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Errin O'Connor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud – Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 – EPC Group Strategies

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Aug, 03, 2016 07:08

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.

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Topics: Azure Consulting Services, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Governance, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Upgrade, PHI - Protected Health Information, PII - Personally Identifiable Information, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint 2013 Workflows, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, System Architecture

Understanding Office 365 API Tools for Best Practices Office 365 Development

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

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 access SharePoint 2013 on-premises. It also extends the platform in Office 2013 […]

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Topics: Azure Consulting Services, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Governance, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Upgrade, PHI - Protected Health Information, PII - Personally Identifiable Information, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint 2013 Workflows, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, System ArchitectureApplication Development, Consulting From the Trenches, Custom Development, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, NET Development, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Development, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint App Model, SharePoint Development

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 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. For example, if you were developing an app for a business intelligence initiative, SharePoint 2013’s APIs would […]

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Topics: Azure Consulting Services, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Governance, Office 365 Hybrid, Office 365 Hybrid Migration, Office 365 Migrations, Office 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Roles and Responsibilities, Office 365 Search, Office 365 Security, Office 365 Upgrade, PHI - Protected Health Information, PII - Personally Identifiable Information, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Consulting, SharePoint 2013 Private Cloud, SharePoint 2013 Search, SharePoint 2013 Security, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade, SharePoint 2013 Workflows, SharePoint Consulting Strategies, SharePoint Online, System ArchitectureApplication Development, Consulting From the Trenches, Custom Development, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid Cloud Strategies, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, NET Development, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Development, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint App Model, SharePoint DevelopmentApplication Development, BCS, Custom Development, Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice, Hybrid SharePoint Platform, Identity Management, Microsoft Azure, NET Development, Office 365 Consulting, Office 365 Development, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Development, SharePoint App Model, SharePoint Custom Development, Workflow Development

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

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

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 have access to the benefits of the new release sooner than on-premises […]

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