August 2012

Juan Carlos

What’s new in Site Collections in SharePoint 2013!

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


Since Microsoft released SharePoint 2013 public preview some weeks ago, there is continuous information drip about new goodies coming with the new version of the rock star Microsoft platform. While the foundation remains pretty much the same, in this blog post I will focus on some of the cool stuff coming with Site Collections:

  • The deep SharePoint 2013 backwards compatibility with SharePoint 2010
  •  Better support for creating host-named site collections (HNSC)

Lydia Bronze

How to Install and Configure Exchange 2013 Server

August 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


To complete the trend, and build on the growing collection of new Microsoft 2013 templates, I started working on an Exchange 2013 Server template, and documented the fun Here!  The Exchange 2013 template and permalink will allow you to start exploring how you can use the latest version of Exchange, and see how it integrates with the fresh Microsoft Stack being released.  Exchange 2013 showcases better integration with SharePoint and Lync, Social Integration, better compliance and eDiscovery, and much more.

Before you jump in, I have also created this permalink with Exchange Server 2013 RTM installed and configured, so you can save yourself the effort.

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Chris Riley

Promotion Ending SOON! – Get your Environments

August 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare


CloudShare fan’s it has been a great year for ProPlus. Thanks to an active user community and a busy development team, we have added many new features in the past year:

During this time we offered a promotion for more memory at $490 (retail value $880) per year. And we want to make sure you take advantage of this promotion while it lasts (Expires 8/31/2012). So subscribe now to get CloudShare ProPlus Environments with 16GB for $49/month or  $490/year.  Existing customers will keep their rate for the next year.


Juan Carlos

How to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 Public Preview with CloudShare!

August 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


If you want to move a site from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Public Preview, you cannot use the In-place upgrade method and related upgrade hybrid approaches available when upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. At the moment, there is only one valid approach to upgrade to a CloudShare SharePoint 2013 Public Preview environment, and that is by making a content database attach upgrade to a new SharePoint 2013 public preview farm. This means you will have to make a backup of your existing content databases and restore them on a SharePoint 2013 farm.

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Chris Riley

New Templates – 8/12/2012

August 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


We released new virtual machine templates on 8/12/2012!  As always we are hard at work on templates.  Many of the recent changes have been updates, but we do have some new ones for you!

  • SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Preview
  • Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 W/ Eclipse IDE
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Preview W/ Office Professional 2013 Preview
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Preview W/ Visual Studio 2012 RC

As Windows 8, Windows 2012, and SharePoint 2013 become more mature we will have additional templates on them solving specific use cases.


Juan Carlos

Administration Options in SharePoint 2013 with CloudShare!

August 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


As you know by now, Microsoft released a public preview of SharePoint 2013 products & technologies a couple of weeks ago.A lot of new cool stuff was built on top of the strong pillars of SharePoint 2010. If you want to start checking out the new goodies coming with SharePoint 2013, I recommend you try CloudShare’s SharePoint 2013 template described by Chris here.
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