Retroactive Governance for SharePoint

You won’t have to try too hard to imagine this scenario: you installed an application for a specific department to solve a certain task — let’s call it marketing automation and team sites in SharePoint. A few months later you come back to find that it has spiraled into dozens of other departments and the…
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CloudShare goes on a Safari

Editor’s Note- I have a Mac museum in my home, read my wedding vows from an iPad, and memorize every Apple keynote. You have seen it on the bi-weekly release posts over and over, “Added support for Safari and iOS”, and now I am ready to tell you about it. I’ve been sworn to secrecy…
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CloudShare for the SharePoint Analyst

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…
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Gimme Software!

We nerds can never have enough bits! At CloudShare we know how important the software stack on your virtual machine is. And we want to give you more. Here is your chance to help us do that! But first! An explanation. CloudShare Pro has two types of templates, machine templates, and showcase templates. Machine templates…
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How to increase your hard disk size on one of your virtual machines – Part II!

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…
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I don’t always test my code but…

One of my twitter friends sent me this picture today, and wow did it strike a chord. Some people try too hard to be “The Most Interesting Man in the World”, many otherwise cautious and well intentioned SharePoint superstars like to test code, changes, and migrations on live data. Of course you or I would…
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CloudShare Introduces – Licenses and the Welcome Wizard

It’s a new year, the 7th ( my lucky number), and release day! CloudShare wishes a Happy new year to everyone. This new year blog post has nothing to do with ends of worlds and Mayan predictions. It’s all about what was released today, and what is coming in 2012. The ProPlus product has been…
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SharePoint – You’re doing it wrong!

Conversations with others always become my best blog posts. Let’s see if this is any different. Last night driving back from CloudShare, just as I polished off an awesome new permalink for mobile app dev. My buddy from Colorado called me. He is an IT pro, specifically specializing in network infrastructure. He works for an…
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Using SharePoint and Team Foundation Service Preview … in the Cloud!

In September 2011, the Team Foundation Service Preview (TFS-P) became available on an invitation-only basis. In a nutshell, it’s the beta version of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 11, but hosted in Azure (Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, computing and networking infrastructure services). While popularity for TFS has grown over the years as an on-premise server technology, the…
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How to increase your hard disk size in one of your virtual machines – Part I!

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…
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CloudShare Introduces – Compressed Content and Reboot

Not only is it Christmas Day, it’s CloudShare release day. Today’s release, as you may have noticed, came with some downtime early EST time. This was due to big changes in performance and network security. But those are boring! The features and updates you should be aware of are: – Compressed content over web access…
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How to share your environment with team members!

CloudShare allows not only to share your environment with others as I described in the article “How To use a CloudShare shared environment at least 14 days”, but it also simplifies the process of sharing it in real time with other Team Members through CloudShare “Assign Team Members” functionality available in your environment. And this…
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