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SQL Server Polybase and Hadoop: The Powerful Combo

Category: Data & Analytics

Data Warehousing Data Warehousing (DW) has been around for many years. Data Warehouses consolidate data from a variety of sources and aggregate for quick calculations. In doing so, the framework handles a lot of the complexity […]


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Webinar Transcript – Talkin’ About Bots: The Emerging, Mobile-Friendly App Alternative

Category: Application Development

Webinar Leaders Jon Sligh – Solution Architect, Managing Consultant, jsligh@allegient.com Kyle Burns – Solution Architect, Practice Lead, kburns@allegient.com   Webinar Host Josh Burkhead – Marketing Manager, jburkhead@allegient.com Josh leads the webinar introduction Hello everybody […]


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Webinar Transcript – Mobile Reporting for a Mobile World: SSRS 2016 and Mobile Reports

Category: Data & Analytics

Webinar Leader Sean Werick – Platform Lead, Data Platform & Analytics Webinar Host Josh Burkhead, Allegient Marketing Manager   Josh leads the webinar introduction Good morning everybody and thanks for joining today’s webinar. Our […]


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Conversation as a Platform: The Case for Bots

Category: Application Development

Whether we’re talking about an application that runs natively on the client, one that executes on a server and returns results to the client application, or a rich application that combines concepts from both, […]


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Dynamics 365: To Cloud or Not to Cloud

Category: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

While William Shakespeare did not have to deal with such a question during his time, it is a question that many companies (and probably yours, if you’re reading this) are faced with today. Within […]


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Wait…PowerBI…Inside of Dynamics 365?

Category: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Data & Analytics

We all know and have come to love PowerBI for its excellent capabilities in surfacing and mashing up different types of data/sources. With its highly interactive and intuitive visualizations, users can quickly navigate to […]


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SQL Server 2016 Deeper Dive: SSRS Mobile Reports for Any Device

Category: Data & Analytics

In my earlier blog, I reviewed SQL Server 2016 SSRS new features in general. I want to take a deeper dive into SSRS Mobile Reports and demonstrate how that can help you surface reporting needs […]


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Wrapping a jQuery UI DatePicker With Angular2

Category: Application Development

Utilizing 3rd party libraries with Angular 2 is not always an easy task, and there are a lot of times where it doesn’t make sense to rewrite the code from scratch to create complex […]


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So… What’s the Problem? A Lesson in Defining Your Problem Domain

Category: Application Development

I found myself on a project recently where I was gazing at pages of massive, carefully handcrafted, messy JSON strings assembled using Java StringBuilders. Their purpose was to construct queries for a RESTful web […]


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Angular 2 – Upgrading from RC1 – Part 2: Routing

Category: Application Development

In part 2 of my Angular 2 RC1 Upgrade Series (part 1 can be found here), we will explore the changes to the router. The router in Angular 2 has already had a storied […]


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Visual Storytelling via CRM and Power BI: Webinar Q&A Wrap-Up

Category: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Data & Analytics, Education

Earlier this month, as part of our Allegient Forefront Webinar Series, you may have attended our most recent webinar “Visual Storytelling via CRM and Power BI,” hosted by Jimmy Burkhart and Warren Sifre. If […]


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Most Important Changes in BABOK v3

Category: Business Solutions

As a recently certified CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional), I did a lot of investigation into the differences between BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) v2 and v3.  If you’ve studied v2 in the […]


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