17 05, 2016

Microsoft Pinpoint Refresh: Customer search tool for MS Partners

By | 2016-05-17T13:41:16+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Company, Kanban|0 Comments

We were excited to learn that Microsoft is restructuring Pinpoint to build a more integrated and comprehensive online tool that will help Microsoft partners connect with customers. The new site enhancements will be unfolding soon! In the meantime, Northwest Cadence wants to thank all of you who have taken the time to provide real, candid [...]

4 04, 2016

Northwest Cadence and Azure App Service Drive Major Productivity and Quality Gains for Enterprise Software Teams

By | 2016-04-04T12:52:39+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence was honored to be a featured Microsoft Customer Story based on some of our experiences with Microsoft Azure App Service. Excerpt from original Microsoft article on January 19, 2016- Microsoft Azure App Service’s scalable infrastructure and simple user interface was the catalyst that allowed Northwest Cadence, a dedicated Microsoft Partner of nine years, [...]

23 03, 2016

Power BI: It's Easy to Get Started!

By | 2016-03-23T13:36:11+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

This post is for those of you who have heard about Power BI but haven’t had a chance to explore it yet. You probably know there is value in your data and want to display it graphically. You may even have some great charts already built out but you need had hoc reporting. Maybe you [...]

23 02, 2016

You have the facts, now read between the lines

By | 2016-02-23T16:37:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

You have data.  You likely have lots of it.  Your management loves looking at it.  Maybe you do too.  Is it easy?  Are you able to get the information you want out of it?  Data analytics is not always easy.  Parsing through the information and trying to find ways to slice and dice it into [...]

10 02, 2016

Super Bowl 50 – The Way a Nerd Sees it

By | 2016-02-10T12:22:18+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting, Tools|0 Comments

How did you feel about the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50? Never mind, I already know, or have a pretty good idea at least. That’s because at Northwest Cadence, we built out an engine in Microsoft Azure to analyze tweets in real-time then display the results on a Power BI dashboard. This means when [...]

2 12, 2015

Azure Machine Learning

By | 2015-12-02T16:04:38+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Competitive businesses already know about the advantages of machine learning – taking data they already have and turning it into meaningful, actionable predictions. They use it for all sorts of things like product recommendations, customer churn analysis, fraud detection, etc. In this webcast Steve and I take a different approach and use my Fitbit data [...]

14 10, 2015

3 Agile Problems You Can Solve With Azure

By | 2015-10-14T10:54:40+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, DevOps, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Client after client of mine encounters the same impediments to agile delivery. As Northwest Cadence deepens our expertise in the Microsoft cloud, we learn more and more about technologies and techniques that can help.

1 10, 2015

The Evolution of Modern Dev/Test Labs in the DevOps World

By | 2015-10-01T05:54:06+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Azure, DevOps, Release Management|0 Comments

If you’re developing software of any kind, you inevitably need to test it somewhere before you deploy to production. “I’ll just spin up a VM,” you say. This might work initially in small shops – but even if you don’t have onerous red tape, you’re eventually going to run out of resources (like host machines, [...]

29 09, 2015

DLM: The Future of Database Development

By | 2015-09-29T15:35:30+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Application Architecting, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Database Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Octopus Deploy, Practices, Release Management, Tools|0 Comments

There has been a great deal of talk recently around a re-discovered process known as DLM, or Database Lifecycle Management. DLM has been around for many years, but until recently has been virtually unknown and overshadowed by the complementing process of ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management. While ALM has seen widespread adoption along with a plethora of [...]