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DataZen Acquisition

Will Datazen Suffer the Fate of ProClarity? Microsoft is famous for providing a multitude of tools, technologies and techniques to satisfy a particular need. With the recently announced acquisition of Datazen, we now have another Dashboard tool/platform option to add to the current

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Exploring Angular Material

Google has created Material Design, a design language for mobile and web applications. From color palette, position and size of elements, to user interactions and state transitions, Material Design provides a solid framework for any application. In addition, Google has been hard at

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Top 7 Problems CSG Pro Solves for Clients

We solve business problems with modern technology solutions. Most often, our clients and new prospects ask us for help with improving relationships with external or internal customers, or making their employees more productive. Here are 7 common scenarios we hear everyday from

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Tips and Tricks: Handy String Extension Methods

Introduction For better or worse, a lot of my life as a developer is spent writing code to manipulate strings. I perform the same operations so frequently I have (along with my coworkers) come up with some handy string extension methods that

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Rachel Dyer

Power BI for Rapid Prototyping

We’ve blogged earlier on the 60,000 -feet level overview of Power BI and what there is to like about it. This blog is a follow-on with a particular angle. I’m going to make a case that Power BI is a great set

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CSG Pro Reviews BUILD 2014

CSG Pro attends and reviews BUILD 2014 announcements, keynote, sessions and giveaways. Travel Getting to BUILD this year was an adventure onto itself. Bad weather in San Francisco delayed flights by a couple of hours, and ultimately, we ended up flying into

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Nearing Real-Time

“It is, unfortunately, one of the chief characteristics of modern business to be always in a hurry.” The Medical Record – 1884 from XKCD Some things never change. But, it’s safe to say that since 1884 the pace of business has quantifiably increased; we

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Windows 8.1 Pro Tips for the New User

Summary Windows 8.1 Pro is a new operating system from Microsoft that re-imagines how, where, and what users expect from a computer. There are so many additions to the way users interact with this new platform that it can seem like a

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JavaScript Validation with jQuery Validation and Knockout

Summary Working with ASP.NET MVC when developing web applications you get a lot of validation support almost for free when you use the Unobtrusive Client Validation feature (which is enabled by default). Once you start introducing client-side dynamic form elements using Knockout.js, or other similar

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TFS Publishing with Azure Web Sites – Part 3

Summary In this part we will add actual support for creating tasks in the application using LocalDB in our local development environment and separate Azure SQL databases on our Development and Production web sites. Being able to separate out the environments like

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TFS Publishing with Azure Web Sites – Part 2

Summary In part one of this post we created the (very) basic application and did all of the configuration steps needed to integrate Azure and Team Foundation Service so that we got continuous integration working meaning that any check-in of updated source

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