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Create Your First SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Web Part in 15 Minutes

By All Posts, Application Development, Cloud, Managed Services, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams

Imaginet has adopted a hybrid workplace model for a very long time without any issues, even before the pandemic. Imaginet’s focus has always been its employees and their work-life balance. Transitioning to a complete work-from-home environment during the pandemic has been seamless for us.

With over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Technologies, Imaginet can help you choose the right Microsoft 365 solution to adopt an effective hybrid workplace model and improve employee engagement. Contact us to get your free virtual consultation.

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Should Your Next Mobile App be Built With Flutter?

By All Posts, Application Development, Enterprise Mobile, Productivity

Imaginet has adopted a hybrid workplace model for a very long time without any issues, even before the pandemic. Imaginet’s focus has always been its employees and their work-life balance. Transitioning to a complete work-from-home environment during the pandemic has been seamless for us.

With over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Technologies, Imaginet can help you choose the right Microsoft 365 solution to adopt an effective hybrid workplace model and improve employee engagement. Contact us to get your free virtual consultation.

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Understanding Communication Patterns

By All Posts, Cloud, Managed Services, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, SharePoint, Teams, Viva

Imaginet has adopted a hybrid workplace model for a very long time without any issues, even before the pandemic. Imaginet’s focus has always been its employees and their work-life balance. Transitioning to a complete work-from-home environment during the pandemic has been seamless for us.

With over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Technologies, Imaginet can help you choose the right Microsoft 365 solution to adopt an effective hybrid workplace model and improve employee engagement. Contact us to get your free virtual consultation.

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MS365 Tenant-to-Tenant SharePoint Online Migration

By All Posts, Cloud, Managed Services, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
MS365 Tenant-to-Tenant SharePoint Online Migration Many situations can cause organizations to migrate from their current MS 365 tenant to a new tenant subscription. Common scenarios we encounter at Imaginet include mergers and acquisitions, brand spin-offs, corporate divestitures and sometimes something as simple as a typo in the root address can cause this exercise to be required. Microsoft is working on tenant URL renaming, but as of the print time, it is not yet available. These...
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Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS

By All Posts, Consulting, Managed Services, Productivity, SQL Server
Using Hangfire to Run Background Jobs in IIS Recently one of our clients went through an application modernization project to upgrade and update their internal business applications. Among the technical challenges to conquer was how to handle long-running and recurring scheduled jobs. In the existing system, the long-running jobs were being allowed to run in process, with the users being instructed to initiate the process in their browsers and then not do anything until it...
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Using Microsoft Power BI–Business data analytics for better reporting

By Agile, All Posts, Business Intelligence, DevOps, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform, Productivity
Using Microsoft Power BI–Business data analytics for better reporting We have a lot of discussions with clients about a desire to do “better reporting”. They have been using Power BI but feel they now need a data warehouse to create reports that will give them all the info they need. Fundamentally, organizations often have an analytics problem, one for which a data warehouse forms part of the solution, however, the complexities lie in the data....
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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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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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What Makes a Good Software Consultant?

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This may seem like a simple enough question to answer. However, there are many answers floating through the ether of the business world and the Internet and not all of them are good ones. Quite a few are born out of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what it really is that a good software consultant does. It seems likely that this is not the first blog post to be written by a software consultant explaining what…

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