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Imaginet’s video tutorials on Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio and more.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection 101: ATP Anti-Phishing Policies

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Have you purchased or are you thinking of purchasing Office 365’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for your Office 365 tenant? In Part 1 of this article series, I’m going to show you how to take your first steps into making your mailboxes more secure by reducing the amount of phishing e-mails sent to your users with ATP anti-phishing policies. In this scenario, I’m assuming you have an Office 365 tenant with Exchange Online, and you’ve…

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Power Query Function for Dense Ranking

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Power Query Function for Dense Ranking Recently I was having issues writing a measure in DAX to rank items properly (not an issue with the DAX, but in my understanding of the DAX). I did some searching and came across Chris Webb’s article that had a nice implementation of ranking using Power Query. The technique he proposed uses Power Query to: sort a table by the column you want to rank by, add an index column…

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Is this the rebirth of the SharePoint Intranet?

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Is this the rebirth of the SharePoint Intranet? With the cloud gaining momentum, the future of the intranet is never far from our minds, or more specifically, the future of the traditional intranet portal. Modern business users want tools that make them more productive and engaged, and they want them in a single, easily accessible location. Microsoft’s SharePoint Server was once billed as an all-round company intranet portal, but it simply doesn’t have the capacity…

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Power Query for Azure tables and Updating Column Names

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Power Query for Azure Tables and Updating Column Names I recently did some PowerBI work using Azure Table Storage. In the query editor, it seemed that each table I pulled in from Azure Tables had a very similar process.: Get the list of tables available for the storage account. Select a table Select the Content of the table (excluding the RowKey, PartitionKey, and timestamp columns) Expand the columns in the Content Rename the columns Azure…

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Scaling Azure SQL Databases Up and Down

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Scaling Azure SQL databases up and down   I've recently been working on a project where we push data from an on-premise database to a set of Azure SQL databases daily, and use that Azure SQL database as the source for a Power BI dataset. The dataset gets refreshed once a day. Our Azure SQL data marts are pretty small - all but one of them are under 2 GB, and the largest one is...
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MinRole Creates Simpler Deployments for SharePoint 2016 Administrators

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MinRole Creates Simpler Deployments for SharePoint 2016 Administrators! In previous versions of SharePoint, there weren’t any roles.  It was up to Administrators to configure which services would run where, and this would sometimes lead to small misconfigurations. Check out this video to learn all about MinRole and how Administrators can now define each server’s role in the farm topology. 0:52 – What is MinRole? 1:25 – SharePoint Server Roles 2:54 – How Does it Work…

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How to Ensure Project Success with Telerik (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

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How to Ensure Project Success with Telerik Step-by-Step Tutorial Using Imaginet’s Telerik Mastery By: Evan Bosscher At Imaginet, we love being the best at software innovation. While we traditionally have been one of the best in the world on the Microsoft platform for over 19 years, we are never shy about going deep and being world-class experts in other state-of-the-art tools and technologies – especially Telerik technologies. As a Telerik Gold Partner, our Imaginet team…

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How to Create Lists in SharePoint Using Visual Studio 2015 (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

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How to Create Lists in SharePoint Using Visual Studio 2015 (Step-by-Step Tutorial) At Imaginet, we’re always looking for better and faster ways to accomplish technology goals.  In this article, we’ll explore how to create lists in SharePoint using Visual Studio 2015 in a few simple steps, making your list creation more efficient than ever. Before we being, be sure your development environment meets the requirements for developing SharePoint solutions. You can check those requirements for…

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Tech Corner: A Focus On Release Management

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As a leading provider of ALM services, Imaginet always turns to the Visual Studio ALM toolset when helping our customers. In this Tech Corner video, we will take a deeper look at Visual Studio Release Management and how it can help deliver continuous value in your organization. — 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…

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The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2)

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The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2) In the first part of this article, we looked at how using an enumerable as our strongly-typed model on a view can end up causing us some headaches. The example, a list of Person, further compounded the problem because the Person is likely an entity that is part of our database. At first glance, it doesn’t seem too bad, and again in many online samples and…

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