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Welcome to the Office Live Small Business Developer Guide

Office 2007

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Welcome to the Microsoft Office Live Small Business Developer Guide. This reference contains conceptual overviews, Web design and programming tasks, and links to sample files to guide you in customizing Office Live Small Business accounts and developing solutions for Office Live Small Business customers. In addition, this guide includes schema references for Office Live Small Business applications and documentation for two Office Live Small Business Web services.

Revised: February 2009

The Developer Guide is intended for developers who are creating solutions on the Office Live Small Business platform. It is also useful for small business owners with Office Live Small Business accounts who want to customize the business applications and other components that are included with Office Live Small Business.

This documentation contains the following types of assistance:

Getting Started

Describes scenarios for using Office Live Small Business, and information about what's new in recent updates.

Components of Office Live Small Business

Conceptual information about the components of Office Live Small Business and customization available for each component. Step-by-step procedures for customization using Office Live Small Business tools, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.

Working With Windows SharePoint Services

Conceptual information about Windows SharePoint Services features available from Office Live Small Business and a comparison of terminology between Windows SharePoint Services and Office Live Small Business.


Conceptual information and step-by-step procedures for creating, packaging, delivering, and deploying solutions for Office Live Small Business customers. Includes information about authenticating users from a client-side application.

General Reference

Conceptual information about Office Live Small Business architecture and APIs and integration with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Step-by-step procedures for streamlining solutions using AJAX and taking advantage of Microsoft Silverlight.

Step-by-step procedures for using templates and customizing lists, content types, workflows, Web parts, and more.

Code Samples

Describes code samples and sample solutions available as examples to help you customize Office Live Small Business components. Links are provided to download each sample.

Schema Reference

Details of the schemas for all lists and libraries within Contact Manager and the business applications.

Web Services

Details about the Discovery Web service, used in the process of authenticating users, and the WebBCM Web service, used to interact with Contact Manager data.