Posts Tagged ‘Windows Azure’

Perficient’s Microsoft Practice is Ready to ‘Rise’ and Shine

Agility in any marketplace requires a willingness to evolve. With the acquisition of Rise Foundation, Perficient’s Microsoft practice is positioned to create, market, and sell products of its own. Rise Foundation is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that transforms SharePoint for Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premises into an easy-to-use intranet or portal for the business […]

Azure Powered Rights Management and Document Tracking

Moving your data to the cloud is not a trivial task, not only from technical standpoint but even from user adoption and business justification. Every organization deal with their challenges in different ways, some take the route of implementing least disruptive workload like exchange (mail) and some go with higher business impact workload like SharePoint Online. Which ever route […]

New features for Office 365 SSO and RMS – Ignite 2015

Some very exciting new capabilities were announced here (Ignite conference) as part of the Office 365 suite powered by Azure AD and rights management service. I will share two of these here • Cloud App Discovery • Document Tracking Cloud App Discovery With 365 you’re already setup for SSO but if you require some advanced […]

New SharePoint Online Migration API Announcement – Ignite 2015

The single biggest benefit of this new Migration PowerShell API is speed. Close to 5 times faster than CSOM calls. The new API was released today and is available for public consumption. An Overview Source – file share, SharePoint on-prem, potentially any other data source Package – create package for the API to be able to accept it […]

Key Announcements at Microsoft Ignite Keynote – Satya Nadella

It’s absolutely stunning atmosphere here in Chicago. What a breathtaking use of technology and level of energy with 23,000 technology folks here at Microsoft Ignite. It took two full days just to arrange chairs for the keynote! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about how businesses are being transformed and will be the focus of Microsoft […]

Boosting Cloud Security in Office 365

Microsoft has been spearheading the security campaign across cloud services. This week has been in focus with announcements of new capabilities affecting SharePoint Online (SPO), Email, and customer controls. I’ve been involved in numerous customer strategy sessions where similar concerns were raised. It is becoming increasingly clear that customers are expecting higher level of security controls […]

Azure Search: Scoring Profiles

Introduction When a search query is submitted to the index, each document that is returned has a search score which is an indicator of its relevance in the current search query and context. The higher the score, the more relevant the item and therefore, the higher it is ranked on a scale of high to […]

Microsoft Azure Search Preview

Search as a Service From FAST ESP to SharePoint Search and Bing/Google, search has become an integral point for users to reference their data. Microsoft has developed Azure Search to provide an integration point for a complete search experience. Developers can use the Azure portal and front-end APIs to tune their search index as well as […]

Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Updates

Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Updates – 2014 and Beyond

I think that we call now all agree that Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud Offering, is a major force in the cloud computing space for an ever expanding suite of services, capabilities and features. However, in this present age of cloud services, it is easy to not realize the sheer volume of new capabilities, service updates/improvements and […]

Microsoft Releases Cloud Roadmap

Microsoft just launched their Cloud Platform roadmap site. For one it addresses the frequent frustration customers have around the visibility, and second it actually provides a way to be able to understand and plan for what’s coming next. The link to the site is here This roadmap gives comprehensive insights into features in various buckets: preview, […]

Video How-To’s in Office 365

Video Portal was announced back in November with initial push to “first release” customers and a global deployment available by early 2015. This portal powered by Azure Media Services provides adaptive streaming optimized for video playback for the device it’s being viewed on. Leveraging Office Graph, simple drag and drop interface, discover ability across enterprise search […]

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The Premise of On Premises

As a technical architect I am used to the rapid evolution of language to describe an accelerating technical world. Only a couple of years ago using the word Cloud would most likely conjure images of the cumulonimbus variety. Today I rarely join a conference call where The Cloud is not mentioned and we can be […]

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