Alex Entrekin

Cloud Comparison: CloudShare Labs vs. Azure Dev/Test VMs

September 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test

Over the next few weeks, we will discuss CloudShare’s place in the cloud.  Our goal is to sharpen the contradictions among these platforms, explain the benefits of virtual labs and highlight CloudShare’s unique features. First, let’s compare Azure dev/test VMs to virtual lab management in CloudShare.

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Juan Carlos

How To Convert a date in ISO 8061 format to a DateTime format!

September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , ,

This time I would like to share a quick tip with you that allows you to solve typical problems you can find when working with dates in your SharePoint code: how to convert a date in ISO 8061 format to a .NET DateTime format. For instance, this situation happens when you have to update a list item field inside the code of a SharePoint event receiver and the field type to process is just a SharePoint DateTime field.

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Creating a CloudShare Team Labs Environment with SAP HANA, SAP Data Services and Hortonworks Hadoop

August 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


Nowadays when you are looking for Big Data techniques you get in touch with Hadoop. If you are googling for an In-Memory Database you will find SAP HANA. These are two actual topics which are on top of the Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies (Gartner, 2014).

That’s one of the reason why we from IT-Logix wanted to create a test environment which all of our consultants can access easily. But technologies like SAP HANA needs lots of HDD space, let alone of memory. The minimum memory requirement even just for testing SAP HANA is 24 GB (SAP, 2014).  As we don’t need a production system which is always up and running we were looking for a cheaper solution compared to buying new hardware and host the new test system on premise.


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Juan Carlos

How To Import Search Query Suggestions using PowerShell!

July 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: , ,

Undoubtedly, SharePoint search is one of the most powerful features available in the platform not only for the out of the box features but also for the multiple extensibility points provided. In this post we will see how we can improve the search user experience through search query suggestions imported in SharePoint using the power provided by PowerShell. Read the rest of this entry »

Daniel Bakshi

The Road to Continuous Integration and Deployment!

July 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare

The Road to Continuous Integration and Deployment!
Don’t stay behind, your #Dev / #Test team could be much better!

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Daniel Bakshi

Want to know how vagrant radically improves integration tests?

June 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , ,

CloudShare’s Dev team leader with the answer.

Checkout this neat article:

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Juan Carlos

How to determine the size of the SharePoint Content DBs in a SharePoint Farm!

June 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint, Training | Tags: ,

One of the most common administration tasks when managing a SharePoint environment is to have under control the sizes of the SharePoint content databases available in a SharePoint farm. Although there are several possibilities to get this information, I recommend you to use Windows PowerShell so you can take advantage of the features and great capabilities it provides when doing SharePoint administration task. As you will learn in this article, you can easily get the size for your SharePoint Content Databases by means of a PowerShell Script.

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Chris Riley

We are developers too!

June 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test | Tags: , , ,

CloudShare is a tool that many developers have made apart of their day-to-day work. And that platform has to be built just like any other application.  Our awesome team of developers faces the same processes and challenges that the entire development world does, and they want to share their story with you.

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Juan Carlos

How to execute PowerShell scripts and cmdlets in Visual Studio!

May 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , ,

As SharePoint developers, sometimes we need to do some IT Pro stuff such as creating a PowerShell Scripts for doing common tasks: deploying .WSP solutions to the farm, create some auxiliary lists, etc. In order to create and execute these scripts you can use the SharePoint 2013 Management Console or the Microsoft ISE (Integrated Shell Script Environment) as your scripting tools. However, most of the time we are using Visual Studio for our programming stuff and we don’t feel happy switching from Visual Studio to the scripting tool we have chosen…so the question around the corner is if there is a way to execute PowerShell Scripts in our favorite development tool.

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Nitzan Sankevitz

Juice it up – Performance in CloudShare

May 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , ,

These days, when Cloud Computing is no longer just a buzz word but actual types of services and solutions, we find ourselves facing a problem – The huge quantity and variety of the different services providers. Choosing your cloud provider these days is a confusing and exhausting task – you have to compare the pricing, the features and the total solution’s value of different providers before you choose what fits you best. The problem is that each providers’ services and features are very different from one another, but although there are so many differences between the providers, there is one very important criteria that’s shared between them all – Performance.

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