Steven Pogrebivsky News & Analysis
| Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
I've been planning on writing a Top 5 article on SharePoint administration and management for the past six months, but now that I'm finally doing it I find I must expand the scope. What's different?
The pace of change has accelerated.
Having worked in the SharePoint space for the past 10 years, it's easy to note the changes, the biggest shift being what is happening with Office 365. With OneDrive for Business, Microsoft has taken aim at the online drive space. And just as the competitors, they are trying to replace your hard drive and file shares with a cloud version, providing 1 terabyte of storage for each user.
| Monday Jun 2, 2014
Your information is the lifeblood of your organization. It’s content you create, it’s content you obtain from customers, suppliers, partners. And there’s usually a lot of it. That’s where solutions like SharePoint and Office 365 come in -- to help you manage it all.
But before you start storing every last piece of information you have, ask yourself if it’s really something you need. Just because you can save and store almost limitless amounts of content, doesn’t mean you should.
| Monday May 5, 2014
The battle for file sharing and storage has been happening for a while, but things started heating up when Microsoft decided to offer OneDrive for Business as a standalone service -- it took a direct hit at Box and Dropbox. The question is, does it really have an advantage?
| Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
You've been thinking about moving to Office 365. You know it offers some great capabilities while helping reduce some costs, but you need to convince management it’s the right move.
There is a lot to take into consideration, but these 10 talking points should help you explain your recommendations to management.
| Monday Mar 24, 2014
OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s file sync, share and collaboration service. It used to be part of Office 365, but that has now changed.
Microsoft announced that OneDrive for Business will become available as a standalone subscription service on March 3. This is good news for those who want the simplicity of Dropbox, but the security and control of Office 365.
While some might see this as competition for the usual suspects in the file sharing space -- Dropbox, Box, Google Drive -- I think it's a possible alternative to another, namely, SharePoint.
| Monday Feb 3, 2014
The hybrid cloud is the talk of the industry for 2014, and a hybrid cloud for SharePoint / Office 365 is no exception. But not everyone is going hybrid, at least not permanently.
| Monday Jan 13, 2014
We've started a new year and that usually means we make resolutions on how things will be different, better. Let’s make a resolution to design and manage our Office 365 environments right so we can find the information we need to get our work done.
| Monday Dec 30, 2013
Caught by the potential of what coding could do at an early age, Steven Pogrebivsky still gets excited about finding the solutions to problems. In his monthly column, he walks readers through different pain points they may be experiencing to help them hopefully find the path forward. Find out what story Steven will be watching in 2014.
| Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
It's been an interesting year for SharePoint. We've started to see steady adoption of SharePoint 2013, as well as continued usage of SharePoint 2010 and some older versions. And Microsoft’s shift to focus on the cloud and Office 365 left many guessing about the future of the on premises version of SharePoint.
Whatever comes in 2014, I don’t believe SharePoint is going anywhere. But I do think we’ll see more changes.
| Thursday Nov 7, 2013
BYOD has taken over the enterprise, whether the enterprise likes it or not. But it’s not just BYOD. Employees are turning to consumer versions of file sharing cloud solutions like DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive (not to be confused with SkyDrive Pro) and others to access their documents no matter where they are. IT needs to resolve this problem, and it won’t be done by banning the use of these devices and apps. There’s a smarter way.
| Thursday Oct 10, 2013
While most organizations at the very least use SharePoint for document management, once you move beyond DM the variety and abundance of use cases are staggering. That is the root cause for both the successes and failures of SharePoint implementations.
| Monday Sep 9, 2013
I wish I had a quarter for every time the words “governance” and “SharePoint” were used in the same sentence -- I’d be pretty darn rich right now. But I’d be an unhappy millionaire.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
The Apple Store recently celebrated its 5th birthday and reading about what Apple has done with its marketplace caused me to take a hard look at what Microsoft is doing with its own mobile marketplace(s). What can Microsoft learn from Apple? What does Microsoft need to focus on to be successful?
| Monday Jul 1, 2013
You heard the reasons why you should move to SharePoint Online and the some of the things you need to be aware of, but let’s step back and consider the reasons why you might not want to make the move to the cloud.
| Thursday May 30, 2013
Microsoft released earnings for Q3, 2013 recently and the numbers for its online services clearly indicate that it pays to bet on cloud-based services.