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Nieko Giuliani

Is Your Digital Customer Experience Meeting Expectations?
Friday, September 5, 2014
By: Nieko Giuliani   
Are you sure your digital customer experience is living up to your customer’s expectations? Wondering if you should evaluate your website and digital marketing initiatives?

Eric Hyland

Creating Dashboards with Datazen – An end to end example
Thursday, September 4, 2014
By: Eric Hyland  

Skyline recently announced a new partnership with Datazen.  Datazen’s mobile data analysis and delivery capabilities complement our existing BI toolset, which enables Skyline to deliver mobile solutions quickly and easily for our clients.  Datazen allows us to quickly and easily develop dashboards and KPIs targeted for mobile devices such as tablets and phones.  These dashboards render in native applications for all flavors of phone/tablet operating systems and can also be viewed in web browsers and/or embedded into applications.  In this post I’ll demonstrate how simple it is to build a Datazen dashboard and publish it to the Datazen server.

Chris Plate

Building an OAuth2 Authorization Server with DotNetOpenAuth
Thursday, August 28, 2014
By: Chris Plate  
This isn’t a typical quick-hitting blog post.  Rather, it is the documentation resulting from an effort to build a proof-of-concept of an OAuth2 Authorization Server using DotNetOpenAuth.  It’s not exactly light reading, but the first few paragraphs should at least convey the problem to be solved, while the rest provides more of the gory details on how to solve it if you're interested.  When asked to work on this for a client, there didn’t seem to be a single sample that I could find that detailed how all of the moving parts (and yes, there are a lot of them, hence the length of this post) fit together.  So I thought I’d share this walkthrough of the POC code, found at, as it might help someone that happens to need to do something similar to navigate the waters.

Sarah Buruin

SharePoint 2013 – Mobile and Responsive Thoughts
Thursday, August 21, 2014
By: Sarah Buruin  
I will point out a few of the major concepts that you need to think about when planning for responsive design and general mobile site use.

Brian Laehn

10 Steps to Organize and Facilitate a Successful Requirements Gathering Meeting
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By: Brian Laehn  
     Some of the most important tasks a Business Analyst (BA) performs include eliciting, documenting, and analyzing requirements for a project.  The technique that I use most when I am playing the role of a BA on a project and need to gather requirements from the stakeholders is to organize and facilitate a successful requirements gathering meeting.  Below I have documented 10 steps that I recommend you follow as a guideline to help you organize and facilitate a successful requirements gathering meeting.

Jay Steinke

Embracing Agile
Friday, August 15, 2014
By: Jay Steinke  
Is there a silver bullet that will make agile work in your organization?  Not really.  However, if you truly embrace agile…  You’ll start seeing incremental improvement and be on your way to a credible agile delivery method.

Mitch Weckop

Can Companies Survive Without Analytics?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By: Mitch Weckop  
Leaders are challenged to make decisions about their business every day – often with less than perfect knowledge.  Best-in-class companies are tipping the decision making odds in their favor by having a business intelligence strategy.

Enterprise Portals Team

What is a SharePoint Custom Claims Provider and why do I need one?
Friday, August 8, 2014
By: Enterprise Portals Team  
Have you ever encountered a security requirement that just does not seem to be resolved completely by the use of Active Directory Security groups?  We have run up against this particularly when we need to have a security situation where a user must be in two AD Groups.

Carrie Rhoads

That Conference – “Summer Camp for Geeks!”
Thursday, August 7, 2014
By: Carrie Rhoads  

Each year more than 30 million Americans leave the comfort of their homes to sleep in a tent, RV or under the stars.  And each August more than 1000 software developers, designers, and IT professionals from the upper Midwest join together for what is known as “Summer Camp for Geeks” at That Conference.  Both provide fun, education and an experience of a lifetime but not without proper planning.  Here’s a checklist to make the most out of That Conference.

Rachel Rieck

Communication Twists in Agile
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
By: Rachel Rieck  
For anyone who has worked in Agile/Scrum the best work is done when the whole team is together.  However, this is not always possible in today's virtual world.  Does this mean you cannot run an agile project?  No, it just means we need to understand all communication twists and how we as a team work to keep the channels just as open as if we were together.

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