Just stumbled across Microsft SharedView – a peer to peer,web-based remote collaboration tool: http://bit.ly/hPtfq3
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The hard drive on my laptop is bitlocker-enabled, and I use Microsoft Online Services for all my cloud storage. Your data is probably more secure with me than it is in your own network.
How’s this for a requirement:
A copy of each screen as it would have appeared to the borrower of the loan or loans the Secretary is enforcing when the borrower signed the note electronically;
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So here’s an interesting idea – What would happen if I use ThinApp to capture Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Foundation? Could I have a portable developer environment that doesn’t require me to actually install SharePoint on the client?
In order to use the SharePoint tools in VS2010, you have to have SharePoint installed on the client. I installed Foundation on my client desktop and then disabled all the services. Using ThinApp, I might be able to get around that little hack.
I’ve used VMWare Player on my laptop for awhile now, but most of the VMs I get are pre-built by Microsoft. So I have to convert them from Hyper-V to VMWare. Not a big deal, but it adds another step. Losing that conversion step was one driver for going to Hyper-V Server on my laptop.
However, I’m intrigued with VMWare’s ThinApp product. With ThinApp, you can essentially make applications portable. For example, I could run Adobe Creative Suite on my laptop without the need to actually install it on my laptop. Cool stuff. For a limited time, you can get a ThinApp license when you buy VMWare Workstation.
I want to try out Workstation anyway to see how it compares to my native Hyper-V set up, so I’m going to bang on ThinApp while I’m at it.
You can download ThinApp and Workstation for a 60-day trial here:
This YouTube video walks through the steps of installing Workstation and using ThinApp to capture an application (in this case, Opera):
I have been in pursuit of the ultimate demo/lab/dev configuration for my laptop for awhile now. I do a lot of work in SharePoint 2010, and I’m usually mobile. So I need a set up that lets me be totally mobile and doesn’t require network access.
After several design iterations, I’m pretty content with my latest setup:
Lenovo T400s, 8GB RAM
Two internal hard drives – 128 GB SSD drive and 500 GB Momentus XT
Windows 7 installed as my OS, but I can native boot into a Microsoft virtual hard drive (VHD) running Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. This set up runs Hyper-V on bare metal – as if I installed on my computer. It uses less than 500MB of RAM, which leaves ~7.5GB for virtual machines.
So I can run the Contoso VM image1 (SharePoint 2010) and image2 (Exchange server) and still have RAM for a third machine. Plus, I can take snapshots and quickly save and start lots of VMs, without rebooting.
I’m also going to test VMare Workstation running on Windows 7 to see which experience I like best. Even if I choose to go with VMWare, I’ll still use the native boot to Hyper-V periodically. It’s awesome having a full blown Hyper-V server any time I need one.
Special thanks to Windows7Hacker.com and http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/ for posting so many great articles about doing this kind of set up.
I’m putting my Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 through the paces today. So far, so good. I’ve been able to get all my work done, including watching a few YouTube videos from Cnet.
Just figured out how to copy text on the iPad. I knew how to do it in the address bar, but now I can do it inside the body of a web page. It’s a whole new world of surfing.
I really like the design of this web site:
The slanted line is a nice touch.