Cloud


The Truth about Azure Stack

If you have any interest in technology advancements within the Microsoft world you will no doubt have heard of the Microsoft Azure Stack (Stack). Soon to launch and much hyped, the Stack is an on-premises and hybrid cloud platform that enables you to leverage much of Microsoft’s Azure functionality in your own data centres. Put simply, you can leverage […]

Top 5 Cloud Myths

By Aonghus Fraser In our line of work, we see how the true cloud offers unrivalled power, security and flexibility to businesses – but we also see how the cloud is probably one of the most over-hyped and misrepresented technology innovations we are ever likely to encounter. This has even led to the term “cloud […]

Our Connected World

I was recently invited to the Microsoft UK HQ, where I delivered a talk, as C5 Alliance Group CTO and demonstrated how Jersey has been using the Internet of Things (IoT) and Microsoft Azure to innovate. IoT is such a new and hot topic in the digital sphere, and the technology is extremely versatile, the […]

Speaking about Azure at Collab365

I’m delighted to be invited to speak at Collab365 – the biggest online conference of its type, covering Office 365, SharePoint and Azure. There will be an expected 10,000 attendees! I have spoken about SharePoint at a similar event before – this will be my first speaking engagement at C5 Alliance CTO, and first purely […]

New Role – Group Chief Technology Officer at C5 Alliance

After just over four years at C5 Alliance where I’ve seen the company grow from 50 specialist consultants to a company of 170 predominantly qualified technical experts, I’m delighted to have been offered and accepted a new role as Group CTO. It’s a really exciting challenge, ensuring the teams continue to deliver innovative solutions to […]

SharePoint Evolution Conference recap, slides and code

I was humbled and honoured to be invited to present again at the SharePoint Evolution conference; the speaker list really is a “who’s who” of the SharePoint and Office 365 world. Once again, Steve, Zoe and the extended team from Combined Knowledge promised and delivered on all fronts. Not only was the content second to […]

Why Use Office 365?

A short video (from one take!) after our recent “Office 365 in the Real World” breakfast briefings: The slides from our event here: Office 365 In The Real World, July 2014 from C5 Alliance Group Some useful links referred to: A guide to Cloud Computing for Data Controllers (Channel Islands) www.trust.office365.com Thanks to http://www.3cinternational.com/ for […]

CRM 2011 & SharePoint 2010 Actions Dropdown Missing

The Problem You have configured CRM 2011 (online or on-premises) to store documents in SharePoint (online/Office365 or on-premises). Maybe you followed this excellent guide (SharePoint online) or this guide (SharePoint on-premises). Whichever way, you will have downloaded & deployed the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 List Component for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. However, you find that, […]

Office 365: The server block is not well formed

A curious error occurred on Office365 the other day… nobody was able to access a document library on SharePoint Online – the helpful error message was “The server block is not well formed”… Without access to the server logs I raised a service request and after trying loads of things that didn’t help I was […]