Large Lists In SharePoint Online

On August 30, 2012, in Office 365, SharePoint, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Managing large lists in SharePoint Online is not dissimilar to doing the same for an on-premise SharePoint environment; the difference being that Microsoft has set in stone some settings that can be modified when you have access to the SharePoint Administration Site and the SharePoint servers in your farm. While SharePoint 2010 introduced the ability [...]

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What’s coming in SharePoint 2013

On June 28, 2012, in Office 365, SharePoint, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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It is sometimes difficult to justify coming up for air and taking the time to evaluate products that are still very much in motion.  In the case of SharePoint 2013, however, it wasn’t hard at all.  Acrowire has recognized the value SharePoint brings to the table for a very long time, but we decided to [...]

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Managing Technical Debt Webinar

On June 17, 2012, in Technical Debt, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Last month I was privileged to present a webinar hosted by the ITMPI on the topic of managing technical debt.  The presentation discussed the technical debt metaphor from its inception in 1992 when Ward Cunningham coined it to where it is today.  In addition to disecting the metaphor’s evolution, we discussed opportunities and challenges the [...]

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101 Leadership Rules to Live By

On April 26, 2012, in Management, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Several years ago I ran across an article on leadership by the same title as this blog post.  I thought the content of the article was relevant enough to copy into a Word document and save for future reference.  While the rules are very basic, their simplicity is a large part of their value.  We [...]

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VDI in the SMB

On April 12, 2012, in VDI, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Until recently, VDI was a technology reserved for enterprise level customers with deep pockets and an equally deep roster of expert IT staff to support it.  The expense and complexity of VDI implementations has historically kept SMBs from even considering the technology.  When the Citrix VDI-in-a-Box (ViaB) product debuted it changed the landscape dramatically by [...]

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Office 365 Manual Desktop Upgrade

On February 27, 2012, in Office 365, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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There is no shortage of documentation on the process of upgrading BPOS to Office 365.  The problem is most of it is verbose and hard to follow.  Some clients prefer to take care of the on premise work themselves during their migration, so we decided to create a concise document together to guide them.  There [...]

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SCORE and Office 365

On February 24, 2012, in Office 365, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Today Bruce Marshall from Microsoft and I teamed up to present to the North Carolina Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) on technology readiness and Microsoft Office 365.  SCORE provides mentoring and other resources to aspiring entrepreneurs.  Most entrepreneurs understand the need for professional, reliable and cost effective technology infrastructure but many [...]

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Why SOPA is a horrible idea!

On January 20, 2012, in Cloud Computing, Social Media, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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There has been a tremendous amount of press in recent weeks regarding PIPA and SOPA and how detrimental these pieces of legislation would be to the online liberties we currently enjoy.  I could not agree more with this assessment but it took some digging to find resources that helped me understand why this is the [...]

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BPOS: Post Migration Info

On April 23, 2011, in Cloud Computing, Office 365, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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Once you have migrated to Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), you will need to access certain BPOS resources, configure your workstations and set up mobile devices.  There are resources out there to guide you through this process but they are scattered about.  We will try to consolidate as much of this information as possible [...]

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

On April 23, 2011, in Cloud Computing, Technical Debt, by Ted Theodoropoulos
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There has been quite a bit of press coverage regarding the  outage at Amazon this week.  Much of this coverage has focused on how the outage has brought down many popular web sites such as Reddit, Quora and Foursquare.  The point that seems to be getting missed here is that by failing to plan, these [...]

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