Building a disaster recovery environment for SharePoint in Windows Azure--a few things we learned

My team is wrapping up a proof of concept (POC) build of an intriguing solution—disaster recovery of a SharePoint on-premises farm to Windows Azure IaaS. We learned a lot about the Azure infrastructure, including how to place a SharePoint environment across the Azure IaaS architecture and how to manage the environment from day-to-day. The solution…

Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365

With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid” SharePoint environment. In this blog post, we’ll talk a little about what constitutes a hybrid…


Hybrid SharePoint Environments Whitepaper and Windows PowerShell Command Builder

Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week. One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365. Download the whitepaper here: For more information, this post “Guidance to Move to the Cloud on Your…


Something cloudy this way comes ... and it has a silver lining

The cloud. Love it or hate it, everyone is talking about it here in Atlanta at TechEd 2011. I’ve attended several birds-of-a-feather, breakout, and training sessions over the last two days and I’ve talked with many customers regarding the cloud, the Microsoft Cloud, cloud computing in general, and other cloud computing offerings from competing companies….