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7 Benefits of Private Cloud over Public Cloud

2017-11-09T09:16:55+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

On-premises data centers have their own problems with resource and staffing, skills required for high availability, high scale, monitoring, and so much more. Moving to the cloud is compelling with all those skilled resources and resource elasticity in IaaS, but why look at hosting with a provider in a private cloud [...]

Get Access to Expertise, Give Access to Clean Water

2017-11-09T09:17:02+00:00 April 19th, 2017| recently made its 2017 Q1 donation to charity: water on behalf of our clients! Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink – even the water in our toilets is clean! But many people around the world don’t have that [...]

Free Microsoft Training Resources

2017-07-25T18:38:31+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

How do you get your training? Microsoft has been creating a lot of great resources without much fanfare. Welcome to the new Office 2016, Office 365, and SharePoint Training Roadmaps. Getting good training for the Microsoft Office products can be a challenge. How do you learn what’s new in Word, [...]

Cloud Diversification

2017-11-09T09:17:49+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

Last month we wrote about how recent AWS, Azure, and Office 365 outages have highlighted the disaster recovery advantage of diversifying your cloud strategy. Let’s look at some more factors. Each cloud, including private clouds like, has different strengths that are better for some workloads than another. Multiple clouds helps avoid [...]

Get Excited About Office 365 Groups – Then Relax

2017-11-09T09:18:05+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

So many webinars and chats and talks about Office 365 Groups. It seems they are the next big thing, but then again it seems like they aren’t really anything. It’s really not a new product, it’s more of a template or a feature that knits together the products of Office [...]

Three Simple Approaches to Hybrid SharePoint

2017-07-25T17:46:28+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

When we talk about Hybrid SharePoint we think about it like it’s a single hook, but really there are really a number of choices one could make in configuring Hybrid SharePoint. We talk about Hybrid like we know one way to configure it, or as if it’s one thing. As you walk [...]