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Microsoft Announces Retirement and Shutdown of Office 365 Access Web Apps and Web Databases

Microsoft Announces Retirement and Shutdown of Access Web Apps and Web Databases in Office 365 and SharePoint Online   Did you hear? Microsoft has announced that Access web apps and Access web databases in Office 365 and SharePoint Online are being retired. More importantly, Microsoft will shut down any remaining Access-based web apps and Access web databases by April 2018. Read Microsoft official announcement here. What Should I Do? There are several things you should…

Getting Ready: Digital Transformation for Credit Unions

Getting Ready: Digital Transformation for Credit Unions For decades, we’ve seen the rise and fall of a variety of corporations due to changes in technology. We’ve seen well-known companies in the movie rental, photography, and retail industries disappear quickly, while others seem to have appeared overnight - all because of their ability to transform digitally.   Why did it only take a few years for Blockbuster to be disrupted by Netflix? Why is Uber successful...

Imaginet Speaks: Visual Studio Team Services 2017

Visual Studio Team Services 2017 - Part 1 Imaginet superstar, Etienne Tremblay, joins Bracket Show for Part 1 of 'Visual Studio Team Services 2017'. Check out the video below: Visual Studio Team Services 2017 - Part 2 Was this article helpful? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share this with your network! If you're looking for more info on Visual Studio, check out our Visual Studio & TFS page. Find out...

Power Query Function for Dense Ranking

Power Query Function for Dense Ranking Recently I was having issues writing a measure in DAX to rank items properly (not an issue with the DAX, but in my understanding of the DAX). I did some searching and came across Chris Webb's article that had a nice implementation of ranking using Power Query. The technique he proposed uses Power Query to: sort a table by the column you want to rank by, add an index column...

What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

What is DevOps and Why Is It Important? I'm sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. Here are my two cents: If you subscribe to the lean software development way of thinking, you think about a pipeline of value that results in working software.  For example this might be:   Analysis -> Dev -> Test -> Deploy -> Monitor   As with any pipeline, there is likely a bottleneck somewhere...

Is this the rebirth of the SharePoint Intranet?

Is this the rebirth of the SharePoint Intranet? With the cloud gaining momentum, the future of the intranet is never far from our minds, or more specifically, the future of the traditional intranet portal. Modern business users want tools that make them more productive and engaged, and they want them in a single, easily accessible location. Microsoft’s SharePoint Server was once billed as an all-round company intranet portal, but it simply doesn’t have the capacity...