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Defining the Leader Role During Times of Change

Modify your Leadership to fit the current work atmosphere

LeadershipWhile very few people like to deal with change at work, it’s inevitable in a growing business.

Companies looking to make changes must modify their behavior to respond to continuous new knowledge. This modification also begins with leadership.  Leaders must embrace learning and not let roadblocks effect the process. After all, an organization is only as good as what they know and how they use that knowledge.

 

SharePoint Conferences 2015: Quality over Quantity

2015 event calendarAs hard as I work to slow time down, 2015 will be here before we know it.

We’re just weeks away and not only does January ring in my fifth year anniversary with Fpweb.net (where has the time gone!?), but a whole new year of events! Let the logistics and planning begin!

When I first started five years ago, SharePoint shows were few and far between and, here at Fpweb.net, we’ve really experienced the full evolution of these events. I went back and did the math:

 

How to Identify and Implement Processes at Your Job

Once you identify the need for solid processes, it’s easy to implement them into your world 

it's a processWell, we’ve all been there before. That moment when you ask, “How do we get this done?” and the answer becomes “I think we’re supposed to… (insert vague chain of thoughts)”. Kind of the same as asking, “Why do we do it this way?” and being told, “Because it’s always been that way.”

But, once we make it to this juncture, we can at least make three assumptions:

  1. There needs to be a proper process put here.
  2. There needs to be ownership of this new process.
  3. There needs to be checks and balances in place to ensure this is the right process.
 

Why You Need a UCC for Microsoft Exchange

Add Unified Communications Certificate to Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft ExchangeCustomers often ask why they need a UCC certificate for their Microsoft Exchange. Well, first let’s address what is a UCC certificate? A United Communications Certificate is a SSL Certificate that lets you use and secure multiple names in one domain name. With just one UCC cert, you can have up to 99 Subject Alternative Names.

The reason we use a UCC is due to the multiple ways that Exchange is accessed. Web Services is key to the product – it isn’t just Office Web Apps secured via IIS. It is Autodiscover, Availability, Web services, and Offline address book distribution. It all needs to be accessed in a secure manner.

 

SharePoint Licensing: Top 5 Questions We Receive

SharePoint LicensingMost conversations I have with customers include a handful of questions around SharePoint licensing.

It can be a complicated matter for sure, and that’s why we cover a lot of the issues in detail on our blog (like the licensing changes from SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013), but now with so many companies in the process of upgrading and considering the move from On-Premises SharePoint to a cloud-based version, you need to make sure your licensing is correct so there’s no surprise charge/penalty come audit time!

So I wanted to put the top five SharePoint Licensing Q&A out there for your reading pleasure.

If I don’t cover your question, just send me an email (jroche@fpweb.net) or put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer it for you.