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Leaving passwords in email or dropping all the company passwords into a single document are both laughable errors in any security person?s eyes but to the eyes of end users, many of them view it as a necessary evil to helping them get their jobs done.

 

Administrators have the herculean task of juggling settings for multiple users and services, which can be incredibly tedious, repetitive, and daunting. Not all settings are centralized, especially for hybrid (combination cloud and on-premises) scenarios. Errors can creep in if administrators lose focus while multitasking.

 

Depending on their configurations, here are just some of the settings administrators might juggle:

A year ago the forecast would have stated 'It's all cloudy on theadoption front'

Yet, in 2015 it is clear that organisations are now dependent and not justwhistling at the cloud, as enterprises race to migrate and host their collaborationplatforms, social media marketing and business process applications in adedicated cloud or hybrid or on-premise infrastructure.

 

Migrations of anything but vanilla SharePoint collaboration sites to SharePoint Online (SPO) are significantly more complex and time consuming than most clients think they will be (and some vendors will have you believe). There are a number of reasons for this, an important one is the migration speed to SPO. I've addressed the others in the latter part of this blog post.

 

At last week’s Microsoft Ignite conference, Metalogix demonstrated the culmination of many months of work that we've completed with Microsoft to address a huge pain point for any business in the process of migrating to SharePoint Online in Office 365 – the slow speed of migration.

 

So here we are at the end of Ignite and one thing was clear -- SharePoint 2016 was everywhere. Already at Metalogix we are being asked about migrating to the new version therefore I thought a short post would be in order. Although it's very early, I can confidently say that Metalogix Content Matrix will support migrations directly to SharePoint 2016 from previous versions of SharePoint without the need to do an intermediate jump e.g. 2010 straight to 2016.

 

If the Microsoft Ignite conference stressed anything, it was the continued focus on Cloud First technologies.

 

Recently I chatted with Soren Bromand, IT Project Manager with Nederman Holding, a company (like many) that stores and shares its critical files on SharePoint and in archive databases. Based in Sweden, Nederman is a pretty cool company that builds industrial air filtration systems to protect workers and to reduce the environmental impact from industrial processes.

 

We’re supposed to be working in mobile-first, cloud-first world, right? Did vendors forget that the people who keep end users happy and everything running are their customers too?

 

 

When supporting the U.S. Federal government five years ago, my former company and its federal sponsors, were very good at outlining the Continuity of Operations (CooP) plan, prioritizing systems for recovery and updating documentation to ensure that agencies are able to perform essential functions during a crisis. One astonishing thing about the process, however, was that information was stored in SharePoint, which was not a high priority system at the time.

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