Sandbox Solutions Naysayers, please watch this video

Posted on 9/5/2011 @ 11:42 PM in #SharePoint by | Feedback | 544 views

We know that Office 365 development story is “Write Sandbox Solutions”. To a large extent, integrating with Azure, leveraging .NET 4.0 capabilities in SharePoint 2010 today, also may or may not require you to write Sandbox Solutions.
A lot of people have casted doubts on the ability, or let me say, their ability, to deliver compelling solutions using Sandbox solutions.

In early 2010, when SharePoint 2010 was still in beta, I recorded this video for Telerik demonstrating the integration of

  • The Yahoo Geocoding API
  • Bing Maps
  • Bing natural language search engine
  • Northwind database via BCS
  • Client Object Model


Even though the video was recorded in early 2010 when SharePoint 2010 was in Beta, this video, and the associated code, will run without change in Sandbox solutions in Office 365 by the end of this year.
Well, it would run today, but the only exception is BCS – which currently doesn’t work in Office 365, but is slated for availability by the end of the year.

So, what is your excuse for not writing Sandbox solutions? I’d like to know!

Here is the associated code

and here is the video with almost no slides, and complete hands-on experience where I write the code for the whole application in front of your eyes. Enjoy!

Note that the video below requires you to setup a list called “Customers” backed by the Northwind database, which you can see in this video here.

The video -

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On 9/6/2011 2:57:46 AM Robert Seso said ..
Sahil, regarding BCS coming to Office 365 end of the year - is there any official feature roadmap for Office365?