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Choosing between SharePoint 2016 vs. SharePoint Online

Choosing between SharePoint 2016 vs. SharePoint Online

Given the varying data needs of enterprises, today the challenge of managing tons of digital content within the organizations, especially when different departments have varying data needs, the prominence is on 'whether to manage it on-premise or online'?

The comparison between the two forces IT teams to comply to an enterprise content management platform that can serve as a consolidated repository for the content and also a place where users can easily retrieve and interact with.

While the market offers various products to address this need, SharePoint continues to be a popular platform among those who work with Microsoft products. With its every upgrade or new release, clients are facing a tough choice between SharePoint 2016 vs SharePoint Online as an option when it comes to the different flavors of the platform available to them.

While cloud seizes to allure and there is a big push to move to the cloud to leverage its scalability and flexibility, Microsoft consistently innovates with both its online and on-premises platforms. On closer look at what each offer and lack in terms of capabilities and features, it makes more challenging for IT to decide between the two options and forces them to reconcile what to expect in terms of differences between the two platforms.

Those just starting out with enterprise content management may generally be more willing to consider SharePoint Online as their platform of choice and may find it cost-effective given its SaaS based pricing model, while existing enterprise clients tend to lean more toward SharePoint on-premises when they have invested significantly in their infrastructure.

Topics: Microsoft SharePoint Sharepoint Online SharePoint 2016

Visual Web Part for SharePoint 2016 - Large file(s) upload up to 10 GB

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visual-web-part-1.pngExisting version of SharePoint 2013 supports and allows to upload the files up to 2 GB. Now it is possible to upload larger files like more than 2 GB in SharePoint 2016. However, large file upload is not directly supported by OOTB (Out Of The Box), that we need to do some configuration on the farm. Let's, call it as prerequisite configurations.

These prerequisites are applicable to only SharePoint 2016 on premise farm. SharePoint online supports large file uploads by default so no need to do any changes in case of SharePoint online. In this blog, we have covered file upload with SharePoint Visual WebPart farm solution. In case of SharePoint online, provider hosted app model can be used. Let's have a look into high level information of the areas used for uploading large file.

Large file handling managed CSOM API's - StartUpload, ContinueUpload, and FinishUpload

For more information about this API and core logic you can refer below link:

Topics: SharePoint SharePoint 2016 OOTB

Best practices of SharePoint 2016 migration

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As SharePoint 2016 is already here, many enterprises are heading towards its migration to leverage the features offered by it. Enterprises must be careful, as one wrong step can result in failed migration. But, how enterprises can do that?

Enterprises must ensure whether the latest features are compatible with their existing environment. They must analyze the cost, risks and the complexities involved in SharePoint 2016 migration by following the approaches mentioned below.

Topics: SharePoint 2016 SharePoint 2016 migration

A take on SharePoint 2016 from business perspective

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The SharePoint 2016 framework is a revolutionary innovation in SharePoint extensibility. Introduced by Microsoft, SharePoint framework is a mobile-friendly and low-code development platform developed to help struggling organizations in regulating with .NET expertise.

When SharePoint 2016 was announced, all the emphasis was laid on easing the life of developers. Fortunately, this classic platform addresses the varying business processes and functionalities as well.

Here is the overview of SharePoint features benefiting enterprise business.
Topics: SharePoint 2016 SharePoint for businesss

Microsoft SharePoint 2016 data security

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Enterprises are on the verge of SharePoint 2016 migration. The way SharePoint 2016 is gaining momentum, its speed and accuracy are making administrators skeptical about its security, especially in terms of cloud integration.

In this blog, let us have a look how data security will be managed by SharePoint 2016.

Topics: Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint 2016 SharePoint 2016 security

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