Samuel Sabel

Samuel is passionate about the potential of technology and its implications for business. As a Software Engineer for RDA, he is a thought leader in the realm of Enterprise IT. Samuel has also served as the Managing Director of Sabel Collaborations, a SharePoint-boutique consulting and development firm headquartered in Atlanta. As an Enterprise IT strategist, he focuses on understanding his clients' unique business needs to advise them on how to best leverage technology. Samuel has been a resource to a cross-section of business verticals including healthcare IT, finance, manufacturing, and the public sector. Samuel enjoys being a member of the Technology Association of Georgia. He also enjoys getting into nature with his wife and young children as well as preparing classic cocktails.

SharePoint Is Not Dead, It Will Continue to Dominate

Not Dead Yet
Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann spoke at the 2013 Gartner Symposium on SharePoint and declared its inevitable demise. But, his assessment shows a distinct lack of understanding of what SharePoint is, what enterprise collaboration is and the fact that many companies will not go to the cloud for their content management needs. Mann’s presentation was confusing and misleading. By instructing CIOs to look to a post-SharePoint future, Mann displayed a distinct lack of foresight when it comes to collaborative solutions, SharePoint… continue…

A Brief Intro to SharePoint’s New App Model

SharePoint App Store
One of the most significant new features of SharePoint 2013 is the introduction of the App Model. We are all familiar with the App Model from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. An online store where users can purchase and install an app that will help enhance a device (like a smartphone) or a platform (like SharePoint). This new SharePoint functionality is redefining how companies procure, develop and distribute customized solutions. Every company will have the ability to expose the… continue…

The Environments Needed for Smart SharePoint Development

SharePoint 2013
What environments SharePoint developers utilize as a part of their solution delivery life-cycle is crucial. The model outlined below is meant to empower the developer to the greatest extent possible, while also safeguarding SharePoint. Every month, more enterprises begin using this approach. The Development Environment The Development environment should have only one server, even if your production SharePoint farm has multiple servers. The reason for this is simple: Visual Studio does not play nice when debugging a multiple-server farm. If… continue…

An Intro to SharePoint Community Events

Go Out
SharePoint is all about online engagement and collaboration. And yet, some of the most dynamic and engaging experiences related to the platform happen offline — and for free. Possibly best of all is that some are probably happening not too far from where you are. In other words, you can take advantage of meeting colleagues and sharing information, without it costing you an arm and a leg to travel and participate. It’s nice to see these growing alternatives. SharePoint User… continue…

Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud: The Pros and Cons

Cloud Monitor
SharePoint 2013 poses a challenging question for IT directors and SharePoint architects. Traditionally, the core questions regarding a SharePoint migration could be summarized as “when and how.” With Office 365 as a new and viable option for hosting SharePoint in the cloud, “where” becomes a significant question. While there are very attractive motivating factors for going to the cloud, there are also serious risks and considerations that you’ll have to assess. Saving Money The cloud option offers two main attractions:… continue…

Companies Can’t Find Enough SharePoint Talent

Now Hiring
The job market can’t keep up with the overwhelming demand for SharePoint. Large and mid-size companies have been flocking to it, and in 2011 Microsoft said that 20,000 workers became new SharePoint users every day during the previous five years. With SharePoint going online as a part of Office365, small businesses are beginning to move in that direction. This demand for SharePoint is driven by the clear success many companies have had with it. Add to that the fact that most… continue…

Microsoft’s Simple Slip Crashes Azure Worldwide

Windows Azure
On Friday, a lapsed security certificate brought down Microsoft’s Azure worldwide. Would you be shocked to learn that the same thing happened less than a year ago? On Feb. 29, 2012, Azure went down worldwide. The reason … wait for it … a certificate issue. Cloud outages like this strike fear in the hearts of IT directors and CIOs. And for good reason: When Azure goes down, critical business applications and data become unavailable, and every minute costs companies untold… continue…

Is Microsoft Screwing Up the Yammer Acquisition?

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Microsoft’s $1.2 billion purchase of Yammer last year generated a lot of excitement about integration of the company’s enterprise social networking integration with SharePoint, which is expected to happen later this year. Now, controversy’s brewing about how Microsoft is handling the acquisition. Many among Redmond’s enterprise clients, investors, shareholders and end-users were encouraged by the purchase. Social-media functionality has been a major gap in SharePoint, Microsoft’s dominant enterprise collaboration and portal platform. The move seemed to affirm the company’s stated intention to continue… continue…