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My First Azure Function

Published by Cole Francis on Thursday, July 6, 2017

BACKGROUND An Azure function is an ideal way to write discrete pieces of code in the cloud without concerning yourself with the machine and infrastructure that will support the code. Azure functions offer a variety of difference development language choices, including C#, Python, PHP, Node.js, and F#. Because Azure Functions live and run inside the Compute Stack, you only pay for the time that it takes for your code to run. What’s more, you get all the support and scalab

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SQL Server Spatial Data Types

Published by Cole Francis on Friday, June 30, 2017

Author: Cole Francis, Architect Why SQL Server you ask? There are two spatial data types in SQL Server that can help us solve this problem. The data types are Geography and Geometry.

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Team Sites vs. Communication Sites in SharePoint Online

Published by Chris Johnson on Friday, June 30, 2017

SharePoint content management: 2 paradigms With clients, I talk about dividing SharePoint content into two categories: Bottom-up: content that's created and shared collaboratively by many users and potentially consumed by even more users. This can be expanded to include more tightly-governed document management paradigms as well. Top-down: content that's curated by a select few users and consumed by many. In legacy SharePoint, this content typically belonged in Publishing Sites.

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Create a Monthly Alert in SharePoint With Retention Policy and Workflow

Published by Jeannie Herrington on Monday, June 26, 2017

I was asked to create a monthly reminder alert on a list by a client who could not achieve the monthly notifications using out-of-the-box tools. Knowing that I didn't want to rely on workflow pauses to get the job done, I set out to design a more reliable system for sending out monthly alert notifications and in the process came up with a fairly customizable solution that can be used by multiple lists at the same time. I used a list, a workflow, and a retention policy to get the job

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Office Add-Ins: Working with Tables in Word. Part 1: Creation

Published by Mark Roden on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In this article, I will show how the Word JavaScript API can be utilized to add tables to your word document using an Office Add-In. This will be a multi-part blog post as there are a lot of nuances and interesting ways in which you can play with tables in Word. Introduction In previous articles, I have written about how to interact with a Word document to search and replace and even save the word document to Salesforce. Going back to a more basic level we are going to look at how to build tables

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Dynamics 365 Business Edition Provides LinkedIn Powered Sales and Financial Insights

Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Dynamics 365 Business edition is optimized for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with 250 users or less. The system includes commonly desired CRM Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service functionality combined with new Dynamics 365 for Financials.

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Nintex Multiline Text Controls and Messy Spill-Over Text

Published by Jeannie Herrington on Friday, May 12, 2017

I seem to be on a Nintex kick lately, so here's another post about Nintex Forms for Office 365. I recently discovered a bug. My Nintex form that housed a repeating section with a multiline text control nested inside it was broken. Whenever I entered more than a few lines of text, saved the form and opened it in display, my text spilled outside the margins of the control and displayed on top of everything below it. Edit Mode. Looks good, right? Display mode. Awful!

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Gotcha On Self Signed Certs for a Customized Addon

Published by Kathy Brown on Thursday, May 11, 2017

I recently spent a lot of time following what seemed to be simple instructions for creating a self signed cert for an IBM Customized Addon Installer.  Over and over I repeated the steps from the following two links: One step in particular gave me issues, which was exporting the trust cer

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