June 2012

Ilana Bercovitz

Calling all Canadian CloudSharers

June 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


CloudShare is headed to SharePoint Saturday and the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto! Read the rest of this entry »


Lydia Bronze

How to configure and integrate SQL Server Master Data Services and Data Quality Services

June 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , ,


DQS and MDS are both SQL 2012 features supported by BI and Enterprise editions. Data Quality Services (DQS) can be used by business users and IT professionals to maintain the quality of their data and to ensure that the data is suited for their organization’s business usage. Master Data Services (MDS) is a SQL Server feature for master data management (MDM). MDM is used to discover non-transactional lists of data, with the goal of assembling maintainable master lists.  Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

Integrating SharePoint & Azure with CloudShare (Part II)

June 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , ,


Last week, I explained how to integrate SharePoint & Windows Azure with CloudShare (read the full post here). Today, I will show you how to integrate Windows Azure Marketplace data in SharePoint 2010 sites through a Business Connectivity Service (BCS) connector. The BCS connector is created in Visual Studio 2012 RC (VS 2012 RC) and deployed to a SharePoint 2010 farm. Read the rest of this entry »


Chris Riley

Are folders the new “F” word?

June 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


Are folders the new “F” word? I think yes, and not because I promote disorganization. Quite the opposite, in fact. Folders give you the perception of organization. Real organization happens with meta-data. In the video below I will explain what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »


Scott Rooke

Too many cooks in the SharePoint kitchen

June 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


Recently as I was working in my CloudShare “development” environment, I ran into a situation that all developers have run into at one point or another.  The client says to you, ”hey, I’d like to be able to see how it’s coming along.”  Seems all well and good so you create a login account and they begin to poke around. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

Using TFS Service Preview for SharePoint Team Development with CloudShare!

June 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Last week, Microsoft announced the arrive of the new Windows Azure. One of the new services with Azure is Team Foundation Service preview (TFS Service Preview). This is a real TFS service running on top of Windows Azure ready to be used for team development with any kind of technology. In this article I will show you how easy it is to begin SharePoint team development using TFS Service Preview from your CloudShare development environment: Read the rest of this entry »


Chris Riley

CloudShare Introduces – Windows Server 2012 and more templates!

June 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


On this Father’s Day and release day, I’m happy to bring you Windows Server 2012 RC0 ( or if you prefer, Windows Server 8 ), a new multi-server farm permalink, and some new, bare SharePoint templates.

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Chris Riley

Hackathon – The Results

June 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , ,


At CloudShare we know that once you experience it and use it, you will fall in love with ProPlus. That’s why we designed the first ever CloudShare SharePoint Experts Hackathon in coordination with the LinkedIn SharePoint Experts group!

We sought to engage users through a competition that included ProPlus and SharePoint.  We knew it would be fun but we never anticipated just how rewarding the hackathon would be for participants.  This posts announces the WINNERS, explains the challenge, the scoring, the player stats, and more!

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Chris Riley

If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail

June 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


SharePoint 2010 includes great, new features for enabling Enterprise Content Management ECM, Records Management RM, and Document Imaging.

When using SharePoint as an ECM platform, limited planning is a warning sign for a disaster to come. You must be willing to spend the time to plan your SharePoint deployment, or you will fail.   Read the rest of this entry »


Lydia Bronze

How to integrate Team Foundation Server with SharePoint

June 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


Team Foundation Server 2010 is a product that manages the software development process throughout the IT lifecycle. You can use TFS server to manage your source control, tasks, bugs, storage of build, and test results. Today, I am going to show you how to integrate Team Foundation Server with SharePoint.  Read the rest of this entry »