Monday, July 28, 2014
Combine Azure and AutoSPSourceBuilder for the win!
Do you have a remote client and limited bandwidth at home? Need to install SharePoint at the far end of a small pipe? Want to be Made of Win? Stand up an Azure VM and build your complete SharePoint installation source, including prerequisites and slip streamed updates using AutoSPSourceBuilder! You can then zip up the (large) results and download it via a corporate pipe rather than wait the 9+ hours to upload it through your residential connection. Bonus, install the Web Server (IIS) role on the VM and you can avoid issues with FTP. Just make sure to do your downloading at night to not interfere with normal business Reddit browsing.