We’ve just finished watching Jeff Teper and co. take us through a phenomenal tour of the new features coming to Office 365—specifically SharePoint. Last year, Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President of Office, OneDrive, & SharePoint, walked the Microsoft world through the new SharePoint experience and reignited the excitement behind SharePoint.

This year (which now seems to be a general trend for the Office business group), they did it again at the SharePoint Virtual Summit event, streamed live across the web and Twitterraties to an unprecedented number of people.

One of the benefits of moving your organization’s collaboration content to Office 365 is its natural ability to store and create backups of that content. While SharePoint or other collaboration platform administrators were once tasked with creating workflows to store all that content on-premises or even in the cloud, Office 365 just does it. Yet, even Office 365 has its limits. While it will store backups, it only makes a backup every 12 hours and it only stores backups for 14 days. After 14 days, backups are discarded.

Microsoft verfügt seit 2013 - seit es Office 365 gibt - über ein sogenanntes "FastTrack"-Team. Das Team hat sich von der reinen Unterstützung bei der Bereitstellung von Office 365 zum praktischen Einsatzassistenten entwickelt, ausgerichtet, was die Kundezufriedenheit um 64 % gesteigert und die für den Umzug auf Office 365 benötigte Zeit um 33 % gesenkt hat. Die Dienste des Teams beinhalteten i. d. R. den Einsatz von Exchange, OneDrive for Business und Skype. Seit September 2016 verfügt FastTrack außerdem über einen begrenztes Angebot, SharePoint 2013 für Office 365 bereitzustellen.

If you didn't know, Microsoft has had a FastTrack team since 2013 when Office 365 came into existence. This team has grown from being dedicated to deployment guidance and readiness, to hands-on remote deployment assistance in 2014, increasing customer satisfaction by 64% and reducing the onboarding time into Office 365 by 33%. The services typically covered the Exchange, OneDrive for Business and Skype deployment migrations, but as of September 2016 FastTrack has a limited time offer to provide SharePoint 2013 to Office 365.

Cloud really is changing the way that enterprises do their business. And while Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure fight for the opportunity to help clients get to their cloud services, Microsoft is still the powerhouse brand for enterprise applications and since many enterprises already run Microsoft servers it has a traditional advantage.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are essential cornerstones of any disaster recovery (DR) or backup plan. In fact, attempts to formulate a DR/Backup plan without RPO & RTO are little more than best-guesses. So what are these concepts and why are they important?

As a Product Manager, I often have the opportunity to talk to our customers and prospects about their SharePoint deployments.  Many of these conversations have been about the pros and cons of governance policies when using SharePoint Groups or Active Directory groups.

Governance policies are a set of rules and procedures put in place to help with the deployment, configuration, and management of SharePoint. In short, they determine how SharePoint will run, who will use it, and what equipment will be used.

As if you weren’t aware, your SharePoint environment could very well be a gigantic jumble of content. More than half of SharePoint deployments now measure well over 1 TB of content. Every year, this content grows around 65 percent. This is a lot of content – but what does it mean for you?

“How do we get the best speed from a SharePoint migration?”

It is one of the most common questions the Metalogix team is asked. I know a lot of people are looking for that magical GB/hour figure but there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Let’s face it – we shouldn’t really expect that since SharePoint deployments are rarely, if ever, the same.

The long-awaited, much-anticipated SharePoint 2013 has finally arrived. At this point, many organizations are asking themselves whether they should upgrade to SharePoint 2013. For some organizations, now may be the time to considering investing in SharePoint for the first time and consolidating content.


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