Category: Cloud

Cloud computing is an information technology paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet, as noted by Wikipedia.

Microsoft outline it as the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for computing services based on usage, similar to how you are billed for water or electricity at home.

Therefore, our Cloud Category is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Building a New Business Structure Using Office 365
Building a New Business Structure Using Office 365
Presentations

Increasingly, people are looking to build a new business structure  using cloud-based platforms. In this session, you will learn how you can use Office 365 to start and run a new company. You will learn about the registration process, online web presence, managing corporate data and your domain. The topics will be relevant to those… READ MORE

Office 365 in a Hybrid World
Office 365 in a Hybrid World
Presentations

In this session, we will focus on various hybrid scenarios,which possibilities you have on your way to the cloud and how you can manage your hybrid world. What common questions should be answered for hybrid solutions?

SharePoint Web Templates for On-premise and the Cloud
SharePoint Web Templates for On-premise and the Cloud
Presentations

Web templates, first introduced in SharePoint 2010, provide acompelling deployment model for your custom SharePoint solutions, both to an on-premise deployment and to Office 365. Learn about the key capabilities offered by Web templates and follow various samples which will demonstrate different deployment scenarios, along with best practices and common pitfalls of developing web templates.… READ MORE

Windows Azure for SharePoint – Its Free!
Windows Azure for SharePoint – Its Free!
Blog Posts

A few months back I was given access to a Widows Azure environment through PFE. The test was to see if I could build a viable virtual environment to fully power a SharePoint 2013/2010 instance. When I say fully I mean 1-domain controller w/AD, 1-SQL Server, 1-2013 App Server, 1-2010 App Server.

Maintaining Governance in the Cloud
Maintaining Governance in the Cloud
Blog Posts

During his keynote presentation at SPTechCon in February 2012, Jared Spataro, Director of SharePoint at Microsoft, announced that SharePoint 2013 was being developed using a “Cloud First” strategy. He went on to explain that as the platform reached parity with current installations, Office 365 customers could expect to have access to the benefits of new features sooner than on-premises deployments. This was a major shift for Microsoft, and for the SharePoint platform. At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto in July 2012, Kurt DelBene, President of the Microsoft Office Division, announced that Office 365 is growing faster than predicted, and is likely to eclipse SharePoint as the fastest growing Microsoft offer ever.

What Governance Looks Like in the Cloud
Webinars

Ever wonder What Governance Looks Like in the Cloud? To start, as cloud-based collaboration becomes a reality, what impact does this have on Governance plans and strategies? The pressure on businesses to optimize the productivity power of the Cloud, yet also retain a well-controlled, governed platform is considerable. In the fifth webinar in the ‘Governance Rules!’… READ MORE

Choosing Between Cloud and On-premises Deployment for SharePoint
Choosing Between Cloud and On-premises Deployment for SharePoint
Blog Posts

In April 2011, Microsoft launched Office 365 – a comprehensive set of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that allow any organization to obtain hosted, cloud-based access to Exchange, Lync, Office Web Applications – and SharePoint Online. All offer guaranteed uptime, fault tolerance, contractual service levels and clear, predictable pricing.

Automating Your SharePoint 2010 Installation
Automating Your SharePoint 2010 Installation
Blog Posts

SharePoint 2010 can be installed in two ways—using a wizard or using Windows PowerShell. With the wizard, you will have to go through a couple of various steps that will help you configure your SharePoint 2010 installation.