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Recently in the middle of a conversation with an IT professional, I was asked if it was crazy to have a backup of Office 365 content saved in OneDrive or SharePoint. My answer was simple; you’re not crazy at all, it’s actually a smart question to ask.

It may seem contradictory due to the nature of saving items to the cloud but it comes down to the small amount of time when users can’t get to the cloud to access business content.

With the Netherlands being amongst the top countries in EMEA who have gone 'all in' with the Microsoft Office 365 cloud offering, we couldn’t have picked a better location to kick off the Metalogix Roadshow.

Mike Kan, our new head of Channels and Alliances, kicked off the Roadshow with a theme that captured the day’s goals, 'The key to successful collaboration is adoption and incremental revenue streams can be delivered when the party with technology triangulates with those who have access to market and a new business model.'

There is a widespread perception that creating a hybrid on-premises and cloud environment using Microsoft SharePoint is complicated and costly. This is far from the truth – in reality, it is really no different than when you’ve been tasked to join two systems together in the past.

When people ask how Edward Snowden gained access to so much government information, it was clear that he was able to capitalize on his personal access to secure information and to transfer that information onto an unapproved removable media device, which he used to provide classified content to non-secure sources.

You already know what happened. Since then, government agencies have hardened their acceptable use policy to try to eliminate future information breaches. While the term 'insider threat' isn't a new one, Snowden's name has virtually become synonymous with it.

This morning, the Uncle of SharePoint, Seth Patton, announced that SharePoint Server 2016 Release to Market (RTM) was available for download. The “Father of SharePoint” Jeff Teper admits that SharePoint is filled with geeks by releasing on-purpose on Pi Day (3/14) and setting the big reveal virtual event on May 4th for all those Star Wars fans out there.

It goes without saying that moving to the Cloud is a challenging prospect for most organisations. It is never as simple as recognizing the potential value of a cloud service and then just switching it on. While there are a great number of benefits of operating in the Cloud, the approach to implementation of such technology is essential to its success.

That’s why many organizations turn to a hybrid cloud setup to start their journey. This could be for any number of underlying reasons such as:

During my most recent webinar ‘Hybrid Dilemma: Keeping All Your Cloud Content in Sync,’ we discussed the hybrid reality of organizations having to manage multiple collaboration systems. When IT-approved systems don’t meet end-users expectations a divide begins to happen. This is not always caused by a disaster like a security breach, it can be caused by the rapid advancement of technology.

Would you be able to instantly provide a full record of your users’ activities across your IT systems? Would you be able to provide an auditor with detailed proof of where and how your customers’ private details are stored? And are you able to track suspicious activity within your SharePoint environment?

Information, not the Technology: Setting the Stage for New Ways to Measure Productivity

“Learning to learn faster is the only sustainable competitive advantage.” Arie de Geus in The Living Company once famously coined. Hands down this is my favorite quote, and every day I’m reminded of its wisdom, it’s true in business and it’s true of our careers too. An important aspect of learning that we are not usually mindful of is that learning means there is no change without pain. Learning is hard to quantify and yet infinitely valuable.

Something is going to go wrong. It always does. So here at Backup & Recovery Boot Camp, we treat recovery as “When” and not “If.”

Welcome to Backup & Recovery Boot Camp for SharePoint, Week 1.

During Boot Camp, a series of weekly blogs, you’ll learn everything from basic skills through advanced topics on all things related to backing up and recovering your SharePoint environment. Each week, we’ll tackle a new topic--building critical knowledge and instilling a recovery-first mindset that will carry you through even the toughest situations.

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