December 2011

Ricardo

Using SharePoint and Team Foundation Service Preview … in the Cloud!

December 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , ,


In September 2011, the Team Foundation Service Preview (TFS-P) became available on an invitation-only basis. In a nutshell, it’s the beta version of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 11, but hosted in Azure (Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, computing and networking infrastructure services).  While popularity for TFS has grown over the years as an on-premise server technology, the idea of a hosted version of TFS has taken a little longer to materialize. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

How to increase your hard disk size in one of your virtual machines – Part I!

December 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


One common requirement when you are working with a virtualized environment like any of those provided by CloudShare Pro Plus offering is the ability of increasing hardware (like disk capacity or available RAM) capacity on demand. For instance, imagine you want to test Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview in one of your virtual machines so that you will need some free GBs in order to install and start running it. If you don’t fulfill this installation requirement, the installation wizard will show you a warning message telling you need to clean your drive or try to install Visual Studio 11 in another one.

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Chris Riley

CloudShare Introduces – Compressed Content and Reboot

December 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: ,


Not only is it Christmas Day, it’s CloudShare release day. Today’s release, as you may have noticed, came with some downtime early EST time. This was due to big changes in performance and network security. But those are boring! The features and updates you should be aware of are:
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Juan Carlos

How to share your environment with team members!

December 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


CloudShare allows not only to share your environment with others as I described in the article “How To use a CloudShare shared environment at least 14 days”, but it also simplifies the process of sharing it in real time with other Team Members through CloudShare “Assign Team Members” functionality available in your environment. And this is really great when talking about Team Work using CloudShare because it allows collaboration and simultaneous work in the same environment to several Team Members in an organization. The process you must follow to assign a team member to your CloudShare environment is quite straight forward:
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Chris Riley

CloudShare Introduces – Multiple Machine Resume and more

December 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , , ,


It’s release day. For this release I was in the Israel office (read “meet the team”), and I must admit, I was disappointed. Release day is not as I picture it from the US office. I generally expect that all the developers are running around the office, screaming, and slamming doors. Instead it’s a calm push of a button, validation, and onto coding for the next release.
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Chris Riley

Inside the CloudShare development team

December 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , ,


If you’re a dork like me, you always picture who the team is behind your favorite products. I often wonder who is behind the magic, and what makes them so cool. Yes I, like all guys, get excited by action heroes and the cool guns they carry, but I also get excited by technologist behind cool, efficient, and effective products. So I would like to offer CloudSharer’s, dork or not, a chance to learn about the insides of the CloudShare development and product team.
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