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“Dear Joel,

On behalf of Perficient, Inc., I am pleased to make you this written offer of employment for the position of Director with Perficient’s MSFT CS US (and Canada) team…

We are confident you will find Perficient to be an excellent company in which to invest your time, talents, and energies.  Perficient invests in our people through training, the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, and to work with other creative people.  You will make a great addition to the talented team that is building Perficient into one of the leading technology management consulting firms in North America.

Anticipated Start date: 6/24/2019″

Super excited to get started.  I will not be moving.  I will be working in their national or North America practice, and yes they support me in my global efforts as well.  I definitely see this as a great opportunity to help them and continue on the path of digital transformation for the world.  With their help, I’ll be able to do even more for the community.  This is a Win/Win/Win.

Over the past decade Perficient has grown through acquisition… you may recognize any number of the more than 30 acquisitions… here are few notable ones: PointBridge Solutions, Northridge Systems, speakTECH, Genisys Consulting Inc., Southport Services Group, Clarity Consulting, Market Street Solutions, and Enlighten. You probably know Blue Rooster (16 Employees and the Product Rise) which is one of the top Intranet in a Box solutions, they bought the product and the employees who came with it, but not the company or brand.

Who is Perficient?  They are the industry’s best kept secret, but don’t take my word for it.  Here’s some information I’ve clipped information below from the Perficient website and wikipedia to better explain the company and relevance to you.  You can read more about it on the Perficient site which I highly recommend.

“Perficient, Inc. is a consulting firm serving enterprise customers throughout North America. The company’s efforts include enterprise mobile applications, creative services, marketing, digital strategy, Internet of Things, information technology, management consulting, custom development, and platform implementations.

The firm primarily performs project-based work, a large portion of which involves business intelligence and portal collaboration. Perficient also has offshore capabilities.

Perficient is a Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP),  Microsoft Gold Certified partner and has been recognized as U.S. Partner of the Year, Global Messaging Partner of the Year, U.S. EPG Office 365 Consumption Partner of the Year, and Performance Partner of the Year. Perficient employs more than 450 Microsoft-focused consultants including more than 125 certified Microsoft Cloud consultants. Perficient became known for its experience with cloud migrations and deployments related to Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Microsoft SharePoint, Windows Intune and Dynamics.

Perficient has offices in North America, Europe, India, and China.”

Those asking… What does this mean?  I say, this is what it sounds like.  I’m going to be getting back more involved with the community, more speaking, more webinars, more community events and more customer experiences and outreach.

Type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: PRFT
S&P 600 Component
Industry Management consulting
Outsourcing
Founded 1997
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
CEO Jeffrey S. Davis (CEO)
Revenue US$498.4 million (2017)
Number of employees ~3000

Perficient is in the Russell 2000 and S&P SmallCap 600

Picture: Property of Perficient.  This happened on the day I got my offer.  Perficient rang the bell at the close of the NASDAQ.

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Microsoft Teams is the Doorway to the the Modern Workplace.  It’s amazing how Microsoft Teams really pulls through SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange/Outlook, Azure, Planner, Stream, Bots, Office Web Applications, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and easy integration with Yammer, Dynamics, so much more.

More details on the webinar below.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 2PM ET/11AM PT
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One of the most powerful things is getting your head around Microsoft Teams and the power of the rich integration and modern workplace.

This infographic is shared with creative commons share alike.  Feel free to use it in your slides.  If you need to chop it up please mention Joel 365 and SkyeNets.

It shouldn’t surprise you that Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on Microsoft Teams.  Microsoft announced that 90% of the Fortune 100 are using Microsoft Teams.  What have they figured out?  I know there are thousands of companies still using Skype for Business and the pending migrations are at a critical time.  Many of you are wondering what’s in teams for you… I’m hoping this webinar helps you understand the vision of Microsoft Teams, the vision of Microsoft 365 and the Modern Workplace.

Working with Roger Taylor and Dionne Taylor from SkyeNets we put together this infographic to help simplify what’s happening in the interface and behind the scenes.  Microsoft Teams is your doorway to the Modern Workplace: An overview of Microsoft Teams dependencies.

