July 2012

Chris Riley

Sharing Is Caring. Or Is It?

July 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Note: as is true with all SharePoint 2013 early blog posts. SharePoint 2013 is in preview, features may change, and thus facts about those features may become invalid.

When I was consulting on Enterprise Content Management technologies, I became very fond of the “pre-mortem” practice, plan ahead for what is probably going to go wrong. Then we’d think of ways we could have prevented the project’s failure—a sort of after-the-fact analysis done beforehand.

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Lydia Bronze

SharePoint Server 2013 Installation

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


We don’t have to wait any longer! SharePoint 2013 was released yesterday and I couldn’t wait to install it!

So what’s new?

Actually, there are a lot of new cool features and improvements in SharePoint 2013. SQL, Mobile, and BI has been improved. Sharing functionality has been enhanced, making it easier to follow people, sites, and conversations. SharePoint 2013 offers Shredded Storage, Themes, Request Management, New Search architecture, personalized search results based on search history, and more. Read the rest of this entry »


Chris Riley

SharePoint 2013 Beta Sandbox – Available Now!

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


When I first dove deep into SharePoint I was completely overwhelmed! I began working with the platform when SharePoint 2007 was becoming widely used and accepted and out of nowhere the super secret announcement of the SharePoint 2010 beta was made.  I was lucky enough at the time to be joining a SharePoint SI that had early access to SharePoint 2010.  My challenge was learning the “concept” and the “feel” of SharePoint 2007 as well as the features of the new version that was about to surface. Knowing SharePoint 2010 was no small task.  SharePoint 2010 is what got me my position in the SharePoint space.  It was finally a true ECM platform and I, as an ECM expert, needed to understand how to use all of the ECM methodologies and practices in that brilliant new grab bag of features.

This week gave me a similar feeling. SharePoint 2010 has been taking over and suddenly the SharePoint 2013 Beta was announced! Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

Integrating SharePoint & Azure with CloudShare (III)

July 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


In my last article about integrating SharePoint & Azure with CloudShare, I explained how to integrate Windows Azure Marketplace data in SharePoint 2010 sites through a Business Connectivity Service (BCS) connector. In the first article of the series, I introduced you to some of the scenarios available when you integrate Azure data and/or services in SharePoint 2010 (either On-Premise or Online). In today’s article, I will describe a simple approach to integrate SQL Azure Data in a SharePoint Online (SPO) site without doing any kind of coding. Let’s begin. Read the rest of this entry »


Lydia Bronze

How to Enable Anonymous Access to Your SharePoint Site

July 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


If you finished developing your SharePoint based website and you would like to make your site or part of it available to everyone in your organization or available via Internet you have reached the right place. I would like to note that Anonymous Access is not for everyone and needs to be planned out carefully. Read the rest of this entry »


Chris Riley

CloudShare will sim-ship the final release of Visual Studio 12 RTM

July 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Microsoft released Visual Studio 11 Beta on February 29, 2012. As one of the first partners, CloudShare offers full support for Visual Studio 11 in a dev/test environment for the greatest in development agility in the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

Troubleshooting SharePoint Solutions with CloudShare – Part II

July 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: , , ,


In my last article about troubleshooting SharePoint solutions with CloudShare, I introduced some of the services, tools and techniques available when attempting to identify issues & problems found in a SharePoint farm. One powerful Microsoft tool for this purpose is SharePoint Diagnostics Studio 3.0 (SPDiag 3.0), included in the SharePoint Administration Toolkit 2.0. In this article, I will show you how to use SPDiag 3.0 to monitor SharePoint Solutions. Read the rest of this entry »


Juan Carlos

How to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 with CloudShare!

July 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


If you want to move from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you have to know that there are three main migration approaches: Read the rest of this entry »