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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As with many other valuable assets, the real benefit from Microsoft’s new Office 365 Customer Success Center can be found below the surface

This is a second post on topics germaine to a new web site launched by Microsoft in early October, 2014, the Office 365 Customer Success Center. This post describes the “Get related resources” and “Learn how it works” tabs included with each of the 5 “Scenarios” presented on the site. The first post on this topic is titled Microsoft Debuts a Success Site for Office 365. The old adage “be sure to look below the surface (no pun intended)” applies to the Office 365 Customer Success Center web site. Readers with a high level of interest in any one of…
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Another couple of points for organizations to consider when they consider migrating to SharePoint Online, Office 365

As Vlad Catrinescu, a Microsoft MVP and widely acknowledged SharePoint subject matter expert recently pointed out in a post to his Absolute SharePoint blog, Microsoft will soon remove two features from SharePoint Online, Office 365. Organizations contemplating an implementation of this cloud SaaS should familiarize themselves with the features before reaching a conclusion on this question. The title of Catrinescu’s post is Microsoft killing some features in Office 365 SharePoint Online. The features Catrinescu identifies are (and the following is a direct quote from Catrinescu’s blog post) The “Tasks” link in your MySite The “Sync to Outlook” Button SharePoint Tags…
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Exploring How SharePoint Online, Office 365 Might Impact the Future of SharePoint Branding

Correct branding is a mission critical feature of, arguably, most, if not any successful implementation of SharePoint. In turn, adding an effective brand to SharePoint components — sites, libraries, lists, even newsfeeds — supports and hastens user adoption of the computing platform. So getting a glimpse of the likely future of best of breed branding methods for SharePoint and SharePoint Online, Office 365 makes sense. SharePoint-Videos has published sets of specialized training content on branding for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. These sets have been led by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, an acknowledged subject matter expert on the topic, published author, SharePoint MVP…
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If improved collaboration is an objective for SharePoint implementation, consider supporting it with external data

Many organizations implement SharePoint to promote better collaboration between Lines of Business (LoBs). The notion is SharePoint newsfeeds, rating systems, and tags for items/people/events/whatever, will all contribute to better efficiency across an enterprise. Efficiency means not only a lower cost of operation (as the result of substantially less duplication of effort), but higher levels of user adoption of SharePoint. It may make sense for these organizations to develop solutions to expose external data for users to consume within the SharePoint work space. External data often amounts to information compiled by LoBs. This information is produced by LoB specific procedures, almost…
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Social Groups and SharePoint promise big returns, but require a substantial effort

SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online, Office 365 have been designed with collaboration as one of the primary out-of-the box feature sets. So organizations can benefit by implementing Yammer groups, but should plan on a lot of effort to ensure success. We’ve recently published several posts to this blog about a new set of video training content exclusively offered on SharePoint-Videos: SP13-317 Making Enterprise Social Real in your Organization with Yammer and SharePoint. Naomi Moneypenny, who leads this curriculum, emphasizes the importance of Yammer groups for the ROI opportunity they represent. In her opinion, a finely tuned Yammer group can perform…
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It make sense to incorporate risk management policies into SharePoint and/or SharePoint Online workflow architecture

Workflows designed to automate organizational processes should be designed to support approved risk management procedures. The potential for problems to arise from workflows designed without attention to these procedures is too great to proceed otherwise. Properly attending to this requirement means proposing applications of SharePoint’s out-of-the-box approval workflow not only “horizontally”, but also “vertically” within one’s organization. This step will ensure all of the stakeholders have been informed about the proposed automated process before it is actually implemented. SharePoint, and/or SharePoint Online stakeholders can safeguard against the chance of implementation of workflows before this necessary “reality check” against approved risk…
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How to capitalize on a hybrid sharepoint computing architecture, combining on premises and cloud components

Many organizations are considering how best to support parallel SharePoint computing efforts, both on premises, and SharePoint Online via a cloud SaaS provider. But what if it were possible for these organizations to get the maximum return on this effort by capitalizing on complementary features of both platforms, which can be safely interconnected? On October 9, 2014, SharePoint-Videos will host a class exploring topics on how SharePoint on premises and online can be implemented in a complementary manner. The title of this online course is Implementing SharePoint 2013 Hybrid for Search, Business Connectivity Services, OneDrive for Business and Yammer. This…
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Learn About A Hybrid Architecture for SharePoint 2013, On Premises, and SharePoint Online, Office 365

Many organizations supporting an on premises SharePoint implementation are looking for an interim step prior to proceeding on a full scale migration to SharePoint Online, Office 365. A hybrid architecture provides just this type of option. In an online class coming soon, exclusively on SharePoint-Videos.com, Fabian Williams, SharePoint Server MVP will present the components of high value hybrid SharePoint computing architecture and the steps to be taken to build and support it successfully. Fabian’s class, titled Implementing SharePoint 2013 Hybrid for Search, Business Connectivity Services, OneDrive for Business and Yammer, will be held on October 9, 2014. Simply a review…
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