Office365 for Developers

Office 365 provides a suite of business capabilities allowing companies to move these services out of their hosted environments and into Microsoft’s cloud. As with the server versions of these products, the corporate developer can access the APIs and custom their corporate user’s experience. However, the cloud versions of products like SharePoint and Exchange have evolving development guidelines that are very different from their server-based cousins. New API tools for Office 365 and improved guidance resources require developers to approach this custom solution development differently. These changes also lower the barrier to entry for the typical web developer making any web developer an Office application developer.

This course will get you started on Office 365 development. Starting with a new tenant, we will walk through the steps you need to get your development platform in place. With this platform in hand, I will move on to showing the current practices for customizing and creating solutions for your customers in and against this environment. If you are a SharePoint developer working on full trust solutions and want to make the move to Office 365, or a web developer interested in using your skills to code on Microsoft’s latest billion dollar platform, this course is for you.

Rich Ross

Rich Ross is a Technical Solutions Professional at the Microsoft Philadelphia MTC.  He has more than 20 years of business and IT experience in the pharmaceutical and consulting industry.  Rich has developed solutions for every version of SharePoint, from simple department portals to enterprise level applications. Over the last few years, he has focused on developing for the cloud using Azure technologies and is very interested in developing solutions containing IoT, Cortana and 3D Cameras features.  Rich posts about technology on his blog at and you can follow him on twitter @rich_ross.