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For the past several years, I've mostly been dealing in content management systems of one type or another. The main justification for this is that it should make running the web site easier. A lot of it was that I had developed a personal interest in blogging systems, databases, and ultimately, Microsoft SharePoint.

It's both an exciting and problematic pursuit, and although I like the workflow I have built around it, I often entertain the notion of going back and stopping with SharePoint. This is in part because it is a very heavy piece of server software to run. SharePoint 2013 SP1 requires 8 gigabytes of RAM, down from about 16-24 gigabytes to even install. I've upgraded my server, but every so often, it's just time to think about whether or not there's a more efficient way to do it.

Part of this is related to what happens to e-mail, as well as my online file storage. Using the server as a local file server is fine, although part of what I've been doing is using SharePoint to store Office documents I am working on.

One thing, however, that has changed, is that I have access to Office365. If I only needed to host one or two accounts, I could do so with Office365 through my ISP, and I can also use my personal Office365 account for document storage.