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  • Aug 25, 2015

    SharePoint’s interesting hybrid cloud search service

    Microsoft announced the availability of SharePoint 2016 Preview yesterday. As expected, This Office server is a tad behind its counterparts in the race to the Office 16 Wave launch expected in October and is on course for a Q2 2016 release. You can’t update this preview version to RTM, so it’s very much a kick-the-tires to see what it does kind of release, which is perfectly fine....More
  • Aug 18, 2015

    New report slams Office 365 compliance features unfairly 2

    Compliance is a pretty big deal for many companies, especially those who operate in regulated industries. Almost every jurisdiction mandates that companies preserve certain records related to their business dealings. Given the widespread use of Exchange and SharePoint for communications, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft has invested heavily in building compliance features to support their use in business operations....More
  • Aug 6, 2015

    Tony's surprising session choices for IT/DEV Connections 2015

    It’s amazing how time goes by quite so quickly. Another IT/DEV Connections is on the horizon (September 14-17 at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas). Scot Hiller and I have built what we think is a pretty good set of sessions for the enterprise collaboration track. Scot is a SharePoint kind of guy but that’s OK....More
  • May 21, 2015

    Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful 2

    On Tuesday, I discussed how changes in engineering practices are driving innovation within Office 365. One of the more interesting areas is the use of Office 365 Groups to provide a single identity for access to applications and data drawn from across the service. Microsoft spent a lot of time discussing what they’re up to with Office 365 Groups at the recent Ignite conference....More
  • May 6, 2015

    News about Data Loss Prevention for SharePoint Online revealed at Microsoft Ignite

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a feature that was first introduced in Exchange (2013 and Online) and is now in SharePoint Online (but not the on-premises version). I covered the initial news on this topic last year and took the chance at the Microsoft Ignite conference to find out had the functionality predicted then been realized in production....More
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