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Managing Open-Source Dependencies with JitPack

By Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Consulting, Productivity

As you can see, we have some options when dealing with problematic open-source dependencies. What I demonstrated above is not specific to GitHub or JitPack or even Android development. Not only do these tools allow us to keep our codebase and dependencies tidy, but also allow for one other often unappreciated benefit; it allows us to effortlessly give back to the open-source community.

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Customizing Sharepoint!

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams

Customizations in SharePoint are always an interesting topic. Many clients remember the days of legacy SharePoint on-prem (2007, 2010,2013), where it was almost impossible to do anything in SharePoint without customizations. Some clients have started with SharePoint Online (MS 365) but have a desire to have customizations to provide a truly unique solution to their organization. If you ask Imaginet, “Should we customize in SharePoint Online,” our answer is generally “no.”

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How to Keep Track of Your Work Using Microsoft 365 (Task Management)

By All Posts, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, Teams, Videos, Webinars
Task management is the process of managing a task through its life cycle. It involves planning, assigning, testing, collaborating, tracking, and reporting. Task management helps individuals and teams plan out their day and achieve their goals. However, many organizations use ad-hoc methods to manage tasks causing unnecessary delays when getting their job done. In this blog post, we'll show you how Microsoft 365 can improve the way you work. Learn how to add efficiencies back...
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Getting Started with Viva Topics

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, Viva
In February 2021, Microsoft announced Microsoft Viva to enhance the employee experience. It comprises of four modules: Topics, Connections, Insights, and Learning. With Viva Topics now generally available for existing Microsoft 365 licenses, organizations can start using it in their tenant today. (To learn more about Microsoft Viva, click here.) Viva Topics is a very powerful, AI-driven tool that helps your organization get the right knowledge to the right people at the right time. Simply...
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Microsoft Viva Connections Now Generally Available

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
Did you hear that Microsoft Viva Connections is now generally available? Viva Connections for desktop is starting rollout to all customers as part of their existing Microsoft 365 and SharePoint license. Any employees in the organization who are licensed for SharePoint will be able to use Viva Connections at no additional costs. New customers can learn more about Microsoft 365 and SharePoint licensing options on the Microsoft 365 Enterprise licensing page. What is Microsoft Viva?...
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Biggest News from Microsoft Ignite 2021

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Development, Azure, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva, Webinars
If you missed Microsoft Ignite from March 2-4, 2021, then you've come to the right place. Microsoft hosted their annual developers and IT professionals conference last week and there's a lot to be excited about! Here are our favourite announcements that'll enhance the new modern, hybrid workplace.   New Microsoft Teams Features Better meetings Microsoft announced a laundry list of new features to further enhance collaboration and knowledge management in Teams. You'll be able to...
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Why Microsoft Viva Matters and How You Can Take Advantage Now

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
By now, you must've heard all the buzz around Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that'll innovate how your employees work. However, if you haven't, check out the official Microsoft Viva announcement here. At Imaginet, we're testing and learning all we can about Microsoft Viva to help you provide the best experience for your employees. In this article, we give you an overview of Microsoft Viva, why it should matter for your business, and when...
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The Real Benefits of the Power Platform – Accuracy and Data!

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint
The Power Platform has gained tremendous interest over the past year. The rapid shift to work from home has highlighted how paper and email-based processes become very time-consuming when everyone is not in the office. I’ve written before about the types of processes that make good candidates for Business Process Automation (BPA) via the Power Platform, and I will summarize again here.   How Business Process Automation Works Generally, you have data (words, photos, measurements,...
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The thing about working remote, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be effective. Once you find a good rhythm though you might even find yourselves more productive than when you were in the office!

10 Tips for Working Remote

By All Posts, Application Development, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, Teams, User Experience Design
Are you new to working remote? I’ve done it for years. As a working mom, it saves me a lot of time commuting and getting ready in the morning. After the kidlets are dropped off at our nearby daycare, I come home, make myself a coffee, and focus on getting my work done in a timely manner. The thing about working remote, though, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be...
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6 Reasons to Use Angular Instead of ASP.NET MVC (Razor)

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, Consulting, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Mobile, Modern Workplace, Power BI & SQL, Productivity, SQL Server
At Imaginet, we recommend the use of single-page applications using Angular for building enterprise applications. Customer solutions are still being built using ASP.NET MVC with Razor pages, generally because it is a well-known technology stack that is familiar to most companies’ development teams. However, this article will present six reasons why Angular is the superior option for building your application. Angular applications still follow an MVC style (or perhaps more correctly MVVM). In fact, they...
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