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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (2) Agent of Mission

The best leaders, not just tech leaders, are mission oriented.  They understand the idea of their calling to be focused on something bigger than themselves.  They seek to both inspire and accomplish a goal which encourages and excites the organization.  The mission they define is tangible, audacious, and time bound.  It brings with it a […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Efficient Searching Techniques Through Modern Search in Model-Driven Apps

With the publishing of the Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 plan, we learned that Modern Search (Relevance Search) will be the only global search option for users in a production environment. This is expected to be automatically enabled by default for all production environments with the release of the Wave 2 updates.

Eli Rodriguez by Eli Rodriguez

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (1) An Agent of Virtue

I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of tech leaders in various positions. In discerning 7 qualities of Inspiring Tech Leaders, the first, and most important quality that sets a person apart is their pursuit of virtue. There are few traits of a leader that are absolute qualifiers or disqualifiers, but for most of […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Cloud Horizon Models and Changing Responsibility

The cloud can be a somewhat imprecise term. What does it mean to talk about migrating to the cloud or refactoring an application? In order to clear up some of this ambiguity I’ve found it useful to apply Horizon Models to cloud migration efforts. The use of a Horizon Model is to define the states […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate about Microsoft Whiteboard

I love the use of a whiteboard in collaborative meetings. It was one of my favorite things about meeting in-person and felt like it was a major loss when moving to a largely remote culture. I needed to replace the collaborative experience with something and also make way for a Hybrid workplace. Enter, Microsoft Whiteboard. […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

People Powered Technology

If you have read some of my previous posts, you already know that I am not one to follow conventional wisdom. Like many of my Concurrency colleagues, the idea of following generally accepted theories or beliefs it is not what excites us, and it is certainly not what drives us.

How we create value for our customers is not by following a solution-first approach. But it is more about following a people-first approach.

Let us explore together what I mean by that.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

Building a Wildlife AI Twitter Bot with Logic Apps and Microsoft AI for Earth

So, if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve been playing with AI for Earth and using Logic Apps to pull images from OneDrive for analysis. I had the fortune of working with Elmbrook Launch for two seasons and over that time we’ve incrementally improved the platform. The iterations went like […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

The Great Realignment

Much has been written lately about a phenomenon being dubbed as the “Great Resignation”.

But how come no one is talking about the flip side of this coin? Why is no one shining the light on what this phenomenon really means as a whole?

 I’d argue that the so-called “Great Resignation” 2021 should truly be considered the “Great Realignment.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

Why Shadow IT isn’t the Enemy

Most large enterprises have built sophisticated corporate support organizations to handle tasks that can be consolidated and executed from a degree of standard. The goal of the centralization is to create consistency and operationalize the services being delivered. They aren’t wrong to desire this and much of this work is good. Seeking this end, many […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski