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The final stop in the Metalogix SharePoint 2016 & Office 365 Roadshow took place on 15 June at Microsoft’s Munich Technology Center. It featured almost all the speakers who made the show in Cologne such a success.

May 4, 2016 benchmarked the launch of SharePoint Server 2016 - the first Microsoft on premise offering to be reengineered and “born from the cloud.” I spent the day at Microsoft’s Times Square building attending a partner expo hosted by harmon.ie . After listening to the webcasts, I participated in a roundtable panel with other SharePoint experts to discuss what it all meant to SharePoint developers, end users and CIOs.

Content collaboration is always at its best when end users in any organization know when others have contributed to their work content. SharePoint and Office 365 offer several different methods to notify users when content has been updated but, admittedly, it’s not perfect for a generation of professionals that are more Facebook and LinkedIn savvy than sorting through files on various drives.

Continuing with our series [Blog 1] on the investment areas within SharePoint Server 2016 we now reach number 3 in the list and my personal favourite – Data Loss Prevention (DLP). It’s no secret that the world in which we now live in requires us to ensure that we are adequately protecting both our own and our customer’s sensitive data.

Recently, Steve Marsh, Director of Product Marketing, spoke with Clark Buckner at TechnologyAdvice about the rise of data breaches and how Metalogix’ free Insider Threat Index could help. TechnologyAdvice helps buyers compare business technologies that store data, like CRM software and project management software. Marsh has been a long-time advocate for better compliance and governance within SharePoint environments.

Moving to Office 365 is an exciting prospect. Not having to manage or pay for infrastructure and the promise of a more efficient, maintenance-free environment is enticing to say the least. As with anything good in life, there are some provisions, the chief among which is that the success and usability of your Office 365 environment depends largely on preparation and the consideration of a few key points prior to migration. First, what type of environment are you planning to have? What are your business needs around your content?

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.

Last week the UK Metalogix Team joined by the guys at Content and Code were at Microsoft’s Reading, UK campus for the third leg of the second annual Metalogix SharePoint and Office 365 Roadshow.

The auditorium was packed with professionals who were keen to learn more about Office 365, all in different stages in their very individual journey to the cloud, from early adopters who are already using Office 365 to those who are investigating their options to go either hybrid or 100% cloud.

Last Saturday Metalogix sponsored SharePoint Saturday Dubai, an annual gathering of SharePoint experts and enthusiasts. Several MVPs were present including Joel Olesson and Michael Noel. They shared their insights and best practices. One of the hottest topics I was asked about was security in Office 365.

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.

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