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How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud

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  • ThreeWill complete thought on how used CloudShare solution; Guillaume tell bigger story about what CloudShare is / summary
  • ThreeWill tell story down to scalability; pass to Guillaume to tell about scalability; ThreeWill will discuss the remainder
  • Tom: Demo CloudShare ProPlus (create an environment; edit environments; work in the environment; take a snapshot; invite customers and colleagues) Tom needs the following set up: 1 CSP+ acct with SP2010 + snapshot+ invitation to a customer sent AND Accepted. Invited customer acct accepted with SMS authentication done beforehand 1 CSP account upgrade to CSP+ but with no environment built on it
  • Easy 3-step set-up and point-and-click functionality No installs or recoding Features Up to 6 VMs with preinstalled OSs and apps Ability to increase and edit RAM and disk space Drag-and-drop files from your desktop Unlimited # of environment clones you can make and send to peers or prospects to access and use; they can “take ownership” On-demand environment snapshots and reverting Upload your own VMs based on our templates All-inclusive: VMs, apps, networking, storage, backup, CPU usage
  • ThreeWill will provide summary Guillaume – additional use cases by our customers: dev, QA, demos and IT Consultants developing environments and sharing with customers
  • ThreeWill’s next boot camp is week of May 16 th – 25% for webinar attendees – use discount code “webinar” http://sharepoint-boot-camp-may-2011.eventbrite.com/?discount=webinar
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    • 1. How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud April 29, 2011
    • 2. Discussion
      • Real-World Scenario
      • Challenges
      • Cloud-based Training Solution
      • Benefits
      • Live Walkthrough
      • Q&A
    • 3. Real-World Scenario
      • 5-day on-site instructor-led SharePoint developer boot camp
      • Goals
        • Get developers up and running with SharePoint
        • Go beyond usual canned lab exercises
        • Have trainees get hands-on with a project featuring real-word experiences
        • Provide opportunity to use the training environment following course completion
        • Most importantly, reduce time and cost of lab set-up and tear-down
    • 4. The Challenge
      • It is difficult, time-consuming and expensive to provide IT training environments on-demand
        • Physical lab set-up and tear down
        • Shipping machines and training staff
        • Older laptops with limited RAM
        • Scaling courses and number of students
      Weeks Days Days
    • 5. The Solution: CloudShare ProPlus
      • Instructors set up training environment in just a couple of hours
      • Students received instant access to independent copies of the environment using only a Web browser
        • No lab set-up or tear-down, physical servers, recoding, VMware on laptops or maintenance required
    • 6. Benefits
    • 7. HOW SHAREPOINT TRAINING IN THE CLOUD WORKS
    • 8. Specific Features
      • Complete cloud platform for IT training
        • Preinstalled, fully licensed templates, including many SharePoint templates and multi-machine farms
        • Ability to upload and install other software packages as needed for training
        • Ability to increase and edit RAM and disk, up to 10 GB and 300 GB each
        • Drag-and-drop files from your desktop
        • Unlimited # of environment clones to share with trainees
        • On-demand environment snapshots and reverting
        • VMs, applications, networking, storage, backup and CPU usage included
    • 9. Summary
      • Cloud-based training can replace or supplement:
        • On-site instructor led training
        • Training conducted at customer locations
        • Virtual, self-paced training
      • Significant time, cost and competitive advantages to using the cloud for IT training
      • Additional use cases
    • 10. Useful Resources
      • CloudShare ProPlus 14-day free trial http://www.cloudshare.com/proplus
      • Multi-machine SharePoint farm permalinks : http://www.cloudshare.com/permalinks
      • ThreeWill training information http ://www.threewill.com/training
      • Next boot camp: week of May 16 http://sharepoint-boot-camp-june-2011.eventbrite.com/?discount=webinar
      • 25% discount for webinar attendees with promo code “webinar”
    • 11. Contact Information
      • CloudShare
      • Guillaume Vives, VP, Operations
      • [email_address]
      • ThreeWill
      • Danny Ryan, Co-Founder, VP, Business
      • Development
      • [email_address]
      • John Underwood, Technical Evangelist
      • [email_address]
    • 12. Q&A