Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud – EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide “from the consulting trenches” (Hybrid Cloud) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture’s growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization.
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 […]
The REST APIs and OData in SharePoint 2013 REST APIs in SharePoint 2013 are now compatible with OData, the industry standard for creating and consuming data APIs. The official reference for OData, as well as to track updates regarding this industry standard, can be found at the following link: http://www.odata.org OData’s official description, in essence, states […]
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 as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS) As the Information Age reaches a new level of maturity, many organization are finding that the data and content they have been storing, both physically and electronically, have become both an immense administrative burden as well as a security risk and a key to unlocking potential for […]
Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment
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.
Introduction and Getting Started – EPC Group Strategies One of the first questions you should ask yourself when designing your SharePoint 2013 is “What are my organization’s compliance policies?” That question is typically not asked until later on in an initiative but it should be at the forefront of your planning and architecture design from […]
Security and Identity Management Considerations for Application Development – Office 365, SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 There are various 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, […]
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 […]