Chris Riley

Adventure in DevOps & Coding: Learning PHP & Setting up Continuous Deployment in CloudShare

January 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Face it, if you are a born and raised .NET Client/Server developer like me, you are now old school.  I have been aware of this fact for several years now, but not until late 2013 did it start bothering me.  Now it’s 2014 and it’s time to refine my skills.  This post is on how I quickly learned basic PHP, jQuery, and web dev.  And finally a little bit on the concepts of DevOps.

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Juan Carlos

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Workflow in a SharePoint 2013 CloudShare Environment!

December 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , ,


Last week while I was doing a SharePoint 2013 training using my CloudShare environments as the training platform for my students I found several issues when trying to create and deploy workflows in Windows Azure Workflow (WAW). After some investigation I found that the problems were due to a change in the credentials of the user account used to run all the required WAW services. Basically, all services were stopped since the change in the credentials hadn’t been propagated to all services and therefore it was completely impossible to deploy any workflow to WAW.  Below I will explain how I found the solution.

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Avner Rosenan

Adding DevOps Capabilities to “Visual Studio On-Line” using CloudShare

December 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


If you are a Developer on the Microsoft Stack, you have surely heard the news about the advancements, and renaming of TFS Services to Visual Studio On-Line. Visual Studio On-Line, announced on Nov 13th,  comes with a lot of new technology advancements, like build services, Test Management, Load test etc.  But it also changes in a big way the license paradigm for developers, where they subscribe to the IDE and the services they use, versus buying licenses. No big surprise given this has been the approach with Office for several years now.  But with all that new stuff, there is a gaping problem left to be solved…

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Chris Riley

2014 Predictions for Developers

December 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , ,


The time of the year for predictions has come, and as in previous years, CloudShare is throwing theirs in the pile.  But these are not just any old predictions.  I’m going to tell you how the life of the developer is going to change in 2014.

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Peter Ward

SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery- Creating, Testing and Maintaining the DR Plan- Part 4

December 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare


This article is the fourth and final article that cover creating, testing and maintaining a SharePoint DR plan. These articles are from a chapter extract from the book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide.

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Scott Petri

Performance? What do you mean performance?

December 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare


One of the common issues we see a lot of in the Support Cave revolves around ‘performance’. So let’s set the scene a little. When it comes to connecting to a virtual machine, remotely, from one end of the planet to the other, the number of things that can affect performance can be truly mind-boggling.

When trying to troubleshoot this, the first step is to verify what performance.  Ask yourself these questions:
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Daniel Bakshi

How To: Measure your TCP Session’s Quality!

December 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, Training | Tags: , , , , ,


In this Post, I will explain why and when you measure your ‘TCP Session Quality (Starting with: What is ‘TCP Quality’ anyway?).
How you can analyse it yourself, and I’ll share with you a recent example where I had to use it myself. For your comfort – I will write it down in 3 phases.

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Asaf Kleinbort

Using the Cloud to make contractor work seamless

December 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , ,


In the CloudShare dev group, we occasionally work with an outside consultant or contractor.

One of the most annoying pains when hiring a developer contractor is the need to provide him with a development environment. The consultant usually wants to work on his laptop in his office / home and needs a development environment immediately. Besides, as opposed to an in-house developer, there is no real value in letting him install and configure his own developer station.

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Chris Riley

Cloud-Based Dev/Test 101

December 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , ,


The first thing you think about when you hear “The Cloud” may not be development and testing. The Cloudy market is filled with SaaS applications, hosting, and cloud-based file systems. All are very useful, and offer a clear value. However, development and testing in the Cloud is one of the easiest ways to actualize the benefits the Cloud can provide. By utilizing the Cloud for your development projects you immediately save time, maximize efficiency, alleviate frustration, and increase the overall value of your code. Read the rest of this entry »


Peter Ward

SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery- Creating, Testing and Maintaining the DR Plan- Part 3

November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare


This article is 3 of 4 articles that cover creating, testing and maintaining a SharePoint DR plan. These articles are from a chapter extract from the book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide.

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