SharePoint 2016: New Compliance and Security Features

SharePoint 2016 While SharePoint 2016 is an evolutionary update from SharePoint 2013, it does introduce some real power that differentiates it from its predecessor. Many of these features are within the infrastructure areas that are preparing SharePoint on-premise installations to be “hybrid first” deployments but that same Cloud integration brings some of the features into


Paged Kendo Grid from SharePoint Search REST API Data

I have prepared a short demonstration to illustrate the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API: I will retrieve SharePoint list data across multiple lists, present it in a pageable grid, and do it in under 100 lines of well-formatted script and markup.

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Azure Integration Part I: Reasons for Azure Storage Queue, Service Bus Queue, Topics/Subscription and Relays

Microsoft Azure can provide messaging in the cloud through a variety of different options. Sometimes it can be confusing as to which cloud technology you want to leverage with your company’s integration solution. Through a series of blogs, I hope to help summarize the options on these Azure technologies. In Part 1 of this series, I summarize and give insight on Azure Storage Queues, Azure Service Bus Queues, Topics/Subscription and Relays.

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Why Test Automation is Essential to Successful DevOps

It’s been proven that QA leads to a lower failure rate and ultimately better software, but when deadlines approach and time constraints become an unwelcome reality, QA professionals yearn for a way to lessen the pressure and keep the process flowing.  The natural progression for a DevOps process that is already highly automated is to transition more of the QA process to fall in line, either through test driven development (TDD) or automated scripts running continuously during testing of newly developed features, and onwards as UAT and production environments are smoke tested.


New Realities…In a Galaxy Not So Far Away!


POSTED 09/13/2016

Quantum computing, cognitive services, mixed reality, computational cryptography… a laundry list for the next sci-fi blockbuster? Actually, these are working topics that Paul Edlund, Chief Technologist for the Microsoft Technology Center, and his colleagues are unraveling daily. “It’s hard to explain quantum computing to a high school kid, but my job is to take complex topics and

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It’s No Longer a Data Lake. It’s a Data Dump

This is the world of Big Data where the digital data volumes are going to double every two years for the foreseeable future. By 2020 there will be eight billion people on earth, using 20 billion devices and communicating with 100 billion connected things. As Big Data blossomed, organizations began to store the endless stream


IoT: Delivering Impactful Solutions to Businesses in Every Industry

Connected things are changing how products are developed and how businesses are organized. Streams of information generated by devices such as industrial machines, sensors, kiosks and highly engineered products that make it possible to upgrade a product in real-time or to predict when it will fail. At SPR, we help our customer implement Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to increase operational efficiency, improve product and services, and help them attract, grow and retain customers. Most organizations agree that IoT is the next “big thing” and it will provide tremendous value by implementing IoT solutions. We will go over some of the IoT use cases we have implemented for our customers to provide insight into business value it provides.


The Challenge of Exploring Big Data Technology

The main challenge in today’s big data world is not the big data but exploring big data technology. Nowadays automatically generated data (Ex: stock market data) is likely to be more analyzed and used for making the greater level of decisions rather than the user’s generated and enterprise generated data.

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Why Upgrade to BizTalk 2016?

Businesses in the digital transformation age are growing rapidly thus requiring increased agility and faster delivery. It has become essential to integrate mission critical applications as well as to connect seamlessly to modern SaaS applications. BizTalk 2016 will provide quick value for these integrations.

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Getting Started with Docker on Azure

As organizations move to hybrid and/or multi-provider clouds, Docker plays a key role in abstracting underlying platform configuration details away from implementations, allowing developers to build consistently-functioning solutions that can be tested and run in identical configurations, and that can be reliably deployed to disparate environments. In this post we’ll cover running Docker containers on Azure using Docker Machine and using Docker storage volumes for persistent storage.