Fpweb.net SharePoint Blog

Windows 10 Technical Preview: An Overview

Published by on October 15th, 2014

Windows 10 is here. So, what happened to Windows 9 you ask? Well, obviously 7, 8 (ate), 9!
Sorry, just practicing my jokes for Halloween…

windows10-logoAnyway, there’s been a lot of speculation floating around the vast internet regarding why Microsoft skipped out Windows 9. Some people say that Microsoft wanted to distance itself from Windows 8, (which has earned the same reputation as Windows Vista and ME), others claim issues with legacy code that reference it to Windows 95 (more specifically ‘Windows 9*’) and another theory points to the fact that Windows 10 is Microsoft’s compelling rival to Apple’s OS X.

Whatever the reason is, it’s probably not that important anyway. What’s important is answering the question of ‘What makes this version more special and different than Windows 8.1?’

Read this entire article »»
 

Comparing SharePoint and Sitecore for Your Business

Published by on October 13th, 2014

SharePoint vs. SitecoreI can’t believe I am going to say this, but there are times when SharePoint isn’t the answer.

Yes, as often as SharePoint can power your business as the premier enterprise collaboration tool out there, sometimes the better choice or fit for a company is Sitecore, the up and coming game-changer in the customer experience management software world. And, in this hybrid-loving world, it should come as no surprise that sometimes the answer is both SharePoint and Sitecore.

In this post, we’ll look at what each does well by looking at an overview of the platforms and listing their individual benefits. Then I’ll help explain how to choose one that fits your needs, and I’ll finish things off by explaining when you should consider marrying them together.

Read this entire article »»
 

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Published by on October 8th, 2014

Happy October! Here in St. Louis, we’ve already kicked off the month with excellent fall activities such as a 40 degree, same-day temperature swing, a trip to the apple orchard, and of course the extensive planning for Fpweb.net’s annual pumpkin carving contest! Personally, October is (by far) my favorite month! Between post-season baseball, chilly night bonfires and that final seasonal trip to the wineries… this month has it all.

NCSAMAnother fantastic part of October is the attention brought to Breast Cancer Awareness.  “October” has become synonymous with the words pink and fundraising. It’s a cause I’m personally bound to and a huge believer in, so I was pretty surprised when I learned it has been sharing those 31 days of awareness with National Cyber Security Awareness Month since 2004.

Read this entire article »»
 

Connecting SharePoint On-Premises to SharePoint Online

Published by on October 6th, 2014

Hybrid CloudExamining the Office 365 Hybrid Scenario

Gartner predicts that half of you reading this blog will use Office 365 extensively by 2016 for any collaboration and productivity needs. The other half will keep some version of SharePoint on-premises.

Please note, this article is aimed at those Office 365 install bases that have more than 500 seats and will benefit (and need) the most utility from various hybrid options and SharePoint Server 2013 or later on-premises installs.

Read this entire article »»
 

Webinar: Achieving Sustainable SharePoint User Adoption

Published by on October 1st, 2014

Fpwebinar BadgeSomething like 100 million SharePoint licenses are currently at play in the business world, but, if you’re an administrator, you know that the number of users getting the most out of the collaboration platform pales in comparison.

So why aren’t your users adopting SharePoint the way you want them to? And how do you get them to start?

Read this entire article »»