Dev/Test in the Cloud - F

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The "Cloud" is not just SaaS and production hosting. One of the easiest ways to start with the cloud is to use it for development and testing. Even if your company is concerned about going to the "Cloud". Dev/Test is a huge productivity enhancer, and a way to start small with the Cloud.

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Dev/Test in the Cloud - F

  1. 1. Dev/Test in the … “Cloud”
  2. 2. Agenda• Who are you?• What are you doing here!?• Oh that is cool, what is it?• Tell me more…• Oh oh Question, Question
  3. 3. Who are you!? I’m Chris
  4. 4. Who are you!?Chris Riley … to be exact @HoardingInfo
  5. 5. I know stuff about• SharePoint Enterprise Content Management• SharePoint Information Architecture• ECM Governance and Adoption• The Cloud and Virtualization• + these fun acronyms: ECMp, IOAp, CAPTUREp
  6. 6. My Job is• Product Management for a Cloud Startup• And Listen to myself talk
  7. 7. Why are you here Chris!?• To talk to you about the “Cloud”• Help you be more productive using the Cloud• Answer your questions about SharePoint + Cloud
  8. 8. How about you ?
  9. 9. And do you think this is cool? 12 LBS 16GBs 1TB
  10. 10. How about this?
  11. 11. Then the cloud Might notBe the right thing for you
  12. 12. Do you like to break stuff?
  13. 13. What does the “Cloud” make you think of?
  14. 14. • Production Hosting?• SaaS Applications?• A term people throw around like candy?
  15. 15. It is all of those. But it is also:
  16. 16. • A great place for development• For testing• For demos• And remove pre-production hardware & hassle
  17. 17. • SaaS + IaaS = One of the best use of the “Cloud”• Remove the machine under your desk• Have a cool trick in your back pocket
  18. 18. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must HavesFull Administrative Access to virtual machines
  19. 19. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must HavesAbility to share just the web applications with your end-users, prospects, or customers
  20. 20. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must Haves Ability to share with your team
  21. 21. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must HavesAbility to create virtual machines on-demand
  22. 22. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must HavesAbility to RDP or Console into your machines
  23. 23. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must Haves• You MUST be able to install your own software• You MUST be able to control user accounts• You MUST be able to integrate with local networks
  24. 24. Dev/Test in the Cloud Must Haves• You MUST be able to migrate to and from the Cloud• You MUST be able to create templates• You MUST be able to run IDEs on the virtual machines
  25. 25. SharePoint Dev/Test in the Cloud Best Practices• Always have a base VM template ready to go• Do not use P@ssw0rd1• Choose your farm configuration and stick with it – Multi-server for production approximation – Single Server farm for convenience
  26. 26. SharePoint Dev/Test in the Cloud Best Practices• Script your deployments – PowerShell, AutoSPInstaller, 3rd Party Tools• Be agile, Fail fast, Break stuff
  27. 27. SharePoint Dev/Test in the Cloud Is it safe?• As secure as your computer now. Maybe more• If it’s a concern DO NOT use production data• Change the admin password, throw away the key
  28. 28. SharePoint Dev/Test in the Cloud What about connectivity?Did I tell you I configured Managed Meta- Data Term store on the flight out?
  29. 29. Demo
  30. 30. Questions
  31. 31. Connect with the Cloud• SharePoint Solution Showcase – Denali – Project Server – VS 2011 Developer Preview• www.CloudShare.com• Chris@CloudShare.com

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