Azure Camp

Live from a one day Azure Camp for IT Cloud OS area New trend usages: social network (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn…) data volume is increasing 80% are unstructured data number of connected devices is increasing 7 M people for 6 M SIM card >>> more connected devices than people   Windows Server 2012 is the first ‘On Premise’ cloud OS which integrates with Windows Azure; meaning you can move your virtual…

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SharePoint 2013 – Troubleshoot WAC configuration

UPDATE: November 11th, 2012 – WAC not available in search center This post is an update of a previous post to configure WAC with SharePoint 2013 (http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=392).   This apply to RTM version.   Install SharePoint 2013; this post doesn’t cover this step Install WAC 2013; this post doesn’t cover this step To install WAC, see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=392 Ensure all prerequisites for RTM version are installed: Windows Server 2008 R2 Install…

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Office 365 / SharePoint – Living in a Hybrid World: Compliance and Governance meet Cloud

Live from SharePoint Conference 2012. This is a partner session by AvePoint. Governance 20% CIO’s will lose their jobs for failing to implement discipline of information governance (Gartner Research 2016 Prediction). Requirements for IT Governance: people have to be involved; an Executive sponsorship is mandatory to make governance project successful IT: Architect, IT operation & administration Business Owners: workload owners, departmental & functional owners Back Office: Finance, Legal, HR and…

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SharePoint – Deep Dive on Social Architecture

Live from SharePoint Conference 2012. SkyDrive Pro + Social features are the new SharePoint 2013 Personal Site. Hosting MySite on SharePoint 2013 has not changed, meaning still need a web application with content database(s) which host the root site collection ‘My Site Host’. Default quota for MySite on Office 365 is 7 Gb while OnPremises it’s 100 Mb.   Social All Social data have been moved to the MySite Content…

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SharePoint – Security Data and Compliance

Live from SharePoint Conference 2012.   Authentication & Authorization SharePoint supports the following authentication types: Windows NTLM Kerberos Basic Anonymous Digest FBA LDAP SQL ASP.Net membership provider SAML Token based authentication ADFS 3rd party identity provider LDSP Windows Azure Access Control Services OAuth Authentication means verification of claim; SharePoint do not do authentication. Authorization means verification of permission; SharePoint do. So authentication precedes authorization. Authentication can be broken but not…

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SharePoint – Deep Dive on Information Rights Management and SharePoint

Live from SharePoint Conference 2012.   RMS is securing the data by encrypting and attaching license usage (usage rights) onto the document protected by RMS. This prevent the accidental disclosure of sensitive data. All of this process is done on the client side. On SharePoint, document libraries, with RMS policy applied, are ‘replacing’ the client to protect the RMS policy/license thanks to MSDRM service. On Office 365, RMS is using…

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SharePoint – SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Deep Dive

Live from SharePoint Conference 2012. This session is promising as there is a lot of people: huge attendee number. We were obliged to switch the room to get more seats. NOTE this doesn’t cover customization upgrade; this only an IT session.   Deferred Site Collection Upgrade Internals Check site collection health Request site collection upgrade Create evaluation site collection temporary site collection used to check upgrade   The compatibility level…

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SharePoint – Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals

Live for SharePoint Conference 2012. This session is mainly demo session. Go to Windows Azure for an evaluation. The different hosting/business module for deployment between On Premises to Online Windows Azure Virtual Machines provides flexible, open and solid platform.   Flexible easy to migrate existing application as-is to the cloud set up new VM’s in Azure quickly multiple way to start Management portal Scripting If want to use PowerShell, you…

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SharePoint – Performance and capacity management for SharePoint 2013

Live from the SharePoint Conference 2012. SharePoint 2013 performance challenges: new capabilities richer experience global online service to run client and server have more work to do SharePoint 2013 responds to incoming request 50% faster, 4 x faster profile sync (10 x with Active Directory import), 40% more efficient use of bandwidth, 80% less I/O related SQL IOPS and more scalable farm. This means for end users: content comes first…

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SharePoint – Office Web Apps 2013

This post is written live from the SharePoint Conference 2012; it can be considered as an addition of my previous post about Office Web Apps 2013 (http://t.co/dfeg6HFX). Office Web Apps allow to view and edit Office document with a web browser (no Office rich client needed neither used). Office Web Apps are delivered through 3 channels: Consumer Cloud (SkyDrive) Public Cloud (Office 365) Private Cloud (On Premises)   Architecture The…

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Exchange / Security – New statement on issuing certificate will stop allowing using .local domain on certificate

This notification apply mainly to Exchange services as these are the main services deployed within companies with internal and external access, meaning different URL’s – one for internal which is not Internet aware and one for remote access. But off course, any services which allow this type of access is impacted (such as SharePoint for example). A new statement from the CA/Browser forum is introducing new standard on delivering certificate…

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Windows – If a Windows 8 app failed to start, it can be repaired

Ok so, while Microsoft has released his new Windows version, you already have deployed it and start playing with, especially by installing Windows App from the Windows Store. Everything was fine, until you start launching your app and unfortunately the app doesn’t start You try again to start it and noticed a small black cross on the right low corner This means the app is in an unstable state. So,…

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Office 365 / SharePoint – Overview of eDiscovery across the Office Platform

Today, at the SharePoint Conference 2012, we talk about eDiscovery within the Office system products. eDiscovery is how records managers and litigators discover content in electronic format. Typically, eDiscovery requires searching for documents, websites, and email messages spread across laptops, email servers, file servers, and other sources, and collecting and acting on content that meets the criteria for a legal case. Process Identify & Preserve >>> Search and Process >>>…

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