Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365’s SharePoint Online EPC Group understands that security has never been a hotter topic in IT, but in most cases, even though it is being discussed by members of the organization and dominates a good deal of technology news coverage, it is still often not properly […]
Understanding REST APIs in Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & Custom Development The REST APIs are very straightforward and easy to use and allow for a platform-agnostic development approach. Each query that is submitted is done via a unique URL, and the returned results can be cached by proxy servers. The REST APIs are easier to utilize than a SOAP-based […]
SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options – Part 1 SharePoint 2013’s APIs enable apps, as well as other elements, to connect and integrate with SharePoint’s core features. The APIs, as depicted in the image below, provide apps the capability to view content or integrate with a workflow or even perform searches.
Data Breaches and Implementing Proactive Security Policies – Office 365 & Azure Considerations Over the past few, there have been some very high profile instances of data breaches in environments of all types. The NSA IT Administrator Edward Snowden, who accessed and shared classified NSA data, has been the most widely publicized incident around this and there […]
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 […]
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.
Introduction – Security & Identity Management There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure. You should always keep in mind SharePoint 2013’s “claims first” authentication architecture during your development as well as in discussions with the business about their custom requirements. With […]
Introduction (BYOD | MDM) Remote workers and internal or onsite workers empowered with “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies can push the boundaries of IT and the typical IT-driven culture. A lot of IT organizations are playing catch-up around governance and their information management policies and have pushed back on BYOD due to the added complexity it […]