Danny serves as Vice President of Client Development at ThreeWill. His primary responsibilities are to make sure that we are building partnerships with the right clients and getting out the message about how we can help clients.
Join CloudShare’s Guillaume Vives, VP of Operations, and SharePoint Server experts from ThreeWill – John Underwood, Technical Evangelist and Danny Ryan, VP of Business Development – in a live discussion on how to unlock the power of the cloud to stay ahead of the IT training curve and reduce the time and cost of physical training labs.
Using a real-life case study with the SharePoint developer boot camp as an example, this one-hour webinar will highlight:
- The challenges of physical IT training lab set-up and tear-down, and the advantages of cloud-based training environments
- How instructors can instantly create, provision and deliver cloud-based training
- Benefits to trainees of hands-on access to IT environments anytime, anywhere – just use a Web browser
- How virtual training labs work, and the ease of getting started
The session will be interactive, and the speakers will take questions during and at the end of the session. The session will be held on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. We look forward to having you join us!
Learn More about Cloudshare at https://www.cloudshare.com/.
SharePoint is a web application platform in the Microsoft Office server suite. Launched in 2001, SharePoint combines various functions which are traditionally separate applications: intranet, extranet, content management, document management, personal cloud, enterprise social networking, enterprise search, business intelligence, workflow management, web content management, and an enterprise application store. SharePoint servers have traditionally been deployed for internal use in mid-size businesses and large departments alongside Microsoft Exchange, Skype for Business, and Office Web Apps; but Microsoft’s ‘Microsoft 365’ software as a service offering (which includes a version of SharePoint) has led to increased usage of SharePoint in smaller organizations.
While Microsoft 365 provides SharePoint as a service, installing SharePoint on premises typically requires multiple virtual machines, at least two separate physical servers, and is a somewhat significant installation and configuration effort. The software is based on an n-tier service oriented architecture. Enterprise application software (for example, email servers, ERP, BI and CRM products) often either requires or integrates with elements of SharePoint. As an application platform, SharePoint provides central management, governance, and security controls. The SharePoint platform manages Internet Information Services (IIS) via form-based management tooling.
Since the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft’s primary channel for distribution of SharePoint has been Microsoft 365, where the product is continuously being upgraded. New versions are released every few years, and represent a supported snapshot of the cloud software. Microsoft currently has three tiers of pricing for SharePoint 2013, including a free version (whose future is currently uncertain). SharePoint 2013 is also resold through a cloud model by many third-party vendors. The next on-premises release is SharePoint 2016, expected to have increased hybrid cloud integration.
Microsoft 365 is the brand name used by Microsoft for a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. For consumers, the service allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft’s cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. For business and enterprise users, Microsoft 365 offers plans including e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software.
After a beta test that began in October 2010, Microsoft 365 was launched on June 28, 2011, as a successor to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (MSBPOS), originally aimed at corporate users. With the release of Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft 365 was expanded to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses, along with new plans aimed at general consumers wanting to use the Office desktop software on a subscription basis—with an emphasis on the rolling release model.