First published on CloudBlogs on Jun, 21 2013
This week's episode, we discuss the very popular Service Template for SharePoint 2013 and talk with its creator, Jim Britt. I first talked about this service template in my keynote at MMS 2013 , and I encouraged everyone to read more about it in the "Automation" track of the Building Clouds blog. The Service Template is also something I covered briefly in a previous post about workloads , where I noted that what makes the Service Template so interesting is that it demonstrates just how much can be done with an on-premise private cloud.  This solution is also usable by hosters who want a process that is repeatable and streamlined for customer use. You can download the service template here .

Additional benefits & features info about the Service Template:

  • Concentration on Deployment : this service template is really concentrated on pure deployment of an application into a private cloud environment in a repeatable way with automation technology underneath.
  • PowerShell / Application Deployment Integrated with Service Templates : this solution shows you how you could take an existing single or multi-tier application that you currently have some automation for deployment and bringing it into a service template for a multi-tenant execution.
  • Learn by Example : Use the guidance in this solution as more of an example to build your own.