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SharePoint communication sites: Considerations for government organizations

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SharePoint communication sites is one of the latest features introduced by Microsoft for Office 365 users. This feature was launched to help the organizations to build user friendly sites by adding dynamic and static content along with interactive images.
Topics: SharePoint communication sites Corporate governance

Salesforce Einstein – Bringing the power of AI to CRM

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Salesforce is one of the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms. Almost every business is leveraging Salesforce CRM technology to connect with their customers and improvise their business processes. This platform not only simplifies the customer interaction but also enables businesses to grow and succeed. Based on cloud technology, Salesforce CRM is cost effective with low maintenance and can be accessed from any location using any devices.
Topics: Salesforce Einstein Salesforce Artifiical Intelligence

Importance of digital experience in digital commerce

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Earlier, digital experience was just another notion but considering the present picture, digital experience must be the top priority for digital commerce businesses.

Having a good digital experience approach can help digital commerce businesses to survive the cutting-edge competition and unleash new business opportunities.
Topics: Digital Commerce Digital Experience

5 key considerations for B2B e-Commerce

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Digital commerce is becoming the key initiative for enterprise digital transformation. Cloud-first strategies, personalized user experiences, support for multi-tier distribution selling, advanced CPQ (configure, price, quote) systems and Omni-channel support are driving stupendous growth in B2B commerce. The increased need of providing a more comprehensive, one-stop-shop experience with a faster time to market is going to push the B2B e-Commerce market to hit $1.1T by 2019 (according to this Forrester report).
Topics: e-commerce B2B commerce

The influx of VR, AR and MR technologies in enterprises

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Virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. Are you prepared?

It is no more a speculation that enterprises are investing big bucks in these technologies as these technologies hold a lot of promise for businesses. Companies typically deploy these technologies for specific use cases or to solve particular business problem, it’s all about improving performance and creating efficiencies.
Topics: VR AR MR

Visual Web Part for SharePoint 2016 - Large file(s) upload up to 10 GB

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visual-web-part-1.pngExisting version of SharePoint 2013 supports and allows to upload the files up to 2 GB. Now it is possible to upload larger files like more than 2 GB in SharePoint 2016. However, large file upload is not directly supported by OOTB (Out Of The Box), that we need to do some configuration on the farm. Let's, call it as prerequisite configurations.

These prerequisites are applicable to only SharePoint 2016 on premise farm. SharePoint online supports large file uploads by default so no need to do any changes in case of SharePoint online. In this blog, we have covered file upload with SharePoint Visual WebPart farm solution. In case of SharePoint online, provider hosted app model can be used. Let's have a look into high level information of the areas used for uploading large file.

Large file handling managed CSOM API's - StartUpload, ContinueUpload, and FinishUpload

For more information about this API and core logic you can refer below link:

Topics: SharePoint SharePoint 2016 OOTB

For IOT testing - you need to cook your own recipe!

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Most of us start our day with an alarm clock, our cell phone gives us the appointments across the day, news from across the globe comes to your fingertips, connecting with the world is now a kids play. Right from our home, office, schools, and many other places, machines are in action for us. Have you ever wondered how would you feel if it was like this before?

Topics: IoT Testing IoT testing

Tech Stories Handpicked for you Week 34, 2017

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What’s new in cloud computing?

Are you a Managed Service Provider? If yes, then multi-cloud computing is the next option you should take into consideration. Multi-cloud computing refers to the use of multiple clouds such as AWS, Azure and Google cloud platform.

Topics: Big Data adopting Enterprise mobility management SharePoint communication sites Cloud Computing

Alternative to Tin Can API Migration

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Tin Can API arrived to deliver new features to augment the SCORM standard. Tin Can API or Experience API or xAPI (the terms are not used with complete interchangeability but it works for most scenarios) has many compelling features that make it worthy to be looked at.
Topics: Tin Can API Advantages of Tin Can API Features of Tin Can API

Microsoft introduces Teams in Office 365

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A digital workspace for high performing teams

Winning is not everything: Making the most of your Hackathon experience

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Hackathons are attended by people from almost every walk of information technology, but the event focuses around the developers that contend to win the prize. But it is not appropriate to summarize a hackathon by saying that it’s an event where coders vie for a prize. It is too simplistic and omits the huge benefits that hackathons can bestow upon the participants. Let us look at a few of those.
Topics: #HackathonPune

Technology Stories you cannot miss - Week 33, 2017

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Check how cloud computing enables growing business

Topics: IoT Big Data adopting Collaboration Enterprise Mobility Cloud Computing Artifical Intelligence

Machine learning and its wide adoption in Healthcare

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Machine learning

Topics: Healthcare Practices Machine Learning

Writing clean CSS

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Writing clean CSS is essential for readability and helps in maintaining the code. In order to write clean CSS here are few of the rules you must keep in mind.

