Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013
In this white paper, SharePoint expert Chris McNulty offers a SharePoint 2013 readiness plan that details five specific actions organizations should take to prepare their environment for the future.
Partner's Guide to Mobile Device Management
Organizations are increasingly finding their users accessing email, files and applications on smartphones and tablets, requiring them to extend robust IT systems management policies to mobile devices. Learn what the 10 critical capabilities for mobile device management
Notes to SharePoint Migration without Breaking the Bank
A migration from Lotus Notes and Domino to a Microsoft environment involves more than just moving your email and calendar data to Microsoft Exchange Server; almost all other data and applications must also be migrated to a SharePoint environment. That's where the fun starts.
Post-Migration Best Practices: Exchange Environment Operation
Migration to Microsoft Exchange requires careful planning and precision delivery. Whether your migration point is from a competitive product or even and older version of Exchange, your migration will take time and can easily impact users unless you perform it with strict methodology. After you've taken such precautions to ensure the very best migration process, you'll need to apply the same rigor to the administration and operation of your new unified communications environment.
Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence
Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when.” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility.
Performance in the cloud
Cloud computing is driving a fundamental shift in the way organizations build, deploy and use applications, and it’s raising expectations on how quickly and cost-effectively new IT functionality can be made available to the business. And even though the delivery chain for these “borderless applications” now crosses organizational and geographic boundaries, users will still expect the applications to perform well, and they will hold IT accountable if they don’t. For its part, IT is faced with managing an increasingly complex and diverse delivery chain, consisting of perhaps dozens of service and content providers spread around the world.
Direct Migration from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2010
Many organizations that are planning to implement the new SharePoint 2010 release are still running SharePoint 2003. Because there is no direct upgrade path from SharePoint 2003 to 2010, these organizations have to take a complex “two-hop” upgrade approach, moving existing infrastructure and content first to SharePoint 2007 and then to SharePoint 2010.
Ensuring High Availability of Your Active Directory Forest
Active Directory is essential to business critical applications from sales tools to e-mail. Because its domains are connected by trusts, the loss of any domain in your AD forest can seriously hurt your business. This document describes the symptoms of a failing or failed domain or forest, details how to prepare for the possibility of domain or forest failure, and compares the manual forest recovery procedure recommended by Microsoft with Quest’s automated recovery solution, (Download PDF)
How Customers Are Cutting Costs and Building Value with Microsoft Virtualization
The majority of organizations are incorporating virtualization into their IT infrastructures because of the potential to drive IT costs down. By consolidating servers organizations can lower costs for hardware and labor-related server management. Fewer servers also translate into reduced cost for data center space, and less for power and cooling. Many organizations also save money by using virtualization to ensure application compatibility, which eliminates the need for resource-intensive testing and installation processes. (Download PDF)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010- IT Professional Evaluations Guide
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the Internet. SharePoint 2010 can be deployed onsite (also called on-premises) or as a hosted service, such as SharePoint Online. It can also be deployed to physical machines or virtualized to support cost reduction, reduce operational burden, and provide server consolidation. Whether on-premises or hosted, virtualized or physically, deploying SharePoint Server requires the IT pro to be heavily involved. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 includes a large number of enhancements and new features for the administrators. (Download PDF)
File Shares to SharePoint: 8 Keys to a Successful Migration
Microsoft released Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) in January 2007. Its rich feature set, which includes enhanced workflow, record management, and improved security, provides increased functionality compared to previous versions of SharePoint and other collaboration or horizontal portal technologies. (Download PDF)
Security in Office 365
This paper provides an overview of the security practices and technology that support enterprise-grade security in Microsoft Office 365 for businesses of all sizes. Microsoft® Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint® Online and Microsoft Lync™ Online. (Download PDF)
Microsoft Online Services: Giving Businesses A New Choice for Productivity Tools
In this IDC white paper, we take a look at three myths that are used to explain and even justify why over 85% of all organizations still run their own email and other productivity tools software. We look at each of these myths to show why they are hiding the fact that SaaS will be achieving wider adoption over the next several years. (Download PDF)
Why You Need an Enterprise Strategy for Social Business Initiatives
Social initiatives pervade the enterprise; they are becoming part of every business and operational activity. However, enterprises usually treat social initiatives as isolated projects because the technology is relatively new and it can often be implemented within hours at little or no cost. This project-by-project approach may achieve narrow goals (for example, resolving problems for customers faster), but it risks failure for avoidable reasons and may miss opportunities to create more value. IT leaders involved in social projects should explore the breadth of social business initiatives within their enterprise and what it means for their own projects. In addition, they should help move their organization toward an enterprise-wide strategy for social business. (Download PDF)