Define roles for users based on your rationale for implementing hybrid SharePoint computing

In a third video tutorial from our new set of training content on hybrid SharePoint computing, Fabian Williams juxtaposes a set of rationales for hybrid SharePoint computing alongside the roles users will play in on-premises, and cloud SharePoint computing scenarios. The title of the video is Preparing for SharePoint Hybrid – Part 1. The very close connection between objectives and user roles, which Fabian presents in detail across the approximate 25 minute length of the tutorial, is illustrative of the emphasis on security, which permeates the first 3 tutorials in the set. It, therefore, makes sense to expand on the…
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Hybrid SharePoint computing is built on trusted communications

Approximately 2.5 minutes into the 2nd of 13 video tutorials included in a set on hybrid SharePoint computing, Fabian Williams, a SharePoint Server MVP introduces a definition of hybrid SharePoint computing. The title of the video tutorial is Defining SharePoint 2013 Hybrid. This definition emphasizes the importance of full trusted communications as a mission-critical essential prerequisite to any attempt to implement a hybrid computing architecture for SharePoint server, on-premises, and SharePoint Online, Office 365: “A SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid environment enables identity management and trusted communications between SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. Fabian points out how this full trusted…
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Like any other project, an effort to implement hybrid SharePoint computing must start with an inventory of components already in place to ensure success

It’s not possible to successfully implement a hybrid SharePoint computing solution without a plan. This plan should include a clear understanding of what a hybrid computing architecture for SharePoint can, realistically deliver. As well, a series of steps must be taken to prepare a group of users, as well as the computing services already in place, and, finally, the procedures users have defined to successfully complete tasks for the new architecture. Our course on the topic of hybrid SharePoint computing, via a combination of on-premises and online components meets this requirement. Nearly 1.5 hrs of the 3.5 hrs included in…
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Learn how to combine SharePoint server, on-premises, and SharePoint Online, Office 365 into a hybrid computing solution in a video tutorial set available exclusively from VisualSP

Many organizations are reaching the same decision: it makes sense to support SharePoint server, on-premises, and SharePoint Online, Office 365, simultaneously. This decision makes even more sense when a hybrid computing architecture is implemented to extract benefit from services common to both platforms. Microsoft has published some technical training information on the hybrid computing concept. I’ve written some comments about this content in a few posts to this blog. But now I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of a set of video tutorials compiled from an online class, which was led by Fabian Williams, a SharePoint Server MVP and…
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Metadata tagging contributes to an optimized search service for SharePoint Online, but may not be appropriate for every organization

Adding metadata to specific artifacts stored in SharePoint Online, as Jamie McAllister points out in a video tutorial on managing documents and lists in SharePoint Online, contributes to an optimized search experience for users. The title of this video tutorial is Manage SharePoint Online Documents and Lists. The artifacts are documents, which are stored in document libraries in SharePoint Online, Office 365. McAllister and his colleague, Rob Latino, spend a few moments on the difficulties end users often experience adding metadata. For many the task is tedious. So McAllister admonishes his audience to proceed carefully. But for organizations with a…
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A straightforward presentation of creating a document library in SharePoint Online and adding some documents to it

The second demonstration included in a video tutorial titled Manage SharePoint Online Documents and Lists presents the steps required to “Create a Document Library and Upload Content”. The demonstration is led by Mr. Jamie McAllister, who leads most of the tutorial. McAllister’s presentation begins as our SharePoint-Videos tutorials on SharePoint 2013 Document Libraries begin. McAllister explains adding a document library constitutes “adding an app”. So the steps he takes are consistent with adding any other type of out-of-the-box app to SharePoint Online. He also points out how the app, once added, shows up in the Quick Launch, on the left…
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Catching a glimpse of how structured and unstructured data are managed, together, in SharePoint Online document libraries

This post is another in a set of posts arising from my review of a video tutorial on SharePoint Online Documents and Lists. This tutorial is published on the Microsoft Virtual Academy web site. The tutorial can be viewed by the public at no charge. I’ve included a link to the video tutorial in the post, below. “McAllister” refers to Mr. Jamie McAllister, who leads the tutorial. The architecture of a document library in SharePoint Online (or, for SharePoint on-premises) calls for each document to be depicted by a dedicated row (McAllister claims SharePoint Online lists are neither spreadsheets, nor…
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SharePoint document libraries are a special kind of list

As Jamie McAllister explains in a video tutorial published for free-of-charge public viewing on the Microsoft Virtual Academy web site, SharePoint document libraries are actually a “special kind of list”. The title of the video tutorial is Manage SharePoint Online Documents and Lists. I need to admit I wasn’t aware of the veracity of McAllister’s point. But my surprise only grew when McAllister proceeds to explain “[v]irtually all SharePoint content is stored in lists”. He also explains the notion of “views” as aids available to end users and site owners to “filter, sort, group information so we can access it…
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Comments on a video tutorial on managing SharePoint Online Documents and Lists, published by Microsoft Virtual Academy

Jamie McAllister, a solutions architect for a logistics company based in Geneva, Switzerland leads a one hour video webcast of a training course on Managing SharePoint Online Documents and Lists. This webcast is available for public viewing, at no charge, on Microsoft’s Microsoft Virtual Academy learning portal. The intended audience is SharePoint Online end users and site owners. McAllister begins the training session with an explanation of why anyone would care about the topic. The most important reason why SharePoint Online end users and site owners should care about how to manage documents and lists in SharePoint Online is to…
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Use System Center and Office 365 APIs to build an Admin app for Office 365

Curtis Sawin demonstrates how to use the Service Communications Office 365 API, which was recently released (Sawin notes the release date as summer, 2014). This demonstration is included in a video tutorial from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), which is titled Office 365 Troubleshooting: (01) Troubleshooting the Office 365 Service. The video is available for public viewing on MSDN Channel 9. Sawin explains this API can be used in lieu of Operations Center to scrape service health data from Office 365 and “take any action you want” from it. Sawin’s present an example of how the API has been implemented in…
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