Stephen Wilson

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SharePoint 2013 End of Life Part 4: What Can I Do to Prepare?

OK, this is the 4th installment of this blog series, and I have to admit that I have sort of tricked you. At one level or another, all of these articles have tried to introduce you to some of the steps to take as part of your upgrade. 

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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SharePoint 2013 End of Life, Part 3: What Cool Stuff Do We Get?

In our first 2 installments of this series, SharePoint 2013 - End of Life, What Next? and Migrating SharePoint 2013 to a modern version of SharePoint: Is there an easy way? we discussed what the “End of Life” for SharePoint 2013 this upcoming April means for organizations and if there is an easy way to move it to something newer.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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SharePoint 2013 End of Life, Part 2: Is there an easy way to migrate?

In my last article, we talked about Microsoft’s SharePoint 2013 reaching end of life in April of 2023. This means that organizations using SharePoint 2013 must move to other options, and we gave a brief overview of the platforms that Microsoft has provided as choices going forward.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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SharePoint 2013 End of Life, Part 1: What's Next?

A New Year always brings a lot of new opportunities, but sometimes it also signals that it is time to let go of things from the past. One of the things we will all have to let go of soon is SharePoint 2013. 

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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Functional Flair: adding Pictures to a SharePoint List

The List you need to use this JSON formatting as-is

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Lessons Learned and Sleep Lost: Moving to the cloud the right way

The cloud has seen a HUGE amount of uptake from companies struggling to find ways to stay productive.  "In-Premises" environments have transitioned to less active usage or have been slated for migration to cloud based alternatives. 

As a consultant, this has given me the opportunity to work with a lot of customers lately to work on these changes and I have learned a few lessons.

  • Transitioning to the cloud quickly was a necessity for many, but there are bunch of skipped steps that need to be looked a, starting with Governance.
  • If your On-premises systems are still active, you may want to spend even MORE time monitoring them.
  • The Cloud is not less secure, bit it is different

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