Microsoft Teams
Doorway to The Modern Workplace
A Complete Group Collaboration Solution

Join us as we journey into the heart of Microsoft Teams and discover why Teams has become Microsoft’s fastest growing product to date. Microsoft Teams brings it all together in a single workspace within Office 365, with SharePoint lists and libraries, meetings, chat, document sharing and a host of other features – everything you need for the modern workforce.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 2PM ET/11AM PT
Register Today

SESSION AGENDA:
In this session we will discuss:
– The Modern Workplace: From Traditional to Modern
– Teams Architecture: Doorway to the Workspace
– MS Teams: Under the Hood – Key features to help increase your organizations productivity
– Business Value of MS Teams
– User adoption best practices and how to manage the risks of team sprawl
– DEMO: MS Teams – Overview Current State
– Introducing VALO Teamwork 2.0
– DEMO: VALO Teamwork – Future State
– Questions & Answers


Featured Speakers
Roger Taylor,
Enterprise Cloud & Office 365 Architect
Joel Oleson,
Microsoft MVP – Office Apps & Services

Jeff Collins,

SharePoint & Office 365 Adoption Expert
Vlad Catrinescu,
Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet & Microsoft MVP

 

Microsoft Teams
Doorway to The Modern Workplace

Join Us:
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST

Reserve Your Seat Now!

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Thanks for joining me and my Expert, MVP and RD friends on the Panel.  Below you’ll find slides, recording, and the Q&A.

#SPC19 Recap Slides feel free to download:

SharePoint Conference 2019 Experts Panel Recap Video Recording

Questions and Answers from SPC Experts Panel:

Not sure I understand the difference between Home Sites, and the Communication site?

Home sites are a landing page for your Intelligent Intranet and there is only one per user per tenant.  You can have many communication sites and they don’t have all the new personalized webparts designed for this new homesite.

Is there any point to the Yammer Q&A if Yammer adoption has never taken off in your company? (v. QnA)

If you aren’t using Yammer, then the Yammer Q&A feature won’t mean much for you.  You need to decide what is right for your organization.

Our firm is not using Teams because we still have issues with the messaging component of Teams still does not meet our EKM or equivalent security requirements.  This really handcuffs us in a lot of ways and would love to know if and when these concerns will be addressed? 

Not sure what your security requirements are, but there is a lot more being done to focus on security and compliance for Teams and a lot was announced at SPC19.  I encourage you to track down your specific requirements.

Would like to understand what 90% of the Fortune 100 means – How they are using Teams and in what capacity?

We don’t have any additional detail on Microsoft’s numbers.  That’s a great question.

Just have issues with the design of the Home sites and what I perceived as limitations on what customizations we can make on them…

We have a lot of questions ourselves and this is also something Microsoft will be working out.  They have an advisory board that is helping them.  I encourage you to get involved in the prerelease if you can to provide your requirements or feedback.

Good day ! 99 % of Admins will be using SP2019 as migration path from SP2016 /2010, so my questions are

  1. My Site provisioning – at SP2016 Microsoft introduced site master fast provisioning using default template of site master. sp2016 uses template 9 or 10. Migrating to SPO2019 how can we keep same look ?

SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2019 have a new approach to branding with Modern.  When on premises you can absolutely change the master page, but in SharePoint online that’s not recommended if you can avoid it.

Will you have any tool to migrate MySite provisioning template from SP2016/2010 to 2019?

My sites have dramatically changed between the legacy versions of My site to the new 2019 OneDrive, but Microsoft just sent some updates related to their SMAT tool and mysites.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/mysites-to-onedrive-migration-guide

Next question : SP farm + mirroring DR farm

There is more redundancy in the Online services.  If you’re trying to do mirroring in on premises look at AOAG.  Yes, they do have guides to help you setup proper DR.

Any improvements will be done for SP 2019?

SharePoint 2019 launched last year.  There was a SharePoint 2019 session you should track down.

At 2016 we must break AG SQL to patch service applications DBs , did someone address those issue for SP2019 ?

I’m not familiar with this issue, but they definitely have improved in 2016 and 2019 over 2013.

https://www.slideshare.net/thesqlgrrl/unbreakable-sharepoint-2016-with-sql-server-2016-availability-groups

Is there a link to a reference or quote on SharePoint being biggest consumer over azure.  I have an exchange fan boy I want to show.

SharePoint is the biggest consumer OF Azure not over.  It was mentioned in the keynote.  180,000 VMs.  Not sure how many VMs Exchange has, or if they are willing to share those numbers.

Vlad has an ondemand page: https://absolute-sharepoint.com/sharepoint-virtual-summit-2019-keynote-on-demand-from-spc-2019

How is this different from hitting the “Sites” link in office 365, that shows you frequent sites, favorites etc.

Home sites has a lot of new parts.  Only the rail on the right side is the same as the SharePoint Home of today.

Would this be replacing the “sites” functionality?

No, but that that is evolving as well.

I work for the only company that is authorized to sell Hololens 2 in the US, and we are getting a lot of interest in using it with Dynamics. As those users start implementing their VR apps, they will begin showing in SPO also

They will integrate more and more.  The Dynamics Remote viewing app as an example allows you to choose files in OneDrive or SharePoint.  Teams also has connections to Dynamics and the new functionality in biz apps portals will provide additional abilities.  It’s pretty awesome to be able to show the integration.  There’s a great story and that will continue to get better when SharePoint spaces ships.

