IF-Blueprint Blog

Get low-battery push notification from your notebook

Imagine the situation while presenting your newest PowerPoint slide show in front of your customer, when your notebook’s screen suddenly goes black. Reason: You missed the “Your battery is running critically low on power” message. But you’re lucky: If you are an owner of a Microsoft Band (or any other push-compatible smart wear), here is a tiny proof-of-concept solution, preventing such a blame: (more…)

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IF-Blueprint Hackathon im Juni 2015

Du hast Spaß am Programmieren, interessierst dich für Microsoft Technologien oder Internet of Things? Dann bist du recht herzlich zu unserem IF-Blueprint Hackathon eingeladen! Was? Wir haben zwar unseren Schwerpunkt auf Microsoft Technologien, wie C#, Visual Studio, ASP.Net, Office 365, Azure usw. aber man kann auch mit Java, Node.js etc. Office Apps und Co. entwickeln Apps für IoT Devices Wo? IF-Blueprint AG Leipziger Straße 16 82008 Unterhaching Wann? 13. Juni 2015 ab 10:00 Uhr Was bieten wir? Essen, Snacks und Getränke XBOX Ecke zum Chillen Verschiedene Hardware wie IoT Devices [...]

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IF-Blueprint Hackathon im März 2015

Du hast Spaß am Programmieren, interessierst dich für Microsoft Technologien oder Internet of Things? Dann bist du recht herzlich zu unserem IF-Blueprint Hackathon eingeladen! Was? Wir haben zwar unseren Schwerpunkt auf Microsoft Technologien, wie C#, Visual Studio, ASP.Net, Office 365, Azure usw. aber man kann auch mit Java, Node.js etc. Office Apps und Co. entwickeln Apps für IoT Devices Wo? IF-Blueprint AG Leipziger Straße 16 82008 Unterhaching Wann? 14. März 2015 ab 10:00 Uhr Was bieten wir? Essen, Snacks und Getränke XBOX Ecke zum Chillen Verschiedene Hardware wie IoT Devices (Arduino, Netduino, [...]

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Microsoft expands Office on Android preview

Microsoft is expanding the availability of its Office on Android preview program, orginially announced in November 2014. After two months of a more or less restricted beta phase, as of January 6th, 2015 Microsoft makes the Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) available via the Google Play Store. A seperate pre sign is no longer needed. Support for Android KitKat and Lollipop Microsoft Office is now covering ARM based Android tablets with screen sizes between seven and 10.1 inches. The supported platform is either KitKat (4.4) or Lollipop [...]

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SharePoint predictions 2015 at the Dec, 30th #CollabTalk Tweetjam

SharePoint is dead – long live SharePoint Christian Buckley (MVP) together with others MVPs from the SharePoint and Office365 community joined the #CollabTalk tweetjam on December 30. The focus was to discuss the future of SharePoint. Developers from the Microsoft product group also joined the jam. Focus questions of the SharePoint #CollabTalk tweetjam You find my personal summary of the tweets in italic. Is SharePoint still relevant? Summary: Yes, SharePoint as a technology is still relevant, but in the future it will be more part of an [...]

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Microsoft Office for Android Tablets

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft announced the Office version for Android. It shall become available in early 2015. Currently preview versions for Excel, PowerPoint and Word are available. Together with OneNote, OneDrive (for Business), OWA and Lync this sums up to a nice productivity package for Android in the enterpise universe. The last two weeks I spent some time to install and test  the preview versions on a Lenovo IdeaTablet A3500-FL (7″ Display) with MTK 8121 (1,3 GHz) Quad-Core Prozessor, 1 GB RAM [...]

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SharePoint – Providing operations on Azure?

Introduction A recent question attracted our interest: Can we utilize Microsoft® Azure and extend our service portfolio to provide operations? Before answering this question, let me introduce the problem. As a successful solution provider for Microsoft® SharePoint and SharePoint based applications, we neglected operations. Mainly, because we cannot – could not – provide the necessary hardware and Service-Level-Agreements (SLA), and secondly, because we were never asked to provide such measures. Furthermore, cloud-based solutions were not available especially because Microsoft® explicitly did not support [...]

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Color palettes and fonts in SharePoint 2013

Today I want to talk just a little bit about designs in SharePoint 2013. You should know that I am not one of the greatest Web Designers and I believe I was never meant to be one of them. But Microsoft made it very easy to get your own corporate look and feel in SharePoint 2013 by just adjusting the color palettes and fonts. It’s not a full-blown design but its maybe just right for some of you. But still [...]

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SharePoint 2013 URL Trailing Slash causes Video to disappear

It was like every other Monday in my work life. I got a call that started like this: “SharePoint is not working…” Well…after 10 minutes I got a more precise description of the problem and I found the issue kind of funny and share worthy. Background We developed a Web Part that aggregates News using SharePoint Search. Issue Description A User created a new “News Article Page” and added a Video Web Part to it. Everything was working fine. This new page was picked up [...]

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