SharePoint 2010 introduced a new way to work with SharePoint data when you've an app that doesn't run on the server: the Client Object Model (ClientOM). In this session, you'll see how to create rich desktop apps with WPF and the .NET ClientOM.
In addition, see how to create robust business apps deployed as sandbox solutions using the Silverlight ClientOM:
There's immense opportunity for you to build and deploy cloud-centric solutions using Windows Azure platform. However, what does that opportunity look like when integrated with SharePoint 2010?
In this session, see the different ways in which you can integrate Azure services with SharePoint to extend your SharePoint solutions into the cloud: