CloudShare Dev and Test SPSTCDC


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Presentation from SharePoint Saturday the conference #SPSTCDC on Development and Testing for SharePoint farms in the cloud.

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  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • Networking, bandwidth, IP addresses, CPU usage, and maintenance
  • CloudShare Dev and Test SPSTCDC

    1. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Who is CloudShare? </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate SharePoint Development in the Cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proof of Concept (POC) in the Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training in the Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development in the Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staging and testing in the Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving from Cloud to Production </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Links </li></ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><ul><li>Founded January 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marquee customers; Fortune 500 enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 50,000 end-users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patented IP; 100 man-years of R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Gemini Capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HQ, San Mateo, CA; R&D, Tel Aviv </li></ul></ul>CloudShare
    3. 4. Who is CloudShare? <ul><li>On-Demand environments in the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Forget about IT hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Easily share complete environments </li></ul><ul><li>Access anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Tear down and build environments in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Save money on setup time and hardware </li></ul>Zvi Guterman Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Chris Riley - @rileybeebs Product Manager / Evangelist
    4. 5. Today Q: How long does it take you to setup SharePoint for development and testing? 2 hours? 4 hours? A Day or More!? A: On average it takes 3 to 5 hours to setup a new SharePoint farm
    5. 6. Today Q: How many SharePoint projects are you working on now? One? Two? Three or More!? A: On average organizations have 3 or more active SharePoint projects
    6. 7. Time for productivity improvement <ul><li>Setup SharePoint in 10 to 15 minutes , not hours </li></ul><ul><li>Run several SharePoint projects with no additional effort </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Hardware from the equation </li></ul><ul><li>No Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>No Pre-Req Checks </li></ul><ul><li>No Licenses </li></ul><ul><li>No need to wait for servers </li></ul><ul><li>No long processes </li></ul>
    7. 8. Who is CloudShare? Fully Functional SharePoint Environments in 4 Steps and 10 minutes
    8. 9. Step 1: Register 14-day free trial, no credit card, no risk. Subscriptions start at $49/month.
    9. 10. Step 2: Create Your Environment Create your environment. Select name and describe your VMs
    10. 11. Step 3: Add Environment Description Describe and name your environment. Descriptions show up for you and everyone you share with.
    11. 12. Step 4: Finish and Run Click “finish and run.” Your fully functional environment will be up and running in just minutes.
    12. 13. Who is CloudShare? That is what you do. What we do…
    13. 14. Who is CloudShare? <ul><li>Automatically provision your hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically install Windows Server 2008 R2 </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically install SharePoint 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically setup your windows accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically enable Web Access and Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically network your VMs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide high performance access </li></ul><ul><li>via RDP or Browser </li></ul>
    14. 15. Who is CloudShare? All within 4 steps and 10 minutes That is the power of the Cloud.
    15. 16. Who is CloudShare? DEMO
    16. 17. Who is CloudShare? Enter
    17. 18. SharePoint Starting Points <ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Server 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2010 Information Worker </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2010 Foundation with Development Tools </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2010 Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Permalinks </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2010 Fab 40 templates </li></ul><ul><li>Small Farm with Exchange </li></ul>
    18. 19. Proof-of-Concept in the Cloud <ul><li>In the Cloud : You can show the power of SharePoint to customers, peers and colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about setup time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Share your demo world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Give them a chance to “kick the tires” </li></ul>
    19. 20. Proof-of-Concept in the Cloud <ul><li>Share a copy for testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By invite only or Permalink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more site clean-up after users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more worrying about proper installs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to limit functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share a Web Access link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Demand SharePoint web applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static URL for accessing web applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let SharePoint do what it does best </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Easy access to VMs
    21. 22. Share with the World Instantly share an unlimited number of copies with peers, customers and students or other audiences whenever and however you like - blog, email or Twitter after an event or any other channel.
    22. 23. Training in the Cloud <ul><li>In the Cloud: You can create virtual labs for training and certification programs or even your local User Group </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about clean-up after use </li></ul><ul><li>Give students full access to real-life environments </li></ul>
    23. 24. Training in the Cloud <ul><li>Create the lab </li></ul><ul><li>Take a snapshot </li></ul><ul><li>Publish it to students via simple URL </li></ul><ul><li>Each student has a fully functional hands-on environments </li></ul><ul><li>Remotely watch the students activities </li></ul><ul><li>No clean-up required </li></ul>
    24. 25. Training in the Cloud
    25. 26. Monitor student activity Share copies with students. See who is using them and for how long.
    26. 27. Development in the Cloud <ul><li>In the Cloud: You can develop whole SharePoint solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-Parts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about local virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be limited by your local hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools you need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint Designer </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. Development in the Cloud <ul><li>Collaborate with other developers on the same Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Connect your environment to an existing source control like TFS </li></ul><ul><li>Take a snapshot of your work </li></ul><ul><li>Setup multiple Virtual Machines on the same private network: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>End-user test machine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active Directory Federation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange server integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Control user access and domains </li></ul><ul><li>Control where and how to consume resources </li></ul>
    28. 29. Control your hardware configuration Easily Control the allocation of resources on your Virtual Machines.
    29. 30. Take a snapshot of your work One-Click to take a snapshot to protect and share your work.
    30. 31. Collaborate with other developers Share copies or invite others to collaborate. See who is testing and for how long.
    31. 32. Testing and Staging in the Cloud <ul><li>In the Cloud: You can test your solution, someone else's solution, or 3 rd party products. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about impacting production environment </li></ul><ul><li>Test SharePoint 3 rd party solutions in isolated environments </li></ul><ul><li>Start testing sooner </li></ul>
    32. 33. Testing and Staging in the Cloud <ul><li>Replicate your environment by sharing a copy </li></ul><ul><li>Invite people from anywhere to test </li></ul><ul><li>Replicate your environment to a staging account </li></ul><ul><li>Build complete farm topologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Farm with Exchange: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create snapshots to backup your work </li></ul>
    33. 34. Private network of VMs All your Virtual Machines automatically live in their own private network.
    34. 35. Build farm topologies
    35. 36. Moving from Cloud to Production <ul><li>In the Cloud: Migrate the work you have done to production environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about local backups </li></ul><ul><li>Control what you take and what you don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a testing environment handy </li></ul>
    36. 37. Moving from Cloud to Production <ul><li>Share files with your local computer through file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Export and download WSP files </li></ul><ul><li>Export content databases </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage your favorite SharePoint migration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a development and testing farm for future updates </li></ul>
    37. 38. In the Cloud you can: <ul><li>Perform SharePoint Demos and POC </li></ul><ul><li>Perform SharePoint Development </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery SharePoint Training and Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Perform SharePoint Testing and Staging </li></ul><ul><li>Share SharePoint configurations anywhere with internet </li></ul>
    38. 39. What SharePoint Community Says… We are always on the look-out for products that our clients need to have to stay ahead. We found one that we’ll be bringing up with all our new clients – CloudShare - especially as it relates to development, testing, training and demo environments for SharePoint 2010. – Danny Ryan , ThreeWill, SharePoint consulting company For preproduction and demo work, CloudShare’s instant SharePoint 2010 virtual machines creation process delivers a fully functional, cloud-based multi-server environment in minutes. As a consultant, I need to build and customize enterprise environments with little or notice, and CloudShare has saved me time and money in non-billable hours. CloudShare just works! – Kris Wagner , SharePoint MVP CloudShare removes the time and complexity of setting up SharePoint training and demonstration labs. CloudShare grants real-time access in the cloud to multi-server SharePoint enabling me to quickly and easily build environments on-demand,, test and deploy my solutions. – Chris Beckett , SharePoint Bits, SharePoint MCM The capability of the platform for demos and development is amazing. Far more nimble than any on-premise enterprise solution. - Matthew McDermott , SharePoint MVP, Aptillon Austin You need Cloudshare in your life. It is great, you get access to a whole range of pre-defined templates or as they really are Virtual Machines that can spun up at a moment's notice… [it’s] about having machines available for any occasion, testing, developing, research or demos… Highly recommend trying it out and seeing what it can do for you. – Liam Cleary, SharePoint MVP
    39. 40. Useful Links <ul><li>CloudShare ProPlus Free 14-day Trial: </li></ul><ul><li>CloudShare Enterprise Demo: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Us! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @CloudShare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube: </li></ul></ul>
    40. 41. Contact Chris Riley Product Management / Evangelism Email: [email_address] Twitter: @Rileybeebs Phone: 925-640-4361 Website: