Have been spending time here at TechEd EMEA and one of the topics I presented on this week was how you can built hybrid applications using SharePoint Online and Windows Azure. I think there’s an incredible amount of power here for building cloud apps; it represents a great cloud story and one that complements the O365 SAAS capabilities very well.
I’ve not seen a universally agreed-upon definition of hybrid, so in the talk we started by defining a hybrid application as follows:
Within this frame, I then discussed four hybrid scenarios that enable you to connect to SharePoint Online (SPO) in some hybrid way. These scenarios were:
You can view the deck for the session below. (It’s not up now, but you should be able to view the session here on Channel 9 soon.)
The areas for discussion represented four patterns for discussion around how you can integrate cloud and on-premises systems to build some really interesting hybrid applications—and then leverage the collaborative power of SPO.
Some things we discussed during the session that are worth calling out here:
All in all, there’s a ton of options available for you when building SPO apps, and I believe that MS has a great story here for building compelling cloud applications.
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