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I am trying deploy a solution to SharePoint Online (SPO), after looking at documentations about SPO, I found only Sandbox Solutions and Apps can be deployed to SPO, but my solution is a Farm Solution.

There are too many limitations in Sandbox Solutions and Apps, such like:

  1. Limited access to file system (Application Page);
  2. Server side limited access to external data (External Web Service);
  3. GAC

Seems all stuffs needs to find workaround to fix.

But I found someone said, you can deploy Full-Trust Solutions on SPO Dedicated, but you need got Certification from SPO (or Microsoft?).

So I checked the list on SPO Dedicated http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn151709.aspx#bkmk_AccessServices , but seems all types of SPO dedicated is NO with Full-Trust Solutions.

So my question is: is that true for we can got this kind certification from SPO? If it is true, could you help give me some information about this? Because I cannot find anything about it on MSDN or other web sites.

PS: If there is good documentation about migrating Farm Solutions to Sandbox Solutions (or Apps), please also share with me.

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You can't deploy farm solutions on spo period.

However you can work around every issue there is with sandbox with using csom and apps.

Take a look here.

http://hughajwood.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/sandbox-solutions-a-necessary-evil/

If it goes down I will update this link.

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Hi Hugh Wood, please check the slide slideshare.net/aribakker/developing-for-share-point-online, it mentioned Office 365 Dedicated - Farm solutions allowed (requires Microsoft approval). But I can't searched anything with this. –  Ariel Zhang May 27 '13 at 8:02
    
confirmed with Ari Bakker ‏on twitter: @zehaozh the slide is for SharePoint 2010 and farm solutions are no longer allowed in sharepoint online dedicated - bit.ly/ZrnyAJ –  Ariel Zhang May 29 '13 at 1:23
    
Sorry missed the notification of your reply. The upside is with the advent of 2013 spo is so much more powerful with apps and CSOM. –  Hugh Wood May 29 '13 at 8:18

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