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Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 11, 2015 09:05

Overview of Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data A major area of concern about Office 365 is the lack of understanding about how and where the data itself is stored and what proactive measures are being taken to ensure that your data is safe. As part of our research and our ongoing consulting efforts at EPC […]

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Modifying Lists and Libraries in Office 365 & SharePoint 2013

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 09:05

Modifying Lists and Libraries in Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 All organizations will need to make updates or changes to their Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 lists and libraries as the business and organizational requirements change and SharePoint evolves. Whether the need is to add a column, change the name, or even delete a list, this section provides insight […]

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Deep-Dive of Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 06:05

Deep-Dive of Microsoft’s Power BI for Office 365 Microsoft Office 365’s Power BI contains a collection of features and services that enables organization to visualize data and share these discoveries in a very similar manner as SharePoint 2013’s on-premise business intelligence environmental capabilities.

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Topics: Active Directory, Data Breaches, Data Risk & Compliance, EU Safe Harbor, FISMA, HIPAA, IT Roadmap, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Governance, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Security, PHI - Protected Health Information, PII - Personally Identifiable Information, Safe Harbor ComplianceOffice 365 Change Management, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Governance, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Support, Office 365 Training, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches, Sharepoint Administration, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint OnlineBusiness Intelligence (BI), Business Intelligence Center, Office 365 Consulting, Power BI, PowerPivot, PowerView, SharePoint Online

Understanding and Overcoming SharePoint 2013 Records Management Challenges

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 06:05

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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Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 05:05

Hybrid Office 365 | SharePoint 2013 Scalability: Graphical Overview This EPC Group blog post is meant to provide you with a visual overview of the underlying scalability considerations and related best practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Environment.

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Public & Hybrid Cloud Governance Strategies Deep-dive

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 05:05

Public and Hybrid Cloud Governance | Office 365 | Microsoft SharePoint 2013 | Azure Organization’s across the globe are wondering how the cloud will impact their business and whether a hybrid SharePoint / hybrid Office 365 / SharePoint Online or Microsoft Azure environment makes sense for their IT strategy and related technology roadmap.

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Understanding Office 365 API Tools for Best Practices Office 365 Development

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 04:05

Understanding Office 365 API Tools for Best Practices Office 365 Development Microsoft has recently introduced the next step in the evolution of the Office 365 platform by releasing the Office 365 API Tools, as shown in the image below. This continues to extend the platform and opens up more possibilities around the hybrid cloud with the capability to […]

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Should I Prepare for a Hybrid Office 365 & SharePoint Platform?

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 04:05

Hybrid Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 Strategy In previous posts, EPC Group has discussed the differences around SharePoint 2013 on-premises (private cloud) vs. the hosted (public cloud) as well as a hybrid SharePoint 2013 deployment which allows for a middle ground for you to tailor based on specific requirements, concerns, security requirements, as well as custom development strategies. There is an inherent […]

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

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 10, 2015 04:05

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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SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 08, 2015 04:05

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.

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