Discover how to extend SharePoint's power with cloud-based servicesMelding two of the hottest trends in the industry--the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing--this practical guide shows you how to extend the authors' SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. The book begins with an introduction of what the cloud is and then walks you through your first SharePoint and cloud application. You'll discover smart and exciting ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with the cloud, enabling you to confidently maximize the potential of this powerful online collaborative tool.'Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions' Gets you started using SharePoint 2010 with the cloudShows you how to deploy services and resources to Windows Azure to use in SharePointZeroes in on SQL Azure and shows you how to use it for data management and business intelligenceDefines a mashup and shows you how to build a mashup applicationDemonstrates ways to secure cloud solutions using claims-based authenticationWalks you through managing customer information in SharePoint OnlineTakes you step by step through creating a Twitter(R) trends report, connecting to LinkedIn(R), and leveraging Bing Maps Geo Services in business solutionsWrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.wrox.comProgrammer ForumsJoin our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world.Code DownloadsTake advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use.Read MoreFind articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you. An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services, this book explains how to get started, how to discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure and how to incorporate Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions.