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It's about business productivity, not server maintenance

(btw, this is not so much a rant, but a reflection on where we are today, and where we are going) Here's the thing: SharePoint is supposed to be about business productivity, not server maintenance

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eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

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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EPC Group’s SharePoint Server 2010 End User Training Guide

This can result in difficulty tracking and managing multiple versions of documents sent via e-mail, difficulty finding information that resides in multiple inboxes, maxed-out storage capabilities, and a strain on corporate servers

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SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Options, Considerations & Best Practices

Furthermore, you cannot upgrade directly from Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Server Requirements Before you do anything, you’ll need to make sure you’re using the right hardware, operating system and software, as well as that you’ve installed the necessary patches from Microsoft. Below is not the definitive checklist but, it’s a good start: SQL Server ( one of the following ): SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL 2008 + Service Pack 1 + Cumulative Update 2 (or greater) SQL Server 2005 + Service Pack 3 – while supported, this is not recommended SharePoint Servers Minimum 8GB RAM 64 bit O/S Required Windows Server 2008 Standard + Service Pack 2 (or greater) SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2 + October Cumulative Update (or greater) Note: The October Cumulative Update updates the preupgradecheck STSADM command WCF Hotfix - this not part of the prerequisites installer and must be installed separately Upgrade Options & Considerations Once you’ve checked off the server requirements, you will need to choose an upgrade path

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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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On-Premise vs. Hosted SharePoint Consulting

The cost of SharePoint 2013 servers , data security is enormously expensive. In addition to which there is the cost of much needed technical talent with out which the server set up is off no use. At times the IT teams spend the better part of the day fixing and managing servers and optimizing the resources

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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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