The start of a new year is as good a time as any to get a SQL Server Health Check done! Things may seem fine on the surface, but there could be something lingering just out of view and good health check will help to diagnose and prevent problems before they happen. What can start out as the need for a quick remedy of something like performance monitoring can grow into a need for a costlier, more time consuming, in-depth remedy. We can help! Learn about our SQL Server Health Check here.
2018 already! We wish you a successful and prosperous year ahead and look forward to working with you.
Join us on Twitter tomorrow, Thursday 28 December, from 4PM-5PM for another CollabTalk TweetJam to discuss Community Predictions for SharePoint and Office 365 in 2018.
Organised and hosted by SharePoint expert and Microsoft MVP, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), the TweetJam is open to everyone and you can join the discussion by using #CollabTalk. Ballard Chalmers’ Senior Technical Architect, Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk) is on the panel again, along with various international experts and influencers including Adam Harmetz, Group Program Manager – SharePoint Engineering Team, and Dan Holme, Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft.
Full details are available here via buckleyplanet.com.
Our offices will be closed on Christmas Day Mon 25, Boxing Day Tue 26, and New Year’s Day Mon 1 Jan. We are open for business as usual throughout the rest of the period.
We wish you a successful and prosperous 2018 and look forward to working with you in the new year.
“Using Cognitive Services to Build an Intelligent Office Add-In” talk available to watch on demand now
Cognitive Services has opened up the ease of introducing greater intelligence to applications that can take real value from your content. Pulling this together with Office Add-Ins and the SharePoint Framework helps provide users with dynamic integration where they are using it, whether it be Outlook, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams or even the standard Office apps.
Back in November, Kevin McDonnell, Senior Technical Architect at Ballard Chalmers, presented virtually at the Collab 365 Virtual Conference on “Using Cognitive Services to Build an Intelligent Office Add-In”. The video has just been published on the Collab365 website and you can watch it on demand here (registration required).
For anyone interested, below are a some useful links and info related to the presentation.
- All the code is available at: https://github.com/kevmcdonk/YouveGotSentiment
- Azure Cognitive Services: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services
- Build your own Cognitive Services from Azure: https://portal.azure.com/#create/Microsoft.CognitiveServices
- Text analytics: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/cognitive-services/text-analytics/overview
- Creating Outlook add-ins: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/add-ins/addin-tutorial
- Debugging add-ins: https://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/testing/debug-add-ins-using-f12-developer-tools-on-windows-10
- Andrew Connell’s SPFX course: https://www.voitanos.io/
- Yo Office: https://github.com/OfficeDev/generator-office
- Outlook manifests: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/add-ins/manifests
- Office UI Fabric: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/fabric
- Azure CDN: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-overview
- Deploy to Azure: https://www.geekhive.com/buzz/post/2014/09/gulp-js-azure-blob-storage/
- Disabling webpack errors when running locally: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42121991/webpack-disable-hmr
For more details on the topic, read our blog (by Kevin) Cognitive Services – How You Can Add Intelligence to Your Applications.