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Getting Ready for Your First Power BI Project

One of the best parts of my job as a Business Intelligence consultant is what happens when Imaginet gets a new BI customer. In many cases, our first engagement with a customer who is challenged by their BI and/or reporting capabilities is our Imaginet PowerBI Quick Start. This is typically a one or two week intensive engagement where an Imaginet Business Intelligence consultant (like me) embeds themselves into a team within an organization and helps…

Quick Cheat Sheets: Great Tips for Working with SharePoint

Ready to make your SharePoint life even easier? Microsoft has just released two new SharePoint Cheat Sheets with some great tips on how to quickly customize your SharePoint Online website and how to work with SharePoint News. Download your FREE SharePoint Cheat Sheets below. Need help customizing your SharePoint website or SharePoint News and don’t want to do it yourself? Just remember that the Imaginet SharePoint experts are always here to help with any of…

An Introduction to Kubernetes

Today’s applications are facing ever-growing expectations and demands. End users expect applications to be available 24/7 with near-zero defects. Application updates are expected to be instantaneous and seamless. And software development teams are expected to create, update, and maintain applications in reduced time with limited resources. As a result, software development teams are always looking for better ways to develop and deploy applications in order to meet these ever growing demands. Introducing Container Development Container…

Transforming Your Corporate Workplace Experience

Ready to Transform your Corporate Workplace Experience with Indoor Intelligence? Your company puts great value on an agile and delightful work environment. But with corporate campuses getting bigger and offices sprawling across multiple cities, this can result in some frustrating challenges for employees, clients, and visitors. Employees often travel from one campus to the next and are faced with a new space each time. Clients and visitors can feel lost as they attempt to navigate…

Take the Microsoft DevOps Self-Assessment

Become a High-Performer with DevOps. High performers have multidisciplinary feature crews who pull from a common product-backlog, minimize work in process, and deliver work ready to deploy live at the end of each sprint.   Take this short Microsoft DevOps self-assessment to get tailored recommendations on how to improve your organizations ability to develop and deliver value to customers, pivot when necessary and beat competitors to market. Use the results of your self-assessment to optimize your…

PART 4: Which Cross-Platform Mobile App Framework Is Right For You?

Part 4: Which Cross-Platform Mobile App Framework Is Right For You? In this final installment (Part 4) of the article series on Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks, we will quickly review the pros and cons of both Xamarin and NativeScript, plus our guidelines to use when choosing the right framework for you and your team. Summary of the Pros and Cons of Xamarin from Part 2: Advantages of Xamarin: Uses C#, .NET framework, and Visual Studio…

PART 3: Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks – NativeScript

Part 3: Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks – NativeScript In Part 2 of this article series, we explored the Xamarin mobile app framework as well as its advantages and disadvantages. Now, in Part 3, we will conduct a deep dive into an alternative mobile app framework: NativeScript. NativeScript is an opensource framework for building native mobile apps using Angular, JavaScript, or TypeScript. It is supported by Progress and offers a great option to build mobile apps…

PART 2: Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks – Xamarin

Part 2: Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks – Xamarin In Part 1 of this article series, we quickly introduced a couple of our favorite cross-platform mobile app frameworks. Now, in Part 2 of this Cross-Platform Mobile App Framework article series, we will take an in-depth look at Xamarin, its pros and cons, and some of the finer details of the Xamarin framework. Xamarin is a Microsoft owned framework which uses the .NET framework and C# to…

PART 1: Intro to Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks

Part 1: Introduction to Cross-Platform Mobile App Frameworks When creating a cross platform mobile app, deciding which framework on which to build your app can be challenging because there are a lot of good options from which to choose. Each framework has their own set of appealing capabilities, as well as similarities that can make them hard to distinguish and select from. Each framework also has its own technology stack and language that may or…

Mobile App Testing: Using Emulators, Real Devices, and Mobile Device Cloud Testing

Mobile App Testing: Using Emulators, Real Devices, and Mobile Device Cloud Testing When creating mobile apps, you always want to make certain that they look good and function correctly with as few defects and dissatisfactions as possible. By testing and debugging your apps in the same scenarios and devices that they would normally be used, potential problems can be found and dealt with as early as possible. However, testing thoroughly on every single device can…