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Avi Karnon

CloudShare API – GA

May 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


We are excited to announce that CloudShare API is now GA.
 
If you are a developer, you can access CloudShare functionality through the CloudShare API. For example, you can create, launch and manage the lifecycle of your environments, automate your build and deployment processes, run automated testing or build your own workflows for utilizing CloudShare. The API lets you integrate CloudShare environments and features with your own applications.
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Lydia Bronze

Upgrade VMWare Tools on CentOS 6.3 Using GUI

March 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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.

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Lydia Bronze

How to Integrate Project Server 2013 with SharePoint Server 2013

September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


You may have noticed that i’ve been working hard on the new 2013 templates.  The latest is SharePoint 2013 with Project Server 2013.  This post is about how to tie them together.

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Chris Riley

CloudShare announces IBM Rational Team Concert Cloud Environment

September 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


CloudShare loves making the lives of developers easier.  One way we do it is by making processes so convenient that they become invisible.  In the application life-cycle this means that developers can focus on creating great technology, and managers can have full visibility and change control.  ProPlus provides you the tools needed to start development projects faster and eliminate all thoughts of infrastructure.  On top of that we add collaboration and environment management tools.  How can it get any better!?

It has.  I’m thrilled to announce that ProPlus now features an environment with IBM’s new Rational Team Concert (RTC) Application Life-cycle Management Suite!  This makes it easier than ever for developers to experience RTC 4.0 and  begin working in the Cloud.

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Chris Riley

How is your Memory these days

September 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


I forget everything.  My wallet, sunglasses, location of my car, and I even forgot my age twice.  Human memory, unfortunately, just does not work like Memory works in the tech world.  Becuase of that I prefer talking about computer memory.

How is your memory these days?  Does your environment have enough RAM?  In CloudShare ProPlus the base environment comes with 8GB of ram.  Sometimes you have a project that needs more.  In the past this required a phone call to us, and some configuration on our end.  But guess what?  There is no more need!  You can now purchase memory for your environments self-service.  That’s right; if you need an 8 GB boost in memory you can get a memory add-on.  You can increase the memory of an individual environment up to 32GB

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Lydia Bronze

How to Install and Configure Exchange 2013 Server

August 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , ,


To complete the trend, and build on the growing collection of new Microsoft 2013 templates, I started working on an Exchange 2013 Server template, and documented the fun Here!  The Exchange 2013 template and permalink will allow you to start exploring how you can use the latest version of Exchange, and see how it integrates with the fresh Microsoft Stack being released.  Exchange 2013 showcases better integration with SharePoint and Lync, Social Integration, better compliance and eDiscovery, and much more.

Before you jump in, I have also created this permalink with Exchange Server 2013 RTM installed and configured, so you can save yourself the effort.

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Juan Carlos

How to create a copy of your virtual machines!

February 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , ,


Another common request when you are working with a remote SharePoint 2010 environment (either virtualized or not) is the ability to easily create a copy of it and run it as fast as possible. Fortunately, CloudShare offering includes this capability out of the box allowing you to create a complete copy of an existing environment o another one (either new or not). The steps for cloning an existing CloudShare environment are quite straightforward:
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Michal Pisarek

CloudShare for the SharePoint Analyst

January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


I have been using CloudShare for about the last year. For those of you that unaware CloudShare allows you to quickly and easily provision a SharePoint farm that is hosted in the cloud and that you have access to. In this article I will go through various options that CloudShare provides and provide my experience with the service as a SharePoint Analyst and some of the advantages that I see.
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Juan Carlos

How to increase your hard disk size on one of your virtual machines – Part II!

January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare | Tags: , , , ,


In the previous article published in CloudShare community blog How to increase your hard disk size in one of your virtual machines – Part I, I described one of the techniques available for increasing hard disk size in a virtual machine. In this new blog entry, I will explain a simpler workaround to achieve the same result:
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Juan Carlos

How to increase your hard disk size in one of your virtual machines – Part I!

December 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


One common requirement when you are working with a virtualized environment like any of those provided by CloudShare Pro Plus offering is the ability of increasing hardware (like disk capacity or available RAM) capacity on demand. For instance, imagine you want to test Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview in one of your virtual machines so that you will need some free GBs in order to install and start running it. If you don’t fulfill this installation requirement, the installation wizard will show you a warning message telling you need to clean your drive or try to install Visual Studio 11 in another one.

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