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Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 - An EPC Group Case Study

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide "from the consulting trenches" ( Hybrid Cloud ) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture's growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization

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Deep-Dive of Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365

Power BI is cloud-based and can also be configured in a hybrid cloud scenario for organizations who have both SharePoint 2013 on-premise as well as Office 365 in the cloud for seamless reporting of data of different classification types (i.e

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Uncovering Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

The following is a list of prevention breach items that Microsoft has established regarding the proactive nature of Office 365 security : Port scanning and remediation Perimeter vulnerability scanning OS patching Network-level DDOS detection and prevention Auditing of all operator access and actions Zero standing permissions in the service Just-in-time elevations Automatic rejection of non-background-check employees to high-privilege access Automatic account deletion When employee leaves When employee changes groups When there is lack of use Isolation between mail environment and production access environment for all employees Automated tooling for routine activities In summary, having visited several Microsoft Data Centers firsthand and performed an independent audit for EPC Group's Hybrid Cloud Advisor Practice , I was extremely impressed at how proactive Microsoft is being to ensure that data is secure and compliance standards are being upheld to truly meet their advertised underlying service level agreements (SLAs )

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What Defines "Office 365 Hybrid" - A Deep-dive from EPC Group

Office 365 Hybrid - A Deep-dive from EPC Group The project stakeholders within IT may have a total understanding of the Office 365 offering but the organization’s legal and compliance stakeholders may still be unclear or hesitant because of the similar naming of products...

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Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment

This post is meant to provide you with a visual overview of the underlying scalability considerations and related best practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Environment . SharePoint Farm Resource Hierarchy SharePoint 2013 | Hybrid Office 365...

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Hybrid Office 365 Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration

Hybrid Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration One of the most common configurations that is starting to emerge into today’s IT landscape is that of a hybrid cloud architecture and is something you must plan for in your organization's long-term SharePoint and/or Office 365 roadmap

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Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies

I will also discuss development strategies for organizations who plan to have these technology assets deployed both on-premises as well as in the cloud and require applications that are compatible as well as secure in a hybrid cloud environment

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