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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 08, 2015 01:05

Building a Best Practices Information Architecture for SharePoint 2013 \ Office 365 EPC Group approaches the architecture and design of SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s Information Architecture (IA) 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 […]

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 07, 2015 05:05

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 […]

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Understanding SharePoint 2013 and Office 365’s Logical Architecture

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 07, 2015 05:05

Deep-dive of SharePoint 2013’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 […]

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 07, 2015 03:05

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 […]

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Server-to-Server Trust Architecture in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 07, 2015 11:05

Server-to-Server Trust Architecture in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 The new S2S authentication architecture, as shown in the image below, enables your organization’s infrastructure to share resources between various servers in your SharePoint farm. The S2S Trust also provides for access services to other servers such as those that support your Exchange Server 2013 or […]

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What Defines “Office 365 Hybrid” – A Deep-dive from EPC Group

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Feb, 08, 2015 11:02

Office 365 Hybrid – A Deep-dive from EPC Group The project stakeholders within IT may have a total understanding of the Office 365 offering but the organization’s legal and compliance stakeholders may still be unclear or hesitant because of the similar naming of products and their past understanding of SharePoint.

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A “Phase 0” Approach for SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 26, 2015 07:01

EPC Group’s “Phase 0” Approach An approach that EPC Group has seen work extremely well for a large number of organizations either implementing a new SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 implementation or possibly upgrading from SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013, is to complete a “Phase 0” initiative prior to rolling out a full blown Phase 1 project. […]

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Dissecting a Decade of SharePoint Consulting Success – Article 2 of 2: Whiteboarding

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jun, 07, 2012 08:06

Whiteboarding Your SharePoint Road Map This is the 2nd of a 2 part blog post as EPC Group has embarked on and completed our 650+ successful SharePoint implementation. Part 1 of this blog post can be found here. In most any enterprise SharePoint implementation, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013, one of the single most valuable tools […]

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Selecting the Right SharePoint Consulting Firm: Comparing Apples to Apples, or Apples to Oranges

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Sep, 19, 2011 02:09

Background on One of Many Similar Situations I Have Come Across in the Past 24 Months In working with clients and gathering their business requirements as well as their detailed functional requirements as well as listening to their past experiences in working with SharePoint consultants on previous versions such as SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2007, […]

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