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New Microsoft Teams Features 2020

By All Posts, Office 365, Teams
At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced several new features to improve, and liven up Microsoft Teams. Check out our favourite new features your teams will love to use. Together Mode Some new Teams features bring new functionality, while others are whimsical additions. One of the latter is the new together mode. Individual meeting participants using pretend backgrounds was funny and clever, and eventually cliché. Teams’ new together mode removes the standard Brady Bunch grid style of the typical online...
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Project Oakdale and What It Means for Your Teams

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Teams
Microsoft’s Project Oakdale is a new platform for Microsoft Teams to deliver Power Apps and Virtual Agents all within the Teams client. Your whole organization can benefit with additional features like relational data tables for storing and collecting information, and one-click solution deployment. Project Oakdale enables everyone to build and test Power Apps and Virtual Agents directly in Teams with very little coding. Deploying to the correct team is as simple as selecting it. Relational...
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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

By Agile, All Posts, Visual Studio No Comments
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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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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Power Query for Azure tables and Updating Column Names

By All Posts, Azure, Power BI & SQL, Tutorials No Comments

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

By All Posts, Azure, Power BI & SQL, SQL Server, Tutorials No Comments
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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Imaginet Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency – What Does this Mean For You?

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Lifecycle Management, Featured No Comments

  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…

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MinRole Creates Simpler Deployments for SharePoint 2016 Administrators

By All Posts, Featured, SharePoint, Tutorials, Videos, Webinars No Comments

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

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, Cloud No Comments

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…

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