1:42-Minute Video Demo: What is CloudShare's Virtual Training Lab Solution?

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Nov 9, 2015 4:07:06 AM

Software Training Instructors. Training Lab Managers. Business Education and Learning Directors.

You have spent years mastering the craft, developing your curriculum, customizing the software, leading software training classes... But you know all too well that learning technical skills requires a lot more than memorizing concepts. Students need hands-on experience using tools themselves. Comfort with these tools often comes only after some safe, self-paced experimentation. That's why software training is so crucial to adoption – it’s a safe place to test and learn. 

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Topics: Training, CloudShare

Celebrate Innovation in Infrastructure and win $1500!

Posted by Zvi on Nov 2, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Seventy Years Ago...

John Von Neumann demonstrated how data and programs could be stored in the same memory, created the first electronic stored-program computer, and laid the groundwork for incredible changes to come in the second half of the century.

John Von Neumann with the stored-program computer

at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, in 1945. 

Alan W. Richards/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

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Topics: Dev / Test

Before you Commit: Key Questions to Ask any Cloud Training Vendor

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Nov 2, 2015 9:07:38 AM


The popularity of online training environments is gaining rise. 

While in-person training workshops and classroom-style training continue to be the most common forms of training, online training methods, such as virtual learning environments, are becoming increasingly more common. In a recent survey conducted by InterCall Digital Media Services, more than half of respondents responded that they have been trained with interactive online courses (56%) or online resource centers (53%). As tech-savvy millennials continue to fill our increasingly global workforce, it’s likely online training will continue to grow in popularity.


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Topics: Training, CloudShare

3 Factors Every Cloud Training Provider Must Offer

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Oct 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

In last week's blog post, "Best Practices for Choosing a Cloud Training Service Provider", we introduced the successful habits of software and IT trainers who have successfully chosen a cloud based training vendor. We introduced their strategy which revolves around three pillars and focused the blog post on the first pillar, Delivering a Complete Cloud Based Training Center. In this week's post, we'll look at the second pillar, "Choosing Cloud Architecture that Scales" and illustrate the important factors to request when approaching your cloud based training provider.


Let's take a look below.

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Topics: Training, CloudShare

Announcing the Newest Additions to CloudShare's Pre-Configured Virtual Machine Environment Templates!

Posted by Juan Carlos on Oct 19, 2015 8:35:25 AM

Today’s post was written by Juan Carlos González , SharePoint MVP and CloudShare Guest Blogger.


Those of you who know me, know that I have being using CloudShare's virtual machine pre-configured environments since 2010 (if I remember correctly). The preconfigured VM templates have helped me to easily and quickly set up all of my lab and demo environments around the latest Microsoft products and technologies such as SharePoint (my passion), SQL Server or Visual Studio.


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Topics: SharePoint, CloudShare

Best Practices for Choosing a Cloud Training Service Provider [Free Virtual Training Buyer's Guide]

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Oct 12, 2015 4:00:05 AM

Up until a few years ago, on-site training was the only method available for organizations in need of carrying out their corporate training sessions. The advent of cloud computing has changed this drastically and has brought about exceptional benefits such as instant worldwide scale, cost control and a direct connection with students. According to McKinsey, “Between 2010 and 2015 alone, cloud computing spending has skyrocketed from $10 billion to $85 billion.”

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that more and more organizations are shifting to cloud-based technical training sessions. To name a few, Dow Chemical has successfully made the shift and reduced their corporate training costs by 88% by switching to cloud computing training . As a direct link, there has been a surge in the demand for cloud vendors offering virtual training platforms. But with so many options, it has become more challenging for software and technical trainers to choose a cloud training provider that best fits their needs.

To help you find your way through this jungle of options, we turned to software and IT trainers who have successfully made their buying decisions, and asked them to share and highlight the key success criteria for the different stages in the evaluation process. You can view the full guide in our new whitepaper, “Virtual Training Labs: The Cloud Buyer’s Guide”.
Let’s get started! 

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Topics: Training

How IT-Logix Engages Event Attendees with Virtual Training Labs!

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Oct 6, 2015 11:18:29 AM

Meet Raphael Branger, the Chief Knowledge Officer at IT-Logix and a good man to know in the BI world.  Raphael is an active community member of the new Scrum Breakfast Club in Zurich (Switzerland), he is a member of the DisciplinedAgile Consortium, a contributor to the Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and a committer on the International Business Communications Standard.  

On top of all of these (we're thinking, where does he have time for it all?!), he writes the blog: My Life as a BI Consultant.


Most importantly, (well at least for us folks at CloudShare) Raphael runs IT-Logix’s largest annual community event, the Business Objects Working Group (BOAK) in Zurich.  Raphael used CloudShare to deliver large, complex hands-on virtual IT training labs to attendees, before, during and after BOAK.


Due to these accomplishments, Raphael has been chosen to be CloudShare's October user-of-the-month.


Congratulations Raphael!


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Topics: Training, user of the month

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