A Hidden Secret to Successful & Sustainable SharePoint Adoption

SharePoint is an essential tool for collaboration, document management, and a multitude of other purposes. Many organizations aim to adopt and use it to the fullest but not all succeed. Actually, a huge portion of organizations fails to adopt SharePoint not at the deployment phase but at the adherence phase. It is easy to start…
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SharePoint as a Service

Even Grog, the first caveman, understood the power of modifying the tools at his disposal to meet his needs. Such cognitive abilities, in fact, are part of what made him half man! Scientists have yet to discover what made him part cave…   Would you like to talk to an expert regarding SharePoint as a…
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SharePoint Cloud Development for Community Projects

(Last updated in 2018) How CloudShare has enabled me to contribute to SharePoint community projects We are pleased to welcome long-time CloudShare client and SharePoint architect, John Calvert, as a guest contributor to our blog . The following article is an excerpt from a post on John’s personal blog. We invite you to read the full post here….
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Announcing the Newest Additions to CloudShare’s Pre-Configured Virtual Machine Environment Templates!

Today’s post was written by Juan Carlos González , SharePoint MVP and CloudShare Guest Blogger.   Those of you who know me, know that I have being using CloudShare’s virtual machine pre-configured environments since 2010 (if I remember correctly). The preconfigured VM templates have helped me to easily and quickly set up all of my lab and demo environments around…
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“How I Saved $10K by transforming my home lab into a Cloud Environment” – August’s User of the Month

John Calvert has 18 years of experience designing IT systems and software for leading enterprises and government agencies, from Nortel to the National Resource Council and Department of Justice of Canada. He is currently the lead architect for the Sharepoint system at the Canadian House of Commons.   John is also passionate about speaking, teaching and…
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How to Create a Choice Site Column in a SharePoint Site with PowerShell

This time I am sharing a small script that allows to create a choice site column through PowerShell. As you can see, the way to create this type of column is the same as if you use the SharePoint server API in a Console Application program in Visual Studio. You can download the script from…
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How to read all the PropertyBags for a SharePoint Site Collection!

This time I’m sharing a new script that allows to get all PropertyBags for a Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 You can download the script from the following link: How to read all property bags in a SharePoint Site Collection   #Script that gets all the property Bags in a SharePoint Site Collection using Client…
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SharePoint’s Hybrid Future

Today on the Office Blog, Julia White wrote that SharePoint 2016 on-premise is scheduled for a summer 2015 reveal date. For Microsoft observers and partners, this is an important affirmation, but hardly surprising news. On-Premise SharePoint’s Deprecation was Overstated For the past three years, Microsoft has told the world that: (1) The cloud is the…
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[Tip]: Can I use Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition to develop for SharePoint and Office 365?

Well, this was the question I made myself when I was creating a new virtual machine template for CloudShare’s pre-configured environment templates. Basically, by default Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition doesn’t come with the Visual Studio 2013 Tools for Office installed…but of course, you can install them in your SharePoint & Office 365 development environment….
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How to deal with permissions in SharePoint using the Client Side Object Model and PowerShell

This time I am sharing a PowerShell script about how to get the list of all SharePoint Groups and all the users per group in a SharePoint site using the Client Side Object Model in a PowerShell script:   $host.Runspace.ThreadOptions = “ReuseThread” #Definition of the function that gets all the SharePoint groups and Users per…
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VM Environment Template Updates — Visual Studio 2015 & More!

CloudShare’s VM environment templates are one of the easiest way to start a project – grab a pre-configured virtual machine or an entire multi-machine environment, and skip straight to the customization. The CloudShare template team builds and updates these constantly, and we are glad to work with the community to accept and promote helpful templates….
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Build, Test, Repeat!

Building test environments should be easy — not just simple if it’s a simple configuration, or simple for experienced IT. When on-premise infrastructure, legacy code, and new projects are involved, building and testing becomes complicated. Thankfully, CloudShare and its users have been solving these problems for a long time. Each week, CloudShare’s solutions team and…
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