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Microsoft O365 has Touched Down in Canada — Are You Ready?

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, Cloud No Comments

On May 10, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Office 365 datacenter region in Canada. This new datacenter region adds in-country data residency, failover, and disaster recovery for core customer data at rest to customers in Canada. Microsoft states, “This new datacenter region is comprised of two geographically distributed datacenters located in Toronto and Quebec City. Providing data residency for customers in Canada will accelerate the growth and potential of Canadian industries…

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The Future of SharePoint – Live Event Recap

By All Posts, Announcements, Productivity, SharePoint, Uncategorized, Videos No Comments

Yesterday, Microsoft hosted a landmark event: THE FUTURE OF SHAREPOINT. Not only did Microsoft announce their GA (General Availability) release of SharePoint Server 2016, but Microsoft also unveiled their new vision and roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, both on-premises and in the cloud with Office 365. It was an exciting event! If you missed yesterday’s historic live event, Imaginet has consolidated the most important information for you below. The Future of SharePoint: Microsoft Blog Recap…

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Chatting with Charles – A Guinea Pig Production [Video]

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Just for fun, watch our video! We interviewed Charles Ung, our newest Co-op student from the University of Manitoba. He shares his experiences since joining Imaginet and explains what it takes to join our high performance team. Find out what he’d do if: He got stuck in an elevator! He won 100 free plane tickets! He had no internet access for a whole month! What would you do? Know the answer to the Star Wars Trivia…

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How to Create Lists in SharePoint Using Visual Studio 2015 (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

By All Posts, SharePoint, Training, Tutorials, Visual Studio 8 Comments

How to Create Lists in SharePoint Using Visual Studio 2015 (Step-by-Step Tutorial) At Imaginet, we’re always looking for better and faster ways to accomplish technology goals.  In this article, we’ll explore how to create lists in SharePoint using Visual Studio 2015 in a few simple steps, making your list creation more efficient than ever. Before we being, be sure your development environment meets the requirements for developing SharePoint solutions. You can check those requirements for…

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Tips and Tricks from the Imaginet Experts

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, SharePoint, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio One Comment

Get ready for some fantastic tips, tricks, and best practices from our resident Imaginet software innovation experts! From SharePoint advice to Visual Studio, TFS, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices to lessons learned on Web Application Development and Mobile App Development projects, we have a lot of great advice to share to get your new year started on the right foot. In this article, we will share 6 tips and tricks from our Imaginet experts, with more…

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Think Local: Imaginet’s Nearshore Development 

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Short on development staff because of layoffs or limited budgets? Frustrated with offshoring options that don’t fit your schedule? Imaginet’s Nearshore Development (with teams in US and Canada) will bring you high performance options, how and when you need it. Imaginet has multiple development centers in Canada and the U.S., each with expert development teams who are permanent residents with 10+ years of education and enterprise experience in North America. When you require contract software…

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How to Experience a Hassle-Free SharePoint

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Migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online on Office 365 and experience the hassle-free difference. With Microsoft’s ‘cloud first, mobile first’ focus, Microsoft is in the process of converting many of their customers’ licenses from SharePoint On-Premise to SharePoint Online on Office 365. This gives many organizations the automatic ability to take full advantage of the cloud and paves the way for a more hassle-free SharePoint for you. Has Microsoft recently flipped your SharePoint On-Prem licenses to…

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4 Reasons to Upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio One Comment

As the new year kicks off, now is a great time to upgrade your Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to 2015 (with Update 1) and have it ready for 2016 ahead.   Why Upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015? This new release of Team Foundation Server 2015 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…

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TFS 2015 is here! Schedule Your Upgrade TODAY!

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

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) is now available! This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.   Why Upgrade to TFS 2015? This new release of Team Foundation Server 2015 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…

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The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2)

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The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2) In the first part of this article, we looked at how using an enumerable as our strongly-typed model on a view can end up causing us some headaches. The example, a list of Person, further compounded the problem because the Person is likely an entity that is part of our database. At first glance, it doesn’t seem too bad, and again in many online samples and…

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