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SharePoint 2010 Web Standards, Accessibility, and Usability Quick Reference Guide

” SharePoint Validation Problem Areas – Best Practices Legacy markups & customizations can become a major issues in SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Branding Migration efforts Silverlight Web Part(s) and where Microsoft is headed technologically (phasing Silverlight out) WebPartZone specific to SharePoint 2010 WebPartPage specific to SharePoint 2010 ImageField specific to SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor specific to SharePoint 2010 Silverlight Plugin Generator Problem SLPG doesn’t escape JavaScript code SLPG uses iframe to solve caching issue with Safari Solution Add comments before loading the JavaScript <script type="text/javascript"> //<!

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

HBI/MBI/LBI) Automated site placement based on user input & verification Mission Critical Classification Governance Document IT manually creates site in “special” environment Automated site placement bin redundant data-center based on user input & verification Enforcement Scope – How to Enforce (EPC Group Example) Governance Provisioning Tools (EPC Group Example) Object in SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Automatable Create Site Collections Create Sub Webs Create Hierarchy Available on Office 365 People | My Sites | Social ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Web Parts | Apps ✓ ✓ List Templates (STP and XML) ✓ ✓ Web Templates (WSP and XML) ✓ ✓ ✓ Site Quotas ✓ ✓ Web Event Receivers ✓ ✓ ✓ SPD Workflows and Actions ✓ ✓ ✓ * ✓ Feature Stapling ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ * Workflows ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Site Definitions ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Timer Jobs ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Custom Site Provisioning Handlers ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Matching the Policy to the Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 Scope (EPC Group Example) Policy Type Scope Possible Options Security\ Identity Management Farm Web Application Provisioning workflows Timer Jobs Web application polices DNS/Infrastructure Reactive reporting Farm Web Application Sites/Webs Timer Jobs External Database Event Receivers Proactive Sites/Webs Custom Forms Event Receivers Feature Receivers Custom Field Controls Auditing Farm Web Application Timer Jobs External Database Changes Sites/Web Features Control Delegates Considerations in Complex Environments • Multi-tenancy ( Office 365 Issues when a user goes outside of I.T. to create a new “environment”) • Multiple farms • Hybrid on-premise and off-premise • Security (FBA, SAML claims, Extranets) • Global Clients with PHI, PII, Safe Harbor, Intellectual Property , EU Pushback, NSA Concerns in recent news Frequently Asked Questions of EPC Group • Terms of Service • Common user interface and navigation • Site directory and Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 ’s new Layout • Common header and footer content (standardize and creation of governed branding guide) • Structured provisioning with workflow • Site Mapping | Mapping the Owner to Content • BYOD \ "Bring Your Own Device" Strategies (Mobility) • Custom Branding | Responsive Design in Office 365 \ SharePoint 2013 • Site Backup and Restore (DR) and Archival EPC Group’s Nationally Recognized Practice Areas EPC Group leading SharePoint , Office 365 , Infrastructure Design and Business Intelligence Practice areas continue to lead the way in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that is tailored to their individual business and functional needs

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SharePoint 2013 BYOD Best Practices

It was key to walk through the Responsive Design considerations with the stakeholders of possible future phases and future mobility needs as there was a custom branding and user interface (UI) design that their marketing department was having us implement in phase 1. The design was very appealing and looked great but it was important to help both I.T. and the business understand that the “look and feel” that is implemented should follow Response Web Design (RWD) but also take into consideration the “Device Channels” or ways the users within their company will access SharePoint long-term so that this branding would be compatible in future phases

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

Tailoring the Search UI of SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s When updating the user interface (UI) of SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online it should be performed in a governed manner that follows the branding and UI standards of the organization . The search UI itself has specific characteristics for which you can tailor or configure as a “one off” branding initiative or to simply offer a set of specific and tailored search result-type pages to meet a department or specific user’s needs

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Migration Options for SharePoint 2013: Consider Your Options Carefully

For new organizations signing up for Office365, you aren’t likely to have the option of a SP2010 interface, but since it’s a brand new implementation, that likely doesn’t really matter

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