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by Nicholas Cipollina on Apr 14, 2014

Microsoft’s annual developer conference in San Francisco recently wrapped, and there were many good things to come out of it. If there was one quick way to describe the event, I would say it was “mobile-first, cloud-first”. Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system as well as the Windows 8.1 Update 1. It also unveiled many new features available in Azure, Microsoft’s cloud solution.

by Tina Saunders on Apr 10, 2014

As an organizational change management (OCM) professional, managing the people side of change on an agile, fast-paced project is challenging to say the least. The production timeline is quick, broken down into iterative development sprints, with the goal of being in production as soon as possible. Therefore, a parallel, agile OCM model is a critical success factor so the business is ready by the release date. But, what does that agile OCM model look like?

by Trey Ellington on Apr 07, 2014

Part 1: An Overview of SportVU  Technology

by EJ Victor on Apr 04, 2014

If I hear “Unexpected item in bagging area”, “Please remove item from bagging area” or “Please wait for Associate assistance” one more time, I’ll have to scream!  It’s time for brick and mortar stores to seriously re-engineer the self-service checkout experience to reduce friction and better compete with the ease of on-line purchases. As new technology emerges, brick and mortar retailers will have a fantastic opportunity to turn a transactional event into a relationship building touch-point.
 

by Dee Gavlick on Mar 31, 2014

The Report Center is a no-code business solution that leverages the Document Set content type and a reusable 2010 workflow to change the permissions when a Document Set's properties are changed.

The primary benefit of building this type of solution is that it enables the contributors to manage the permissions as they create new types of reports, while not risking the entire site’s exposure to people who should only access certain sets of documents.

by Dee Gavlick on Mar 27, 2014

If you have tried to train end users, you know that most users will not go to training classes. You also know that people just try to figure stuff out without reviewing documentation.  So, as SharePoint designers we have to find ways to improve the user experience of the SharePoint interface to support want the users need to know about and click to complete their tasks.

On a recent project my team was working with multiple Content Types that used templates in a single document library.

by EJ Victor on Mar 27, 2014

Most brick and mortar retail organization are spending a lot of money on social media, mobile apps, search engine optimization (SEO), one-to-one marketing to drive potential customers to the web site and in through the doors.  Web site design is pondered, piloted, tested and still many are wasting a lot of money and frustrating customers.  The problem is that many companies are not thinking like customers, not focusing on data, and are impeding potential customers once they land on the retail website.  I know that if you are in retail, you’re sick of hearing this, but Amazon and Google have wrecked it for your company by setting customer expectations very high with the brilliant use of data, tags, metadata and algorithms. What can you do?

by Jens Alm on Mar 27, 2014

Part 6: Customising the Security for REST

In a series of blogs we will look at how to create a REST service using the latest version of Spring. Our service will have validation so we can make sure the data stored meets the requirements and it will be secured so only the correct people can make updates.

In this final entry we will look at how to customize the security layer to be more aligned with our REST service.

by Jens Alm on Mar 27, 2014

Part 5: Adding Security to the Services

In a series of blogs we will look at how to create a REST service using the latest version of Spring. Our service will have validation so we can make sure the data stored meets the requirements and it will be secured so only the correct people can make updates.

In the last entry we looked at adding JSR-303 validation to our services. To continue this series of blogs we will now add authentication and authorization to our services.

by Dee Gavlick on Mar 26, 2014

This guide is on creating Anchors and Bookmarks in a wiki page.  Wiki pages are a fantastic and easy thing to create. However in certain cases, you may not want multiple pages, just one really long page that users can step into and jump back to the top as they discover the information they seek.
You can set up your own anchors and bookmarks in 3 easy steps.
Step 1 – Plan your Table of Contents and Headings
Step 2 – Configure your Bookmarks and Anchors
Step 3 – Configure the Back to Top hyperlink and add to each section

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