Where can I find info about PowerApps and doc library?

https://powerapps.microsoft.com is a good place to get started with PowerApps.

Good morning! Will the recording of this webinar be shared?

Yes, all attendees and here’s a link:

Please share the 12 blog posts link?

I think home sites helps to tie together all the hub sites

That’s a good analogy and one of the points.

Are any of these file storage performance improvements applicable to the on-prem SP2019 architecture, or are they purely cloud-based improvements?

Yes, many improvements in SharePoint performance overall.  Refer to Ignite for more on SharePoint 2019.  Not much said about already shipping products.

Can we have more audit logs for Flow? We need some administrator logs, like, who create data policies, environments…

Go to user voice and vote up or log your opinions.  There were a lot of new administrative features and controls that were added.  I recommend checking out the session on Office 365 Administration.  Many of the speakers who were not Microsoft speakers also shared their decks.

 

So this is the new ROOT site collection?

I wouldn’t go that far.  Microsoft recently released the ability to make a communication site your root site collection.  This is a new release.

There are SO many areas MS can focus on without this needed “spaces” app. i mean users can even integrate ToDo with OneNote with any consistency and Flow and PowerApps are still being dabbled

Lots of people don’t understand the need for SharePoint spaces.  Check out the keynote example.  It’s a good one.

In Toronto, we do need innovative soltions for the Health sector, (practicioners level), EMR, XRays, etc. with a high level of privacy within the context of cybersecurity. Is there some rodmap for segment of the ‘industry’, (Health)?

Looking forward for the private channels development. Please keep the team informed. For HEALTH ,otherwise, all these excellent features may not be applicable. Four our business, it’s very important.

 

Who was the person doing the Teams architecture blog series?

@joeloleson

Was there anything notable, feature-wise, for Yammer @ SPC19?

Yes, Q&A Bot and marking a post as a question or an answer.  Refer to the Yammer session for more… yes there was a yammer session.

People don’t always agree on the insight to be imparted to the ML model.  Is there a ‘conflict resolution’ process envisioned?

In Machine teaching the answer is yes.  It’s about teaching.

Are they sharing some of the SPC19 conference sessions somewhere?

Yes, on the sharepointna.com site.  Wouldn’t be surprised.

Do we have a schedule of the events in the Poll? I would love to know about California Based SharePoint Focused events

There are industry events at https://www.cmswire.com/events/  Visit http://SPSevents.org for upcoming SharePoint Saturdays across California.

Are private channels ever coming to Teams?

Yes, they are in preview.

Does MS still throttle the upload speeds for the Mac version of the OneDrive client?  It was about 10x slower than the Windows OneDrive client in our tests last year, posing a problem for adoption among our Mac users.

There are some settings in the client to throttle the speed, but Microsoft doesn’t throttle the upload speeds.  There are a dozen reasons why one machine could be slower than another.  I’d highly recommend opening a support ticket if you can reproduce this issue.  I couldn’t find anything else reported on this and performance is definitely something that Microsoft is focused on.

How can we get rid of the :x/:r gibberish that Microsoft introduced in the SharePoint Online URLs last year?  So annoying for documentation.  We have to manually edit links every time.

There have been efforts to optimize the URLs and to be able to rename site URLs.  No other mention of URLs in the event.

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Wow!  I’m still recovering from #SPC19.  In fact it was just yesterday I was speaking at SharePoint Conference, but I wanted to get this blog post out there for those who may have missed the nuggets.

Join me and 6 experts on the Best of SPC Experts Panel When: Wednesday  May 29th 11 AM Eastern / 3 PM GMT Featuring 5 MVPs 2 RDs and Microsoft Product Manager.

  • Joel Oleson MVP & RD – Microsoft Search, OneDrive, Governance, Content Services, Mixed Reality
  • Eric Overfield MVP & RD – UX, SharePoint Framework
  • Erica Toelle MVP – Content Services & Records Management
  • Ryan Schouten MVP- SPFx, Developer, Power Pack and Business Apps
  • Bill Baer MS Product Manager & MCM Instructor – SharePoint 2019, Geo, Search and Mixed Reality
  • Paul Swider – Business Apps, Power Pack
>> Register for the Best of SPC Experts Panel

we’ll discuss the announcements and all the announcements, have a fun discussion about the impact and discuss silly or crazy things that happened at SPC.

