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Rube Goldberg & Patching the Enterprise with SCCM (Part 1)

Rube Goldberg & Patching the Enterprise with SCCM (Part 1)

Published: Feb 17, 2015   |   Author: Dan Newton   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Deploying software updates to the enterprise is not unlike one of these crazy cool machines. A server downloads all the updates from Microsoft, the clients scan the server for new updates that are required, then the server will create a new list of updates to push, the updates are sent to Deployment Points and a new Update Deployment is scheduled to run…

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Project Management Tools: Choosing the Right Ones

Project Management Tools: Choosing the Right Ones

Published: Feb 16, 2015   |   Author: iVision   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

At iVision we strive to always provide the best service for our clients. We have created a culture centered around healthy and thoughtful client engagement, which includes “White Glove” delivery. As a company we realize that the highest quality of delivery begins from the ground up and incorporates every aspect of that process, including the tools being used.

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ASP.NET Web API Design: A How-To Guide

ASP.NET Web API Design: A How-To Guide

Published: Feb 15, 2015   |   Author: Jeremy Likness   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Visual Studio provides an option for web applications called ASP.NET Web API. This is a technology designed to make it easy to build HTTP-based solutions that follow the commonly accepted conventions for REST APIs. You can choose a Web API template or select the references when you create a new web project from within visual studio. Recently I led a course for Web API Design at Microsoft Virtual Academy and through a series of modules provided tips, tricks, and best practices and demonstrated how to leverage Web API to build REST-based se

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Visual Studio Online for Application Lifecycle Management

Visual Studio Online for Application Lifecycle Management

Published: Feb 13, 2015   |   Author: Jeremy Likness   |   Category: Blog   |   One Comment

Visual Studio Online (VSO) is a great solution for application lifecycle management. VSO is more than just a source code repository. It can manage the entire lifecycle of a product from requirements through testing and deployment. With built-in collaboration tools, real-time dashboards for transparency, tools to plan and execute sprints, and collaborative chat rooms, it is a comprehensive solution that for some shops may not cost anything at all (the first five licenses are free and you can add an unlimited number of users with existing MSDN subscriptions).

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