Assurance Articles

Office 2013 support in Office 365 … The end is nigh…

Being a Microsoft Office 365 Partner am keen to follow any news concerning feature changes and updates to Office365. Microsoft announced via this blog, that Office 2013 clients’ connections to commercial Office 365 services will not be supported after October 13,...

Understanding Personal Data in Data Processing

Personal data (also referred to as PII – Personal Identifiable Information) identifies an individual. In that personal data, a name by itself is not enough to identify an individual, however, a name including the address would. For example, when you are called by an...

Microsoft SOC and ISO Audit Reports Available

One of the most useful documents in my view in planning implementations of Office365 is understanding data encryption and data backup and the standards applied. Microsoft have provided audit reports covering their cloud stack (Dynamics CRM, Office365, Yammer and...

Content Management Systems – Principles and Concepts of Information Assurance

A major challenge in businesses is a misconception, that data is 100% secure concerning any part of its data processing within that business. This data processing concerns the content management lifecycle; from creation, to storage, to distribution, to workflow and...
Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

Merry Christmas Everyone! As the seasonal period quickly approaches, the discussions concerning what happens to supporting SharePoint over the holiday either approaches, or has been covered, or even assumed.  The Christmas period is of course where your SharePoint...

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Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

Providing a sustained and good SharePoint service means providing adequate SharePoint support - and that is not simply for 'work-days'. As Christmas looms, there needs to be ample preparation done to ensure that those charged with providing SharePoint support over the...

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