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What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 4 Comments

I’m sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. What is DevOps, and why is it important? 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…

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Is this the rebirth of the SharePoint Intranet?

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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…

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Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio No Comments

Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017 With the recent release of Visual Studio 2017, now is a great time to upgrade your Team Foundation Server (TFS) to 2017! This new release is jam-packed with over 25 new features and fixes that help your team develop software better by improving communication and collaboration throughout your software development process. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider upgrading to TFS 2017:  …

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How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages?

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How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages? Were you affected by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage this week? If you use Quora, Slack or Trello chances are you were.  S3 Storage services in the US-East region was essentially unavailable for 4-5 hours.  Since many other AWS services and customer applications depend on S3, this had a large wide-ranging impact across many services, sites and applications. Some popular sites that were affected included: Quora...
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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 2

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In last month’s article How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1, we explored the financial benefits of adopting good ALM practices and how those practices improve your overall bottom line. We looked at two scenarios within a fictitious company called Vandelay Industries (again, nod to Seinfeld!), where the lack of good ALM practices resulted in misunderstood requirements and ill-fitted/obsolete processes. Now let’s look at a more serious scenario: the real…

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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1

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If you already use ALM practices in areas of development, testing, and operations, your development teams have likely experienced multiple benefits. But can adopting a successful ALM strategy really help your bottom line?  Can it really reduce costs and help improve your profitability? The simple answer is yes! By adopting great ALM practices to manage your entire development project on a unified basis from requirements formation, all the way through operations and release, your organization…

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Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 1)

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  Imaginet Blog Series — Part 1 Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline     Most users of your application will never see the requirements or read notes from your sprint retrospectives. But something they will appreciate – or condemn – is your team’s ability to deploy an update to the mission critical software they use on a daily basis. Can you initiate and finalize a deployment in a small window of time? Can you do it…

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Imaginet Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency – What Does this Mean For You?

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  Imaginet has achieved the Gold Cloud Platform Competency from Microsoft! This is Microsoft’s highest level of Cloud Platform competency and means that Imaginet has made a commitment with deep investments in people and resources across pivotal areas: cloud technologies, security, privacy, compliance, and reliability.   What does this mean for you? With Imaginet’s Azure Cloud Platform approach, our customers get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This…

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MinRole Creates Simpler Deployments for SharePoint 2016 Administrators

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MinRole Creates Simpler Deployments for SharePoint 2016 Administrators! In previous versions of SharePoint, there weren’t any roles.  It was up to Administrators to configure which services would run where, and this would sometimes lead to small misconfigurations. Check out this video to learn all about MinRole and how Administrators can now define each server’s role in the farm topology. 0:52 – What is MinRole? 1:25 – SharePoint Server Roles 2:54 – How Does it Work…

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CJOB S.E.T for Success Segment with Imaginet

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CJOB S.E.T. for Success Segment with Imaginet In case you missed it, Imaginet’s Co-founders, Joel Semeniuk and Rod Giesbrecht, spoke with Richard Lannon on his S.E.T for Success radio show earlier this month.  They discuss creating a culture of innovation and how to use the ‘3 Horizons’ to get there. Thank you, Richard Lannon, for having us. For more information on S.E.T. for Success, visit www.braveworld.ca.     Looking for more? Take a look at…

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