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Data Analytics

Data-Driven Organizations Avoid These 7 Common Pitfalls

Everyone wants to become data-driven. But, before you start modernizing your data, make sure you watch out for these common data transformation pitfalls.
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Productivity & Collaboration

Microsoft 365 Migration Success Depends on These 5 Steps

To help your Microsoft 365 migration from on-premises SharePoint truly succeed, here are the 5 critical things to consider before you do the technical planning.
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Application Modernization

Build vs Buy Software? Choose Correctly with this Pro-Con Matrix

To help you make an objective build vs buy decision, this matrix of pros and cons details the factors you need to consider to make the best long-term decision.
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Data Analytics

How Data Transformation & Modernization Can Change Your Business

When organizations think of transforming into a data-driven culture, most just think it just impacts ETL. But true data transformation impacts far more....
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Productivity & Collaboration

7 New Updates to Microsoft Teams | July 2022

In our July update of Microsoft Teams features, we highlight new General Availability features and explain how they impact your day-to-day work.
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Productivity & Collaboration

2022 Updates to Microsoft Stream on SharePoint

Stream on SharePoint gives users a very similar experience when working in M365. Here are its latest enhancements and how they benefit your day-to-day work.

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Productivity & Collaboration

10 Steps to Successful Requirements Gathering and Elicitation Meeting

Here are 10 recommended steps to help you organize and facilitate a successful requirements gathering and elicitation meeting.
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Application Modernization

Agile User Story Splitting by Happy / Unhappy Paths & Operations (CRUD)

Good user stories and acceptance criteria will address both happy and unhappy paths of the story. The Happy Path represents the perfect situation where there are few (or no options) and nothing ever goes wrong.
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Productivity & Collaboration

Async, Await, and ConfigureAwait – Oh My!

In .NET Framework 4.5, async/await keywords were added to make async programming easier to work with. However, there are a few gotchas you may not know about.
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Cloud Deployment & Optimization

Azure Tips & Tricks: Preventing Headaches with Cosmos Document IDs

The following simple tip regarding Cosmos DB's document identifier property may help you avoid creating a hard-to-find bug in your code.
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Data Analytics

How Aggregation Tables Improve Performance for Power BI Reports

This dive into aggregation tables will help you decide when to use them in Power BI to improve your data model and query performance.
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Application Modernization

How to Identify Good and Bad Agile User Stories

What Makes a Good User Story? The most common checklist that is applied to identify a GOOD user story was coined by Bill Wake, and it is the acronym INVEST. It stands for: I – independentN – negotiableV – valuableE- estimableS – smallT – testable Let me briefly explain each of these, and how it relates to the …

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Productivity & Collaboration

Managing Web.Config Settings For Multiple Environments

The web.config transformation process that occurs while publishing an ASP.NET web app is a compelling model for management automation.
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Office 365: Single Sign-on vs. Same Sign-on

When going to a sign-on solution it is good to weigh your options and pick the choice best suited for your business needs.
Power Apps
Application Modernization

When Is Your App Too Complex for Power Apps?

When is the business need and corresponding technical solution too complex for Power Apps? Here are some examples when a custom app may be the best choice.

Security Insights

We put security at the core of everything we do

How Passwordless Authentication Can Secure Your Environment

What if your end users could stop creating, storing, or remembering passwords? It's possible with passwordless authentication. Here's what you need to know.

7 Key Guidelines to Accelerate Your Zero Trust Journey

To help you find the right route to take along your zero trust journey, our security experts have compiled 7 guidelines you can use to plot your own course.

The 6 Major Stages of a Successful Cloud Migration: A Walkthrough

By following these proven major stages of a successful cloud migration, IT leaders can provide a path to a more flexible, responsive, and agile organization.

Connect Teams Users to PureCloud Help Desk Agents with Azure Bots

We recently helped one of our clients to create an experience where both end users and Help Desk Agents can remain in the tools where they are most productive.

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Productivity & Collaboration

SharePoint Workflow “Failed to Start”?

A recent .Net update in a Windows Server update has caused SharePoint workflows to fail to start. Here's a workaround to get you back up and running quickly.
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Data Analytics

Data Granularity Challenges with the Power BI Google Analytics Connector

The Google Analytics connector for Power BI lets you to build a dataset consuming data from your GA solution, but it comes with unique challenges and solutions.
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Productivity & Collaboration

How Business Analysts Engage and Collaborate with Stakeholders

You will learn several different techniques you can use to help identify and engage all stakeholders that should be involved for the success of the initiative.
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Data Analytics

12 Questions to Elicit Business Intelligence Requirements

There are differences between gathering reporting requirements & software development requirements. You have to focus on what the business wants to know not do.
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Cloud Deployment & Optimization

How to Use Azure Search Services

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that lets you add a rich search service to your apps. Here’s how you can use it.
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Productivity & Collaboration

5 Critical Business Requirements Elicitation and Collaboration Questions

In my elicitation and collaboration experiences with stakeholders, I have found there are 5 critical questions you should ask during every interview.
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