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How To Interpret Access Rights Numbers In CRM Security Exceptions

Posted by Daryl LaBar | April 23, 2014

When a user attempts to preform an action in CRM there are two potential types of security issues that could arise.

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Learning About The Cloud At The Pacers vs. Heat Game

Posted by Kory Geyer | April 3, 2014

Allegient had a great time with a few of its clients at the Pacer vs. Heat game on Wednesday night.  The night started off with a Cloud and Continuous Delivery session by Allegient's own Ryan Brubaker and ended with the Pacer's beating the Heat 84 - 83. During the pregame session, Ryan started off by describing how Cloud computing is causing "Disruptive Innovation" across the enterprise.  He continued by describing how Microsoft Business Intelligence and SharePoint in the cloud are both an IT and a business enabler.  He concluded by explaining what Continuous Delivery is and how it be achieved.  Below are a few pictures from the event and Ryan's PowerPoint content.

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Increase Enterprise Growth by Hiring a Consulting Company for Your Business Analysis Needs

Posted by May Masad | March 24, 2014

There are many reasons organizations seek consultants for Business Analysis. We are listing the top three for you here, based on our experience.

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Deliver Operational Efficiencies by Hiring Business Analysts for your Organization

Posted by May Masad | March 21, 2014

In this post, we will take a quick look at what Business Analysis is and how Business Analysts can serve your organization.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Chart Wizardry

Posted by Jeremiah Theurer | March 21, 2014

The out of the box chart capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online are powerful but can leave the client wanting more when it comes to making the charts usable, easy to read, and representative of the data. One easy way to fill in the gaps is to edit the chart XML.

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The Changing Enterprise BI/Analytics Technology Ecosystem

Posted by Bill Russell | March 20, 2014

Up until recently the typical Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics (EBI) technology architecture embraced a monolithic, centralized enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and reporting platform(s). The plan was to get all relevant data from siloed transactional systems into a centralized relational data base system. The desire was to create a single “source of truth”, clean up and integrate data, and then present to the business side user choice of parameterized reports. As this architecture evolved, more extensive extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) capabilities were developed (Informatica, etc.) and more advanced visualization capabilities were added to typical report platforms (Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion, etc.). This centralized and IT managed EBI capability therefore demanded extensive capital and human technical resources to support increased demands from the business side consumers.

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Scribe Insight Tips and Tricks

Posted by Jeremiah Theurer | March 18, 2014

After having spent some quality time with Scribe Insight during an Oracle SQL database to Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation, I have learned quite a bit about best practices and pitfalls when using Scribe Insight.  Some things I had to learn the hard way and I hope to save the next person some time by putting this information here.

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Big Data + Analytics = Highly Effective CFOs

Posted by Kory Geyer | March 17, 2014

A recent IBM study entitled "Pushing the Frontiers" highlights how CFOs are finding significant value with big data and analytics.  Using more than nine years of data collected from CFO conversations, the study finds 82% of CFOs see value in integrating enterprise data, but only 24% feel their team is up to the task.  The study found the highest performing CFOs integrate enterprise data and use deep insights to create profitable growth.  Also, the study found the highest performing CFOs are spending time researching and building the infrastructure for Big Data.

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How To Better Avoid A System.InvalidOperationException Multi-Threaded Race Condition In CRM 2011

Posted by Daryl LaBar | March 13, 2014

In order to improve performance creating connections to CRM via the C# SDK, we followed the steps outlined here and here, to cache the ServiceManagement and Credentials objects.  After some quick testing, everything ran smoothly and we pushed the changes to prod.  A couple days later, these exceptions started showing up in our logs:

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How To Customize The SharePoint Image/Asset Picker

Posted by Eric Willman | March 13, 2014

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