Laboratory in the Sky? Why Cloud Based Labs Are Replacing Conventional Ones

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on May 13, 2015 8:35:00 AM

 

Learning technical skills requires a lot more than memorizing concepts. Students need hands-on experience using tools themselves. Comfort with these tools often comes only after some safe, self-paced experimentation. That's why technical lab work is so crucial to adoption – it’s a safe place to test and learn. 

 

Unfortunately, many organizations have limited lab access due to time, space and financial constraints.

 

Enter the cloud. Cloud-based computer labs are becoming prevalent in organizations around the world, replacing conventional labs. Cloud-based labs reduce training expenses, allow instructors to remotely monitor the progress of all students, and enable students to use the facilities both before the course begins and after its completed.  

 

Read on to find out how Cloud-based computer labs can improve your training program. 

 

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Topics: Training, CloudShare

How to create a Choice Site Column in a SharePoint site with PowerShell

Posted by Juan Carlos on May 11, 2015 6:57:00 AM

This time I am sharing a small script that allows to create a choice site column through PowerShell. As you can see, the way to create this type of column is the same as if you use the SharePoint server API in a Console Application program in Visual Studio. You can download the script from the following link: How to create a Choice Site Column in a SharePoint Site!

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, Demos & POCs, CloudShare

How To Build & Clone A Virtualized (ESXi) Environment

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on May 2, 2015 2:57:00 AM

CloudShare's secure on-demand labs house thousands of enterprise set-ups, from "simple" web apps to multi-tier monoliths. In our new "User of the Month" section, we will share what's behind the firewall in these environments, and what makes our most interesting users love CloudShare's on demand environments.  

 

Our first "User of the Month" is Aaron Yarnal, a security consultant who used CloudShare to test gateway security for a California hospital with 20,000 network users. Aaron built and cloned a virtualized (ESXi) environment, safely tested filtering tools, and upgraded 10 hardened appliances -- while staying well within the hospital's security regulations.


Congratulations! Learn how he did it below!

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Topics: CloudShare, user of the month

Say Hello: CloudShare's New Features

Posted by Moran on Apr 7, 2015 9:47:00 PM

 

 

Over the past few weeks we have been continuously improving CloudShare in order to further simplify your setup process and help you deliver your solutions faster. In this post, we’re more than happy to share some of the more exciting updates that made it into production.

 

Windows package selection

 

Ever find yourself wasting valuable time looking, downloading and installing your favorite applications on your VMs? Well… not anymore! The entire application and tool installation process just got a lot simpler thanks to the new windows package selection install.

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Topics: Dev / Test, CloudShare

How to read all the PropertyBags for a SharePoint Site Collection!

Posted by Juan Carlos on Feb 6, 2015 4:27:00 AM

This time I’m sharing a new script that allows to get all PropertyBags for a Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 You can download the script from the following link: How to read all property bags in a SharePoint Site Collection

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, Demos & POCs, CloudShare

SharePoint's Hybrid Future

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Feb 2, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Today on the Office Blog, Julia White wrote that SharePoint 2016 on-premise is scheduled for a summer 2015 reveal date. For Microsoft observers and partners, this is an important affirmation, but hardly surprising news.

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, CloudShare

[Tip]: Can I use Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition to develop for SharePoint and Office 365?

Posted by Juan Carlos on Jan 21, 2015 7:08:21 PM

Well, this was the question I made myself when I was creating a new virtual machine template for CloudShare’s Showcase. Basically, by default Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition doesn’t come with the Visual Studio 2013 Tools for Office installed…but of course, you can install them in your SharePoint & Office 365 development environment.

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Topics: Dev / Test, SharePoint, Demos & POCs, CloudShare

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