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“Microsoft is all in on the cloud” – said by Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. Well at the end of November, trial version of this software was launched on the company's official website and it is valid for 60-days. It includes the following apps i.e. SharePoint, Lync, Access, Publisher, Exchange, Office, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint which makes it perfect for Enterprise Platform.


Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) speaks at the launch of the company's Microsoft 365 cloud service in New York

At the moment people are discussing over this “cloud-thing” a lot i.e. whether to go for it or not!  Let’s understand what SharePoint Cloud 2013 Office 365 is first.

The SharePoint 2013 "Cloud” model follows that Microsoft's has promise that they will deliver infrastructure software and applications as a cloud service first or at the same time with the release of the premises-based version of its key products. That came to life with last year's Dynamics CRM/Dynamics CRM Online duo. Now Microsoft is employing the same approach with the latest version of SharePoint Online in the Office 365 service and SharePoint 2013.

One of many unique new features in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online is the new SkyDrive Pro, an advancement of the SharePoint Workspace. It raises the bar in synchronizing the content between SharePoint Sites and employees of various devices. SkyDrive Pro is demonstrated after the consumer-based SkyDrive service i.e. when Windows 8 and Office 2013 Bring SkyDrive to the Forefront, except it's developed into SharePoint and customers and partners can manage it.

If I talk about its features, they are en-numerous  Let’s talk over 10 Burning Features of this SharePoint 2013 at the moment. 

  1. Easy Share content– In this, it shares a document with someone by simply clicking the share link.
  2. Easy Add – This is useful for Content management. With drag and drop feature easily add content straight into any browser window.
  3. Easy Access - access content from any browser or smartphone and even from iOS devices. You can sync content on to a device to and work on it offline.
  4. My Task list – In this, users can view all tasks on project sites and can easily edit them in the browser window itself. These are later rolled up into “MySite” to show users a unified list of tasks including personal ones that have been added in SharePoint and in Exchange 2013.
  5. Email integration – It means all team based communication is easily accessible from a single site. These emails live in an Exchange mailbox so are also fully functional from within the mail client.
  6. Advance searching – You can search for people, content, chats, videos and reports and drilldowns via both i.e. via text and visual contents. Users can preview the documents comprising drilling down into the detailed one. Users can also takeout information based on past search behavior.
  7. Cloud/Hybrid – Office 365 has the almost same functionality when compared to an on-premise in features areas. It means for greater workloads, e.g. an Intranet, users can choose to run it in on-cloud without loss of any functionality or speed. When it’s running on Office 365, Microsoft is responsible for management and maintenance of the service.
  8. Collaboration with others contents – This is useful for items such as meetings notes via OneNote and placing the large documents or PPTS together where different users can own part of the content. This creates more rapid content amalgamation.
  9. Achieved Application store – An organization can have an internal app store in it. It basically allows a control and security over which applications can be installed by the site owners and includes a user interface for requesting and managing the licenses. These can be internal applications or the purchased ones that can be run externally to the organization.
  10. Customization possibilities – It offers for a customized content that can be exported outside of the SharePoint environment. It means the SharePoint environment is easier to manage and maintain. It can also be reused for existing application skills via the portal interface. It also provides Branding to the system. 

Furthermore, if I talk about the migration from the older version to the cloud one, it is again smooth and easy migration. They offers a serial approach to this migration i.e. if you are SharePoint 2007 users, firstly you have to migrate to 2010 version before moving to 2013. Plan and strategize accordingly before moving towards the new one. Currently, they are offering SharePoint at cost of –
  • Office 365 Home Premium - $99.99/year
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium - $149.99/year 
  • Office Home & Student 2013 - $139.99
  • Office Home & Business 2013 - $219.99
  • Office Professional 2013 - $399.99 
  • Office Small Business Premium offers its suite - $12.50/month (it can be used by up to 25 employees)
  • Office 365 University - $79.99 for a four-year subscription, or $1.67/month

Do you Know About: SharePoint 2013 is on Cloud?

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“Microsoft is all in on the cloud” – said by Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. Well at the end of November, trial version of this software was launched on the company's official website and it is valid for 60-days. It includes the following apps i.e. SharePoint, Lync, Access, Publisher, Exchange, Office, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint which makes it perfect for Enterprise Platform.


Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) speaks at the launch of the company's Microsoft 365 cloud service in New York

At the moment people are discussing over this “cloud-thing” a lot i.e. whether to go for it or not!  Let’s understand what SharePoint Cloud 2013 Office 365 is first.

The SharePoint 2013 "Cloud” model follows that Microsoft's has promise that they will deliver infrastructure software and applications as a cloud service first or at the same time with the release of the premises-based version of its key products. That came to life with last year's Dynamics CRM/Dynamics CRM Online duo. Now Microsoft is employing the same approach with the latest version of SharePoint Online in the Office 365 service and SharePoint 2013.

One of many unique new features in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online is the new SkyDrive Pro, an advancement of the SharePoint Workspace. It raises the bar in synchronizing the content between SharePoint Sites and employees of various devices. SkyDrive Pro is demonstrated after the consumer-based SkyDrive service i.e. when Windows 8 and Office 2013 Bring SkyDrive to the Forefront, except it's developed into SharePoint and customers and partners can manage it.

If I talk about its features, they are en-numerous  Let’s talk over 10 Burning Features of this SharePoint 2013 at the moment. 

  1. Easy Share content– In this, it shares a document with someone by simply clicking the share link.
  2. Easy Add – This is useful for Content management. With drag and drop feature easily add content straight into any browser window.
  3. Easy Access - access content from any browser or smartphone and even from iOS devices. You can sync content on to a device to and work on it offline.
  4. My Task list – In this, users can view all tasks on project sites and can easily edit them in the browser window itself. These are later rolled up into “MySite” to show users a unified list of tasks including personal ones that have been added in SharePoint and in Exchange 2013.
  5. Email integration – It means all team based communication is easily accessible from a single site. These emails live in an Exchange mailbox so are also fully functional from within the mail client.
  6. Advance searching – You can search for people, content, chats, videos and reports and drilldowns via both i.e. via text and visual contents. Users can preview the documents comprising drilling down into the detailed one. Users can also takeout information based on past search behavior.
  7. Cloud/Hybrid – Office 365 has the almost same functionality when compared to an on-premise in features areas. It means for greater workloads, e.g. an Intranet, users can choose to run it in on-cloud without loss of any functionality or speed. When it’s running on Office 365, Microsoft is responsible for management and maintenance of the service.
  8. Collaboration with others contents – This is useful for items such as meetings notes via OneNote and placing the large documents or PPTS together where different users can own part of the content. This creates more rapid content amalgamation.
  9. Achieved Application store – An organization can have an internal app store in it. It basically allows a control and security over which applications can be installed by the site owners and includes a user interface for requesting and managing the licenses. These can be internal applications or the purchased ones that can be run externally to the organization.
  10. Customization possibilities – It offers for a customized content that can be exported outside of the SharePoint environment. It means the SharePoint environment is easier to manage and maintain. It can also be reused for existing application skills via the portal interface. It also provides Branding to the system. 

Furthermore, if I talk about the migration from the older version to the cloud one, it is again smooth and easy migration. They offers a serial approach to this migration i.e. if you are SharePoint 2007 users, firstly you have to migrate to 2010 version before moving to 2013. Plan and strategize accordingly before moving towards the new one. Currently, they are offering SharePoint at cost of –
  • Office 365 Home Premium - $99.99/year
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium - $149.99/year 
  • Office Home & Student 2013 - $139.99
  • Office Home & Business 2013 - $219.99
  • Office Professional 2013 - $399.99 
  • Office Small Business Premium offers its suite - $12.50/month (it can be used by up to 25 employees)
  • Office 365 University - $79.99 for a four-year subscription, or $1.67/month

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Today with this increasing data-centric business climate, fear of data loss and data tampering, assigning the access to mission critical information to the specific users and with increasing complexities and data handling issues, etc. all we are looking for a robust, cost-effective, reliable and customized solution which can increase the productivity, enhance flexibility and improve control over the system and give us the desired results in the least possible time. All I can say answer to all these problems – Microsoft SharePoint. It integrates content management, social computing and search, enhances the user experience and easy adoption for them.

It is really important to have an effective custom application development for your organization. Microsoft SharePoint gives you a single, integrated location where your employees can easily find organizational resources, access corporate knowledge, and control the business insight so that they can take the better decisions. It offers an existing framework for publishing the content with an out-of-the-box administration. It also offers a complete search engine to search content and a portal for a user including single sign on. It has workflows to support business processes and a possibility to have insights into third application data.

