New Year, New Projects, No New Resources? Just Add Time

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Jan 6, 2015 2:00:09 PM

Happy New Year! And happy week of realizing resolutions, pitching new ideas, restarting projects, and revisiting old opportunities. Let’s hope everything goes to plan!

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How to deal with permissions in SharePoint using the Client Side Object Model and PowerShell

Posted by Juan Carlos on Dec 27, 2014 10:48:36 PM

This time I am sharing a PowerShell script about how to get the list of all SharePoint Groups and all the users per group in a SharePoint site using the Client Side Object Model in a PowerShell script:

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

Automate your Failure Process

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Dec 19, 2014 12:15:45 PM

“The end result is a … new system that, if actually deployed, will leave our country more vulnerable than the existing yet flawed system in operation today”

Dept. Homeland Security, August 2008
Project name: Railhead
Cost:$500M

Most IT projects don’t assume the terrifying scope or budget of “Railhead.” And not all failures are as catastrophic, but the failure rate for everyday software and IT projects is shockingly high.

Why?

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Topics: CloudShare

What Happens when the Internet has more than Doubled?

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Dec 17, 2014 12:12:26 PM

Cloud service providers are notoriously cautious when discussing outages, service levels, and SLAs. While many trumpet “strength” the perceived risk remains. And it is only reinforced by the massive scale and duration of recent service outages.

CloudShare has a status page – check it out here – and we think this is a very good start. It’s a simple pane to view the metrics we find critical to service uptime. We believe in simplicity and transparency, and it is our goal to communicate what we can, when we can.

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Template Updates -- Visual Studio 2015 & More!

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Dec 12, 2014 9:37:53 AM

CloudShare templates are one of the easiest way to start a project – grab a pre-configured machine or an entire multi-machine environment, and skip straight to the customization. The CloudShare template team builds and updates these constantly, and we are glad to work with the community to accept and promote helpful templates.

This week, we are glad to share both. Asif Rehmani, Microsoft MVP and SharePoint expert, added an “In-Context Sharepoint Training Environment”. The indefatigable Juan Carlos added two Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 templates, and our team added some updates of their own. Check it out!

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

Trainers, Raise your Hand!

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Dec 10, 2014 9:00:25 AM

Now that the cloud promises software-as-a-service, servicing everywhere, many trainers and consulting shops are challenged to deliver reliable, high quality instruction to anywhere in the world. They need to get the infrastructure and software configured right, getting it out to everyone in the class, and keep everyone on the same page, even when that page freezes, malfunctions or confounds the students.

CloudShare’s new classroom management updates are here to help! Read up below!

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Topics: Training, CloudShare

How to Bulk Provision Active Directory Users in a CloudShare Sharepoint Environment

Posted by John Calvert on Dec 4, 2014 5:05:42 AM

A CloudShare hosted environment is a great way to quickly and easily provision virtual machines for demo and testing. In order to present realistic demo and test scenarios you will want a variety of Active Directory user accounts and SharePoint user profiles including My Sites profile information.

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