The SharePoint app model and the health of the SharePoint partner community

As Microsoft has attempted to hasten the rate at which its enterprise customers for SharePoint server, on-premises, adopt its flavorful Office 365 cloud, SaaS offer, members of its partner community have vocalized concerns. One prominent component of this adoption campaign, in particular, has come to serve (in my opinion) as a barometer built to measure the health of the partner community. The component is the SharePoint 2013 App Model and the notion of “SharePoint customizations”. I recently wrote several posts to this blog on topics related to the App Model. There is a lot of recently published technical content on…
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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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