SharePoint Pie: Let’s understand the pie chart of SharePoint which describes it services and features:




Why you need a SharePoint? 


If you want to find out whether you need a SharePoint service or not, just answer the following questions in yes or no
  • Having trouble managing projects and are considering buying an expensive project management solution?
  • Do you keep all your emails in Outlook and wish you had a better place to store and archive them?
  • Do you collaborate a lot on documents with others and find it difficult to know who has done what, and wish you could easily see earlier versions maybe even restore to earlier versions. Wouldn't it be great to tie documents to the projects they are associated with?
  • Does your company deals with a lot of events, so you need a place to stay organized and it would be great if it would integrate with Outlook?
  • Would you like to have more control over the company’s documents that are posted to a central location and something that has a content approval feature would be perfect?
  • Would you like to have a secure place to share documents and other information with clients and/or partners, just as long as it's secure and private?
  • Would you like to start offering training material to your teams, clients, and/or partners in a password-protected website that can be accessed anywhere in the world?
  • Do you've seriously thought that your company could use some sort of document management system that uses a check-in / check-out feature?
OK, now if mostly your answers were yes then you surely need SharePoint Solutions.

Benefits:

SharePoint offers you “out of the box” features. Its main benefits are –
• A robust development platform to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs
• Organizational Efficiency
• Information Sharing Across Geographical Boundaries
• Comprehensive Content Management and Enterprise Search Features
• Enhancements to drive productivity, a salable unified infrastructure, and flexible deployment etc.

It majorly enhances: 


 Here, I am sharing a video which explains about the SharePoint working in a very simple way.




Next time I will discuss upon the new release of SharePoint i.e. SharePoint 2013. Its features, benefits and how and where we can implement it to get more benefits in our organization.

Introduction to the SharePoint

Posted by Sophina Dillard No comments

Today with this increasing data-centric business climate, fear of data loss and data tampering, assigning the access to mission critical information to the specific users and with increasing complexities and data handling issues, etc. all we are looking for a robust, cost-effective, reliable and customized solution which can increase the productivity, enhance flexibility and improve control over the system and give us the desired results in the least possible time. All I can say answer to all these problems – Microsoft SharePoint. It integrates content management, social computing and search, enhances the user experience and easy adoption for them.

It is really important to have an effective custom application development for your organization. Microsoft SharePoint gives you a single, integrated location where your employees can easily find organizational resources, access corporate knowledge, and control the business insight so that they can take the better decisions. It offers an existing framework for publishing the content with an out-of-the-box administration. It also offers a complete search engine to search content and a portal for a user including single sign on. It has workflows to support business processes and a possibility to have insights into third application data.

SharePoint Pie: Let’s understand the pie chart of SharePoint which describes it services and features:




Why you need a SharePoint? 


If you want to find out whether you need a SharePoint service or not, just answer the following questions in yes or no
  • Having trouble managing projects and are considering buying an expensive project management solution?
  • Do you keep all your emails in Outlook and wish you had a better place to store and archive them?
  • Do you collaborate a lot on documents with others and find it difficult to know who has done what, and wish you could easily see earlier versions maybe even restore to earlier versions. Wouldn't it be great to tie documents to the projects they are associated with?
  • Does your company deals with a lot of events, so you need a place to stay organized and it would be great if it would integrate with Outlook?
  • Would you like to have more control over the company’s documents that are posted to a central location and something that has a content approval feature would be perfect?
  • Would you like to have a secure place to share documents and other information with clients and/or partners, just as long as it's secure and private?
  • Would you like to start offering training material to your teams, clients, and/or partners in a password-protected website that can be accessed anywhere in the world?
  • Do you've seriously thought that your company could use some sort of document management system that uses a check-in / check-out feature?
OK, now if mostly your answers were yes then you surely need SharePoint Solutions.

Benefits:

SharePoint offers you “out of the box” features. Its main benefits are –
• A robust development platform to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs
• Organizational Efficiency
• Information Sharing Across Geographical Boundaries
• Comprehensive Content Management and Enterprise Search Features
• Enhancements to drive productivity, a salable unified infrastructure, and flexible deployment etc.

It majorly enhances: 


 Here, I am sharing a video which explains about the SharePoint working in a very simple way.




Next time I will discuss upon the new release of SharePoint i.e. SharePoint 2013. Its features, benefits and how and where we can implement it to get more benefits in our organization.

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