I’m pleased to announce the release 1.3.2 of the LINQ to SharePoint 2010 DSL Extension for Visual Studio 2010 on MSDN Code Gallery.

This minor version introduces two new features:

  • Anonymous connection on a SharePoint site
  • Office 365 BETA SharePoint connection

 As you know, Office 365 is a new online plateform with SharePoint, available in BETA version from some weeks ago.

With this new version of the LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension, you can import a  LINQ to SharePoint Data Model directly from a SharePoint 365 web site in Visual Studio 2010.

When you're lanching the connection wizard, you can now choose "Office 365 BETA" authentication mode:

When you're clicking on the Next button, a popup appears with a web browser in your Office 365 login form:

If you sign in correctly, the web site will be scanned to import all the LINQ entities in a LINQ data model file.

NOTE: This connection will use the credentials cookie called “FedAuth” saved in the web form by the claims authentication process to connect to the remote web site. This mode could be use also with other compatible connection providers. 

This technical is available from the Office 365 community web site, thanks all guys for this helpful tip:

http://solutionevangelist.com/discussion/24/office-365-sharepoint-2010-client-object-modelodata-listdata.svc-authentication-linqpad-sample

http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/p/967/7534.aspx

http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154/t/624.aspx#2148

LINQ to SharePoint can be used in sandboxes solutions in SharePoint 365. Office 365 is a great service, really usefull to use quickly SharePoint and Office 2010 online wave.