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How to get the most out of hosted services
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of August 2009
For SharePoint, hosted solutions can be particularly beneficial because they deliver a more efficient strategy for IT. But to get the most out of hosting services, SharePoint administrators need to do their homework first so they can figure out what they need for their business and who can offer it at the best price. SharePoint has many performance and availability issues that systems such as Microsoft Exchange don’t have. Although SharePoint is easy to deploy out of the box, a SharePoint specific hosting provider can help you take advantage of some of the enhancements that can be activated to help customize services specific to SharePoint. Because hosting SharePoint can be more challenging, extensive knowledge of SharePoint can help extend the functionality a provider brings to an organization. Below are three questions to ask when considering a third party to either host or remotely manage a SharePoint environment: Should you consider hosting? Hosting is a cost-effective way of tapping the expertise of providers and their ...
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