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What Is Microsoft Office 365? What Is SharePoint Online? (Part 2 of 2)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President   To review:  In June 2011, Microsoft released Office 365, which is essentially bundled online software hosted in the cloud. Office 365 replaced Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and bundles together the latest upgrades of its SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server solutions.  So, when you hear “SharePoint…

Financial Services Firms Like SharePoint 2010

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President We’ve blogged about CPAs and the cloud and how IT literacy is important within the financial services sector, but we haven’t really addressed the fact that MOST of our financial services clients are using our SSAE 16 Type II-compliant hosted SharePoint 2010. Why? Quite simply, hosted SharePoint improves…

Web Design and Development: Best Practices in Production, Staging and Development for Web-Based Companies

GUEST BLOG By Gaige B. Paulsen Board of Advisors, AIS Network For companies that primarily do business through their public-facing Internet site, best practices for production, staging and development are imperative. For any Web-based business, whether e-commerce or presence-based, it is essential that content and systems be updated to remain competitive, which means change and…

SharePoint 2010: Most Popular Third-Party Apps

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President In Anaheim, at the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 Conference, Rob Koplowitz, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, unveiled the results of a Forrester survey on “Best Practices in SharePoint 2010 Adoption and Migration.” The survey had been conducted in July and included responses from “510 IT decision-makers involved…

Law Firms Like Hosted SharePoint 2010

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President Wondering whether your law firm’s new hosted SharePoint 2010 deployment will be disruptive to the office culture?  Significant key benefits for IT staff as well as legal staff and their clients may very well justify the trouble and cost of deploying SharePoint 2010 in a legal environment. What’s…