SharePoint 2013 introduced the concept of Cloud Business Apps, but it is really Office 365 that is driving this phenomenon. With good reason Microsoft doesn’t want our full trust code solutions running on their shared services, and Apps are the answer to that. However building Apps for your enterprise is different than creating simple Apps for sale in the Office Store. Whether you’re ready to move to the cloud, or you want to make sure you leave the door open, this session is for you.
While this session is primarily a case study session, we’ll start with an overview of the different types of Apps, and what you can do with them. We’ll discuss why SharePoint hosted and Auto Hosted Apps take a back seat to Provider Hosted for most enterprise apps, and what that means. Authentication is the biggest challenge for new App developers, and we’ll go over options such as Windows Azure AD, OAuth, or JWT. Don’t worry if you’re not a developer and don’t know all the acronyms. We’ll also make the session real and go over some actual enterprise Apps we’ve been building for our clients. These include an Extranet portal for the Toronto Stock Exchange, an employee self-service portal for a global medical products and services company, and a court case management system supporting external users, document and records management, payment gateway, collaboration, and legacy systems.Log In