Licensing Logic: Short term subscriptions

You now have the option to license a range of cloud services on a short-term basis for less than 12 months. This short-term option is available for customers through an MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement), the evolution of Microsoft’s Volume Licensing (VL) programs. Here’s what you need to know.

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SharePoint Permissions Management: Why it really matters

By Edmund White, Field Product Manager, AvePoint The “insider threat” is the most damaging obstacle that an IT department faces when it comes to securing company content. Edward Snowden vaulted this notion into public consciousness back in 2013, and statistics show that insiders leaking confidential information or gaining access to content that they are not…


The Future is Bright – The Next Chapter

Steve Smith is the owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK and Mindsharp in the US and has been a SharePoint MVP for the last 9 years, an MCT for 15 years and has recently been made a Microsoft Regional Director. Steve is also the founder of the UK SharePoint User Group now in its…


Office 365 and the Hybrid Cloud

Mark Wilson is a Consultant in Risual’s unified communications team. Mark is a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who holds enterprise architecture and technical certifications, together with recent experience in technology leadership and IT strategy roles. Mark can be found on Twitter @markwilsonit. Cloud, cloud, cloud. The buzzword of a few years ago is…


The keys to successful SharePoint 2013 migration

Fabrice Di Giulio, Technical Solutions Professional, AvePoint Migrating to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 introduces a number of capabilities which could provide a new perspective on you current Intranet as well as the integration of social and collaborative functionality. New features provide organizations with enhanced collaboration management, native integration of enterprise social networks, and a significant improvement…


ITAR - An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com Introduction If you run and/or own an Office 365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. This kind of remote administration ‘control’ provides the core support benefits; monitoring and and…


SharePoint Service – Deciding Between Cloud and On-premise

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com In terms of providing a SharePoint service, you will need to understand how an effective support model can be provided for SharePoint cloud-based solutions (through Office 365), as opposed to on-premise solutions (through SharePoint on company premises). The price of bandwidth and storage…


A Brave new SharePoint Hybrid World

Steve Smith is the owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK and Mindsharp in the US and has been a SharePoint MVP for the last 9 years, an MCT for 15 years and has recently been made a Microsoft Regional Director. Steve is also the founder of the UK SharePoint User Group now in its…

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Is Microsoft Azure the right choice for your SharePoint implementation?

Blair Hainsworth, Technical Solutions Professional, AvePoint Historically, Microsoft SharePoint has not typically been a lightweight solution. Designed as an enterprise platform, businesses could deploy SharePoint on-premises with the confidence that it delivered the most multifaceted collaboration experience as well as excellent flexibility and scalability for future business needs. However, some businesses looking to limit their…

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SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options - Part 4

The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series.  Guidance Workflow involves the various tasks that employees must complete on a business activity, and these tasks often occur in a specific order. A workflow could be something completely non-technical, such as feeding a…