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SharePointing the Cloud

Thinking about putting Exchange in the cloud? Nah. You might lose all your mail. SQL Server? Too mission critical and too much transactional data going back and forth -- your performance would stink worse than week old striper.

SharePoint -- now there's the sweet spot. Not exactly mission critical, no real transactions to bring the T-1 to its knees. And so many of these apps are tactical. These puppies have to go up fast and simple. Last thing it needs is to get bogged down building a bunch of SharePoint servers just for a small team on a short term project. With the cloud, IT can ignore the whole thing and let the small team with the short-term project do it all themselves.

To me that makes SharePoint one of the first Microsoft apps I'd move to the cloud.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/18/2012 at 12:47 PM


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