Microsoft Press has made the new “Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities” eBook freely available. This book is written by Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson, and Manas Biswas. This book is the second book in a series of SharePoint Hybrid books that cover how to configure, troubleshoot, and manage a SharePoint Hybrid environment. Read More
The “Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid” eBook from Microsoft Press has been made freely available for download. This book is written by Jeremy Taylor. This is part of a series of books covering SharePoint Hybrid solutions from SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft’s cloud services. Topics covered include: foundational topics with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, architecture planning, platform hygiene and preparation, directory synchronization, as well as how to configure a seamless single sign-on (SSO) experience for users. Read More
The Cloud ecosystem is split between Public and Private clouds. Microsoft Azure sits on the Public side, while on-premises data centers are on the Private side. The Microsoft Cloud Fundamentals (98-369) Exam is situated a bit in-between the Public and Private clouds. This exam covers topics around Office 365, Microsoft Intone, firewalls, network topology and devices, and network ports. Read More
The Deploy SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn infographic from Microsoft provides a really good visual representation of how to design a SharePoint solution in Microsoft Azure. This infographic provides an example of using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) within Azure to setup a high-availability deployment of a SharePoint farm with SQL Server configured for AlwaysOn.
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The main methods of hosting SharePoint are either On-Premises or Office 365. There are many reasons to use both solutions, however there is a 3rd option when migrating your business and SharePoint environments to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The Microsoft Azure Marketplace contains a template that can be used to easily setup a full SharePoint 2013 HA Farm that includes Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, two SQL Server 2014 database servers, and four SharePoint Server 2013 servers (two web front ends and two application servers). This makes it extremely easy to setup a Microsoft SharePoint 2013 environment in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Read More