  1. Microsoft Search (GA) Launch a *massive* UX investment across Bing, Windows, Edge, Office, SharePoint, Office 365, powered by Graph plus AI and Machine learning and personalization and Unified Administration and way more is Shipping – in the words of Jeff Teper the biggest “One Microsoft” project or initiative he’s ever been part of.  Personally I spent more time in Search sessions since I didn’t want to miss anything that might impact my “Real Life” Microsoft Search session where I drilled down into things you could do today with Microsoft Search in preparation for more that will be coming out later this year.  Microsoft Searches biggest release is now available to targeted release tenants.  A ton more investments in image text extraction, video speech to text, and audio speech to text extraction also contribute to the investments.
    Download my Microsoft Search Strategy deck that I delivered at SPC.
    • Bookmarks, PowerApps, Q&A, Locations all configurable in a new Unified Administration (Targeted release).  The new enhanced recommendations will come from the behavior of the people using search.  The more it is used the better it will get.
    • Windows 10 updates and integration coming later this year
    • Search in Office will provide the ability to search for a document and the ability to take parts from those documents and automatically include them in the document, spreadsheet or PowerPoint. (Demo in the keynote showed adding a slide from PowerPoint into a word doc without ever leaving word)
    • Announced Public API for search including the extensibility of custom search refiners, connectors, verticals, and filters.
    • The best place to start with the new GA “General Availability” of  Microsoft Search: http://www.bing.com/business/explore
    • An enterprise-wide Microsoft Search experience, from the search box in the suite bar.
    • More resources on Microsoft Search
  2. SharePoint Home Sites New Announcement – “SharePoint home sites, a dynamic, engaging, and personalized employee experience for your organization.”  Jeff Teper’s keynote had us on the edge of our seats and home sites definitely got a warm intro.  You can read more about them on the SharePoint blog post “The intelligent intranet featuring SharePoint home sites” and read more at  SharePoint home sites: a landing for your organization on the intelligent intranet
  3. Yammer enhancements announced including Answer Bot and Best Answer and Microsoft Stream Transcription and other enhancements for employee engagement and communications.  Read more at Yammer investments add engagement and compliance capabilities
    • Yammer built in bot auto-responses for FAQ & Best Answer feature, you can ask a question and then the person asking the question or a group admin can mark the best answer—making the knowledge easier to share and reuse in the future. Additionally, a group can feature intelligent, bot-like responses to frequently asked questions.  Record, upload, and share video with updated Microsoft Stream mobile app.  Embed a quiz, poll, or survey in a video with Microsoft Stream.  
    • New Microsoft Stream mobile features, interactivity and more announced at SharePoint Conference 2019
  4. Differential sync announced for all file types!  The keynote featured a 1GB bmp file where only text was added in MS Paint and instead of the entire file syncing only the changes or about 1-2MB was synced… it was done in seconds.
  5. Many new OneDrive, SharePoint File enhancements announced for sharing a file quickly, securely and in a compliant way has improved immensely – add a link to an email or teams chat and change the permissions on the fly.  Love the new “Request Files” feature.  You can create an RFP folder and send it out as a place where people can put documents… it has a built in ability to make it easy to collect files from others.  The new “easy-to-read links” will reduce the long ugly URLs we live with and “Popular around me” in the Shared with me section of OneDrive will simplify and enhance discovery.  See recent files, your files, frequent shared libraries when attaching a file or sharing a link from Outlook mobile.  In addition to updates to annotation options when marking up PDFs you can annotate the PDF to circle items or add notes for you and others.  Microsoft Teams Tabs in mobile experiences. In addition, Link to this Slide will allow you to send links to an individual PowerPoint slide.  Control sharing settings on groups of sites at once including the ability to expire sharing links across not only the whole site but many.Document compliance enhancements including… SharePoint Online service supports Azure Information Protection encryption on document upload, understands label policies applied to the document, and applies label permissions to document open when the document is in SharePoint or OneDrive.  Updated content services white paper, and guidelines for GxP compliance, providing the blueprint for organizations that comply with regulatory regimes like FDA 21 CFR Part 11
  6. Site rename got the biggest clap during the keynote.  There’s also more compliance with DLP restricted sharing.  Don’t miss the new Adoption kits across Office 365.
  7. Performance enhancements on storage, sharing, and more.  Jeff explained SharePoint is the biggest consumer of Azure storage.  Data from Microsoft 365 is ten times faster than it was just two years ago. Your user experience has improved in Office 365 is three times faster than a year ago, with investments across our architecture that accelerate your experience even when you are working far from your own data center.  After you upload a file, you should be able to search for it in no time.    Including now up to 320 previews and new ability to add comments on all file types (not just MS Office).  You’ve heard of Machine Learning… Announcing Machine Teaching.  Here you can teach the AI what parts of a document are and how to perform otherwise manual tasks for tagging or using document parts.  updates to Supervision including new out of the box machine learning models to harness intelligence and identify questionable content
  8. New Architectures from SharePoint 2019 in Azure and SQL Azure to Multi Geo GA  1) In SharePoint Server 2019 we’re providing more flexible deployment options to include support for Azure Stack and SQL Managed Instances. 2) New managed instance support for SharePoint Server 2019 allows you to leverage the benefits of managed instances with SharePoint environments hosted in Azure. Multi Geo Capabilities has released as Generally available what was in preview.
  9. New Developer experiences: New APIs and File Developer Experiences more comprehensive site collection enumeration API, will be coming soon in beta.  SharePoint Framework 1.8.2, released two weeks ago, updates compatibility to support Node.js 10.  SharePoint Framework 1.9 coming soon, there’s enhancements coming to Microsoft Graph connected controls. In addition to the Windows Community Toolkit which features controls for working with Microsoft Graph and Files, we’re also adding a new Microsoft Graph Toolkit for the web.  Fluid Framework – Improvements to development efforts “revolutionary new capabilities for real-time, intelligence-assisted collaboration” announced at build, but demonstrated during the keynote.  The keynote demo we saw showed many browser windows at once showing what it could be like with a seamless editing experience.  Many low level protocols and experiences have been optimized to make multi user editing better.
  10. Business Apps PowerApps and Flow Improvements – Starting in summer 2019, you’ll be able to use PowerApps to build custom forms for document libraries, building metadata-enriched experiences through SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Bulk Approvals, New Actions for SharePoint Lists and Libraries in Flow, new document templates and improvements to backstage.  You’ll be able to use PowerApps to build custom forms for document libraries, building metadata-enriched experiences through SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

