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Realize an Exceptional Workplace - Simplify Digital Transformation

The other day I received a text from one of our customers, “thanks so much for all your …

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Realize an Exceptional Workplace - Simplify Digital Transformation

SharePoint Sherpa – Let us simplify your SharePoint

Companies around the world are increasingly relying upon and adopting the Microsoft Office 365 program into their everyday …

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SharePoint Sherpa – Let us simplify your SharePoint

Uncomplicate your Office 365 and Soar

Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based cloud service that provides popular Office apps …

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Uncomplicate your Office 365 and Soar

Leaving IBM Domino?

Transitioning from IBM Lotus Notes and Domino to a new technology platform reduces costs and complexity and enables …

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Leaving IBM Domino?

SharePoint Online Demystified

SharePoint 2019 has been announced to be released later this year, which means the server version is still …

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SharePoint Online Demystified

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 - it's not just a cross-platform expansion

Microsoft has released a new version of SQL Server this year, just 15 months after Microsoft SQL Server …

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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 - it's not just a cross-platform expansion

Top 10 questions to ask before building virtual environments

Virtualization adoption is on the rise. The ability to replace 3 to 6 physical servers with only one …

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Top 10 questions to ask before building virtual environments

Using RestSharp and NewtonSoft to create strongly typed objects from a REST API

REST API’s are everywhere these days. As a developer you will certainly be required to interface with one …

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Using RestSharp and NewtonSoft to create strongly typed objects from a REST API

Staying ahead of technology - no longer an option

As the world evolves every day, so does technology. What was considered new yesterday will essentially be old …

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Staying ahead of technology - no longer an option

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 - The Future Looks Bright

There have been very few advances with SQL Server Reporting Services in the past few versions but 2016 …

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Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 - The Future Looks Bright

Real-Time Communications via WebRTC

Your modern web browser is fabulous for consuming data: text, audio, and video; all natively. However, for the …

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Real-Time Communications via WebRTC

Write Once, Run Everywhere - Are we there yet?

For a number of years the software development industry has struggled to find a solution to a rather …

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Write Once, Run Everywhere - Are we there yet?

Create a better user experience

So often the user experience is ignored or its importance is marginalized. A bad user experience is no …

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Create a better user experience

SQL Server 2014 – compelling reasons for upgrading

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 was released April 1st 2014. There are many organizations who are only now considering …

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SQL Server 2014 – compelling reasons for upgrading

Leadership vs. Management

Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate enough to have great managers (and not so great ones) from which …

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Leadership vs. Management

Exploring NoSQL database. What are they and how do they work?

Most modern applications use databases to store data in what’s known as a Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). …

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Exploring NoSQL database. What are they and how do they work?

The internet browser challenge

In early 2001 I embarked on a project to build a centralized line of business application for a …

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The internet browser challenge

Ease the pain on testing using modern.ie!

As web developers we need tools to test our web applications across all browsers. If you asked the …

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Ease the pain on testing using modern.ie!

MVC Bundling

The amount of style sheets and JavaScript files included with a website these days is staggering. As you …

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MVC Bundling

Preventing Data Leakage with SharePoint and Microsoft IRM

For many organizations, SharePoint has become the de facto successor to the Windows File System for managing documents. …

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Preventing Data Leakage with SharePoint and Microsoft IRM

Teamwork, what is it good for?

From sending a satellite into space to creating the next mobile app, every extreme goal or dream requires …

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Teamwork, what is it good for?

Bitcoin and Crypto currency explained

Crypto currency or more specifically Bitcoin, is a new type of currency that is making waves around the …

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Bitcoin and Crypto currency explained

A glimpse into Build 2014

Build is Microsoft’s annual developer conference and is probably one of the biggest developers’ conferences around; this year’s …

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A glimpse into Build 2014

What's to love about consulting?

Consulting has been a career choice for me since 1990. I had no idea what I was getting …

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What's to love about consulting?

MVVM JavaScript frameworks and how they have changed Web application development

In the beginning, JavaScript was mainly used to validate user input without doing a round trip to the …

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MVVM JavaScript frameworks and how they have changed Web application development

Mobile App Development Trends

A recent IDC forecast of shipments of tablets and smartphones predicts that by 2017, 87% of connected device …

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Mobile App Development Trends