Top 10 Microsoft Trends to Look for in 2016 – cwoodill

  • Power BI Continues Expansion
  • SharePoint 2016 Is Released
  • NAV 2016 Comes to the Cloud
  • Bundling of Azure Services
  • Machine Learning Solutions for Business
  • SQL Server 2016 Released with New Reporting Capabilities
  • CRM 2016 Released Integrating Recent Acquisitions
  • Microsoft’s Azure Big Data Services Mature
  • Microsoft Goes RAD Again
  • Organizations Lag Behind

 

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TOGAF And The Internet Of Things – Avantika Monnappa

TOGAF And The Internet Of Things – Avantika Monnappa

Is TOGAF IoT-Ready?

The Internet of Things is one of the technologies that is addressed by the Open Platform 3.0. The IoT standards from the Open Group will do for IoT what the HTML and the HTTP did for the web, which is enable everything to be connected instantly. Vendors being able to constantly gather information about the customers from their products throughout their lifecycle enabling optimization of maintenance of operations, and providing safety at a lower cost. ItTOGAF_IoT will become much easier for enterprises to monitor and control any installed equipment and integrate it into intelligent solutions.

The Open Group QLM or Quantum Lifecycle Management Work Group works towards providing a framework for the development and consolidation of the open standards that are necessary in enabling the lifecycle management to evolve beyond the traditional limits of the product lifecycle management.

​The IoT work-group has been successful in producing two Open Group IoT standards namely, Open Data Format (O-DF) and the Open Messaging Interface (O-MI), which is currently working on a standard for the lifecycle management of IoT.

Read further this excellent article from Avantika Monnappa
The Open Group Internet of Things (IoT) Work Group

PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

 

powershell[1]Provides links to articles that explain the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use with SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you use in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 help you complete simple and complex administrative tasks. Command-line Help is available in the SharePoint 2016 Management Shell. For information about Windows PowerShell in general, visit the Windows PowerShell Technology Center.

New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

SharePoint

Feature Description More information
Access Services New Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 . For more information, see Access Services.
Compliance features New compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 include the document deletion and in-place hold policies. For more information, see Compliance features.
Customized web parts The compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links, and Table of Contents Web Parts is improved. NA
Document Library accessibility SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 includes new document library accessibility features. For more information, see Document Library accessibility.
Durable links Resource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint. NA
Encrypted Connections SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default. For more information, see Encrypted Connections.
Fast Site Collection Creation The Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in SharePoint. For more information, see Fast Site Collection Creation.
Filenames – expanded support for special characters SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 now supports using some special characters in file names that were previously blocked. For more information, see Filenames.
Hybrid in SharePoint 2016 Hybrid in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 enables you to integrate your on-premises farm with Office 365 productivity experiences, allowing you to adopt the cloud at your own pace. For more information, see Hybrid in SharePoint 2016.
Identify and Search for sensitive content SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365. For more information, see Identify and search for sensitive content in both SharePoint 2016 and OneDrive documents.
Image and Video previews You can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 document libraries. For more information, see Image and Video previews.
Information Rights Management SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 provides Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities to secure information by encrypting and securing information on SharePoint libraries with OneDrive for Business. For more information, see Information Rights Management.
Large file support SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB. For more information, see Large file support.
MinRole MinRole is a new feature in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 that allows a SharePoint farm administrator to define each server’s role in a farm topology. For more information, see MinRole farm topology.
Mobile experience SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 offers an improved mobile navigation experience. For more information, see Mobile experience.
New controls for working with OneDrive for Business SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 provides controls at the top of your personal document folders that make common tasks in OneDrive for Business more accessible. For more information, see New controls for working with OneDrive for Business.
New Recycle Bin in OneDrive and Team sites SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 adds a link for the Recycle Bin in the left navigation area of the OneDrive and Team sites. NA
Open Document Format (ODF) SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 adds support for Open Document Format (ODF) files to use in document library templates. For more information, see Open Document Format (ODF) available for document libraries.
Project Server New Project Server features are available in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2. For more information, see Project Server.
ReFS file system support SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 now supports drives that are formatted with the ReFS file system. For more information about the ReFS file system, seeResilient File System Overview and Resilient file system.
SharePoint business intelligence SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in and Power View. For more information about SharePoint business intelligence, see Power Pivot add-in and Power View are now available to use with SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.
SharePoint Search SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment. For more information, see SharePoint Search Server Application.
Sharing improvements SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 has many new sharing improvements available. For more information, see Sharing improvements.
Site Folders view SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 provides a new Site Folders view that lets you access the document libraries in sites that you’re following. For more information, see Site Folders view.
Sites page pinning This new feature helps you see and follow sites. For more information, see Sites page pinning.
SMTP Connection Encryption SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption. For more information, see SMTP Connection Encryption.
SMTP ports (non-default) SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default port (25). For more information, see Use SMTP ports other than the default (25).
Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) You can now rename files, create new files, and share files from within the WOPI iframe on the browser page. NA

 

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