IoT Integration with SharePoint using Power BI and Azure

IoT Integration with SharePoint using Power BI and Azure

Internet of Things (IoT) is an ever-growing topic in any industry. New devices are being connected to the internet every day. These devices are producing millions of events every second – however collecting, analyzing, and presenting all these events can include costly infrastructure upgrades. Integrating your IoT devices into Azure, Power BI, and SharePoint can provide a cost effective...

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Configuring Custom Render Formats for SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint-Integrated Mode

Configuring Custom Render Formats for SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint-Integrated Mode

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a very versatile tool, allowing report users to export reports in many standard render formats, including Excel, PDF, CSV, and many others. However, there are many reasons why a user may need to export a report in a non-standard format. For example, a user may need to export data from an SSRS report in to a legacy application that requires a very...

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Using Knowledge Management in Your Contact Center

Contact centers traditionally hold a reputation for being an organization’s “catch all,” receiving customer contacts that range from inquiries to requests to complaints.  Contact centers receive not only all types of customer contacts but must also support all departments within an organization, from product, to marketing, to logistics to billing. The wide variety of contacts and the...

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Get the Most Out of Your Data: Three Tips for using SSRS Reports in SharePoint

If you’re not sure what SSRS stands for or aren’t sure what it is, this might refresh your memory: Hopefully that didn’t cause any flashbacks! SSRS, or SQL Server Reporting Services, is one of the major reporting technologies you’ll see in any Microsoft BI solution, and although some newer technologies have made headway, it’s still one of the most common ones out...

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Q&A: Day in the Life of Two New Technology Consultants

This blog serves to give potential recruits the perspective of being staffed on a first project and working with the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform. Kyle Coronel and Will Watkins, two recent college graduates, have been with West Monroe Partners since early August 2014, and they recently finished phase one of implementation for their first project.…

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TechEd 2014 Recap

A few weeks ago I attended Microsoft TechEd 2014 in Houston, TX. Throughout the week I went to various sessions in the SharePoint, O365, BI, and Developer topics. Below are some of the announcements from these areas that I took away from the conference. Encrypted storage for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business As more organizations begin to look at migrating to the cloud, having the...

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Making Sense of Apps in SharePoint 2013

Making Sense of Apps in SharePoint 2013

We are constantly exposed to the idea of ‘apps’ in more and more aspects of our life every day. From smartphones to our television and refrigerator, and now even in SharePoint 2013. While I think this is a move in the right direction by Microsoft, there is definitely some confusion in the community about what exactly a SharePoint App is, and when...

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Creating a Folder in SharePoint From a CRM Plugin

“You should make it so when you create a record, a folder with that name is created,” remarked a sage and wise manager. “Is this possible?” “Why, yes it is!” was my quick response. Why Might You Want To Do This? • Automating/requiring automation of tasks with SharePoint (create a folder, add/update a list, etc.) • Getting your plugin(CRM) and SharePoint linked/in sync.…

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Self-Service BI. Really?

I’m pretty skeptical of BI marketing pitches, (working as I do as a consultant in the trenches somewhere between business leaders, end users, and IT developers). But after hands-on experience with Microsoft’s latest BI tools – Power Pivot and Power View for SharePoint—I feel persuaded that “self-service BI” are not just buzz words. …

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