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First 6 Months at Imaginet, During a Pandemic

In April 2020, amidst the plight of the COVID-19 pandemic, I finally graduated from the Business Information Technology program at the Red River College. Typically, I would have been excited to put my school career to a close, yet I spent the latter half of my final semester worrying about my future employment. I had heard stories of fellow students who were accepted by prospective businesses, only to discover around early April that all onboarding…
Ernest Janzen
December 11, 2020
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These Are the Microsoft 365 Features You Didn’t Know Existed

Microsoft 365 is an impressive suite of cloud-based software. You are likely to be familiar with Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. The worldwide migration to working from home has no doubt left you very aware of products like Microsoft Teams. Beyond these well-known applications did you know there are numerous add-ons and features to make the Microsoft 365 experience even better? Here are some Microsoft 365 features you might not know…
Brian Nelson
December 9, 2020
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5 Lessons Learned with SQL Always Encrypted

Microsoft introduced Always Encrypted with SQL Server 2016 as an approach to encrypting data at rest and in transit to protect personally identifiable information and financial transactions. Always Encrypted works by encrypting the data on the client side and hiding the encryption keys from the server. Without explicit permission and configuration, even database administrators cannot read the information stored in an encrypted column. This is obviously a significant step forward in security and allows users…
Darren Kuik
October 20, 2020
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New Microsoft Teams Features

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced several new features to improve, and liven up Microsoft Teams. Check out our favourite new features your teams will love to use. Together Mode Some new Teams features bring new functionality, while others are whimsical additions. One of the latter is the new together mode. Individual meeting participants using pretend backgrounds was funny and clever, and eventually cliché. Teams’ new together mode removes the standard Brady Bunch grid style of the typical online…
Brian Nelson
October 15, 2020
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Project Oakdale and What It Means for Your Teams

Microsoft’s Project Oakdale is a new platform for Microsoft Teams to deliver Power Apps and Virtual Agents all within the Teams client. Your whole organization can benefit with additional features like relational data tables for storing and collecting information, and one-click solution deployment. Project Oakdale enables everyone to build and test Power Apps and Virtual Agents directly in Teams with very little coding. Deploying to the correct team is as simple as selecting it. Relational…
Jesse Dyck
October 6, 2020
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Biggest News from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft’s yearly developers and IT professionals conference, Microsoft Ignite, was held last week digitally across the globe from September 21-23, 2020. The three-day conference featured exciting announcements and new features on the Microsoft products you know and trust. To stay up-to-date on the latest news, our teams attended to present you with the biggest news around collaboration, running the gamut from SharePoint Online to Teams, and a little more: SharePoint Syntex Probably the biggest news…
Jesse Dyck
September 28, 2020
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