January 2012

Chris Riley

7 CloudShare Features you can’t Miss!

January 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , , , ,


No matter if you are new to CloudShare Pro, or a Cloud Sharing Addict. Here are 7 features we do not want you to miss:

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Chris Riley

CloudShare Introduces – Web Access: The Magic Proxy

January 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , , , , , ,


You love Web Access, and we made it even better!

If you are not familiar with web access let me tell you a little about it.  The Web Access feature allows you to share the web application on your CloudShare Pro virtual machines to anyone without giving them direct access to the virtual machine. The way it works is for all machines that have Web Access enabled we generate a unique URL that does not change. it will look something like this: http://uvoa98dbebf6c.env.cloudshare.com.

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Dan

Retroactive Governance for SharePoint

January 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


You won’t have to try too hard to imagine this scenario: you installed an application for a specific department to solve a certain task — let’s call it marketing automation and team sites in SharePoint. A few months later you come back to find that it has spiraled into dozens of other departments and the system is growing like an insatiable IT monster, set to consume all of your time and resources. And now the fun part: your executive team wants to know how people are using it and why your million dollar projects look and feel a lot like unmanaged shared drives. What do you do?
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Chris Riley

CloudShare goes on a Safari

January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Editor’s Note- I have a Mac museum in my home, read my wedding vows from an iPad, and memorize every Apple keynote.

You have seen it on the bi-weekly release posts over and over, “Added support for Safari and iOS”, and now I am ready to tell you about it.

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Michal Pisarek

CloudShare for the SharePoint Analyst

January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


I have been using CloudShare for about the last year. For those of you that unaware CloudShare allows you to quickly and easily provision a SharePoint farm that is hosted in the cloud and that you have access to. In this article I will go through various options that CloudShare provides and provide my experience with the service as a SharePoint Analyst and some of the advantages that I see.
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Chris Riley

Gimme Software!

January 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: ,


We nerds can never have enough bits!  At CloudShare we know how important the software stack on your virtual machine is.  And we want to give you more.  Here is your chance to help us do that!

But first!  An explanation.  CloudShare Pro has two types of templates, machine templates, and showcase templates.  Machine templates are single VMs with OS, and Software Stack.  Minimal configuration is done on these VMs.  That is your job, you build things.  Our job is to make these templates the best we can.  We do that by keeping current on updates, and making sure critical pieces work correctly.  Showcase templates are one step further.  They are one or more machine environments with OS, software stack, and some specific configuration.  We build some of these, and our friends build others.

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Juan Carlos

How to increase your hard disk size on one of your virtual machines – Part II!

January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


In the previous article published in CloudShare community blog How to increase your hard disk size in one of your virtual machines – Part I, I described one of the techniques available for increasing hard disk size in a virtual machine. In this new blog entry, I will explain a simpler workaround to achieve the same result:
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Dan

I don’t always test my code but…

January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


One of my twitter friends sent me this picture today, and wow did it strike a chord. Some people try too hard to be “The Most Interesting Man in the World”, many otherwise cautious and well intentioned SharePoint superstars like to test code, changes, and migrations on live data. Of course you or I would never do that, but some daring people like to live on the edge.

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Chris Riley

CloudShare Introduces – Licenses and the Welcome Wizard

January 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


It’s a new year, the 7th ( my lucky number), and release day! CloudShare wishes a Happy new year to everyone. This new year blog post has nothing to do with ends of worlds and Mayan predictions. It’s all about what was released today, and what is coming in 2012.
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Chris Riley

SharePoint – You’re doing it wrong!

January 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , ,


Conversations with others always become my best blog posts.  Let’s see if this is any different.  Last night driving back from CloudShare, just as I polished off an awesome new permalink for mobile app dev.  My buddy from Colorado called me.  He is an IT pro, specifically specializing in network infrastructure.  He works for an IT consulting firm who has many clients.   Some that use SharePoint, some that don’t.  What he was calling me about was my advice on setting up a SharePoint Farm.  It started innocent enough.
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