Associating Mailto Links With Outlook in Windows 7 Through Group Policy

October 20, 2017 Bobby Crotty

Clicking an email address link should open a program that allows you to send an email to that email address. With Windows 7 and before, administrators can (for the most part) make sure the correct program opens. Unfortunately, if administrators aren’t careful they can make email address links do nothing. One of our clients recently […]

When to Ask for Help: Solving Technology Problems Effectively

October 13, 2017 Phillip Dickey

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” This can be as true in software development as it is in sci-fi/horror movies. However, our isolation can be self-imposed. We often worry about the consequences of asking for help. Some of us think, “If I ask too many questions, people will think I’m incompetent,” or “I’m […]

Are You Ready to Change Your Mind About SharePoint?

October 12, 2017 Kevin King

If you’ve worked with SharePoint in the past few years, you may be under the impression that custom SharePoint development is frustrating. Traditionally, client-side development in SharePoint has been somewhat limited from a developer perspective. There are several methods for customizing SharePoint—we will refer to them as the “Good, Better, and Best” methods. The “Good” […]

Why You Shouldn’t Save Browser Credentials

October 2, 2017 Sean Ranel

Do you save passwords in your browser so they can automatically be filled in for you every time you sign into a website? I used to think this was a great idea and huge time saver since it is a good security practice to not use the same password for everything, yet trying to remember […]

The Seven-Star Design Principle

September 28, 2017 Ryan Chen

Recently I’ve been listening to a great podcast called Masters of Scale. Each episode highlights one CEO and their journey in scaling their company. My favorite episode is an interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Listen to it here. The story of Airbnb is evidence that you can build a company around design thinking. In […]

Don’t Just Govern API Development, Enable It

September 22, 2017 Jason Goth

Today’s digital economy has elevated APIs from a detail of technical implementation to a strategic asset. APIs make it easier to share data with suppliers, partners, and customers, improve operating efficiencies, and generate new revenue streams. For example, APIs help Salesforce.com generate 50% of its revenue through its AppExchange, Expedia.com generates 90% by allowing third-party websites the ability to tap into […]

Five Things You Didn’t Know Google Chrome Could Do

Jeph Kryzak

The Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools for short) are a set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. DevTools has taught me most of what I know about CSS and makes Chrome my most valuable application. Spending endless hours in the elements panel with the “Inspect” feature has allowed me to experiment, test, […]

The Roster: Vol. 1

September 19, 2017 Ally White

At Credera, we believe we’re truly better together. The Roster is a monthly series that allows you to get to know leaders at all levels across the firm. Alastair Woolcock Principal, Microsoft Solutions  Denver, CO   Life Hack: Don’t just dream, dream bigger…. then act with fanatical execution. Engage deeply with junior level associates at least […]

Freedom to Fail

September 15, 2017 Bradley Mickunas

Recently at a Credera Integration and Data Services Practice retreat, I shared one of the reasons keeping me at Credera. The reason starts with the following quote from Micah Blalock, a senior architect at Credera: “I’m a senior architect because I have made more mistakes than you.” His perspective invited me to be innovative and […]

Is Azure Application Gateway a Good Fit for My Application?

September 8, 2017 JW Walton

Azure Application Gateway is a Layer 7 load balancer with only basic functionality and security, but at a third of the price of even the cheapest version of F5’s BIG-IP, it can be a very attractive option to secure web applications in Azure. For organizations looking to reduce costs, how should you decide if Azure […]