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

A Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies This blog post will cover the latest tools and technologies for performing custom development on SharePoint Server 2013 , Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure environments

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Key SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Methodologies and Best Practices

Time Tested SharePoint Deployment Strategies from the Trenches There is a method to the madness and a way to implement SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 right the first time

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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 . 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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SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Upgrade: Does your Information Architecture Align with Your IT Roadmap?

”From the Consulting Trenches” Examples of Environments Succesfully Migrated into SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s SharePoint Online These 5 organizations with existing SharePoint as well as non-SharePoint platforms had the following technology landscapes implemented and overall project requirements for their new initiative: • Our organization has SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) implemented with a fair amount of customizations that were done via SharePoint Designer and we are wanting to upgrade directly to SharePoint Server 2013

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Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 | SharePoint Online

Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 | SharePoint Online EPC Group understands that security has never been a hotter topic in IT, but in most cases, even though it is being discussed by members of the organization and dominates a good deal of technology news coverage, it is still often not properly addressed in many SharePoint deployments

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Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Overview: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive EPC Group’s SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 information architecture consultants have recently worked on a large number of enterprise SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 initiatives with a strong client focus on Web Content Management and this blog post will provide a deep-dive around our recent “from the trenches” experiences

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Understanding On-Premises, Cloud, & Hybrid Environments in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Understanding On-Premises, Cloud, and Hybrid Environments in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 The on-premises versus cloud environment debate about SharePoint started several years ago. That debate became much more heated when Jared Spataro, Director of SharePoint at Microsoft, announced during a conference that SharePoint 2013 was being developed using a “Cloud First” strategy and that Office 365 customers could expect to have access to the benefits of the new release sooner than on-premises deployments

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SharePoint 2013 BYOD Best Practices

There is a tradeoff between not allowing BYOD and the work required to actually implement a BYOD strategy verses the risk of users finding shortcuts and utilizing other methods or access points to share files or obtain reports

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eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 "From the Consulting Trenches" Not only do records stored on users devices and in SharePoint become relevant in legal and compliance related cases and incidents, but emails as well as even Lync conversations also fall into eDiscovery requests more and more every day. The new eDiscovery features and functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365's SharePoint Online provides improved methods to help protect your organization as well as its team members. Some of the new and added capabilities around eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 include: • Improved support for searching and exporting content from file shares • The ability to have a dedicated site collection for which you can perform eDiscovery queries across multiple SharePoint instances, farms and Exchange servers that will store and preserve the items that are discovered • Features that allow you to export discovered content from Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 to ensure you are able to meet timely requests or related court orders • The ability for in-place preservation of Exchange mailboxes and SharePoint sites that also include SharePoint list items and SharePoint pages

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