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Why You Should Use Azure DevOps For Your Next Application

DevOps has a different meaning to everyone, but most would agree, at its core, that it is a set of practices to deliver a higher quality product. Recently, one of our clients modernized a full suite of their applications to better manage their long-term needs. Among the expected technical challenges of updating a handful of projects in parallel came the desire to minimize downtime between projects. It became apparent that effective collaboration would be a…
Tyler Hatch
April 18, 2022
All PostsCloudManaged ServicesModern WorkplaceOffice 365Power PlatformSharePointTeamsViva

Understanding Communication Patterns

Imaginet has adopted a hybrid workplace model for a very long time without any issues, even before the pandemic. Imaginet’s focus has always been its employees and their work-life balance. Transitioning to a complete work-from-home environment during the pandemic has been seamless for us. With over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Technologies, Imaginet can help you choose the right Microsoft 365 solution to adopt an effective hybrid workplace model and improve employee engagement.…
Ryan Weppler
March 21, 2022
All PostsCloudManaged ServicesOffice 365ProductivitySharePointTeamsViva

MS365 Tenant-to-Tenant SharePoint Online Migration

Many situations can cause organizations to migrate from their current MS 365 tenant to a new tenant subscription. Common scenarios we encounter at Imaginet include mergers and acquisitions, brand spin-offs, corporate divestitures and sometimes something as simple as a typo in the root address can cause this exercise to be required. Microsoft is working on tenant URL renaming, but as of the print time, it is not yet available. These migrations are technically straightforward. Our…
Jeremiah Walker
February 2, 2022
All PostsConsultingManaged ServicesProductivitySQL Server

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
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