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Using Stretch Database to Get the Most from Your Data

In a local database, the only information that should be on premise is hot data, or data that is interacted with on a regular basis. When cold data – data used very infrequently – takes up usable space on your server, it makes finding information that really matters that much more challenging. Eventually, when cold

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Affirma Sponsors SharePoint Fest Seattle

With SharePoint Fest Seattle less than a month away, Affirma employees are gearing up to fine-tune their technical skills during this four-day conference. The annual tech-oriented gathering attracts IT professionals from across the nation and gives them the opportunity to spend a few days attending classes and workshops learning the latest developments, best practices and innovations in the

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SharePoint in the Information Age

Today’s businesses thrive on the value of information. It is the oxygen that companies need to survive. Smart businesses know that the real power of efficient information sharing regardless of the traditional constraints of time, geography, space or business group.  Exactly how information is shared throughout organizations is where Microsoft’s SharePoint platform comes in. Organizations

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CRM Consultants Ready to Tackle Dynamics 365

One of Affirma’s highly specialized services, Dynamics CRM Consulting, can now offer you an even wider array of business solutions following the news that Microsoft will soon launch Dynamics 365. Originally, Dynamics CRM was created as a software program that enabled companies to analyze and take action on customer relationship info. As long as Dynamics

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Making Community Engagement a Part of Our Culture

What We Believe Affirma’s company mission, “Become the best at providing solutions to positively impact people” extends beyond the hundreds of satisfied customers served since our inception, it also refers to making a difference in our community. The Affirma team is more than technical expertise; we believe that having a heart — both individually and

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Mobile App Development Team Inspires “Waypoint M”

When two companies fuse into one, the details can get messy. One has all of its information stored in databases, and the other may have theirs stored elsewhere. Emails, contact info, customer relationship info, sales numbers – basically anything stored in a database can be easily lost in the process. Affirma was able to collect all

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Take Advantage of Microsoft’s New Power BI Embedded

Microsoft’s Power BI is an incredibly valuable tool to any business if used properly. Rather than drowning in a swarm of overwhelming and often mind-numbing data, Power BI allows users to look at information in ways which they may have never before imagined. Despite the obvious benefit of having a treasure trove of information at

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Power BI Templates for Salesforce and Dynamics CRM

Microsoft just launched two solution templates as a public preview for Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.   These are powerful new tools that help customers very quickly deliver powerful analytics and visualizations on their CRM applications Power BI Templates offer a very quick guided experience to create compelling reports using Dynamics CRM and Salesforce data. This means

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Take Action on Your E-mail in 2016 using Power Query

My last blog post, Take Action on Your Data in 2016, focused on ways at a high level you can analyze a data source and turn it into actionable results. There is a common source of data that all of use every day but maybe we would not consider analyzing – our e-mail. If we

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Take Action on Your Data In 2016

There is consumable data everywhere you look and nowadays, businesses are “hungry” for ways to analyze information. The ability to take this information and turn it into actions is the concept of Business Intelligence. There is not a set criteria for who can use Business Intelligence – all companies large and small can find immediate

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