What’s New with Office 365 Compliance Center

2015-12-May-Ferrara-Image1Litigation is costly, time consuming and a headache — and chances are your company is involved in it in some way. Compliance is the topic that causes many IT leaders to lose sleep, as they wonder whether they will survive a call from legal.

Microsoft is listening.

You would be forgiven if you missed some of the significant compliance news Microsoft announced last week in the midst of the Ignite conference hullabaloo, but the combined announcements show the company’s commitment to addressing lingering concerns with putting data in the cloud.

I’ve been tracking […]

10 Cloud Roadblocks and What to Do About Them

2015-25-February-RoadblockAs organizations face growing pressure to properly manage their digital content growth, cloud vendors have been marching out a series of improvements in an attempt to gain their favor. One such example is Microsoft’s recent announcement about achieving ISO 27018 and HITRUST compliance. Consumer cloud services are ubiquitous and cloud adoption is steadily climbing in the enterprise. Yet IT organizations still lack experience on how to approach cloud services.

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Over the last five or so years, I’ve tested my mettle against various shapes and sizes of cloud projects for […]

Updated Microsoft Certification Roadmap

Recently Microsoft has made changes to the overall certification roadmap by adding new exam types and shifting some around. These changes are the result of re-alignments internally to match the overall direction of the core product lines. If you’re just getting started on a Microsoft certification journey, these changes should help simplify the process in determining the right path to take.

A great resource to visualize this in one document is Microsoft’s own Skills Development Roadmap. The infographic is split up between 5 distinct tracks: Client, Server, Productivity, Database and Development. Also featured is the new MCSE Devices exam […]

Office Graph From a Partner’s Perspective

2014-17-October-Sidecar-thumb-320x240-25509When Microsoft showcased the power of Office Graph through Project Oslo, the Microsoft partner community collectively wondered about extensibility and API access. But as with many Microsoft products, it will take the greater partner community to push Office Graph into the mainstream.

To explore this dynamic, I spoke with Yaacov Cohen, CEO of Harmon.ie, to discuss the Microsoft Office Graph reveal and how it will impact the Silicon Valley-based software developer and its product line.

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Road to MCSE:SharePoint – Tips on Passing 70-412 Exam Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

SharePoint MCSE

If you’ve been following the previous posts, then I’m sure you get the picture by now. I’m about to give you some tips on passing the final MCSA exam for Windows Server 2012. And that means you’re one exam away from gaining the full MCSA cert that you’ve been coveting. If you’re following my journey for gaining SharePoint MCSE, then you’ve […]

Road to MCSE:SharePoint – Tips on Passing 70-411 Exam Administering Windows Server 2012

SharePoint MCSE

If you haven’t done so already, read my introductory post (above) to this series on passing the 70-410 exam, as I’ll reference much of the same content.

After a brief hiatus in my quest to get MCSE: SharePoint knocked out, I’ve finally taken and passed the next exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012. Although there is […]

Help Typhoon #Haiyan Victims and #SharePoint MVPs & Experts Will Help You #rescueph

Reblogged from @meetdux

On Nov 8, 2013 , the deadliest typhoon ever recorded in history devastated the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan was stronger than hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined. Countless lives have been lost and a lot of help is needed. It is estimated at least 10,000 people have perished.

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Help Typhoon #Haiyan Victims and We’ll Help You!

Between now and December 31, 2013. Anyone who donates $99 USD or more to a charity of your choice that will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan […]