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Cloud vs. VPS

By Donna Hemmert AIS Network, VP Strategy  Cloud vs. VPS? We often get the question of what is the difference between Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and cloud servers.  Both use a virtualized (as opposed to physical) environment and so they are often confused. First it’s important that you understand virtualization. Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version…

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What Is Microsoft Office 365? What Is SharePoint Online? (Part 2 of 2)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President   To review:  In June 2011, Microsoft released Office 365, which is essentially bundled online software hosted in the cloud. Office 365 replaced Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and bundles together the latest upgrades of its SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server solutions.  So, when you hear “SharePoint…

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What Is Microsoft Office 365? What Is SharePoint Online? (Part 1 of 2)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President   What is Microsoft Office 365? In June 2011, Microsoft released Office 365, which is essentially bundled online software hosted in the cloud. Office 365 replaced Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and bundles together the latest upgrades of its SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server solutions. So, when…