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Handling accents and special characters in search

Posted on July 3, 2018 by in SQL

Users of countless software products use search often to locate what they need. Search, in it’s most simplest form, is to take a search keyword from the user, run down a list and find results which partially or fully (it’s up to you) match the keyword. In this blog, we’ll talk about two features that we feel should be provided with any user-friendly search implementation. These are related to handling search with data having accented and special characters. We’ll see how to implement these using MS SQL Server.

FluentMigrator for Database Migration

Posted on June 15, 2018 by in Database

Introduction

In this blog, we’ll be looking at FluentMigrator, a database migration framework provided by .NET. FluentMigrator is a C# based framework which can be used to migrate databases, be it, creating or updating or dropping database tables OR creating stored procedures, triggers, functions OR inserting data into tables.

It can be set up in a project by installing the framework in IDE. Migration files have to be created which holds the schema for database migration.

Voice of the Customer (VOC) - Dynamics 365 CRM

Posted on June 4, 2018 by in CRM Solutions

Introduction

For any business to be successful or improve their services, learning about their customers & customer feedback plays a pivotal role. Analyzing the feedback from customers and making required changes to the business process/models accordingly is part of any business growth. Keeping this in view, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM which is customer centric or revolves around customer relations has introduced a survey tool which can be embedded within your Dynamics 365 CRM and helps in capturing the customer feedback.

GitLab - Recovering from a corrupted database record

Posted on May 17, 2018 by in General

Introduction

One of the most terrifying thing for a Database administrator to come across is a corrupted database.

Corrupted Database

A database corruption can be defined as a problem associated with the improper storage of the 0’s and 1’s that you need to store on the disk in order to access your data.

Despite the usefulness of the relational databases, they are prone to corruption, which results in the inaccessibility of some or all the data in the database.

More than 95% of corruption happens due to hardware failure. Among the remaining 5% we have,

Intelligent Project Management Software!

Posted on April 19, 2018 by in PineStem

Intelligent Project Management Software :

In the modern-day, we are able to collate so much data that it becomes even more important to analyze it and use it effectively. Where PineStem has the edge over most project management software on the market is its ability not only to help users organize and analyze, but to present them with insights which can help get the best out of their teams. It does this through machine learning in software project management, hence we call PineStem as an Intelligent Project Management Software.

Project Management for New Product Development

Posted on January 24, 2018 by in PineStem

New Product Development

New Product Development (NPD) for any organization is an exciting yet challenging task. While the prospect of new software product development opens the doors to future business development and an additional source of revenue, it also involves technical, marketing, and financial risks. Most of the decisions taken in this phase are with a degree of uncertainty and are therefore risky.

Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

Posted on January 16, 2018 by in PineStem

In our consulting work with clients across the globe, we’ve been asked umpteen number of times about the best practices in Project Management. At every level of the management hierarchy, individuals want to know the key practices for project success. What’s the best Project management mantra? The sure shot winning formula.

Measuring Bug Cost in Software Development

Posted on December 22, 2017 by in PineStem

The pace at which, the world turns over today demands a culture of change and innovation on a day-to-day basis. Innovation is the key to catch up, teamed with the ability to quickly respond to emerging threats. The time in which we need to respond however continues to decrease. From an information technology perspective, this suggests that we need to be able to make software changes more rapidly with quality than ever before. However, many programs devote more than 50 percent of the schedule to testing!

Is Your Project Management Tool Learning on the Job?

Posted on December 11, 2017 by in PineStem

You have probably heard a lot about big data. With the advent of the Internet, the explosion of electronic smart devices with superior computational power, almost every process in our world now uses some kind of software, to churn out huge amounts of data every minute.

Enhancements of features in Dynamics 365 V9.0

Posted on November 6, 2017 by in CRM Solutions

Introduction

Dynamics 365 has launched a new update, Dynamics 365 v9.0 version, with exciting features which are extremely helpful.
We’ve picked a few minor changes among them to discuss in this post.