OK , so you think you are a very good Project Manager. You have all the skills to manage software projects – a wide range of Expertise, Performance-Ability and Personal skills. Good!  You also have solid track record delivering successful web development projects. Excellent! Now, with all your confidence and rich experience you started managing Sharepoint Projects. Despite combining power of all your niche skills – Technical, Managerial and even Political , you find your sharepoint projects are not ‘well received’ by key stakeholders and end users. You are consistently worried about the fact that your Sharepoint solutions are not ‘long lived’. Also, your Senior Mangement don’t see Sharepoint delivering real business value despite huge investment. Finally, You  (and your organization) have started thinking that Sharepoint

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There are various broad ways a cloud-based service is consumed and utilized. In the world of cloud computing, there are three different approaches to cloud-based services: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) Microsoft offers impressive Cloud services based on its widely used on-premises software products. Office 365 is SaaS, which provides an online version of MS Office Suite (Office Web Apps) along with SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and Lync Server. Windows Azure is both IaaS and PaaS, which makes the Windows Server operating system and other features…. The full post is now published on CMSwire.com. To read and have your opinion on it, Please visit “Cloud Service Models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) + How Microsoft Office 365, Azure

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With the advent of Office 365 /SharePoint Online, many organizations are willing to migrate  some of their sites and content from an existing On-Premise Sharepoint environment  to On-line Sharepoint environment. However, They still want to continue with some of the service offered by On-Premise  Sharepoint. This makes a case for Hybrid Sharepoint Solutions. A hybrid SharePoint solution is one that combines  on-premise SharePoint features with SharePoint Online.There are several scenarios in which a hybrid solution can make sense, like: Doing a phased migration of existing sites and content to Office 365 (from an existing on-premise environment)  Need to leverage the best services offered by On-Premises and On-Line (such as Search, Business Connectivity Services, and Duet Enterprise Online for SharePoint and SAP) Integrating SharePoint Online with the Addons,Services or Apps that must

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Like any IT project, Sharepoint projects can have successful launch if you deliver a solution that meets all the Stakeholder Requirements – on time, with Quality and within Budget. However, to maintain the success of your Sharepoint project in long run, you need an important tool in your hand- An Effective Governance Plan. If you find that your project is suffering from any of the below problems, it is largley due to the lack of an effective Governance in place : Inappropriate usage of the Sharepoint Solution. Information mess & End-user confusion. Degrading User experience and overall Quality over time. A lot of Infrastructure and configuration issues. SharePoint Solution becomes unstable every now and then. Reduced adoption of the Sharepoint Solution. An effective Governance Plan

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OAUTH is a…. please wait! Before I go straight to the definition of OAUTH and its elaboration, let’s talk about few things we already know to set the context. Also, my discussion on OAuth below is very generic and is not specific to SharePoint now. Once we are clear of OAuth concepts, we will see on SharePoint OAuth implementation in another upcoming post. Apps: We all know what Apps are by now. The word App is so common now a days that I hope to see the nursery books replacing A for Apple  with A for Apps  Well, at least for me A is for Apps. Service: We all understand the idea of Service. A Service can be a Web Service or API that is consumed by client

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