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How Much Does Azure with SQL Cost? Learn more here.
Posted by Joel Hill | 22 August 2019 | Uncategorized
How Much Does Azure with SQL Cost?

Microsoft Azure is a great place to build web applications.  We often get asked how much does Azure with SQL cost?  The easy answer Azure is free to get started.  SQL with Azure has a very nominal development cost.  But what about Azure with SQL for a production level app?   Azure requires at least one...

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How to Create an Engaging SharePoint Intranet Portal
Posted by Angie Vujicic | 13 August 2019 | Uncategorized
Why You Need an Engaging SharePoint Intranet Portal

Not to be confused with internet, the intranet is a closed communications network designed for internal use. Good intranets help keep your employees engaged and productive, so let’s take a look at SharePoint’s Intranet Portal, and what it can offer you! Intranet Homepage The Intranet Homepage is the first thing your employees see when they...

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Posted by Angie Vujicic | 31 July 2019 | Blog, Office 365, SharePoint
Top 5 HR Applications in SharePoint

Top 5 HR Applications in SharePoint Traditionally, the HR process is paperwork-heavy by nature, and after many, many challenges and observations, Microsoft has finally migrated their HR services to the cloud. Having a cloud-based HR service both centralizes and automates a lot of tasks that will make your life easier. Not only does it cut...

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Posted by Angie Vujicic | 25 July 2019 | Blog, Office 365
An Introduction to Office 365 Security

  An Introduction to Office 365 Security We’ve often talked about security and compliance here on the ESW Associates blog. Because security is paramount, it’s only natural Microsoft has been investing in making it easier for organizations to achieve their compliance and security goals. Since most organizations have separate teams working in these two spaces,...

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Posted by Angie Vujicic | 15 July 2019 | Uncategorized
What is PowerShell for Office 365 and Why Should I be Using it?

You might’ve heard the term “shell” used in computer science before—essentially, a shell gives you access to services in an operating system, and can be either command-based, or have a graphical user interface. Windows PowerShell has been around for a while (since 2006, in fact,) and Microsoft initially developed it for task automation and configuration...

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Posted by Angie Vujicic | 02 July 2019 | Uncategorized
Microsoft Teams Updates Coming to GCC High in Q2 2019

We’ve often talked about Microsoft Groups here on the ESW blog. We’ve compared Microsoft Teams VS Slack. In short, Teams is the successor to Skype for Business, and is a unified communications platform, and it combines persistent workplace chat and video messaging, file storage, and application integration. With the advent of remote jobs and seamless...

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Posted by Kristina Rosario | 29 May 2019 | Blog, SharePoint
10 Attributes of the Best SharePoint Consulting Company in 2019

1. Use of Agile/Quick Approach to Development Among development approaches, the most popular ones are the Waterfall and Agile. While Waterfall worked pretty well when computers were a new technology, it’s still a very rigid process that follows sequential phases and needs tight management from start to finish. Waterfall is divided in Requirements, Design, Implementation,...

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Posted by Kristina Rosario | 15 May 2019 | Blog
Migrating from InfoPath to PowerApps

How to Migrate from InfoPath to PowerApps Interested in migrating from InfoPath to PowerApps, but finding that there aren't many good articles explaining the differences? We have you covered. This article describes what both technologies are, what they are good at and what to look out for before attempting to do the migration. There are...

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Posted by Kristina Rosario | 08 May 2019 | Blog, SharePoint
Migrating from SharePoint Classic to Modern UI, Part 2

Last week, we began to take a look at both Modern and Classic UIs for SharePoint and see whether you should make the jump. Today, we continue the conversation. Team sites Team and Communication sites are exclusive to the Modern UI. These sites use Office 365 Groups to simplify the permissions model, and as we...

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Posted by Kristina Rosario | 02 May 2019 | Blog, SharePoint
Migrating from SharePoint Classic to Modern UI, Part 1

With the advent of the Modern UI for SharePoint, is it worth fully migrating to the new version? Today we’ll take a look at both Modern and Classic UIs for SharePoint and see whether you should make the jump. Main Differences The first big difference we’ll look at is that Modern team sites are connected...

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