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Top 5 Cloud Myths

By Aonghus Fraser In our line of work, we see how the true cloud offers unrivalled power, security and flexibility to businesses – but we also see how the cloud is probably one of the most over-hyped and misrepresented technology innovations we are ever likely to encounter. This has even led to the term “cloud […]

Our Connected World

I was recently invited to the Microsoft UK HQ, where I delivered a talk, as C5 Alliance Group CTO and demonstrated how Jersey has been using the Internet of Things (IoT) and Microsoft Azure to innovate. IoT is such a new and hot topic in the digital sphere, and the technology is extremely versatile, the […]

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication Setup and Implications

Since the great announcement of Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) (sometimes called 2FA or 2 Factor Authentication) being made available to (nearly) all Office 365 subscribers for FREE, we have been working with some of our clients on achieving the right balance of security versus usability and practicality. This post covers some of the implications […]

Office365 Update: Business Connectivity Services

SharePoint Online has suffered from a major flaw since BPOS; no Business Data Catalog in the old SharePoint online and “only” Sandbox solutions in Office365. In other words very limited connectivity options. I’m delighted that the addition of Business Connectivity Services (BCS) announced at the SharePoint conference in October is really coming very soon – […]

Silverlight SLlauncher.exe OOB Isolated Storage Quota bug workaround

The Problem Silverlight 4 reserves 1MB for Isolated Storage when running in the browser, this is increased to 25MB when running Out-Of-Browser (OOB). Enterprise deployment of OOB apps is done using SLlauncher.exe – straight from the Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide (.docx): %ProgramFiles%Microsoft Silverlightsllauncher.exe /install:”xapFile” /origin:”xapURI” HOWEVER… using this method to install an OOB application will […]

Source Control Comparison: Subversion vs TFS vs Mercurial vs Git

Discuss “the best” Source Control and you will get differing opinions and a good punch-up lively debate.  Considering the value of the source code to an organisation, it is something that should be taken seriously and the rather consultese answer regarding “the best” is “it depends”… anybody who has lost sleep over Visual SourceSafe corruption […]