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Getting into the Flow of the Holiday Season with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Flow

I’m excited to announce that we have an amazing new Dynamics 365 client. We were contacted this last week from a representative of none other than Santa Claus himself. It seems that Old Saint Nick is a bit of a tech nerd and has really wanted to streamline his mail room floor operations. Recently Santa and Mrs. Claus came across WordPress and thought it would be a great platform for them to use to build a letter writing system to help more children to easily send letters to Santa. 

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SQLSaturday #652 – “I Like Big Data” for $400 meets Atlanta, GA

I’m excited to have the opportunity to speak at SQLSaturday #652 in Atlanta, GA on July 15, 2017. SQLSaturday #652 will be my fourth SQLSaturday to speak at, and I’m loving getting engaged with the SQL community through SQLSaturday and PASS (a not-for-profit organization that supports data professionals who use the Microsoft Data Platform).  SQLSaturday Atlanta is a large event with over 60 sessions and a host of wonderful speakers from all over. Topics will range from the administration and maintenance of SQL server to indexing and advanced T-SQL all the way to topics like mine, CosmosDB and NoSQL databases.

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Build a Better Developer Team by Increasing Employee Engagement Webinar

I’m excited to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming webinar hosted by APN Consulting entitled “Build a Better Developer Team by Increasing Employee Engagement.” This employee engagement webinar is on July 7 at 1PM EDT and you can register by going to APN Consulting’s website. Registration is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to skyrocket your team’s performance.

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An Introduction to CosmosDB Graph API

In this post, I highlight the first Sigao Studios Academy video, a new YouTube offering from Sigao Studios. In this video, I summarize CosmosDB’s Graph API. CosmosDB uses Apache’s TinkerPop and its Gremlin language to add graph database functionality to its massively scalable data as a service offering. TinkerPop can be found in a host of other graph systems including Blazegraph, ChronoGraph, Hadoop Giraph and others. Its powerful graph traversal language, Gremlin, allows you to quickly traverse a database and derive information from the underlying data.

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The Agile Roundup #2 – Oh the Millennials!

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. They are the largest generation on the planet and they are radically changing societal norms. In this week’s Agile Roundup, we explore ways you can better understand, employee and manage this radical generation.

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Dynamics 365 – Trigger a plugin from a Business Process Flow

Here at Sigao, we’ve been working with the Microsoft’s Dynamics platform for quite some time. We’ve often had situations where we have some custom action that we want to use to activate one of our custom plugins. Here, I’ll walk you through how to trigger one of your plugins automatically as a user progresses through a business process flow. The overall flow of this process is described below.

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The Agile Roundup #1 – Employee Engagement and Self-Organization

In this week’s roundup, we focus on articles that communicate the importance of employee engagement and how you can approach your team in ways that improve both engagement and self-organization. Employee engagement can be tough to define, so we will begin with an article that does just that; it defines Employee Engagement.

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Getting things to done

Getting things to done gets you faster feedback, generates value quicker, helps you to better estimate progress and helps your team prioritize effectively.

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