Solved

Cloud-Based Hosted SharePoint Solution

Posted on 2014-04-12
3
295 Views
Last Modified: 2016-02-26
Hi,

I am looking for a cloud-based hosted SharePoint solution for a project.

The requirements are:

Lists - can be programmatically processed from the client-side ( functions include create, delete, upload, download, update etc ).
Program code: SOAP (object-access protocol ) via Office 2010 VBA, C# and Objective-C

I am familiar with an option ( Option A ), and it has the following features that fits the above requirements:
Option A
-Disk Space       up to 3.0 GB
-SharePoint Users      up to 100
-Free Same day setup       
-Unlimited Sub-sites
-Unlimited Traffic
-SSL-VPN
Pricing structure: below US$80 per month.

For the project in question, the requirement(s) would be slightly more robust and includes the following consideration:
- data storage i.e. security and compliance, reputation of hosting entity
- fail-over capability
- uptime

It has been suggested that Windows Azure is a solution to consider. I have done a research on the offerings but am not able to seek out an appropriate package.

I would appreciate it very much your assistance in seeking out a specific package that fits the above requirements, in the price range indicated.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Russellbrown
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39996937
I think your best bet is to use microsoft directly via office365 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/what-is-office-365-for-business-FX102997580.aspx

I wouldn't go by the pricing on the site.  I found they have a lot more pricing structures if you ask.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Russellbrown
ID: 39997459
Thank you for the reply. I viewed the link as suggested and noticed that the apps are mostly that of MS Office i.e. Office 365 Small Business, Office 365  Small Business Premium and Office 365  Midsize Business. I could not find a plan that offers even the foundation level of SharePoint .

Would you be so kind to point out which package provides for this.

Presently the users will be using MS Office 2010, installed on their laptops.

Thank you.
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 39997480
Sharepoint is included.  And as I mentioned, I found out there are more plans available that are not on the site.  You need to contact MS.  Even when you start a demo plan, you are assigned a team to help you that is based on their shift.  So if you always contact help at about the same time frame, you will always get the same team.

Office365 includes sharepoint.  A quick google search and I found this http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/sharepoint-online-online-collaboration-software-FX103789366.aspx and http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/collaboration-tools-compare-sharepoint-plans-FX103789400.aspx

Looks like the starting plan is $3 per month per user. I would say it is still worth it to start the demo at least, contact sales and see if they can do anything for you.  For 100 users, I wouldn't quibble about $80 vs $100 per month though if they can't do anything.  

I have looked at other hosted services and I have only found them to be more expensive.  

Good luck!
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The advancement in technology has been a great source of betterment and empowerment for the human race, Nevertheless, this is not to say that technology doesn’t have any problems. We are bombarded with constant distractions, whether as an overload o…
Optimized for private cloud infrastructures and datacenters, Nano Server is minimalistic, yet super-efficient, OS for services such as Hyper-V and Hyper-V cluster. Learn how you can easily deploy Nano Server and unlock its power!
The viewer will learn how to make their project stand out over others by learning how to change colors and shapes, add spaces, change directions, and add bullets to their charts.
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question