREE!
A complete training course to learn Office 2010 Development, online, for FREE!
Contains 25 high quality presentations from the SharePoint Connections 2010 Amsterdam conference. See overviews, in-depth demos, and explanations from some of the top presenters in the industry.
Focused training modules split into lecture, demonstration, and hands on labs material to help you learn SharePoint development.
Informal interviews, screencasts, demos, and more from various groups at Microsoft.
Find information about planning, coding, building, deploying, and migrating solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new features, objects, Web services, namespaces, and schemas required to extend Microsoft Office and build custom Office Business Applications (OBAs).
Starting page for all things SharePoint
A great site that provides articles, screencasts, webcasts, hands on labs, and demos to help developers learn about developing for SharePoint 2010.
The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 TechCenter provides comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerates shared business processes, and facilitates information-sharing.
Contains links to many Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 video demos that are intended for IT professionals.
SharePoint Dev Wiki - http://sharepointdevwiki.com
End User SharePoint - http://www.endusersharepoint.com/
Note: most of this material is still very relevant to SharePoint 2010
Compiled help format: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C9D6C8C5-8A62-4961-8C1B-DF08B667B1C4&displaylang=en
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This site provides links to many MSDN walkthroughs that contain both written steps as well as a short video demonstrating how to accomplish specific tasks.
This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy, and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management challenges.
Install a program to your desktop to receive free training on how to use SharePoint Designer 2007.
Public websites powered by SharePoint - http://www.wssdemo.com/Pages/websites.aspx
Associated Press Integrates Editorial Processes using SharePoint 2007
Edelman links 3,200 Employees, 50 Million Documents, a Bowling Interest Group, and More
Microsoft.com Case Studies - http://microsoft.com/casestudies
Why Use SharePoint for a Public Web Site? See first-hand from Ferrari, Dell, and more - http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/ae9f0766-aed6-4e58-8016-d0ca3451c5e8
Good resource for 2010. Thanks Evans.