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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Microsoft Simplifies Onboarding Process for Office 365

In a short video on MSDN Channel 9, titled Get your Office Tenant on, FastTrack Deployment of the New Service, Microsoft® demonstrates how enterprise businesses looking to add Office 365 computing can plan on a short implementation process. The video presentation is led by Jeremy Chapman (one of the Channel 9 hosts) and Keith Laborde, an Office 365 Principal Service Engineer at Microsoft. The reason for the video, though not directly stated in the video, appears to be a widespread experience, on the part of business customers, of a much more effort intensive onboarding experience for Office 365, than would…
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Microsoft Focuses on SharePoint Online, but are Enterprise Organizations Ready for the Cloud?

The biggest impediment, for most enterprise businesses considering Office 365, can be found in public discussions about online security. Office 365 is a suite of computer applications delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). Ostensibly the same well-publicized vulnerabilities endemic to an ever growing set of SaaS offers (including Amazon.com, and even Appleā€™s iCloud, albeit several years back) should be true for Office 365. So enterprise business has been slow to embrace pure cloud offers, opting, instead, for either pure, on premise computing, or a hybrid combination of both. Indeed, a survey published by AIIM in December, 2013 showed a…
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