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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.

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 . 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.

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.

One of the first limitations that SharePoint administrators encounter is that of content database size. Content databases can start at a reasonable size, but over time get larger and more bloated as new content is added – impacting performance and responsiveness.

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’s rare to go to tech conference these days and not to hear an earful about the “Future of Work” and the new knowledge worker. Among other things, Wikipedia says that knowledge workers are people who think for a living.

Hopefully, that’s most of us, right?

Welcome back to Boot Camp!

This week, we get more technical and goal oriented. Two key performance metrics, Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), are the two main technical metrics that people use to indicate acceptable business-related performance targets for backup and recovery. In this post, we tackle in detail the first metric, RPO.

This is Part 4 of our migration readiness series. InPart 1: Architecture, we wrote about architecture and making your content as lightweight as possible before making the big move.


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