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SharePoint Development with the CSOM and REST API

by Rob Windsor and Sahil Malik

This course covers the fundamental use of two remote APIs that are new to SharePoint 2010, the Client Object Model (CSOM) and the REST API.

What you'll learn

The SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model is a set of three APIs (one for .NET managed code, one for Silverlight code, and one for use with JavaScript) that allow remote access to SharePoint. These object models are designed to be consistent with each other and to be similar to the SharePoint Server API. The overall goal being a reduced learning curve for developers who wish to build remote applications interacting with SharePoint. This course covers the fundamental uses of each of the three implementations of the Client Object Model along with a discussion of the motivation for the Client Object Model as a whole.

Table of contents

Using LINQ to SharePoint

About the authors

Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and Trainer. He has almost twenty five years' experience developing all types of applications and is currently spending a majority of his time working with Office 365 and SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups and is a contributor to the Pluralsight On-Demand library. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his... more

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 8 years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients. Sahil has been deeply invol... more

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