Congrats to Mark Michaelis for 22 years as an MVP!

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Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership!
What’s a Microsoft MVP?
According to mvp.microsoft.com, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting […]
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Purcell’s Manufacturing App Revamped & Streamlined for Efficiency

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Challenge
Purcell manufactures custom outdoor equipment enclosure solutions (cabinets). The details of the configuration vary depending on each customer’s requirements. Cabinets can be the size of a car with hundreds of components inside while others may be the size of a breadbox and only house one component.
Purcell is so confident in their system that they warranty every cabinet and […]
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The ‘Elegant-Innovative-Excellence’ of C#

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Why C# should be part of your tooling arsenal

 
C# (pronounced C Sharp) is a language used in combination with Microsoft’s .NET framework for developing applications. “The open-sourced nature of C# and the framework that comes with it is pretty unique,” Mark Michaelis said during a recent interview on Code Chat. “What really makes C# powerful is that […]
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Washington Trust Bank Uses Agile Processes & DevOps

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Challenge
Washington Trust had a development team that was in the process of updating their legacy system for processing commercial loans to a smart application that would automate the labor-intensive process of collating, authorizing and printing loan documentation. It was a complex project with a deadline that was quickly approaching.
Cliff Conklin, Director of Development at Washington Trust, had decided […]
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The Essential C# 7.0 book is almost here!

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The newest edition of Mark Michaelis’ Essential C# book releases May 28th.

“Mark is super smart, insists on understanding everything to the core, and has phenomenal insight into how things affect real developers. . . . He goes right to the essence and communicates with great integrity—no sugarcoating—and has a keen eye for practical value and real-world problems.”
—From […]
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IntelliTect Today: Smart Meters for the Inland Northwest

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Since 2006, IntelliTect has been a custom development partner for Avista Utilities. We have been a strategic collaborator in the development and project management of a long-awaited customer portal that will bridge the communication gap between Avista, their customers, and the community they serve.
Avista’s most recent project was a joint effort with their contract companies – IntelliTect being one […]
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IntelliTect is a Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Partner

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** UPDATE  ** IntelliTect has achieved GOLD status within the Microsoft DevOps Partner competency, joining an elite tier of Microsoft partners in the country to have achieved this status. We needed to provide several customer references to reach this status as well as achieve certain certification and sales requirements to confirm our service was of a high standard. This new […]
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How I Installed Software on a Server using PowerShell

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I was tasked with installing custom and generic software on a dozen new servers. As an SDET, I have never done this type of task before, so I googled some methods for automating this process since manually installing each server was time-consuming. PowerShell seemed to be the logical tool for running through my list of tasks. I was able to install all the necessary […]
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.NET Core Dependency Injection

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In my last two articles, Logging with .NET Core (bit.ly/1Vv3Q39) and Configuration with .NET Core (bit.ly/1OoqmkJ), I demonstrated how .NET Core functionality can be leveraged from both an ASP.NET Core project (project.json) as well as the more common .NET 4.6 C# project (*.csproj).  In other words, taking advantage of the new framework is not limited to those who are writing […]
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ASP.NET Core Training

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Why ASP.NET Core?
ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s next-generation, open-source, and cross-platform framework for building modern web applications.
As companies continue to realize the benefits of web applications, cloud computing, and Software as a Service, the technologies we use to build these solutions must evolve. ASP.NET Core is Microsoft’s revolutionary push to meet the diverse needs of a broad customer […]
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