Errin O'Connor

Errin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for EPC Group and the author of three Microsoft SharePoint books covering SharePoint 2013 / Office 365’s SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2007. Errin focuses his efforts on implementing Microsoft Technologies in organizations throughout the country and around the globe. Errin and the EPC Group Team of Experts latest book, “SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice From the Consulting Trenches” by SAMS Publishing (Pearson Education), covers SharePoint 2013 as well as Office 365 and SharePoint Online for deployments of any size or environment such as on-premise “private cloud,” “public cloud,” or with assets in both the public and private via a “hybrid cloud” implementation. This new book covers best practices and proven strategies around the overall implementation, SharePoint roadmap development, compliance (PHI, PII, HIPAA), security, enterprise content management (ECM) and records management (RM) methodologies as well as mobility planning in BYOD and MDM. Errin is also the author of “SharePoint Foundation 2010: Inside Out” by Microsoft Press\O’Reilly Media and “Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Inside Out” by Microsoft Press published in 2008. Errin manages EPC Group’s corporate strategy as well as architects the proven methodologies around collaboration, enterprise content management, and custom application development that have set EPC Group apart from its competitors. EPC Group has completed more than 900 SharePoint and “Microsoft stack-related” implementations including efforts around Business Intelligence (BI), custom application development, hybrid cloud strategy, Windows Azure, Office 365, SQL Server 2012, Windows Intune, System Center, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Project Server. Errin is a frequent speaker at Microsoft SharePoint events throughout the United States and Canada. Errin is also a “SharePoint Expert Blogger” for AIIM | The Association of Information and Image Management as well as a contributor for CMSWire.com and contributor SharePoint-Community.net.

DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE OVERVIEW – EPC GROUP

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Mar.16, 2015 6:03 am

 

SHAREPOINT 2013, OFFICE 365, AZURE & CUSTOM .NET DEVELOPMENT

EPC Group’s industry recognized development practice covers the full spectrum of SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure which enables us to develop enterprise solutions that are compatible for any architecture regardless of a public, private or hybrid infrastructure.

Our tailored approach enables us to develop solutions for our clients with future compatibility and scalability in mind. Our development team also provides for deep expertise around the development of custom .NET solutions and applications that may reside outside of a SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 platform or interact with it to meet a specific business need for your organization.

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Topics: Application Development Custom Development errin-oconnor NET Development Office 365 Development SharePoint 2013 Development SharePoint Custom Development SharePoint Development Workflow Development

Provisioning Microsoft Power BI for Office 365

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Feb.09, 2015 6:00 am

 

Provisioning Microsoft Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 enables Self-service Business Intelligence for all your data. With Power BI, you get complete self-service BI for your on-premises and cloud-based data by using the new data discovery and analysis features in Excel with the collaboration capabilities in the new Power BI for Office 365 online service.

To administer Power BI, you use the Power BI Admin Center. Before you can start using the Admin Center, you need to provision a Power BI license.

Getting a Power BI license up-and-running is easy taking just two steps to provision Power BI and add users.

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Topics: Business Intelligence (BI) errin-oconnor Office 365 Office 365 Consulting Office 365 Development Power BI

Development Tools & Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan.26, 2015 1:28 pm

 

Development Tools and Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments

There have been many improvements as well as options added to Visual Studio 2013 to address the new technology releases of SharePoint 2013Office 365SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Azure.

EPC Group highly recommends that your organization’s developers have both on-premises and cloud development environment tools available so that they can become familiar with them, and also ensure that compatibility of a future architecture, as shown in the image below, is taken into consideration.

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Topics: Application Development Custom Development errin-oconnor NET Development Office 365 Development SharePoint 2013 Development SharePoint Custom Development SharePoint Development Workflow Development

EPC Group’s Hybrid Cloud Advisor Services – Office 365 Consulting

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan.26, 2015 6:04 am

 

HYBRID CLOUD: SYSTEM & INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

EPC Group’s Hybrid Cloud Advisory practice is led by industry experts to assist your organization in reviewing the underlying granular capabilities of the Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud offerings available to you and then architecting and deploying a tailored solution for your organization that will stand the test of time.

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches errin-oconnor Hybrid Cloud Advisory Practice Hybrid Cloud Strategies Hybrid SharePoint Implementation Hybrid SharePoint Platform Office 365 Hybrid

SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan.23, 2015 1:32 pm

 

SharePoint 2013’s APIs, Office 365 API Tools and Development Options – Part 1

SharePoint 2013’s APIs enable apps, as well as other elements, to connect and integrate with SharePoint’s core features. The APIs, as depicted in the image below, provide apps the capability to view content or integrate with a workflow or even perform searches.

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Topics: Application Development Custom Development errin-oconnor NET Development Office 365 Development SharePoint Development Workflow Development