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SharePoint as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS)

SharePoint as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS) As the Information Age reaches a new level of maturity, many organization are finding that the data and content they have been storing, both physically and electronically, have become both an immense administrative burden as well as a security risk and a key to unlocking potential for the organization

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

As shown in the image below, the enterprise plan, also referred to as the “E” plan, allows for hybrid configurations of Exchange , Lync , and SharePoint , but it’s important to review your specific requirements and discuss them with a licensing and Office 365 plan expert who is knowledgeable about the latest plans, capabilities, and prices, and the future of each plan

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Building a Best Practices Information Architecture for SharePoint 2013 and\or Office 365

Are there environmental considerations such as both a “private cloud” (on-premises) as well as a “public cloud” (hosted Office 365) that may have separate IA requirements or hybrid architecture considerations?

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My Sites & Communities: System Architecture Deep-Dive in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013

Understanding the Underlying System Architecture Behind My Sites & Communities in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 When an organization’s deploys My Sites for their users, the underlying SharePoint 2013 system architecture create a web application, a My Site host site collection, an individual site collection, and several SharePoint service applications and features

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

SharePoint Server 2013 can integrate with cloud-based solutions such as Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online in a secure and federated manner that will allow a user with proper permission’s search to return results from both on-premises in SharePoint Server 2013 as well as in Office 365 in the cloud, as shown in image below. Hybrid Cloud (Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365) Architecture Summary Overview The following is a summary of a hybrid SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 search integration and the related components: The remote SharePoint Index allows for the search to be federated between the on-premises SharePoint Server 2013 environment and the cloud-based Office 365 environment for a hybrid cloud environment architecture This sample configuration provides query capability and additional configurations can be implemented to support crawl Hybrid Cloud Architecture Overview The hybrid cloud architecture requires: Configuration of an OAuth trust between your on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm and your Office 365 tenancy The creation of a result source for the remote farm An externally addressable endpoint for the on-premises farm (reverse proxy) that can be reached via the Office 365 sites This sample configuration allow you to query the result source directly or create a query rule to also allow for user queries to the cloud-based Office 365 or remote farm when needed A token is created for the user and security trimmed results are returned which requires 2-way AD synchronization between the SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises environment and Office 365 By using a query rule you can integrate the results from both farms into a single display for users and tailor the UI as desired The results of a hybrid cloud search from a user searching both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 : Search Web Parts in SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online There are several new web parts for Search in this latest release of SharePoint that allow users an entire new experience when conducting search

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Developing Workflows in SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online

Workflow Development "From the Consulting Trenches" There has been a complete update to SharePoint 2013 ’s workflow capabilities and overall workflow architecture, as shown in image below, with new features as well as the underlying workflow engine itself receiving a major overhaul

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SharePoint Decision Guide โ€“ A Best Practices Roadmap and Organizational Strategy by EPC Group - Part 3

The following is a screen shot of a SharePoint 2013 site with the Dashboard Designer shown in the ribbon: Visio Services Visio Services in 2013 comes with a list of new capabilities in this latest release and is a SharePoint service application that enables the loading and browser-based rendering of Visio diagrams. The following are the major list of features and capabilities of Visio Services in SharePoint 2013: • Designed to be a scalable, robust, enterprise-class service that provides feature and rendering fidelity with Visio • Delivers rich browsing and navigation capabilities that are supported in a zero-footprint Web client • Live connections to data sources are queried to deliver up-to-date data • Renders diagrams in the browser • High quality PNG(s) for full fidelity • No dependence on Silverlight • Native support for Visio file format • Diagram consumers do not need a Visio client • Available across devices using desktop browsers and mobile browsers • Users interact with content • Pan, Zoom, Hyperlinks, View Shape Data • Accessible only via SharePoint • On-premises & in cloud using Office 365 The following graphic was created by Visio Services to be stored within a SharePoint page that users can view and is updated on a weekly bases: Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) Architectural Overview Microsoft has introduce a huge push toward “self-service” BI (SSBI) and providing the user with tools that allow them to run reports and perform BI actions as needed at any time without the need for IT’s intervention

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SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 APIs: The Development Options for Accessing Data and Resources

The following is a screen shot of the new Office 365 API Tools: Note: This preview release of Office 365 API Tools supports a limited number of SharePoint, Exchange, and Azure Active Directory (AD) | (rebranded Windows Azure Acttive Directory) data sources

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