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Lots of growth!

Check out the following 12 New blog posts that all went out right at the keynote.

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I’m excited to be speaking at the upcoming SharePoint Conference.  Be sure to block out my session on your calendar!  If you haven’t time is running out!  Register now for next week’s SPC2019 in Las Vegas use OLESON for discount.

Microsoft Search in Real Life BRK102 Breakout: 60 Minute Microsoft Search Premier Ballroom 309 Thursday 5/23 | 8:30 – 9:30am Joel Oleson

Session Title: Microsoft Search in Real Life

Microsoft Search is poised to change enterprise search by featuring search across Windows, Office, and SharePoint Online in addition to various other services. In this session, I’ll dive into the vision, the features, and the reality.  Search is a huge undertaking, but it is confusing to know where to invest to take advantage of the greatest of what Microsoft has built.  Out of this session you’ll know what has already shipped that you can go back to work to take advantage of in Microsoft Search.  You’ll also see examples of what is possible today.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the Vision and Promises of Microsoft Search
  2. How to get started today on your search strategy with Microsoft Search
  3. Get started with Search and get value immediately with simple configuration and a plan for integration

Read more

Welcome to Microsoft Search Intelligent Search for the Modern Workplace

Microsoft Search Cohesive and Intelligent Command and Navigate

Read the article I wrote for CMSWire and get a good look at Microsoft Search

Microsoft Search… Vision of Next Generation Command and Discover

Microsoft introduces us to a new tool combining the Artificial Intelligence of Bing’s search engine, as well as the insights provided by Microsoft Graph. Microsoft Search gives you the ability to discover your inquiries across a myriad of Microsoft’s various platforms such as Office, SharePoint, Outlook, OneDrive, Windows, and of course Bing.

Microsoft Search is not just for links and search inquiries like bing, but also enhances your ability within a program such as in word where you can search for the tools like spelling and grammar checks in the task completion features. The task completion feature also assists by searching for tools relevant to the task you wish to complete such as rotating an image as you search for tools when selecting an image.

With Microsoft Search you can also search for relevant information and apps with instant query predictions that allow you to quickly re-access your various documents, applications, and even contacts. Microsoft Search understands contextual information from your recent behavior and search through its incredibly advanced AI features that enable it to become a personal assistant to you and your network of capabilities. You can easily search for contacts in Yammer, Microsoft Teams and more. As you search for colleagues and team members you’ll be provided with relevant contact information, files you share, conversations, and events. “You can even start a Microsoft Teams conversation, place a phone call, send an email or get a map to their office location right from an adaptive card, accelerating productivity and reducing the time you spend searching for the right answer.”

Since Microsoft Search is not an asset for one set application, it works across all your connected apps providing a framework for accessibility from any point. This is evident from Microsoft’s quote giving the example of “if you’re working in Word and want to reuse information from a presentation that a colleague shared from OneDrive, there’s no need to switch to OneDrive and search for that presentation, you can simply search from Word” allowing you easier and faster access to your files and contacts, blending your various assets and tools into one seamlessly connected arcology of information databases.

With Microsoft’s recent design changes to SharePoint including a focus on the simplistic and chic, Microsoft Search is conveniently placed in every Microsoft Office application and in Windows 10 and all of the online Office apps, and even allowing you to access relevant information and contacts directly from Bing’s search engine.  It’s quite extensive the vision for Microsoft Search.  Personalization in all of these interfaces with corporate access that’s security trimmed is the design from the beginning.

