Brute-force attack and email phishing get their age, but never be considered old techniques in security. The two techniques target primarily to vulnerable system and especially to non-technical users who have no awareness of security. Specific to Office 365 which is widely being used by millions of people, the target to such a collaborative environment is exponentially increasing every day.
Troubleshooting in a modern Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) like SharePoint Online is not my interest. Last week I had a customer who asked to look into an out-of-the-box Search problem in SharePoint Online. When searching on the search box, SharePoint Online throws out the message below:
I’ve recently had a good short conversation with a senior developer, having worked more than 5 years in SharePoint platform. He shared with me that he found SharePoint really challenging and really wanted to master it. It’s pretty difficult for him to have deep understanding about SharePoint plus update about this emerging technology. He came to ask me my idea on what to do next to step up his experience in SharePoint development.
Asked by a colleague of mine yesterday whether there was any security checklist for SharePoint Online to improve security because recently he ran into a huge incident in IaaS cloud in which several productions virtual machines got deleted. This incident triggered an audit plan through the entirely his organization, not only IaaS cloud but also SaaS cloud.
Inspired by Microsoft, its products and technologies, my head with Tung Pham‘s one huddled together thinking about an eBook which would provide step-by-step guide to you in the Office 365 Hybrid deployment because we’ve realized the huge trend for the modern collaboration during our work today. We consider ourselves to be fortunate to have worked and discussed with number of different IT executives and CIO during the last three years before kicking off writing this eBook.
The definition of Digital Workplace may vary, but mostly aims to explain the virtual environment which comprises of tools to facilitate people at work, to increase employee engagement and to automate everything thoroughly the organization. Digital Workplace is just a different way to differentiate the computerized environment, but it also contains some significant changes on how people work in a daily basis. Having involved in number of digital workplace adoptions since 2008 with Microsoft SharePoint, I’m now realizing the road map of the maturity of such a so-called “computerized environment” or “digitalized workplace”.
The deprecation of Sandbox solution is actually not new to those who continuously keep their eyes on Microsoft, which was announced in 2014. And 2 years later in 2016, Microsoft announced that its steps to completing the removal of code-based sandbox solution in SharePoint Online. Customers who have been using code-based sandbox solution have only 30 days before existing code gets stopped. This message does contribute to the list of pain points that exists.
SharePoint is proven a platform for so many real-world no-code solutions, it still requires customization to fulfill business requirement, and to maximize investment for the platform, especially for middle and large organization. With SharePoint On-premises, the customization is flexible as you have several options in the development approach. You own your development environment to test everything you need. You control what to be patched when Microsoft releases a new update. You can rollback with your backup and recovery plan. Everything sounds well as you go. But with SharePoint Online, things are not that easy like the on-premises one. The development approach SharePoint Online supports is to go with client-side technologies. No server-side is supported. Sandbox mode with many limitations has been deprecated. You wouldn’t easily rollback your SharePoint Online site. This results to a nightmare to people who are responsible for roll-out of SharePoint Online in the whole organization.
We have heard a lot about hybrid model between SharePoint on-premises and Office 365, along with many benefits and reasons, from making the best use of your investment to on-premises to utilizing workloads running beneath cloud-based infrastructure, while meeting the requirement of data compliance regulatory. The buzzword about SharePoint hybrid today is almost Search to give end users the access to content stored in both SharePoint On-premises and Office 365. You might have heard of connecting on-premises LOB to Microsoft cloud services. But how about workflow which is an inevitable component to a successful digital workplace deployment? Yes, I mean hybrid workflow.