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Application Lifecycle Management

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…

What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

I’m sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. Here are my two cents: If you subscribe to the lean software development way of thinking, you think about a pipeline of value that results in working software.  For example this might be:   Analysis -> Dev -> Test -> Deploy -> Monitor   As with any pipeline, there is likely a bottleneck somewhere that restricts the flow of value. Lean is all…

Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017

Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017 With the recent release of Visual Studio 2017, now is a great time to upgrade your Team Foundation Server (TFS) to 2017! This new release is jam-packed with over 25 new features and fixes that help your team develop software better by improving communication and collaboration throughout your software development process. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider upgrading to TFS 2017:  …

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level! In this final video, we will conclude our series by exploring how we can build our components with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Build and push them to an internal shared component repository for future reuse. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Located in…

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 2

In Part 1 of this video series, we explored several possibilities for overcoming the difficulties with managing shared components and discussed some Imaginet best practices to follow. In Part 2 of this video series, Imaginet’s software innovation experts explore how to create your own Nuget packages for managing your shared components. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 20+ years | 1200+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements….

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 1

Do you experience software development “hell” trying to manage your DLLs and other shared components? In Part 1 of this video series, Imaginet’s software innovation experts explore several possibilities for overcoming the difficulties with managing shared components and discuss some best practices to follow. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Located in Dallas (Irving), Winnipeg, and…

Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 1)

  Imaginet Blog Series — Part 1 Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline     Most users of your application will never see the requirements or read notes from your sprint retrospectives. But something they will appreciate – or condemn – is your team’s ability to deploy an update to the mission critical software they use on a daily basis. Can you initiate and finalize a deployment in a small window of time? Can you do it…

Imaginet Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency – What Does this Mean For You?

  Imaginet has achieved the Gold Cloud Platform Competency from Microsoft! This is Microsoft’s highest level of Cloud Platform competency and means that Imaginet has made a commitment with deep investments in people and resources across pivotal areas: cloud technologies, security, privacy, compliance, and reliability.   What does this mean for you? With Imaginet’s Azure Cloud Platform approach, our customers get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This…

Microsoft O365 has Touched Down in Canada — Are You Ready?

On May 10, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Office 365 datacenter region in Canada. This new datacenter region adds in-country data residency, failover, and disaster recovery for core customer data at rest to customers in Canada. Microsoft states, “This new datacenter region is comprised of two geographically distributed datacenters located in Toronto and Quebec City. Providing data residency for customers in Canada will accelerate the growth and potential of Canadian industries…

Tips and Tricks from the Imaginet Experts

Get ready for some fantastic tips, tricks, and best practices from our resident Imaginet software innovation experts! From SharePoint advice to Visual Studio, TFS, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices to lessons learned on Web Application Development and Mobile App Development projects, we have a lot of great advice to share to get your new year started on the right foot. In this article, we will share 6 tips and tricks from our Imaginet experts, with more…