Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Revised and Reduced Role for Traditional SharePoint in Office 365 | CASAHL

Lead paragraphs from an overview of SharePoint's evolution and Office 365 migration opportunities
"Microsoft SharePoint has been broadly successful since it was first released in 2001, and it has largely vanquished earlier enterprise content/collaboration platforms competitors such as IBM Lotus Notes/Domino. As Microsoft increases its focus on its Office 365 and Azure cloud platforms, however, the traditional role for SharePoint is being significantly revised and, in many ways, reduced. Traditional SharePoint – the content/collaboration platform optimized for on-premises deployments — will continue to be popular for years to come, as many enterprises will undertake multi-phased migrations to Office 365, but SharePoint in Office 365 is now Microsoft’s strategic focus for enterprise content/collaboration needs, and it differs from traditional SharePoint in some fundamental ways. Enterprise planners seeking to fully leverage Microsoft’s latest content/collaboration offerings need to understand the advantages of Microsoft’s cloud opportunities and to begin migration planning.
This post provides an overview of the transition from traditional SharePoint to SharePoint in Office 365 and highlights some of the new opportunities and migration considerations."
(Disclosure: I've been a CASAHL advisor for several years)
A Revised and Reduced Role for Traditional SharePoint in Office 365 | CASAHL
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