Microsoft Search is an exciting tool that consolidates the best parts of each application into easily reachable places, saving priceless time and releasing you from the headache that comes from searching through thousands of files and documents to find one specific piece of information. Gone are the days where you stand at the speaker podium in awkward silence for five minutes as you search for your powerpoint presentation. At this point, wherever you are, just enter the keywords into the search bar and let Microsoft Search do the work for you.

I encourage you to join me in Las Vegas for Microsoft Search in Real Life

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Microsoft recently released an innovative new tool that allows us to transport all our creations, content, information, and assets from old platforms such as SharePoint Server 2013 to either SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365. This tool greatly negates the growing pains associated with moving your personal or company’s information assets to a new server or medium and streamlining the entire process into a much-needed simpler form.

SMAT (SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool) allows you to move local files such as from your internal file shares, as well as from a myriad of sources from SharePoint 2013. When selecting a tool to migrate, SMAT ensures the destination that you requested the file to be migrated to is authenticated, providing the necessary layer of security and privacy, and minimizes the risk of mistakes to be made. The file is then scanned, packaged, and uploaded. This is done universally through every source to be migrated.

The most important step when migrating a file, is authenticating and authorizing its provided destination. The following forms of authorization are supported: NTLM, Kerberos, Forms, ADFS, Multi-factor authentication, SAML based claims, and Client certificate authentication. Microsoft also provides this statement regarding the mediums of authorization; “If multiple authentication methods including NTLM or Kerberos, are enabled in the on-premises SharePoint Web Application, NTLM and Kerberos authentication are not supported by the SharePoint Migration Tool. Please use a secondary form of authentication or convert the Web Application to use NTLM and/or Kerberos authentication only.”

After you selected the file for migration, and after you have authorized the file’s destination, a scan will commence. The scan is vital for checking the file for potential corruptions, and verifies you have access to both the source as well as the destination. The file is then packaged with a manifest, where it then is uploaded to Azure with the said manifest. Each file is encrypted and secured with Microsoft’s advanced security procedures and includes a lock and key system that only the authorizer can obtain. All files that are packaged are inaccessible to Microsoft and is deleted from their servers after the passing of a set time, ensuring the safety and privacy required for your files.

SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool will finally easily transport our projects and creations to the updated software in an easy and seamless way that is safely secure and with professional help will make a difference.  Small simple migrations this might work, but it is recommended you consult with a professional before taking on a big migration. SMAT can help simplify the entire migration process and allows our organizations to update and adapt with Microsoft’s software, providing a foundation for further collaboration and consolidation that comes with our creations.

To date this is the best we’ve got from Microsoft, but honestly there are a variety of powerful tools that should be considered when doing a migration.

Are you considering Migration?  Join me for the upcoming free migration webinar this Thursday.

Register Now

Webinar Title: Migrate to Office 365 and SharePoint Online or OneDrive or Upgrade to SharePoint 2019?

Guest Speaker: Joel Oleson, Microsoft RD, Office Server & Services MVP

Decisions, decisions, decisions! You’re not alone if you’re running SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and wondering… Is it time to upgrade to 2019 or should I take the plunge and migrate to Office 365. In this session we’ll dive into the decision matrix of the benefits of both SharePoint 2019 and Office 365 SharePoint Online. First we’ll cover the benefits of both, then help you understand the key differences and help you better understand the business value. The session will focus on user experience, technical features, and business value with the goal of helping customers be able to make a clear distinction or decision between one or the other or both… looking at hybrid SharePoint 2019 and Office 365.

Date/Time: May 16, 10:00-11:00AM PDT, 1:00-2:00PM EDT

More details at: https://gennet.com/2019-or-online-sp-migration/

Have you seen the SharePoint migration infographic?

SharePoint Migration Infographic

Read more about or download the SMAT SharePoint and Assessment Tool:

Introducing the SharePoint Migration Tool | Microsoft Docs

Download SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool from Official …

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Evolution of Content Services – Microsoft Modern Content Services Infographic is shared with creative commons share alike. You can share this infographic with your company, use it in your slides or in your blogs or post it on LinkedIn or in a Facebook group. Have fun.

