Category: Blog

AAD: How to Clone/Copy a Local Windows 10 Account to an Azure Active Directory Account

Reduce Friction: Migrate to Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Keep Your Previous Accounts’ Data and Profiles I recently joined a small office of Windows 10 computers to Azure Active Directory (AAD join) to improve security and workflow for the company by following Microsoft’s recommended best practices. I needed to do this without taking the extra […]

Debugging Frustrations: A Senior Developer’s Story

Don’t Think Senior Developers Struggle? Think Again. Whenever a bug arises, the key to success for developers at all levels is to remain humble during the debugging process. Way back in college, when I was first learning to program, I recall one of my professors telling the class, “printf isn’t broken; the bug is in […]

VIDEO: Building Modern Tools with System.CommandLine

Learn How the System.CommandLine Library Can Improve the Tools You Build Most .NET developers start their career off by writing the time-honored program “Hello World.” This simple console application paints a picture of simplicity when building out console applications. However, building out a robust command-line application that delights your users takes significantly more work. Features […]

.NET 5 VIDEO: A New Era in .NET

Developers, Start Your Migrations! .NET 5 Paves the Way for a Great Development Experience! For the past several years, Microsoft has invested heavily in .NET Core, their open-source, cross-platform development solution. As a result, those working with the original .NET Framework have been receiving fewer updates. While .NET Core and .NET Framework are language compatible, […]

Demystifying the Requirements-Gathering Environment

Define Problems and Voice Client-Clarifying Questions With Confidence A non-trivial part of a successful software consultant’s job is understanding what the client’s problem is. A significant impediment to that problem is walking away from discussions and requirements gathering meetings knowing you don’t understand the issue but feel uncomfortable addressing it. This article will describe techniques […]

IntelliTect Today: Passionate Hard Work During the Pandemic

Springing Past the Pandemic Winter into the Future Discover Our New Team, Our Scholarship Program, and Our Coding Classes! We are starting to see signs of spring in Spokane, Washington, not only in the climate but perhaps more importantly, as we emerge from the pandemic winter. To our team, the end of this long year […]

Video: Developing with DevContainers

Quickly Create a Development Environment With DevContainers The goal behind DevContainers is not to solve the "works on my machine" problem. Rather, it allows developers to create a consistent development environment for projects. It’s important to note that these environments can be reused or shared with other team members. Check out the full video from […]

Power BI’s Data Compression: Large Data Imports in Power BI

Optimization of Power BI to Maximize Advantages of Encoding Methods This guide explores data compression regarding Power BI, specifically relating to xVelocity engine functionality and data importation limitations.  In this discussion, I focus on 10 GB uncompressed data and 1 GB compressed data.  Limitations of 10 GB Uncompressed Data  Likely error encountered by our client: “The amount of uncompressed data on the gateway client has exceeded […]