CloudShare Introduces – Templates, Search and Sort, Support Access

By Danielle Arad - June 3, 2012

This was a jam packed weekend for CloudShare. Many of the ProPlus team attended Silicon Valley SharePoint Saturday and it’s a release weekend.

This week we are introducing more templates, a search and sort feature in your machine list, and new options for accessing technical support. Vanity URLs are also on their way, but we’re keeping you waiting until Tuesday morning for those!

MORE, MORE, I WANT MORE! More what? Templates!

Lydia and team is working hard to bring as many new templates to you as possible in an effort to cure template rage. We have 5 new templates for this release.

The first set are templates for adding SharePoint with SQL server 2012. The templates with SQL 2008 are still available, but now you can do SharePoint development against SQL 2008 and the new SQL 2012. Here is the line up:

SharePoint 2010 SP1 Enterprise W/ FAST Search and SQL Server 2012

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
Spec: 80 GB HD / 8 GB RAM

  • SharePoint 2010 SP1 Enterprise W\ FAST Search
  • SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Office WebApps SP1
  • Office Professional Plus 2010 SP1
  • Visio 2010 Premium Edition
  • Adobe Reader

SharePoint 2010 SP1 Enterprise W/ Project Server and SQL Server 2012

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
Spec: 80 GB HD / 8 GB RAM

  • SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Project Server 2010
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Office WebApps SP1
  • Office Professional Plus 2010 SP1
  • Visio 2010 Premium Edition
  • Adobe Reader

SharePoint 2010 SP1 Enterprise W/ SQL Server 2012

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
Spec: 80 GB HD / 8 GB RAM

  • SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Office WebApps SP1
  • Office Professional Plus 2010 SP1
  • Visio 2010 Premium Edition
  • Adobe Reader

In addition, we have created some new versions of the Windows templates with Visual Studio and Office. These are excellent templates for a quick start to general development and testing. These come with Windows, Visual Studio 2010, Office 2010, and the standard bits pre-installed in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions.

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 W/ VS 2010 and Office Pro 2010

Windows 7 Pro x86 SP1 W/ VS 2010 and Office Pro 2010

With a plethora of new template offerings, we had to make it easier for you to actually find what you need. We now have a “search and sort” feature for the machine template list. This allows you to search for templates, group them by category, and even filter for the most popular. The search and sort functionality is available when you add a new machine to your environments.

 

Search And Sort Templates

Finally, we have simplified how you access support in ProPlus. There is now a “Help” option on the left, which gives you quick access to the new help desk, and “single sign-on” to our help desk via the “Support Tab” in the application.

 

Support Quick Access

 

SSO for Support

5/20/2012
– New BI Templates
– More HTML 5 RDP Support

5/6/2012
– New Templates

4/16/2012
– New Sharing UI

4/2/2012
– Tool Library
– New Templates

3/18/12
– Revert Individual Machines
– Revert Suspended Environments

3/4/12
– New Website
– iPhone Support

2/19/12
– Walling of trial users
– Secure FTP

2/5/12
– Added port range 8000-8010 to Web Access

1/22/12
– Enabled support for more external agents over Web Access

1/7/12
Support for Safari on Mac and iPad iOS

12/25/11
– Compressed content over web access – improved performance

12/11/11
– More granularity during environment resume

11/27/11
– Port 8080 open for Web Access
– SharePoint alternate access maps configured automatically

11/13/11
– Ability to Copy Environments