Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Trial Image in Windows Azure China Platform Gallery

    The SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is now available in the Windows Azure China Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public Update. NOTE Additional...
  • Blog Post: Quick Starting Demos with Windows PowerShell

    Preparing virtual machines for demonstrations can be a tedious process, compounding this is when virtual machines need to be started or shut down in a specific order. For example, starting database servers prior to starting web servers, or starting the preferred active node before the passive node. Starting...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization

    Considering virtualizing SharePoint 2010? We’ve created a one-stop shop for guidance and more at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/Related-Technologies/Pages/virtualize-sharepoint.aspx .
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Service Pack 1 Beta

    System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 is a pre-built, role-based, self-service portal for both datacenter managers and business unit IT consumers to simplify the provisioning of infrastructures for their applications and services.  The System Center Virtual Machine Manager...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Virtualizing SharePoint 2010

    As more organizations seek to reduce operating and capital expenditures, solve the challenges of datacenter density, and provide elasticity to their SharePoint deployments – virtualization becomes the focal point of discussion.  SharePoint 2010 provides more flexibility in support of virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a SharePoint 2013 Development Environment 101

    Step 1 Prepare the Operating Environment Preparation of your development environment is determined by the apps you will develop and the systems you have access to.  If you want to distribute apps for SharePoint through an app catalog, such as apps for SharePoint will full control permissions, a...
  • Blog Post: How to Improve Server Utilization and Reduce Infrastructure Costs with Virtualization

    Predicting resource requirements for a new business application, especially one that is customer-facing is a tricky task. It's hard to know if you have the new Facebook or your hands. You make your best estimates, then spend money on new hardware and hope your estimates were right. Only actual usage...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Notes

    I just wrapped up a great webcast this morning with Avanade and NetApp discussing the virtualization of SharePoint and was excited to see the audience today is largely planning a virtualization layer for SharePoint 2010, many to support server consolidation in legacy datacenters with limited resources...