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

The on-premises and/or cloud or off-premises architecture is typically clear, but the term “hybrid” is referred to when one of the following five “non-SharePoint elements” is configured to support a hybrid SharePoint 2013 deployment : Reverse proxy and certificate authentication Identity provider (ADFS, etc.)

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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 Web App Resource Hierarchy Deployment Impact Examples - IIS Reset (EPC Group Example) Deployment Impact Examples- App Pool Reset (EPC Group Example) Maintenance Windows (Backup, code promotion, etc.) Understanding Isolation Modes in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Hybrid Deployments In SharePoint 2013: Each “customer” = one site collection under managed path Similar to today Each Web Application = one app pool Similar to today Each Web Application = one URL Similar to today Exception Process for Host Header named site collections (vanity URL’s) Along Side or in an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment: BYO Servers Leverage existing architecture Hybrid Considerations (Seamless SharePoint 2013 On-Prem \ Office 365 Cloud Search Integration) Scaling Web Front-ends and Understanding When to Scale App Scale and Tipping Points 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. Additional "From the Consulting Trenches" strategies and methodologies are covered in EPC Group's new book, " SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting Trenches" covering not only SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online but Information Management, ECM\RM and overall compliance strategies in this ever changing world of " Hybrid IT

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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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Development Tools and Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments

Development Tools and Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments There have been many improvements as well as options added to Visual Studio 2013 to address the new technology releases of SharePoint 2013 , Office 365 , SharePoint Online , and Microsoft Azure . EPC Group highly recommends that your organization’s developers have both on-premises and cloud development environment tools available so that they can become familiar with them, and also ensure that compatibility of a future architecture, as shown in the image below, is taken into consideration

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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. New Hybrid (Office 365) Governance Fundamentals Users that Ignore Governance and Planning for the Real World If it’s easy to get around it, they will: To ensure it will happen, enforce it transparently If it’s to complex, it won’t happen Strike a balance between: Note: Always consider compliance around HIPAA, PHI, and PII related data in Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013. EPC Group’s Hybrid Governance Framework Step 1 – Understand what to Enforce Step 2 – Balance the enforcement Step 3 – How and where to enforce Step 4 – Prioritize the enforcement solutions Step 5 – Continue to Review and Enforce When and What to Enforce - EPC Group Framework Governance Feature Enforce Nothing Enforce Something Enforce Everything PII Policy Document (‘here’s our policy on exposing PII’) Monthly Audit (manual or physical ; random or comprehensive) Automated Audit on Upload Site Quota No Quotas or Suggested Quotas Tiered Options; business rules Chargeback model Site Creation Training on Where it Goes IT creates for you Fully automated with workflow Site Expiration At owner discretion Manual email sent to site owners asking

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

The team at EPC Group approaches the architecture and design of SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s Information Architecture using a the three-prong approach that provides placeholders for the requirements that must be documented but also sets expectations for the SharePoint project team to design an IA that is scalable and has organization’s long-term SharePoint roadmap in mind

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

Ensuring Your System & Information Archiecture Architecture Strategy Aligns with Your SharePoint Roadmap When an organization is near the point of kicking off and performing a upgrade and/or migration initative to SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 , it is key to ensure core elements have been designed and put in place to meet not only the current needs of the organization over the next 12 months but for at least the next 24-36 months via a SharePoint roadmap

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