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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?

The good news today is that Microsoft hasn’t. And that’s not just talk, there’s proof in the pudding. Earlier this week the Office team in Redmond announced the availability of new service: incident push notifications with the Office 365 Admin app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices for first release customers with the worldwide release to follow.

A few weeks ago, Adam Levithan was a guest on Josh Bland’s Expert Interview Series. The series, hosted by TechnologyAdvice in conjunction with SPTechCon events, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.

Below are 4 insights Adam discussed about planning for a systems migration, the changing role of IT, companies living in multiple clouds, SPTechCon 2016, and more.

1. Businesses live in multiple clouds now.

When Facebook at Work was first announced, content collaboration tool makers took notice. The global social media powerhouse has 1.23 billion users and a platform that allows users to create bits of content and manage how that content is shared with their connections.

To highlight the struggle with end-users’ and IT’s decisions of what infrastructure is needed to support a specific collaboration technology I’ll focus on a very common scenario when IT is faced with team collaboration, Intranets and Extranets on SharePoint.

Metalogix Archive Manager 7.2 release now supports Exchange and Outlook 2016. This is an important release for anyone considering upgrading to the latest version of Exchange, which includes many of our existing 2,000 Archive Migrator customers. This continued support across all Metalogix Exchange and SharePoint products ensures a long term partnership with our customers.

It's no secret that third party BLOB externalization solutions have provided tremendous value to organizations with growing SharePoint environments. The capability first appeared in SharePoint 2007 as BLOB Storage (EBS) and later in SharePoint 2010 as Remote BLOB Storage (RBS).

Last week I returned from Davos, Switzerland and the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the explosion of the internet and data sharing in the cloud for expanding education, collaboration and social media were highlighted as keys to improving work force productivity, lowering the financial bar to help developing nations enter the modern economy and improving the voice of democratic people.

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.

Despite a strong push or desire by organizations to move to the cloud, 2015 will undoubtedly be the year that many organizations move to a hybrid SharePoint environment. And that’s where the confusion begins. The term “hybrid SharePoint” can mean different things depending on how you choose to adopt the cloud.

Microsoft's Office has been a staple of business and organizations since it was first created. From a historical context, Office's popularity can be traced back to its ties to Microsoft Windows.

Windows is still the world’s most used business OS and Office is still tied to it. But as businesses embrace content collaboration workflows that don't require a desktop or laptop to perform office-like tasks, Microsoft needed to change its strategy or watch as businesses considered removing Office from its daily practices.

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