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Power Apps
Application Modernization

Knowing When Is Your App Too Complex for Power Apps

Power Apps is a great solution for simple applications for your business. Learn when it's best to use Power Apps or when it's time to build a custom app.
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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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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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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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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

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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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.
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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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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.