September 2011

Juan Carlos

Accessing SharePoint sites with CloudShare Web Access

September 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , ,


As I mentioned in my first guest post in CloudShare’s blog, and also in my Spanish blog, a very interesting and emerging approach for creating and setting up a functional SharePoint development machine just for programming, testing or demonstrations purposes is to create a full environment hosted in the cloud where you get ready all what you need in terms of the hardware and software requirements.
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Chris Riley

Dev & Test in the Cloud: your first aid kit

September 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


Good thing I love my CloudShare team, as I have to drive an hour and 15 minutes every day to reach them.  To make this drive tolerable, I use radio.  When I started I was listening to a syndicated radio station that kept me laughing the whole way into San Mateo.  But recently the station was cancelled.  Trembling in road rage fear, I quickly switched to a NPR station via Bay Areas KQED.  What does that have to do with this post?  I will tell you.

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Chris Riley

New VM templates in September!

September 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


Big day for template releases!  Below are new or updated templates that are available as of 9/26/2011.  All SharePoint templates include the standard Office 2010, Office Web Apps, Visual Studio, and SharePoint Service Pack 1 in addition to what is listed below.
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Chris Riley

Work less, play more?

September 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: ,


“Chris, relax!” is something I hear a lot.  On my honeymoon these past two weeks, it is not a big surprise that relaxing has been a challenge.  After all, I am writing a blog post right now, with 4 days left on the trip.

I was not aware how bad my anti-relaxation disorder was until I got a full sense of how unrelaxed we are in the US period and how I’m the least relaxed person I know in the least relaxed country in the world.  What is going on?
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Chris Riley

CloudShare Classroom Training

September 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Training | Tags: , , ,


We’re happy to announce a new capability, CloudShare Classroom Training in CloudShare Enterprise, that enables enterprises, IT training companies, ISVs and universities offer hands-on virtual lab training classes to their customers, partners and prospects.  It helps enrich training classes with hands-on labs and live access, and reduces costs of delivering training environments and labs for your physical and remote classrooms.
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Juan Carlos

Guest Post: How do I use CloudShare in my daily work with SharePoint!

September 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Demos & POCs, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , , , , , ,


In this guest post, Spanish SharePoint MVP Juan Carlos González talks about how CloudShare support his daily work with SharePoint in terms of development, building prototypes, prepare demos for customers, and so on.

Brief introduction

My name is Juan Carlos González and I work as a Solutions Architect in one of the 6 Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC) located in Spain.

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Chris Riley

Collaborate to Collaborate

September 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


One of the primary uses of the SharePoint platform is in the area of document collaboration.  This is where SharePoint originally found its success and has since evolved into a more robust platform.  The convenient web-based interface, document control features, and common user experience make it easy to create, share, and collaborate on the creation of content.
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Chris Riley

Google and Facebook logins to your CloudShare account

September 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


In spirit of reducing the burden of remembering another set of credentials for your CloudShare Proplus account, we now support Google and Facebook login.  New users can use their Google and Facebook credentials to signup to CloudShare Proplus.  Current CloudShare Proplus users may use your Google/Facebook credentials to login if your Google/Facebook email id matches your email/username in your CloudShare account.  If not, please continue using your CloudShare credentials, which you likely remember very well by now:).  This feature is currently supported on ProPlus accounts, not on CloudShare Enterprise accounts.


Chris Riley

Web access to your CloudShare machines

September 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Demos & POCs, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , ,


There are several instances you may need to access your CloudShare server from an external browser, without having to remotely log into your machine using RDP or Console access. This is especially useful if you’re showing customers a demo of your Web-based application or the QA team needs to test the Web interface. Well, we’ve had a feature called Web Access, which provides any-time Web access to your machines via a persistent Web address (URL).
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