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Coming to SQLPass?

Join Affirma at the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI Professionals October 27-30 | Seattle, WA Let us know if you are planning to attend.  We can help you get a $150 discount off of the registration fee. PASS Summit is the world’s largest, most intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and

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Sharepoint Fest 2015

Affirma is out at Sharepoint Fest.  Great conversations and great content!  Please swing by the Affirma booth and chat with our team.  Also, don’t forget to enter the drawing for a brand new Microsoft Surface 3!  We hope everyone is enjoying the great sessions at Sharepoint Fest.

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Discovering Power BI Using Microsoft Excel

There has been a lot of buzz lately around Microsoft’s “Power Business Intelligence” (Power BI) features – PowerPivot, Power View, Power Map, and Power Query. With so many “Power” features available, how do you know which one to use and how does one get started? The path to Business Intelligence greatness starts with Microsoft Excel

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Google Prioritizes Mobile-Friendly Sites

After the stir caused by Panda and Penguin, the Mountain View giant has launched a new update to give mobile-friendly websites a big boost in search rankings. With the world gearing towards more “mobility”, it’s pretty obvious that Google would do something about it. In this post, we will be talking about the “what” and “why”

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5 Tips to Improve your Enterprise Data Integrity

Your team needs data to make critical decisions and run your business.  When you’re in that critical meeting where someone is making a case for a bold, new initiative, nothing is worse than when the credibility of the data starts to get questioned.   The meeting falls flat.  The decision gets tabled.  And like many

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Sharepoint Public Website End of Life

Microsoft announced the deprecation of SharePoint Online Public Website feature as of January. Microsoft has stated that existing customers will be able to continue using the feature for at least 2 years.  In the meantime, customers using Sharepoint Online (O365) to host their public website will need to consider migration options. However, the challenges of

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Undermining the Executive Scorecard

There comes a time in every growing company where the managers and executives need to start making decisions based on facts and data rather than gut feel and emotions.  Typically, there is a large-scale investment in business intelligence in order to collect, process, and consume data in a meaningful way.  Unfortunately, there are a slew

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Windows Server 2003 End of Life Migration Options

Microsoft’s recent announcement that support would be ending for Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 has left many businesses with questions they may be unable to answer entirely on their own. Those still running on Server 2003 may be wondering what end of support means, or why they haven’t migrated yet, which aspects of their

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Why Your Company Needs a Mobile App

The number of mobile users continue to increase every year. As a matter of fact, mobile finally overtook fixed internet in 2014.  With over 120 million smartphone users in the United States alone, companies both big and small are starting to incorporate mobility in their marketing strategies. With over 50% of all searches happening in a

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Planning for a Successful SharePoint Migration

New features, improved capabilities, and enhanced web content management system of SharePoint 2013 has triggered migration from earlier versions to the new version.  Many organizations have already made the switch to the new Microsoft platform and are sharing their user experience about the new features and capabilities. Perhaps you’re interested in migrating to SharePoint 2013, but

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