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Understanding the True Management Costs of Office 365

In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (RCPmag.com), a short article by Editor in Chief Scott Bekker caught my eye in which he shares some important data points from a recent report from Champion Solutions Group, who surveyed a small sample of Office 365 administrators to try and...

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Favorite Posts From the 2016 Archives

For my final blog post last year, I compiled a list of the top 10 most viewed posts on this blog in 2015. As I started compiling a 2016 version of that list, I realized that just because some of the posts had strong traffic doesn't mean they were my...

Administrator in a Box

Where are we in SharePoint’s maturity? While some would say it’s a middle-aged technology in the midst of a mid-life crisis, I think of it more in terms as a teenager in its formative years. The SharePoint platform continues to evolve, from a loosely tied collection of disparate tools (Tahoe),...

Improving the Management of Your SharePoint Farm

On Thursday, October 30th at 11am Pacific, I will be hosting a webinar for my new company, GTconsult, with co-founder and CEO Bradley Geldenhuys (@bradgcoza) on the topic "What is the Value of Keeping Your SharePoint Farm Healthy?" The session will discuss some of the common issues surrounding SharePoint environmental...

Consumers Are the Backseat Drivers of Enterprise

At a meeting last week of the Seattle chapter of the IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners), we were joined by Josh Waldo, Senior Director of Cloud Partner Strategy in the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft where he led an excellent session, based largely on the results of a...

A Perspective on SharePoint, Yammer, and Microsoft

I’ve been going back and forth about how to approach this topic for the past week. There’s been a lot of thrashing within the channel, and more than a few industry analysts, SharePoint MVPs, and diehard Microsoft fanboys alike are finding it difficult to articulate much of what is going...

The Red Herrings of Cloud Computing

I came across yet another article on the limitations of cloud computing posted over on TechFlash (which i found by way of Todd Bishop’s Twitter feed). While the author, Matt Seidel, makes some good points, he fails to do his homework in constructing a defensible position against the cloud. His...