SharePoint 2016: Not Your Father’s Intranet Portal

April 6, 2016 Chris Griswold

OK, let’s face it: There are many, many people out there from organizations big and small who love to hate SharePoint. Most of them had a really bad experience with a very poorly implemented intranet portal running on MOSS or SharePoint 2007.  And, like most technology, there is no forgiveness for bad software (Windows Vista…).  […]

Are You Still Running SQL Server 2005?

March 31, 2016 Paul Bell

Just in case you didn’t see the news, Microsoft will end extended support for SQL Server 2005 on April 12, 2016. Do you still have critical databases running on this version of SQL Server? Dare I ask, are they running on the ancient Windows Server 2003 R2 OS, which has been unsupported by Microsoft since […]

March Madness – A Perfect Analogy for Agile vs. Waterfall Methodology

March 30, 2016 Justin Bell

March Madness is one of my favorite sports “seasons” each year. The NCAA basketball tournament contains a combination of powerhouses from major conferences, but also the Cinderella stories of small school teams from small conferences who get their chance to compete. Many fans (even those that don’t watch basketball all year long) participate in “bracket […]

Tales of an Internet Explorer: Form Submission

March 28, 2016 Kelleigh Maroney

Long ago, we lived in an age where we used VHS tapes to watch movies, CD players to listen to music, and Internet Explorer 9 and below to browse the Internet. Alas, these simple days have long passed. While antiquated technology like VHS tapes and CD players have been replaced with BluRays and iPods and […]

Credera to Present at SharePoint TechFest 2016 on Leveraging Cortana, SharePoint and Power BI

March 22, 2016 Morgan Eseke

Credera is proud to sponsor the 8th annual SharePoint TechFest Dallas. SharePoint TechFest will be held at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX on April 6, 2016. This one-day conference is the largest SharePoint conference in the Central Region of the United States. This year’s 25 compelling break-out sessions will focus on converging Azure, […]

Integrating With Amazon MWS: Part 1/3 – Polling Orders

March 21, 2016 Chris Gaskill

A recent project required integrating one of the nation’s largest retailers with Amazon MWS. If you are anything like us, your first step might have been to scour Google, Amazon, or Stack Overflow for a reliable integration guide. Surely, an eCommerce behemoth the size of Amazon would have a treasure trove of readily available documentation. […]

SQL Server Integration Services Connecting to PostgreSQL Database

March 14, 2016 Ashley Alston

Recently I worked on a project to complete an upgrade from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014. Before the upgrade could begin, I created new packages to source data from the client’s operational data store, which was recently migrated to a PostgreSQL database. Communicating between database engines can be tricky, and I […]

A Common Pitfall With Microservice Architectures

February 29, 2016 Jeremy Leisy

Microservices have definitely hit it big. The architectural approach has made it into the mainstream by proving itself as a legitimate way to build fault-tolerant, highly available, horizontally scalable systems. With big name adopters in the high-performance tech industry such as Netflix, Amazon, and eBay, it is wise for the software architect to understand the […]

Disaster Recovery With SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Azure Site Recovery

February 22, 2016 Bryan Sakowski

In a previous blog post, I discussed the ability to integrate VMware-based infrastructure with Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) planning. That, in addition to bare-metal and Hyper-V server replication, provides a flexible and powerful tool for protecting server infrastructure. When working with a multi-tiered application, ASR can quickly and […]

Tableau Workaround Part 5: Improve Map Coloring in Tableau

February 8, 2016 Bailey Adam

This is the fifth and final blog post in a multi-part series on Tableau. In case you missed it, here is part four. Just perform a quick image search for “Tableau” and you’ll find pages of vividly colored maps—even the pre-made workbooks show off how cool the maps feature can be. Maps in Tableau can […]