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Scalability Planning in Your SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Roadmap

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Scalability Planning in Your SharePoint 2013 Architectural Roadmap It is important to utilize an Office 365 roadmap to ensure your SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 (hybrid) platform and avoid some of the known pitfalls that degrade its performance such as: Having all SharePoint services are in the “default” service group Having redundant and JavaScript that […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow Development

Understanding and Overcoming SharePoint 2013 Records Management Challenges

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Understanding and Overcoming Records Management Challenges   EPC Group will share several new blog posts this week on SharePoint 2013, Office 365, and Records \ Enterprise Content Management (RM\ECM) strategies. So many organizations throughout the globe have not implemented successful records management initiatives because of the inherit difficulty applying retention policies to content. Another main issue IT has faced is […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint Consulting

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Ensuring Your System & Information Architecture 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 […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Migrations

Term Store & Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint Online

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Term Store & Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint Online The Managed Metadata Service enables you to define a term store, as shown in the first image below, with related term sets and terms. The Term Store Management Tool, as shown in the second image below, enables you to perform the actions to build […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

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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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)Business Requirements Gathering, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online

Understanding SharePoint 2013 and Office 365’s Logical Architecture

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

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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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)Business Requirements Gathering, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint OnlineHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, Scalability, Search, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, System Architecture

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Introduction and Strategy Overview 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 […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)Business Requirements Gathering, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint OnlineHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, Scalability, Search, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, System ArchitectureECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Information Management, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013

Core Records Management Features in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

Core Records Management Features in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 In the article, I will provide details of the records management (RM) capabilities available within SharePoint Server 2013 as well as Office 365 | SharePoint Online from over 50 projects implemented by EPC Group over the past year. It is key to ensure you have a deep understanding of the licensing model and capabilities […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)Business Requirements Gathering, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint OnlineHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, Scalability, Search, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, System ArchitectureECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Information Management, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013ECM-Enterprise Content Management, Information Architecture, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online Search

What is a SharePoint “Private Cloud”

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

What is a SharePoint “Private Cloud” Overview To first describe and baseline a “private cloud” deployment, the following items and elements will typically be considered and implemented: Hosting SharePoint as infrastructure for a specific or a combination of workloads such as: o   Enterprise Search o   Application Platform for Line-of-Business (LOB) application o   Business Intelligence Implementations o   […]

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Topics: Active Directory, Application Development, Data Breaches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Managed Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Support, Scalability, Search, Security Policies, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, SharePoint Security, Sharepoint Support, System Architecture, Workflow DevelopmentERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint ConsultingHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint 2013 Migration, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint Consulting, SharePoint MigrationsInformation Architecture, Managed Metadata, Metadata, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, Term Store, Web Content Management (WCM)Business Requirements Gathering, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint OnlineHybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Information Architecture, Information Management, Scalability, Search, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint Roadmap, Sharepoint Roles and Responsibilties, System ArchitectureECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Information Architecture, Information Management, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013ECM-Enterprise Content Management, Information Architecture, Metadata - Content Types, Office 365 Consulting, RM-Records Management, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online SearchBusiness Requirements Gathering, Information Architecture, Office 365 Consulting, Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint Roadmap, System Architecture

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Dec, 10, 2018 09:12

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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