Thursday, April 21, 2016

PremierPoint Solutions’ President Discusses ExCM 2013 R2 and Its Major New Features

 Don Beehler, PremierPoint Solutions’ marketing director, recently interviewed President Jeff Cate about the company’s ExCM 2013 R2:

Jeff Cate, President
PremierPoint Solutions
Question: An R2 is a major new release of a software product. Why did you conclude it was necessary to release a new version of your award-winning Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint (ExCM)?

Answer: ExCM is deployed by hundreds of organizations around the world and is the most popular way to enable SharePoint to be used as an extranet. Even with the availability of the Cloud, people still like the security and control that an on-premises extranet provides. So, because we have a lot of active, committed customers, we wanted to make sure the software is kept up-to-date and provides the best user experience possible. That’s why we built R2.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Is SharePoint On-Premises Really a Cloud?

Let me relate a quick story to you. We had two separate IT security incidents last week. One individual had ransomware that encrypted a good number of documents. Another individual had a crash related to windows updates with continual, unfixable reboots. These machines eventually were reloaded to fix the problems.

How does this relate to SharePoint though?

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Release of Extranet Collaboration Manager (ExCM) Raises the Bar on Extranet Features

PremierPoint Solutions is pleased to announce a major new release of our Extranet Collaboration  Manager for SharePoint 2013 (ExCM 2013). ExCM 2013 R2 has major improvements that will delight current customers and prospective customers alike.

External Access for Your Business Partners

There’s never been a better time to deploy a SharePoint 2013 extranet! ExCM 2013 R2 makes it
simple and secure:

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Why an On-Premises SharePoint Extranet Makes So Much Sense (and Can Be Easy to Set Up)

You’ve already invested in your on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm. You have already paid Microsoft for the server licenses and CALs for all of your employees to use SharePoint.

Did you know that there is a secure and easy way to also use your farm to provide an extranet for collaboration with customers, vendors, and other business partners – without paying Microsoft another penny?

Let’s take a quick look at how you would accomplish this – in as little as 30 minutes.

In Central Administration, your list of web applications might currently look something like this:

SharePoint Web Applications List