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Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS

Recently one of our clients went through an application modernization project to upgrade and update their internal business applications. Among the technical challenges to conquer was how to handle long-running and recurring scheduled jobs. In the existing system, the long-running jobs were being allowed to run in process, with the users being instructed to initiate the process in their browsers and then not do anything until it finished. An obvious issue with this was that…
Darren Kuik
January 20, 2022
AgileAll PostsBusiness IntelligenceDevOpsPower BI & SQLPower PlatformProductivity

Using Microsoft Power BI–Business data analytics for better reporting

We have a lot of discussions with clients about a desire to do “better reporting”. They have been using Power BI but feel they now need a data warehouse to create reports that will give them all the info they need. Fundamentally, organizations often have an analytics problem, one for which a data warehouse forms part of the solution, however, the complexities lie in the data. Often organizations have already applied significant expertise to the…
Kyle Thorburn
December 20, 2021
Application DevelopmentApplication Lifecycle ManagementConsultingProductivity

Managing Open-Source Dependencies with JitPack

As you can see, we have some options when dealing with problematic open-source dependencies. What I demonstrated above is not specific to GitHub or JitPack or even Android development. Not only do these tools allow us to keep our codebase and dependencies tidy, but also allow for one other often unappreciated benefit; it allows us to effortlessly give back to the open-source community.
Michael Veroukis
December 15, 2021
All PostsModern WorkplaceOffice 365ProductivitySharePointTeams

Customizing Sharepoint!

Customizations in SharePoint are always an interesting topic. Many clients remember the days of legacy SharePoint on-prem (2007, 2010,2013), where it was almost impossible to do anything in SharePoint without customizations. Some clients have started with SharePoint Online (MS 365) but have a desire to have customizations to provide a truly unique solution to their organization. If you ask Imaginet, “Should we customize in SharePoint Online,” our answer is generally “no.”
Kyle Thorburn
November 16, 2021
Business IntelligenceDevOpsPower BI & SQLPower Platform

Using Microsoft Power BI in data engineering

Using Microsoft Power BI in data engineering We have a lot of discussions with clients about a desire to do “better reporting”. They have been using Power BI but feel they now need a data warehouse to create reports that will give them all the info they need. Fundamentally, organizations often have an analytics problem, one for which a data warehouse forms part of the solution, however, the complexities lie in the data. Often organizations…
Mike Diehl
November 12, 2021
Weekly Update

What’s New in Microsoft 365 This Week (Nov 8, 2021)

Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Newest Updates series. Every week, we do our best to sift through the most important Message Center updates into an easy-to-digest format so you’re always up-to-date. With that out of the way, let's get started: SharePoint Site Templates Updates A couple of updates are coming to the management experience of SharePoint Site templates. First, admins will soon be able to select which templates are available to site creators, ensuring only…
Jesse Dyck
November 8, 2021
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