A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the new look of SharePoint 2013, focusing on the new Site Collection themes for SharePoint. I gave a couple of examples for the new built-in themes included in SharePoint 2013.
As you know SharePoint 2013 introduces a new development model, known as the App Model, that allows you to create and deploy applications for SharePoint On-Premise and SharePoint Online in Office 365. If you want to know more about how to build applications for SharePoint, I recommend you to visit the Build apps for Office and SharePoint portal created by Microsoft. There you can find a lot of useful information and resources about this new development model, how to build apps, and so on.
As the Marketing Director for CloudShare, one area of our website that gets a lot of attention is our blog. We have consistently grown the number of visitors to our blog by 12% every week in the last year. That’s significant and largely due to our regular writers, MVPs, and guests (thanks guys and gals)!
Each week I talk to a few different MVPs, partners, or others on the CloudShare team about blogging for us and I get asked the same questions - How much should I write? Do I need to include pictures? How do I know people will want to read what I’m writing about? Unanimously everyone says “I’d love to blog, I just don’t have the time to sit down and write”. Isn’t that the truth!
Last week Lydia Bronze shared her technical blog writing tips. This week I’m following that up with marketing best practices to go with that. After all, who doesn’t have their own blog, or write for their company’s blog today?
The CloudShare community is one year old! Thank you for reading and sharing your comments and questions.
At the beginning of 2012, we started the CloudShare Community blog to help us tell the story of how people are using CloudShare, engage in conversations with you, and keep customers up-to-date on our new features, products and services. We’ve seen it as a golden opportunity to learn more from our readers and allow you to tell us exactly what you’re interested in. We enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with you and the community at large.
Through the blog we’ve been able to reach a diverse audience worldwide. We have grown the monthly number of visitors to our blog by 1266% (that’s not a typo)!
Posts on our blog have spread organically to Microsoft TechNet forums, MSDN forums, StackOverflow, Twitter, LinkedIn, Scoop.it!, Paper.li and in tens of thousands of private blogs, seen by hundreds of thousands of business professionals. Read the rest of this entry »
What is VMWare Tools and why do I need to install it on the guest operating system?
VMWare strongly recommends installing VMWare Tools on the guest operating system in order to prevent the loss of important functionality.
The VMware Tools package has various essential features such as synchronization of time in the guest operating system with time on the host, support for drag and drop functionality, copying and pasting between guest and host, and improved mouse performance in guest OS.
I decided to write this post for those who are not very familiar with Linux systems or prefer using Linux systems with GUI.
This is a short guide explaining how to upgrade (or install) VMWare Tools on the CentOS 6.3 operating system using GUI.
Microsoft recently released the RTM version of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 (read the announcement on S. Somasegar’s blog) as a step forward in their development support for SharePoint and Office 2013. In this article, I will explain how to install the final version of the tools in a CloudShare environment where Visual Studio 2012 + Preview 2 of the Office Developer Tools is installed.
Read-Only Databases is a feature available when upgrading or moving SharePoint 2013 content databases to avoid any data loss and allow users access to the information stored in the system. In this mode we can backup content databases with the latest information available, and at the same time guarantee our SharePoint users can read existing data, but not modify it. In this article, I will explain step-by-step how to configure an existing content database in read-only mode:
I restarted my SharePoint server, opened Central Administration and encountered the following error:
Server Error in ‘/’ Application
Description: An application error occurred on the server.
Workflows are another key area in SharePoint 2013 where Microsoft has made great investments. In fact, workflow platform is completely new in that it allows creation, usage and deployment of .NET Framework 4.x workflows in a SharePoint 2013 farm. Microsoft has completely redesigned the workflow platform for SharePoint by creating the Windows Azure Workflow Server (WAS) that enables us to completely separate the SharePoint side from the workflow one. Indeed, workflow infrastructure in SharePoint 2013 is completely independent from the SharePoint point of view that consumes and uses workflows through a web services façade.
Once in a while I encounter an error that doesn’t provide any helpful information. This is exactly what happened the other day I opened my SharePoint site and found out that the website cannot display the page due to HTTP 500 Internal Server Error.
First thing I tried to do is open SharePoint Central Administration, to see if I get the same error message. Strangely, I was able to open Central Administration without any errors.