How is the SharePoint Online/Exchange Online/Lync Online platform different from the SharePoint 2010/Exchange 2010/Lync Server 2010 platform?
In order to answer those questions and help you build solutions for the cloud with Office 365...
The Office 365 Developer Training Course on MSDN - this training course includes 7 modules with over 10 hours of video and 17 hands-on-labs to help you get started building cloud based communication and collaboration solutions for Office 365, including:
Developing in the Cloud with Office 365
Office 365 provides a communication and collaboration service in the cloud that you can leverage to build custom solutions for SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. In this session, you'll learn about this new cloud service and the breadth of solutions that can be developed using the same skills, tools and SDKs you use today when building on-premises solutions.
Developing for SharePoint Online with Sandbox Solutions
Sandboxed Solutions are the development paradigm for SharePoint Online. In this session, you'll learn about sandboxed solutions including how to develop, debug and deploy solutions. You'll also learn the breadth of solutions that can be developed in the sandbox and strategies for developing common scenarios that are not enabled in the sandbox.
Building Workflow Solutions for SharePoint Online
Building Workflow solutions for SharePoint Online allows you to automate collaboration-centric business processes and surface them to your users via SharePoint Online. In this session, you'll learn the differences between declarative and code-based workflows, design a workflow using Visio 2010, implement that workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010 and customize the workflow using Visual Studio 2010 and custom actions.
Developing SharePoint Online Solutions with the Client Object Model
Leveraging Excel and Access Services in SharePoint Online
Excel and Access Services provide powerful features for building SharePoint Online solutions. In this session, you'll get an inside look at both Excel and Access services and how each can be accessed programmatically when building SharePoint Online solutions.
Developing Communication Solutions for Lync Online
In this session, you learn how to integrate Lync features into your WPF and Silverlight clients much in the same way that Office and SharePoint do, including presence, contact lists and click-to-communicate features. You will also learn how to extend Lync communications to include data and features from your client applications much in the same way that Outlook 2010 does with the "IM" and "Call" features within an email.
Developing Messaging Solutions for Exchange Online
In this session, you'll learn how to integrate Exchange Online mailbox data such as mail, calendar and task items as well as Exchange Online services such as the free-busy service into your applications using an easy to discover and easy to use managed API.
To use this training course as self-paced training, you'll need to do the following: