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Work Item Live Reload in Azure DevOps

Previously in Azure DevOps, if two team members were updating the exact same Work Item at the exact same time, the team member who clicked “Save” last would lose their changes. This can be very annoying and frustrating, especially when team members are trying to work concurrently to maximize their productivity. Introducing Azure DevOps’ new Work Item Live Reload feature. Now each team member will see live updates of any Work Item changes made by…

Modern Reporting with a SharePoint Data Source

Ready to create modern reports using SharePoint as a data source? If so, then once again, you’ve come to the right place. For those familiar with SharePoint, you know that SharePoint offers many different data store types, including SharePoint lists, SharePoint libraries, and documents (such as Excel files stored in SharePoint that contain data within them). And where there is data, there is a need to report on it in order for you to uncover…

FREE WHITEPAPER: Using Power BI with Complex SharePoint Field Types

If you have ever used SharePoint lists before, you know they provide a very simple way for users to store and share list-based items.  Simple text and number fields are straightforward, but complex field types in SharePoint (such as lookups, managed metadata, rich text, locations, etc) can present several reporting challenges that SharePoint by itself can’t solve. This is where Microsoft Power BI comes into the picture. Power BI provides specific tools to aid with…

Modern Dashboarding with SharePoint and Teams

If you’re ready to build modern dashboards in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Server, then you’ve come to the right place. For more than a decade, SharePoint has been the platform of choice for business intelligence dashboards, originally leveraging features like Power Pivot for SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and PerformancePoint. Fast forward to 2019, and SharePoint can seamlessly bring content together from Power BI, Excel, and many other data sources into rich…

5 More Business Benefits of Microsoft Azure

In our previous blog post, we explored 5 key business benefits of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s ever-growing cloud computing platform that is transforming organizations around the globe. But we couldn’t just stop at 5 benefits since there are so many advantages to the Azure cloud. In Part 2 of this article series below, we will uncover 5 more business benefits of Microsoft Azure and why you should consider leveraging this powerful cloud platform in your organization….

5 Key Business Benefits of Microsoft Azure

Cloud Computing is more than just the latest buzzword. It is a whole new way of doing business. Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s ever-growing cloud computing platform that is open, flexible, and enterprise-grade to meet any of your business challenges. While there are numerous advantages for this cloud computing environment, here are the 5 must-know benefits of Microsoft Azure and how it can positively transform your organization. Benefit #1: Instant Global Presence The list of companies…

Putting Personas to Work: Aligning Cross-Functional Enterprise and B2B Teams

Just like startup and retail product teams, enterprise product teams try to create value and ‘get to done’ as quickly as possible. And even though their projects might be internally facing, it’s equally as important that the user insight is accurately portrayed to different members of the project delivery team. Project success directly impacts company productivity. The internal division between departments can result in the valuable insight from user research discovery getting lost as multiple…

5 More Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams

Last week, we explored 5 big reasons why you will just love Microsoft Teams. But we’re not done yet.  In Part 2 below, we will uncover 5 more reasons why you will absolutely want to use Microsoft Teams within your organization and even more benefits you will experience using Teams. Reason #6: Real-Time Collaboration Working on a document together with someone in real time can be a challenge even with a good chat solution. Stopping…

5 Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams

Many of you have already heard the enormous buzz about Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a corporate-friendly, real-time collaboration and communications solution that provides numerous benefits for all teams and those who support them. With Microsoft Teams, you can easily bring together people, conversations, tools, and content into one consolidated place to easily collaborate to achieve more. If you’re not already craving to use Microsoft Teams, then you will be by the time you finish…

DevOps Defined in 3 Simple Sentences

Many of us are already familiar with the general concept of DevOps . But when asked by someone unfamiliar with DevOps, “What exactly is DevOps?”, it can be very tough to succinctly explain. In the latest Azure DevOps update video, Microsoft provides the perfect definition of DevOps in 3 simple sentences (jump to 02:45 in the video down below): “Think of DevOps as one continuous motion, where you plan, build, deploy, and operate your apps….

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