WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (SEPTEMBER 2018)

Time flies when you’re having fun and that means Ignite will be here before we know it.  As expected Microsoft has already started to lay the ground work for some of the talking points at Ignite with their feature and enhancement announcements in August and will likely continue that trend through September.

Office 365 Roadmap Transitioning to Microsoft 365 Roadmap

When Microsoft first rolled out the Microsoft 365 package (Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility & Security) there was a lot of confusion around what the differences were between Microsoft 365 and Office 365.  In fact, we still get questions about this regularly and with this latest change that trend is likely to tick upward.  In mid-September 2018 Microsoft will be moving the Office 365 Roadmap to a new location on the web and adding Microsoft 365 features.  Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (SEPTEMBER 2018)”

Webinar Recap: “The 2017 State of Application Development Survey”

JohnI recently attended a webinar sponsored by OutSystems, a low-code application development company, called “App Development Disrupted: Answers and Results from The 2017 State of Application Development Survey.” The webinar outlined the findings of this research, which surveyed over 3,000 IT professionals from around the world. You can download the full report here.

The 45-minute discussion was broken up into three segments that correlated with what elements of development survey respondents found most important: speed, scale/scope, and skills.

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New MS Certification Paths

Duane OdumI was in requirements gathering meetings all day, so this evening I was doing some “actual work” when a I received an email congratulating me on my Microsoft certification.  Being that I haven’t taken an exam in a few months I was a little perplexed.  Not that I mind getting more certifications but I generally like to actually know about it beforehand.

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Meteor.js CodeMash Staff Application

Scott ZischerkNote: If you have interest in checking out the project, you can find it here:
https://github.com/InteractiveBusinessSystems/cm_staff_app

Background

If you’re not familiar with CodeMash, it’s a technology conference hosted at the Kalahari Resort & Indoor Water Park in Sandusky, OH:

CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.

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SharePoint Fix with Calendar/Event Dates and Daylight Savings Time

6Yesterday I was overhauling our Magni Mobile calendar view into a list view.  I ran into an issue where SharePoint was pre-adjusting events events occurring during Daylight Savings Time – apparently because we are not currently in DST.  It was a huge headache, but I came up with a solution to analyze the UTC offset via moment.js and then “undo” the adjustments SharePoint made to the datetime on these events.

I still need to do more robust testing before I’m 100% comfortable with this solution but for now it’s fixing the all-day events that were getting screwed up by SharePoint’s adjustments.

Mobile Monday Presentation – Domino’s AnyWare

Joseph DotsonOn Monday I attended a presentation on the Domino’s AnyWare application.

Culture

A large portion of the talk from Domino’s was about their working culture. They utilize agile and scrum processes, with stand ups and sprints.

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