Topics: CSS CSS standards

Beyond the Moodle Mobile App

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Moodle Mobile has been around for a while. It offers features that enable learners to view courses, track their progress, receive notifications, post in forums, submit assignments and also do all of this offline. Moodle was able to create a product that caters to the broad spectrum of mobile consumption, spanning both online and offline scenarios. That is indeed commendable. The app, rated 3.4 on Google Play, needs certain web-services to be activated on your Moodle installation. The latest Moodle installations come equipped with those services as well.
Topics: Moodle Mobile Application LMS Augmented Reality Virtual Reality

Headless CMS – Considerations before going ahead

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As the Content Management aspect is gaining more momentum in today's highly connected world, so is the need to create digital experiences that are increasingly cross-platform, richer and more personalized than ever before. This substantiates the rise of 'headless' approaches to content management – The Headless CMS, as it is known in industry vernacular.
Topics: Content Management System Headless CMS

Impact of PSD2: JSON / API testing to be the asset

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Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is gaining attraction and attention from everyone around the world. Every day we come across different articles which list down various impacts of PSD2. Not only the banking industry, but a lot of other industries will also be affected by it. Today, let’s know how it is going to affect JSON/API testing. It is expected that once in effect, PSD2 will require banks to provide programming interfaces (APIs) to their customers’ accounts.
Topics: Json PSD2 Payment Service Directives

Tech stories making the rounds - Week 32, 2017

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Here are the 15 cloud technologies that can help businesses

In the world of cloud, businesses are looking for services that provide automation, machine learning, cost efficiency including other cloud related services to simplify their operations. These 15 cloud technologies can help businesses in streamlining various operations such as marketing, HR, security and beyond.

Topics: Big Data Analysis cloud technologies Collaboration Enterprise mobility management

PSD2 impacts - What does it change?

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While the financial services sector is moving towards adopting innovations at a rapid pace; the core banking has pulled up its socks to show its dominance across the financial sector.

Topics: PSD2 digital payments Financial Services PSD1

Taking digital commerce ahead with ‘Customer Engagement Hub’

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A few years back, our customers were talking about customer satisfaction and hence the need of CRM where a 360-degree view of customers can be built. Fast forward to today and yet we have not solved the puzzle of a 360-degree view. Our customer-focused software solutions are moving to and fro from generalized systems to specialized ones.
Topics: Digital Commerce Challenges of Digital Commerece

Headless Systems - What Should You Make Of It?

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As the Content Management discipline is evolving, it’s also driving the need to create digital experiences that are increasingly cross-platform and richer and more personalized than ever before.

Topics: Headless Digital Commerce Headless systems headless commerce Headless CMS

SCORM and Mobile: Making them work

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SCORM’s most important promise lies in content portability. The idea was to have a standard that allows instruction designers, LMSs and learners to seamlessly integrate into one learning experience. SCORM was able to discharge its promises diligently up to a point in time. The growth of the World Wide Web allowed learners to truly access content anytime, anywhere. SCORM courses became the de facto standard of e-learning. If you were doing SCORM, it was pretty easy for you to serve your learners in different parts of the world.
Topics: SCORM SCORM Offline Player SCORM Offline Player for Mobile

We turn 17!

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It was a feeling of nostalgia, of satisfaction and of hope that engulfed us as our hands cut through the cake that said, ‘Happy Birthday e-Zest! We turn 17!' We indeed turned 17! 17 years of delivering high quality services and software solutions to happy customers around the globe. This, very proverbially, is only the beginning. Our dazzling celebrations marked the day as memorable and told us that there is still so much more to come.

Topics: Foundation Day

UX and Fintech: The road ahead

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A few months ago, I had the privilege to look at and analyze a trading application, for purposes of feature listing and estimation. Now, it is not uncommon for financial applications to sport all those buttons, sliders and boxes that give the user a feature-rich end product. I also distinctly remember one of the executives iterating proudly about the host of features that their platform was able to provide. Only problem: they were bleeding customers. Some startup was able to dismount their platform from the top user-base position and they were doing it with seeming effortlessness.

Topics: ux PSD2 Fintech

Best Practices for QA Automation

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Digitization and technology disruption has changed the way we manage the project lifecycles.

Topics: digital transformation QA Automation

Tech stories making the rounds - Week 31, 2017

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What’s the future of Business Intelligence in Cloud?

Enterprises today, while migrating to cloud, have fair idea of how to overcome the migration challenges especially in terms of security. As migration challenges are reducing, enterprises are prioritizing on other initiatives. Business intelligence and analytics are those important initiatives.

Read more: http://hubs.ly/H08hdFw0

Topics: Big Data techniques BYOD cloud migrations SharePoint communication sites COPE

VR, AR and touch-less gestures driving the future of UX

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User experience has probably never been as exciting as today. The breakthroughs in technology have led to the advent of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Touch-Less gestures-based interfaces. The future of UX lies in adopting these revolutionary changes and riding the wave.

Topics: ux Augmented Reality User Experience VR AR Virtual Reality

Points to remember before you start working with SharePoint Communication Sites

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Recently, Microsoft announced SharePoint communication sites. This fresh and dynamic sites are introduced to target wide-range audiences. They are compatible on web, SharePoint mobile app and on PC and Mac where adding content to sites is extremely simple. They have a fantastic layout with multiple sections and columns.

If you are planning to work with SharePoint communication sites, these are the few points you might need to look upon.

Topics: SharePoint Framework SharePoint communication sites

e-Zest Solutions is digital experience engineering company with facilities in the United States (Detroit & San Jose), Germany (Hannover), United Kingdom (London UK) and India (Pune) with global clientele. Our services include custom software development, offshore software development, UX consulting, BigData, Managed cloud Services (Azure & AWS), SharePoint consulting/Migration, Enterprise Java application development, Automated software testing services.