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  • Explaining OneDrive: Will the Real OneDrive Stand Up?

    Friday, August 17, 2018 Rob Bogue

    The most frequent confusion that I encounter with users is related to what are OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, and how do I know the difference.  There’s good reason for this.  The OneDrive brand has been used to refer to two different services and multiple different components.

    To be simple about it, OneDrive is the cloud file synchronization platform for Microsoft.  OneDrive keeps files on your PC in sync with files on a cloud-hosted server.  OneDrive has a personal and a commercial offering.  In the commercial offering, OneDrive is also the mechanism that is used to synchronize SharePoint sites.

  • Microsoft this week let its partners in on a premium Office 365 suite designed to enhance productivity through collaboration and innovation—and to give third-party providers new opportunities to integrate with Microsoft’s tooling.

  • For many of us, the rise of the remote workforce comes as no surprise. For years now, office workers have been abandoning their desks in favor of settings that are farther afield and allow them to work in a more comfortable—and often more productive—environment. And it’s a trend that only promises to keep growing.

  • The new SharePoint Framework (sometimes referred to as SPFx now) is really only for developers, in most cases. End users really shouldn't care whether their developers are building things in an "old? way or a "new? way as long as what they get meets their requirements. Most-if not all-of the information we've seen about the SharePoint Framework (including the video below by Dan Kogan) is focused squarely on developers. Unless you're into syntax and semicolons as my pal Jennifer Mason Roth likes to say, the available information may seem like Greek to you.

  • There is a lot being written today that ETL is dead, dying, an old horse that can no longer keep up with the automobiles of today – namely, Big Data.  To some extent this is true, but not in the Microsoft ecosystem of Cloud First, Mobile First, self-service BI. In four steps I will show you how you can extract, transform and load data today.  

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