25 07, 2017

Azure Storage R Package

By | 2017-07-25T09:13:34+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Microsoft R Server, R, SQL Server|0 Comments

A week ago, I came across a blog suggesting that R developers write their own personal R package to eliminate the need to copy and paste common functions into different scripts and workspaces. A personal R package would allow the developer to simply load the library and start developing using the functions they already use every [...]

5 07, 2017

Work Item Customization Simplified! VSTS vs TFS

By | 2017-07-05T13:24:14+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Team Foundation Server (TFS) has always had work item customization power as one if it’s strengths. However, the work was done in XML and was relatively complex. Although much could be accomplished, including relatively complex rules, it took experience and was fraught with complexity. Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) changed all that when they released [...]

5 07, 2017

We're going to Microsoft Inspire 2017!

By | 2017-07-05T12:01:22+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

This next week we're going to be at Microsoft Inspire (formerly known as WPC, or Worldwide Partner Conference).  We're going to be Tweeting and updating our blog with the latest announcements and information, so, If you don't already follow us on Twitter, add @StevenBorg, @NWCadenceRennie, and @LoriBorg, and bookmark our blog to find out what's [...]

21 06, 2017

Why Move to VSTS?

By | 2017-10-01T22:32:54+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers a lot of benefits to most teams over Team Foundation Server (TFS), and this post is designed to help you understand what those benefits are and start taking advantage of the solution yourself! Before we dive into the details, here are a few handy resources for you to [...]

20 06, 2017

Discover Open Source in the Cloud: Azure Opendev

By | 2017-06-20T17:10:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

If you are interested in open source technologies, or want to know just how deep Microsoft is going with their cloud-based open source technologies, you need to attend Microsoft Azure Opendev, their first-ever virtual event where they showcase open source technologies in the cloud. During the event you'll discover: How to use containers to build microservice-based [...]

7 06, 2017

Extending a Home Network to Azure

By | 2017-06-07T12:00:00+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Azure|0 Comments

One of the challenges to working with Azure is extending on-premise networks to our Azure networks in such a way that access to resources becomes transparent. While this is generally not a problem with corporate networks with established VPNs, it can become more challenging with small businesses or individuals that want to extend their networks [...]

24 05, 2017

A whole lot different, but still the same.

By | 2017-05-24T10:49:45+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Company|0 Comments

Just recently, I was sharing the story of Northwest Cadence with a friend. Sometimes, when you look at something through the eyes of someone else, it can give you such great perspective. When you’re living life day to day, the incremental difference is slight. It’s easy to take things for granted. It was my day [...]

16 05, 2017

Deploying Databases Has Never Been Easier!

By | 2017-05-16T08:43:55+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Database Lifecycle Management|0 Comments

There are several approaches to SQL Server database development and Database Lifecycle Management (DLM). These approaches range from specialized tools and project types to the storage and cataloging of SQL scripts and everything in between. However, for true DLM, that encompasses all the phases, from development to deployment there are three main options. Option 1: SQL Server [...]

15 05, 2017

Deploying Your First Web Service with Microsoft R Server

By | 2017-05-15T17:25:10+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Microsoft R Server|0 Comments

Incorporating advanced analytics in software allows developers to build intelligent applications tailored to the individual user. The easiest way to include machine learning in an application is by calling an API that returns a prediction. Using a standalone Microsoft R Server, organizations can write custom machine learning solutions that are hosted as web service APIs, [...]

15 05, 2017

Highlights of Microsoft Build 2017

By | 2017-05-15T09:23:31+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Microsoft //Build was held May 10-May 12, 2017. There were a lot of amazing things that were discussed and announced, but if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry! On May 24th, 2017, Microsoft will release a “Best of Microsoft Build 2017 Webcast”. Microsoft will take the best rated content, announcements and solutions, and consolidate [...]