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Connecting to Office 365 SharePoint site with Visual Studio

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Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2013

I can connect to my office 365 online SP site with Designer locally, but when i go to create an SP project in VS locally and select the same address for debugging as I used with Designer, it won't validate that address. Can I even create VS WSPs for Office 365 SharePoint?
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
this is not possible (with VS2010). First of all SharePoint Online / Office 365 is based on SharePoint 2013 and VS2010 does not know anything about this newer version. Second there are some limitations on the SharePoint side due to the multi-tenant installation of SharePoint online.

A good overview / starting point is this presentation:
http://www.slideshare.net/CoreyRoth/office-365-introduction-to-share-point-online-development-sharepoint-connections-2013

I would even recommend to use VS 2013 as the SharePoint integration is even better.

HTH
Rainer
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Excellent answer and link. Thank you.
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