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Updates on SharePoint 2016

Updates on SharePoint 2016

According to Microsoft, SharePoint 2016 is on the horizon. While Microsoft has been making advances with its cloud updates on Office 365, they will also be releasing a new server system in the second quarter of 2016 with a public beta version being released during the fourth quarter of this year. 

CRM 2015 Tips: Use ExecuteMultiple to Improve Plugin Performance

Firing off a quick service.Insert(entity) or service.Update(entity) is an easy way to get data into the system, but can start to have an impact on performance if your plugin is attempting to update, insert or delete more than just a few records. By taking advantage of the ExecuteMultipleRequest class, you can process your requests in batches, potentially improving performance significantly. MSDN documentation on both the ExecuteMultiple method and ExecuteMultipleRequest class can be found here:

Customer Service Trends to Watch

Customer Service Trends to Watch

Bruce Springsteen once said, “Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose and action, over a long period of time.” In today’s society, what seems effortless and simple is equated with desirable. As the world of customer service becomes more complicated, it has become necessary to make delivery seem more effortless and seamless in the eye of the customer across all channels. For many, it is quite difficult to consistently deliver seamless customer service to every customer, especially with the number of channels to master.

The Most Oddball Technical Interview Questions

The Most Oddball Technical Interview Questions

While the main focus of a job interview is on the position itself and the skills required to be successful, interviewing is not a simple task. Every company has their own unique interviewing style and sometimes, no matter how much research you do, you can’t prepare for every question. Each industry has its oddball questions, and the tech industry is no exception.

IT Career Risks Worth Taking

IT Career Risks Worth Taking

You will never know how a choice will play out unless you take the risk. With any new career move, there will be a series of risks you must decide whether to accept or decline. This will happen with an individual at any level in their career. What are the risks you are willing to take to find the next great career move?

MVC: Dropdown list for Enums

In .NET, enums are a heavily used component of the framework. I personally love the use of enums because it is a strictly typed datatype and increases code readability significantly. Since it is also supported in the Entity Framework, I find myself dealing with a lot of entities that contain enum-based properties. Consequently, this bleeds into the design of my view models, which will often “inherit” the properties’ datatypes of the entities they are based on. This is in particular true for view models that are part of an HTML form and will therefore be sent back to a controller method.

The CRM and Marketing Dynamic Duo

The CRM and Marketing Dynamic Duo

One size fits all marketing is a thing of the past. Modern marketing techniques are shifting to more of a business-demand focus with a desire for better ROI and attribution. The marketing techniques are shifting towards a personalized experience, rather than sending mass emails. Marketers are now interested in taking advantage of all that marketing technology has to offer. 

Sales Technology Trends to Watch

Sales Technology Trends to Watch

Technology innovation is constantly transforming the sales process, with mobile enhancements, analytics, cloud computing and context-rich systems allowing salespeople and potential customers to engage more often and more efficiently than ever before. Gartner recently released a list of technology trends to look out for in 2015. Many of those trends will affect salespeople in the upcoming year.

The Happy Self-Service Workplace

The Happy Self-Service Workplace

A happy workplace is often a strong, productive workplace filled with top talent. What does this have to do with business intelligence? User-oriented, easy to use business intelligence tools aid in encouraging a happy workplace for those compiling data for the business. According to Gartner, process-centric interfaces for data collecting limit choices, mobility and content, stressing and disrupting employees. Consumer-centric environments, alternatively, focus on the applications and software that users prefer to use. They are easy to use, filled with strong content in a mobile manner.

Candidates as Customers

Candidates as Customers

The candidate experience is incredibly important for a company and its reputation. Whether or not a candidate receives a job from your company, they will remember the experience they had with your company and the employees they interacted with. If, for any reason, a candidate does not have a positive experience interacting with your company, it could possibly lead to lost future business and negative word of mouth. It could, in the end, return to haunt your business.

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