A recent study points to serious interest in hybrid computing scenarios across enterprise businesses

On December 19, 2014, CMSWire published No Best of Breed in Cloud Computing – Yet. This article was written by Dom Nicastro. The topic prompting the article is a survey just released by Technology Business Research Inc. The TBR study includes some promising predictions for proponents of hybrid computing scenarios as the best approach for large organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors as they move closer to implementing cloud computing scenarios. Nicastro writes “TBR . . . predicted that public, private and hybrid cloud integration will follow cloud professional services growth in coming years — private cloud adoption…
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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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What are the mandatory requirements organizations must meet to support hybrid computing scenarios built with SharePoint 2013, on-premises, and Office 365?

So what are the mission-critical components of an acceptable foundation for a hybrid scenario for SharePoint 2013 on-premises computing, and Office 365? Paolo Pialorsi presents 6 of these in a webcast recorded at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe 2014 event, which was held in October, 2014 (the title of Pialorsi’s presentation is Overview of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios): “Directory Federation via ADFS and Azure AD Sync “Internet routable AD domains” “SSL certificates and secured communication channels” “Good bandwidth and Internet connectivity” “Office 365 Enterprise Subscriptions” “SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise on-premises The fifth and sixth components are obvious. The…
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The objective for a hybrid cloud computing solution should be to bring on-premises and cloud computing together

Early into a one hour presentation on hybrid computing scenarios for SharePoint 2013 on-premises, and Office 365, Paolo Pialorsi states an objective most organizations will likely implement when they embark on a hybrid cloud computing project — to build an integrated computing solution from cloud and on-premises components. The title of Pialorsi’s presentation is Overview of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios. He points to two prime areas where hybrid computing scenarios will likely make sense: enterprise search, and any services built with Business Connectivity Services (BCS). The latter usually pop up for organizations needing to pull external…
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Hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online Office 365 were presented at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe 2014

Hybrid computing scenarios for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online, Office 365 were presented at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe 2014 event last month. The webcast of this presentation, which is led by Paolo Pialorsi, and titled Overview of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios is of interest to us. We recently an online course on the same topic, which was led by Fabian Williams, a Microsoft MVP. We will also host a one hour panel discussion next Wednesday, November 19, 2014 on the topic, as well. Anyone interested in this topic who would like to attend our webinar next week…
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SharePoint-Videos will host a webinar on hybrid, online, or on-premises SharePoint server options on November 19, 2014

As Satya Nadella made clear during Microsoft’s most recent quarterly earnings report, a strong driver of the success of Microsoft’s Azure and Office 365 products is the unique position of servers for Microsoft’s ubiquitous enterprise applications (not the least of which is SharePoint) at the so-called “edge” of the cloud, meaning on-premises. But how can business and organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors get the most value out of the opportunities presented by the choices they have as regards serving SharePoint? On November 19, 2014, SharePoint-Videos will host a one hour webinar on this topic. The webinar is titled…
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Microsoft pushes hybrid cloud computing into the sweet spot for cloud PaaS solutions

If Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report can be taken as a reliable measure of where it makes sense for them to allocate resources and focus, hybrid cloud computing is now in the limelight. SharePoint on premises and SharePoint Online, Office 365 are great examples of this concept at work. Earlier this week this writer published some comments on Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO’s comments on the earnings report, specifically how he chose to answer an opening question posed by one analyst covering Microsoft. The analyst asked a big one, why Microsoft is benefitting better from Cloud, IaaS and PaaS than its…
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