Gartner declared ECM dead in early 2017 with the post “The Death of ECM and Birth of Content Services” and born out of its ashes is born Modern Content Services. Microsoft has fully embraced and embodied it. Personally I saw it first hand while at Konica Minolta. The entire space has been a push to the cloud and business processes realigned to cloud based content services. The file, scan and print business has turned dial tone and subscriptions and much of what was growing moved to the cloud with the legacy monolithic ECM systems. That’s not to say you can’t find legacy file cabinets and legacy datacenters. It’s definitely time to wake up and recognize the business has moved on and they’ve embraced usability and user experience…

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When: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM PDT

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Description: Join Microsoft MVP Joel Oleson and Microsoft Gold Partner, HELUX, as we explore the evolution of traditional ECM into Content Services. Microsoft has been leading the charge in SharePoint and Office 365 with a rich ecosystem of applications, and components and rich integration into other content services platforms. In this webinar we’ll explore how ECM has truly evolved from being an unrealized dream of consolidation which never fully arrived, to modern Content Services as a focus of coordination where users see value in the creation, the storage and coordination flow. Additional value is realized in the harvesting and extraction, designed with intelligent security in mind. ECM is evolving. Content Services is core to Office 365, OneDrive and SharePoint.

• ECM evolution to content services needs to embrace a holistic approach to managing the entire lifecycle of document creation, sharing, consumption, reuse, knowledge, and records management, archiving and disposal.

• By building a great information architecture, content moves through an organization gracefully and gains value as it accelerates information discovery. • Content Services is people-centric – allowing for personal management (copy/move, hashtags) and organizational management (knowledge management, retention and records management, information lifecycle management).

• Policy and security: intelligent, simple, and automated – protect content at all phases of its life

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For the second year in a row, Microsoft has been recognized as the leader in Content Services Platforms by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Microsoft’s exceptional execution of its products and services. SharePoint’s role in content services for Office 365 is self dubbed “people-centric,” focusing on the use of documents, videos, designs, scans, pages, and other useful applications. This offers industries such as the medical field to efficiently share medical scans within their intranet system and properly collaborate with other medical professionals through the ease of sharing their documents from one doctor to another instantaneously, saving time, money, and energy as one example. These innovations have changed the way companies interact with one another as well as how they operate as a single system. This earns Microsoft their well-deserved recognition as a leader in both Content Collaboration Platforms and Content Services Platforms, the only company to do so in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

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According to Microsoft’s recently published White Paper “Modernizing Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft Content Services,” Microsoft is revitalizing and modernizing their approach to their content services. Microsoft is making changes to their services by reflecting how modern content is created and shared by giving more freedom to personal management organizational management through their tools like “copy, move, tag with metadata [and] knowledge management, record retention, information lifecycle management” providing a more user friendly experience. This provides creators and collaborators even more tools to improve their businesses and a more accessible reach their targeted markets.

In addition, Microsoft is focusing on “Content Velocity” where modern user content is more often created, edited, shared, and edited again in a cycle of unending development with constant revitalization and collaboration. Microsoft considers this as “an evergreen cycle of authoring, collaboration, control, and reuse” allowing creators, editors, and presenters the luxury of direct communication and distribution of thought in true practice. To simplify this experience, Microsoft presents this new focus into 4 pillars.

The first pillar is dubbed ‘Harvest’ as they state content is not meant to be created then stored in some archive filling up vital storage space never to be seen again. Instead content is meant to be continually updated and added on to provide constant relevant use as information and inspiration for future content. This makes every document into a vital document to a business.

The second pillar is ‘Create’ where Microsoft products allow businesses and creators to use SharePoint and OneDrive tools like Office Lens and Office 365 to share their creations to their targeted audiences. These tools are supplemented by their unique and useful set of templates and policies that inform creators and aid them in their creative processes.

The third pillar is ‘Coordinate’ where Metadata is consolidated into organized systems that allow easy management and direction of content through tools such as Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, limiting the amount of clicks needed through their tagging and library search tools.

The fourth and final pillar is ‘Protect. Microsoft provides the ability to set up “information architecture, auditing, rights management, records and retention labels, and eDiscovery” to efficiently protect your business and its content so you can rest easy knowing your company’s content is securely faceted into your company’s files without the threat of 3rd party invaders.

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High Recommended Resources we’ll be discussing during the webinar:

Download Microsoft’s Whitepaper: Modernizing Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft Content Services

This is a great read. It will also help you appreciate how Microsoft is doing and what they are doing right. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (blog from Microsoft)

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One of the biggest questions people have been asking with the release of SharePoint 2019 is what should I do now. There are still approximately 30-40% of SharePoint customers who are in either a partial cloud with hybrid scenario or are fully on premise running a variety of legacy SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or earlier. Many customers have been toying with the idea of migrating to Office 365 and a significant portion who are on premise and plan to stay on premises have been asking… so tell me what the most compelling reasons are to upgrade or migrate? Can you give me a top 10 on each? Wouldn’t it be great if we had an infographic that had both in the same place so you could decide? Sure! Why not both and a webinar to discuss it!

