I Have Uninstalled SharePoint for Good

C’mon, you’re not falling for that again, are you?

Do you use cloud VMs for your development? Would you like to?

I uninstalled my last local SharePoint machine about four years ago. That’s right, I don’t have SharePoint locally installed and haven’t had for years.

Instead, I use EC2 to host my SharePoint labs. It’s quite simply an amazing difference and it’s actually much cheaper than maintaining a laptop powerful enough to run the stuff locally. On average, when I’m working actively with SharePoint, I spend somewhere between $100 and $150 on VMs per month. That includes having and storing 10+ VMs that spin up in a matter of seconds, have virtually unlimited storage and performance, and can be scaled up and down at a click of a button. I really can run SharePoint 2013 with 244 GB of RAM or 32 CPUs, and I can do so with my workstation that I built in 2007.

Here’s the thing… It can be a hassle to get started. Lots of new stuff to learn.

I want to help!

If you’re interested in learning about how to work with cloud VMs, let me know. I’m contemplating releasing some of my existing tools that I use to manage my VM environment too, such as the four hour project I built a couple of days ago.

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Maybe I’ll run a few webinars or a recorded one-on-one session with someone and show how to set everything up and some tips and tricks for keeping everything running smoothly.

Heck, if there’s interest, I may even release the code for USPJA Labs, which is an immensely elaborate and powerful environment that we used to run hundreds of VMs during the USPJA years.

Leave me message, like, or otherwise let me know that you would be interested.

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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

7 thoughts on “I Have Uninstalled SharePoint for Good”

  1. Hi Bjorn,

    I have an article series on SharePoint & Azure but wanted to add some stuff about Amazon EC2 to show a fair comparison also. Email me if I can link to some of your stuff or what you would want it to say. Thanks.


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