Independent Contractor, Instructor, Author
Andrew Connell Inc.
Office 365 Solutions Architect
Microsoft MVP - Office Development
DMI (Digital Management, LLC)
A movement within the Office division that started just a few years ago is arguably having an even bigger impact on companies today. From the start, Office 365 included hosted versions of popular products many enterprises use such as SharePoint and Exchange. Since it was introduced, Microsoft has moved to a position of building features and new versions for the hosted Office 365 platform in the cloud first and later porting some of those capabilities to the on-premises offering.
Organizations didn’t jump to the cloud in masses at first, rather it happened slowly over time. To their credit, the improvements to the platform have help with the appeal and convinced many enterprises to go from their on-premises deployments to Office 365. At the same time, many organizations have decided to put their feet in both camps with a hybrid approach.
For developers and IT Pro’s alike, these changes have brought interesting challenges to how they work with their customers. Developers have a new customization and extensibility development model in the SharePoint Framework, while IT pros deal with things like hybrid deployments, groups, search, identity, and many others.
How do you make sense of it all and handle these changes? Come to this panel, staffed by Office & SharePoint Live! speakers, backed with years of experience in these topics, to get guidance and ideas on how to tackle the challenges facing you and your organization.