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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 […]

Understanding SharePoint 2013 and Office 365’s Logical Architecture

To drill down into the overall logical architecture of SharePoint 2013, the underlying technical components and features that factor into the design of SharePoint 2013’s Information Architecture are as listed here: Service applications Application pools Web applications Zone(s) Site collections Sites Lists and libraries SharePoint 2013 allows for individual services to be configured and controlled […]

Understanding Document IDs & Document Sets in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

SharePoint 2013 & Office 365’s SharePoint Online Document IDs capabilities allow you to manage and track items regardless of where there are stored. Being able to track important content such as a legal contact, even if it is moved from one document library to another for appropriate reasons, that legal contract will retains its underlying Document ID. Document ID capabilities […]

SharePoint and Office 365 Upgrade and Migration Consulting Services

EPC Group delivers the critical expertise needed to modernize and transform your organization’s technology. EPC Group’s experts utilize proven and tested strategies that help our clients upgrade, migrate and refresh their IT infrastructure and applications. Organizations across industries currently run older versions of technology, unable to experience the benefits, enhancements and features from the latest […]

Implementing Records Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Using a Strategic & Proven Approach

Over the past 15+ years,  EPC Group has found that records management initiatives can be successfully accomplished by following a framework of defined guidelines and principles driven by compliance, collaboration, associated cost, and business continuity. It is key that the initiative has executive buy-in to both promote and enforce the overall records management initiative. You should also assign specific […]

The Secret to Planning SharePoint 2013 or Office 365’s Taxonomy and Navigation

It is important to keep in mind that there is no single path or magic bullet to developing a best practices Information Architecture (IA), but rather core guiding principles will ensure that your overall design is implemented in a structured manner that will accomplish your current business needs as well as have the ability to […]

Understanding On-Premises, Cloud, & 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 […]

Developing and Implementing Your SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Roadmap

SharePoint will more than likely grow in content and user requests at a much faster pace than planned. It is critical to have your SharePoint 2013 support model and defined processes in place for managing end-user requests in the early stages of your SharePoint initiative. Initial Roadmap Questions – Examples of Sample Questions from EPC […]