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Why Migrate to Office 365 or Upgrade to SharePoint 2019 – There are a dozen great reasons to upgrade to SharePoint 2019 if you are running any older legacy versions of SharePoint. The number of reasons go up if you’re running SharePoint 2013 or 2010 or heaven forbid 2007 or 2003. As an example the browser compatibility gets a huge boost between 2010 and 2013 and even better with 2016, but 2019 is the most significant upgrade since 2010 to 2013. While SharePoint 2013 to 2016 wasn’t very significant the upgrade from SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint 2019 is much more significant due to a lot of investments in on premise OneDrive, hybrid integration with Flow, Forms, PowerBI, Power Apps. Those looking to reduce or remove their dependency on legacy InfoPath and SharePoint Designer will be much more happy with SharePoint 2019 due to this new integration. Those customers who are using some SharePoint Online and some on premise will find a significant upgrade to the UX in SharePoint 2019 with the modern UX updates.

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Webinar Title: Migrate to Office 365 or Upgrade to SharePoint?

Decisions, decisions, decisions! You’re not alone if you’re running SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and wondering… Is it time to upgrade to 2019 or should I take the plunge and migrate to Office 365. In this session we’ll dive into the decision matrix of the benefits of both SharePoint 2019 and Office 365 SharePoint Online. First we’ll cover the benefits of both, then help you understand the key differences and help you better understand the business value. The session will focus on user experience, technical features, and business value with the goal of helping customers be able to make a clear distinction or decision between one or the other or both… looking at hybrid SharePoint 2019 and Office 365.

Date/Time: May 16, 10:00-11:00AM PDT, 1:00-2:00PM EDT



More details at: https://gennet.com/2019-or-online-sp-migration/

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Office 365 is one of the fastest growing products in history. With this shift to the cloud, companies have been moving their collaboration, consolidating their file shares, moving data from personal drives containing personal information. At the same time the world has changed, not only regulations, but privacy considerations stemming from HIPPA, GDPR, CCPA, and various global and local privacy considerations have changed the way we work. In our recent webinar on 4 easy steps to compliance with myself and Colligo, we discussed the shift to Office 365.

There has been significant momentum to move to the cloud. Analysis shows most customers running in a pure Office 365 environment with 49% of respondents. 23% acknowledged they are moving or planning to move to Office 365 with a minority 12% planning to stay in on premise SharePoint. A small 7% portion of environments plan to stay in hybrid, with even more than plan to move out of hybrid as they move to the cloud to 100% Office 365.

As companies adopt Office 365 compliance has never been more important. According to a poll in the recent webinar it was obvious that companies are still early in their adoption of the powerful data loss prevention features, and understood to be even less so for the newly released labels. I expect unified labeling to become even more popular after the labeling features come front and center and get integrated into the Office ribbon.

The by far significant thing to notice in the data, is the fact most companies are just starting with the basics. Is SharePoint still just a web based file share? I’d like to think it’s more than that and it should be your best bet at getting compliance on the files you care about. It’s time. More features are coming to simplify adding labels, but site classifications for sensitivity, and file plans with retention labels need to urgently support regulations and compliance. The collaboration workloads should not be so relaxed. Many organizations have yet to develop a data compliance plan to meet the modern requirements for data privacy and retention.

Microsoft is working to tip the balance. Consider the classification, DLP and labelling features they have rolled out in SharePoint just in the last year or so. From a technology standpoint, implementing data compliance has never been easier. This convergence and wave of regulations with better compliance tools may well make this the moment for companies to adopt data governance and compliance practices.

“Right now Microsoft is fusing content management and compliance – into an ever more streamlined set of tools to keep data compliant, keep knowledge easy to discover and share, and make files easy to retain or remove from SharePoint,” commented Loic Triger, COO Colligo. “Organizations that use the shift to O365 to also implement a smart compliance framework will be the ones that avoid lost productivity and best manage the risk, cost and distraction of data breaches in the next decade. Achieving that though, will also require a focus on tools easy for users.”

The opportunity is to leverage these new features to focus on compliance and as they do so look to SharePoint Add-ins like Colligo to simplify the ability to integrate labeling strategies for files and email in Outlook and Office.

There’s another incentive to address data management head on when shifting to O365. Consider the cost and data loss issues that come from moving massive data to the cloud without addressing classification and retention. Microsoft predicts a data explosion over the next few years, and IT departments are already watching it happen.

Data without labelling or classification is a privacy risk. When there is no classification all data is treated equally as unclassified data, from a data storage perspective it’s no better than a file share except for the fact it’s got eDiscovery and is easier to find, but from a compliance perspective it’s at risk. It’s time to get started. Use this article as a call to action.

Miss the webinar? Check out “SharePoint Data Compliance Made Easy” webinar recording, view the slides or view and download the infographics.

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