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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption

The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption.  They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain.  There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business.  The first is iterative, simply building on something […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

United Way Tech Video

I had the opportunity to record a video for the United Way about tech careers and a little about my journey in technology. A few things I highlighted were: Pick a lane and go at it 100%. You can pursue development, data, machine learning, cloud architecture, productivity, security… but pick a lane and go at […]

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What Not To Do With Power BI

I read learned it’s more valuable of a lesson when something doesn’t work out rather than when everything is going in the right direction. For this reason, I felt it was appropriate to create a post on bad practices rather than best practices when it comes to Power BI for an end-user to reflect upon and see what not to do when using Power BI.

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (3) Agent of Democratization

I’ve talked in the past about “above the line and below the line” engagement for tech leaders.  The “below the line” functions are those that are most frequently ripe for democratization.  In a business sense, democratization is the act of making a capability common, for it to be a shared and indistinguishable ability to get […]

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Whiteboard… there you go and totally redeem yourself… well, almost

I recently wrote a blog on 5 Things I Love About Microsoft Whiteboard and 5 Things I Hate.  This was a pretty accurate view of the capabilities of Microsoft Whiteboard (at the time).  Then… something amazing happened… Microsoft released their new Whiteboard platform and TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES… (dumb and dumber fans rejoice).  Let’s talk about […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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