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Stephen Wilson

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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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Authentication 101 - Best Practices

I get asked for this all the time. Customers ask for the “Best Practices” for really complex subjects, sharing settings, site structure, things where, as a consultant, my answer almost always has to be ...“It depends.”   Complex subjects are very hard to apply best practices to, and the way that you know you are about to wander into that territory is when you find yourself asking  someone “What do most organizations do?”

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Office 365 Security- A Plan

The tyranny of search engine optimization forced me to give this article that boring title, but honestly I wanted to call it “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers” . One of the big myths we have in the Information Technology world is that security is a mature and solved problem.  In reality we just want to get the baby buggy bumpers in place to keep us from hitting our heads on sharp corners, we have to keep watching for risks and adapting our plans as the landscape becomes clearer.

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New Ways of Doing the Same Things

This is not about working from home. It is not 10 easy ways to replace in-person meetings with Microsoft Teams. I am going to write about what comes next.

Life after a big disruption.

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Office 365 - How Safe is it?

With the current state of work a lot of organizations are scrambling to figure out a way to get work done remotely and/or in the cloud. The need to keep at least the basics running while being concerned about how secure the “cloud” is creates a lot of tension. Here at PAIT Group we specialize in Office 365. Normally we do a lot of work with planning, migrating, and training customers to make this kind of transition as smooth and orderly as possible. For the moment though, we are also doing our best to capture your questions and concerns quickly.

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