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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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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!

A Day in the Life of Working Remote at Imaginet

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

Business responses to COVID-19 have created a rapid shift to work from home and/or remote working. This has quickly affected all industries and has provided challenges for some organizations that were historically “onsite” focused. The past month at Imaginet we have had almost zero impact to our operations due to 1) most of our client projects are done remotely, 2) most of our employees are used to delivering quality work from home/remote, and 3) we…

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Imaginet Speaks: Visual Studio Team Services 2017

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Visual Studio Team Services 2017 - Part 1 Imaginet superstar, Etienne Tremblay, joins Bracket Show for Part 1 of 'Visual Studio Team Services 2017'. Check out the video below: Visual Studio Team Services 2017 - Part 2 Was this article helpful? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share this with your network! If you're looking for more info on Visual Studio, check out our Visual Studio & TFS page. Find out...
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Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio No Comments

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:  …

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443 in Skype for Business Land

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A cautionary reminder when firewall rules are being set up for Skype for Business, that 443 or 443/TCP or 443/TCP/SIP does NOT mean HTTPS.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve met a firewall yet that supports Microsoft’s 443/SIP for a so my rule request is very specifically 443/TCP, unless the required rule, like for the Reverse Proxy actually state HTTPS, require 443/TCP the rule ye be.   MS Firewall Rule Requirements   The above link goes to…

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Top 9 New Features of Polycom VVX 5.5.1

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Polycom VVX 5.5.1 firmware was released along with BToE 3.4.0.0, Polycom VVX Firmware Download Site, I’ve been beta testing and beating up these VVX builds (lost count, probably 15+) since March, so I’ve been anticipating this day for awhile.  Soooo many features being added that I’m just giddy. The biggest item in my opinion is the QoE reports generated by the phones and feed to the Skype Monitoring servers.  Yah, we can now see how the…

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Polycom VVX 5.5.1. Log Setting Changes

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VVX 5.5.1. Log Setting Changes This kept me and beta support spinning for a few days when I was trying to reproduce an issue in regards to logging, and suddenly I couldn’t set all of the logging levels I wanted through my provisioning server. With 5.5.1 having tighter integration with Skype for Business, the devices now pull additional information from the server for items like QoE and also Log Level settings.   The following command impacts…

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Thou Shall Not Let Internal Users Connect to External Edge Interface

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Thou Shall Not Let Internal Users Connect to External Edge Interface Been involved with UC for a while, long before it was called UC, and over time we’ve all developed cardinal rules when it comes to deployments.  One that me, and I know several others have adhered to “Thou shall not let Internal Users connect to External Edge Interface”.  Right!?! Times are a changing, and rules are often made to be broken, add the one…

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Skype for Business Hybrid (Part 1)

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Skype for Business Hybrid – Part 1 I’m sure there will be many more parts to this as O365 is ever “evolving”, euphemism for “it’s bloody different every time I go in there…” An issue I recently hit when trying to connect an OnPrem Skype environment to a company’s Online counterpart, aka setting up Skype4b Hybrid, I ran into this lovely error: Get-CsWebTicket : Failed to connect live id servers.  Make sure proxy is enabled…

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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 2

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In last month’s article How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1, we explored the financial benefits of adopting good ALM practices and how those practices improve your overall bottom line. We looked at two scenarios within a fictitious company called Vandelay Industries (again, nod to Seinfeld!), where the lack of good ALM practices resulted in misunderstood requirements and ill-fitted/obsolete processes. Now let’s look at a more serious scenario: the real…

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