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John Calvert (Software Craft)
Nov 7, 2013
Ottawa IT Community - .NET Stream (Ottawa, ON)
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Intro
.NET / SharePoint Dev/Test Infrastructure
Challenges
Cloud VM Options
CloudShare ProPlus
CloudShare T...
Who am I?
 .NET / SharePoint solution architect
 Over 18 years experience developing business
solutions for private indu...
First several days on a new project are spent:
 Building a dev environment, installing and
configuring the software, or
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Need a clean fully-configured platform to:
 Develop new features and components
 Test configuration changes
 Demo / tra...
Build on premises
 Time consuming and expensive to build,
maintain and host multiple .NET platforms /
SharePoint farms an...
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Cloud VM versus cloud hosting
CloudShare
Windows Azure
Skytap
Others?
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Tailed to development and QA needs
Pre-config virtual environments (1 or + VMs)
Many templates, esp. SharePoint 2...
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New SharePoint 2013 VM environment
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Easily to collaborate or share an isolated copy
Multi-user access for webinar / demo
Priced per environment and p...
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Connection options: Accelerated RDP, RDP,
Console Access
https://use.cloudshare.com/test.mvc
http://speedtest.clo...
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Persistent fully qualified domain name
Web access and permalink
Access local drives
Simple Visual Studio exte...
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New SharePoint 2013 VM environment
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Running environment on high availability
disks, not redundant, considered temporary
Suspended environment on slow...
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Pure browser-based access possible
Browser plug-in/extension for enhanced RDP
experience
Windows and SharePoint u...
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Multiple environments
Multiple snapshots / backups
Projects to organize environments
Upload your own VM
Join ...
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Install/configure the infrastructure and install
the software from templates
Free 30-day trial / $220 of comput...
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MSDN subscribers, Bizspark members,
Microsoft partners get free credits –Yeah!
Everyone else pays market rates,...
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Targeted at advanced, multi-VM
configurations and priced accordingly
Value-add is tooling for those configurations
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Demo
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http://www.cloudshare.com/
http://www.windowsazure.com/
http://www.skytap.com/
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John Calvert (Software Craft)

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johnmcalvert at hotmail dot ca

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softwarecraft dot ca

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at softwarecraft99
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Cloud Based Dev/Test Environments for .NET and SharePoint Using CloudShare

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Cloud-based platform and software environments are a hot topic these days. Why bother hosting, managing and licensing VMs and software for your development projects and test labs when the VMs are often only required for a few months or a year. Explore the possibilities with CloudShare for your .NET and SharePoint development environment and tools.

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Cloud Based Dev/Test Environments for .NET and SharePoint Using CloudShare

  1. 1. John Calvert (Software Craft) Nov 7, 2013 Ottawa IT Community - .NET Stream (Ottawa, ON)
  2. 2.        Intro .NET / SharePoint Dev/Test Infrastructure Challenges Cloud VM Options CloudShare ProPlus CloudShare TeamLabs Other Options Conclusion
  3. 3. Who am I?  .NET / SharePoint solution architect  Over 18 years experience developing business solutions for private industry & government  Recent clients include Justice, NRC, NSERC, DFAIT, CFPSA, OSFI, MCC  Specialize in Microsoft technologies
  4. 4. First several days on a new project are spent:  Building a dev environment, installing and configuring the software, or  Waiting for someone else to provision a dev environment, installing and configuring the software  Worst case waiting could be weeks
  5. 5. Need a clean fully-configured platform to:  Develop new features and components  Test configuration changes  Demo / training  Test Windows, .NET, and SharePoint updates and upgrades  Analysis of defects eg heavy logging
  6. 6. Build on premises  Time consuming and expensive to build, maintain and host multiple .NET platforms / SharePoint farms and configurations Rent in the Cloud  Is the cloud available when I need it?  Where is my code and data held?  What is the security and privacy?
  7. 7.      Cloud VM versus cloud hosting CloudShare Windows Azure Skytap Others?
  8. 8.     Tailed to development and QA needs Pre-config virtual environments (1 or + VMs) Many templates, esp. SharePoint 2010 & 2013 Pre-installed software already licensed
  9. 9.  New SharePoint 2013 VM environment
  10. 10.     Easily to collaborate or share an isolated copy Multi-user access for webinar / demo Priced per environment and per 8G RAM 14 day free trial capped at 8G RAM, 2 CPUs
  11. 11.     Connection options: Accelerated RDP, RDP, Console Access https://use.cloudshare.com/test.mvc http://speedtest.cloudshare.com/ VMs live in Terramark data centre, Florida
  12. 12.       Persistent fully qualified domain name Web access and permalink Access local drives Simple Visual Studio extension to manage environments and VMs Environment vs machine Single snapshot / backup
  13. 13.  New SharePoint 2013 VM environment
  14. 14.     Running environment on high availability disks, not redundant, considered temporary Suspended environment on slower more reliable disks, with redundency CloudShare does not have access to VM, eg change pwd for Administrator NSA owns everything
  15. 15.     Pure browser-based access possible Browser plug-in/extension for enhanced RDP experience Windows and SharePoint updates required in VM Capture snapshot with precise time-of-defect VM state
  16. 16.       Multiple environments Multiple snapshots / backups Projects to organize environments Upload your own VM Join VMs to corporate domain TFS build actions including remote compilation and deployment
  17. 17.      Install/configure the infrastructure and install the software from templates Free 30-day trial / $220 of compute time SharePoint 2013 VM template from gallery 16 page lab guide with around 100 steps to set up SharePoint 2013 VM I haven’t tried the setup, but sounds heavy
  18. 18.      MSDN subscribers, Bizspark members, Microsoft partners get free credits –Yeah! Everyone else pays market rates, eg $60 per month for 8hrs x 20 days pay as you go More expensive than CloudShare Cost uncertainty, eg if you forget to turn off machine $$$ Check if the dev software you need is included and licenced!
  19. 19.    Targeted at advanced, multi-VM configurations and priced accordingly Value-add is tooling for those configurations Bring-your-own license keys model 30 day trial capped at  750 Skytap-VM hours  5 Concurrent Skytap-VM machines  250 GB storage
  20. 20.  Demo
  21. 21.    http://www.cloudshare.com/ http://www.windowsazure.com/ http://www.skytap.com/
  22. 22.  John Calvert (Software Craft)  johnmcalvert at hotmail dot ca  softwarecraft dot ca  at softwarecraft99

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