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Business Process Automation with the Office 365 Platform

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint

Transform Collaboration Historically the Microsoft Business Productivity space has largely centered around email, chat, voice, and document management. These functions were implemented via Exchange, Teams, and SharePoint. Business Process Automation (BPA) was supported in some capacity by SharePoint via workflows and InfoPath forms. BPA was challenging to scale due to the need for forms and workflows to be custom developed. This required specific development capability (either in house or outsourced) not just to build but…

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Free White Paper: Transforming Business Processes with Microsoft 365

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Productivity

Business apps are becoming more and more essential in the transformation and modernization of today’s organizations.  The goal of the business app is to empower process owners to combine data and processes to rapidly deliver a more tailored solution. And when you use the Microsoft 365 core business app creation tools—like Microsoft Forms, PowerApps, Power Automate, Power BI, and SharePoint Lists—these business apps can be created with no or low amounts of code by end…

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Free EBook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics

By All Posts, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobile, Power BI & SQL

The way in which we use and interact with data has dramatically changed over the years. Originally, we leveraged static pictures and charts that captured a one-time snapshot of our data. But this is no long sufficient, as static visualizations only provide a historical view at a single point in time. Instead, interactive visualizations and real-time reports are now the demanded norm needed to turn massive volumes of data into immediate, actionable insights. But there…

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How To Create Mermaid Diagrams in Azure DevOps Service

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Tutorials, Videos

When documenting your software project, have you ever resorted to putting flowcharts, sequence diagrams, or Gantt Charts into external documents, like a Word document? This creates a challenge when you need to link a Work Item or even to a WIKI page to those diagrams in that external documentation. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just create, edit, and manage the diagrams and charts directly in the WIKI page itself? Well, now you can! Azure…

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Microservices 101: What You Need to Know

By All Posts, Application Development, Azure, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

Microservices, as the name implies, is a software architecture model where processes are broken down into small, standalone services. Microservices are then coupled together with other microservices, or as a part of a larger service to perform an overall function via universally accessible APIs. This contrasts with the standard monolithic architecture where all functions and processes are contained within a single application. Typically, a microservice delivers a single function or limited number of small functions….

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Tracking Progress with Rollup Columns in Azure DevOps

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Tutorials, Videos

Previously in Azure DevOps, it has been a bit cumbersome to track the progress of parent Work Items in the Azure Boards backlog view. But now, with the introduction of Rollup Columns, you can visually see which items are being worked on and how close they are to being completed. We read about them in Microsoft Azure DevOps Sprint 157 release notes, but the notes did not provide information on how to see them. In…

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FREE WHITEPAPER: How to Design Resilient Applications on Azure

By All Posts, Application Development, Azure, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

When it comes to moving applications from on-premises environments to Azure or to building new applications on Azure, it’s important that you have a process for achieving resilience using a structured approach throughout the lifetime of your application—from design and implementation to deployment and operations. Resilience is defined as a system’s ability to recover from failures and continue to function. Resilience is not only about avoiding failures but also involves responding to failures in a…

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Why We at Imaginet Choose SharePoint Online

By All Posts, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint
At Imaginet, we are firm believers in SharePoint Online. Not just for our clients, but for us internally as well. SharePoint Online truly enables organizations like ours to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across our organization. And at Imaginet, we couldn't be as nimble, efficient, and productive as we are without it. So why did we at Imaginet choose SharePoint Online? There isn't just...
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Business Process Automation with SharePoint Workflows

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint

SharePoint offers a lot of ways to help teams and businesses stay connected. Automating your business processes with SharePoint provides a way to increase that utility to move beyond just showing and finding information to processing corporate and work tasks. SharePoint workflows are little programs that automate business tasks with little or no coding. Best of all, with centralized distribution and low-code solutions, you can automate your business workflows with SharePoint without weeks or months…

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FREE WHITEPAPER: Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, Teams

Earlier this year, we published two very popular blog posts exploring the overall benefits of Microsoft Teams: 5 Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams and 5 MORE Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams. But how does the adoption of Microsoft Teams translate into financial savings for you and your organization? Read on, as there is an actual answer to this question. Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams In April 2019, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to…

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