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Using the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool

Published by on September 23rd, 2014

SQL logoThe Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool is an extremely useful tool that provides a baseline of performance metrics of many Microsoft products. PAL can be useful as a starting point when troubleshooting possible causes of degraded performance.

Used with Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon), thresholds are predefined for a specific Microsoft service such as SQL Server, Exchange, IIS, MOSS and Active Directory. The analysis of the thresholds are automated and the PAL Tool creates a HTML report with graphical charts when the thresholds are exceeded.

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Hoozin Brings Social to Your SharePoint Environment

Published by on September 19th, 2014

hoozin logo(If you haven’t already, feel free to check out our Partner post “Adding Hoozin to Fpweb.net’s Private Cloud”)

Recently we’ve been working closely with our ISV partners to learn more about their products and the great benefits they add to dedicated SharePoint environments hosted at Fpweb.net.  Today, I would like to highlight the social collaboration platform by Hoozin.

One of the great things about this platform is that it can be installed, completely controlled, and customized on your hosted SharePoint servers.  It provides many similar functionalities as Yammer; however, Yammer is only available as a public cloud service offered by Microsoft.  Utilizing Hoozin with Fpweb.net gives you full control of the configuration and customization of the application and its powerful social capabilities.

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Fpweb.net’s Marketing Team is Inbound Bound!

Published by on September 15th, 2014

Next stop: Boston, Massachusetts

Inbound ConferenceThe countdown is over! Today, I am heading to the Inbound conference in Boston, MA (along with my spectacular teammates, Peter and Brianna).

At this annual event hosted by HubSpot (a massive Marketing automation, analytics, social media, email, jack-of-all-trades type of business), we get to soak in the expertise of so many iconic leaders in the marketing and branding universe including Malcolm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Shiza Shihad, and Guy Kawasaki (just to mention a few). Of course the co-founders of HubSpot Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah will be giving a lively presentation which will likely announce what is next for marketing and communication and engagement, and even Martha Stewart will make an appearance!

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Missing SharePoint Functionality in Office 365 [Infographic]

Published by on September 10th, 2014

Office 365 logoAre You Missing Out on SharePoint Functionality That Can Move Your Business Forward?

Office 365 is said to be the business suite that has everything a company would need, and while it does offer tools that any business can benefit from, it may not have the full SharePoint functionality that you need. So, in order for you to make the best decision for your business, let’s break down all the SharePoint 2013 functionality that is currently missing from SharePoint Online.

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Trusting Your Data with SSAE 16 Certified Data Centers

Published by on September 8th, 2014

Understanding the SSAE 16 Data Center Certification

SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type IIIn today’s world, Internet service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers.

It goes without saying that all data centers need to be held to specific standards – standards that identify the facility as a service organization that can empower businesses with enterprise-grade technology, security and compliance. In the hosting world, the SSAE 16 Auditing Standard is the internationally recognized reporting and auditing measurement that gives companies that are outsourcing services the confidence they need to do business with a hosting provider.

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