Feb 20
2015

Event Hubs & Stream Analytics: Better Together

IoT continues to heat up and Microsoft is following suite with some great technologies to support the trend.  There are key stages such as Ingest, Processing, Insight and Action in the overall IoT flow.  I am going to focus on technologies that fit into Ingest, Processing and Insight.  The first aspect of almost any IoT…

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Feb 11
2015

CRM 2015: Calculated Fields

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 launched in December 2014. With it came a bunch of new features related to improving customization. Two new fields were introduced to help some common CRM calculations. Rollup Fields and Calculated Fields can be used independently or complementary to each other. In this article, we will deep dive on Calculated Fields,…

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Jan 22
2015

Adventures in CRM Data Import

I recently encountered a problem using the CRM data import feature for a client. The first time I imported data, I imported 65,000 product records from one import file without a problem. Then, the client added a field and refined the scope of records, so we deleted the 65,000 records and tried to import the 33,000…

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Jan 12
2015

Communicating with EventHub using Neuron ESB and Arduino

This post will walk you through how to implement IoT concepts using Neuron ESB to send data readings from the Arduino Serial Port (COM port) to Event Hub. For this tutorial I am using Neuron version 3.5.1.1. So what is Neuron? Technically, Neuron is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and integration platform built entirely with Microsoft technologies. While…

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Jan 08
2015

Why don’t they know who I am?
How to capture and leverage guest insight in real time

I travel a lot for business (more than I care to admit). And I’m always amazed when I hand my ID and credit card to a check-in agent at one of the large, well-known hotels I frequent, and I hear, “Hello Mr. Garibay, is this your first stay with us?” I want to ask, “Don’t…

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Dec 22
2014

Exploring Cloud Enabled Solutions on the Azure Platform

Azure Webinar Series Announced: As the pace of innovation accelerates, the Cloud has emerged as the most efficient and cost effective way for organizations to take advantage of opportunities in Mobility, APIs and Big Data, while still continuing to solve their complex Integration challenges. Join us for this 4-part series, as experienced Neudesic technologists explore…

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Dec 12
2014

UX Tools: InVision

In user experience, there are a plethora of different tools, libraries, and frameworks, and knowing which one best fits a project can help reduce the time spent fighting the software and increase the understanding of the client’s business. InVision is a prototyping web application I’ve been using over the last several months for taking wireframes…

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Dec 05
2014

How APIs and Platform Thinking are modernizing the way companies do business

Stoking the Fires of Business Innovation  Recently a friend of mine told me about a successful eCommerce business he and his wife had set up over the past year. As I listened to him explain how quick and easy it was to establish a global supply chain and develop a rich online presence, I realized…

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Dec 02
2014

Icons Have No Identity Without Identification

Since the dawn of time man has communicated through pictures. From cave man carvings in walls to more modern cattle branding—there has always been something to communicate. Whether an idea or a purpose,  an author shapes the visual conversation that may go orphan without imagery. The visual clues that shape the stories we love—on tee…

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Nov 21
2014

Persuasive UX – Beyond Good and Evil

We’ve seen an explosion of research in behavioral economics, which helps us understand how people make decisions in their daily lives, and how those decisions are shaped by people’s prior experiences or their environment. We’ve learned more about how the mind makes choices, which enables us to support and design accordingly. Influencing people’s behavior for financial…

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