• How does the new versions policy of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations affect the ability to modify the system?

    With the advent of Dynamics AX 365 version, Microsoft has adopted a new approach to system upgrades. This approach requires the selection of the appropriate method to make modifications.

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  • Problems associated with the use of Code Contracts with Roslyn compiler

    It is no secret that a number of problems began to significantly creep up on Code Contracts technology after implementation of the Roslyn compiler. This time I will share my observations on the current state of the project and use the presented facts as a background to explain why, after almost four years, we chose to quit using Code Contracts in the project we have been developing.

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  • Will Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations be available in the on-premises version?

    During the first quarter of 2016, a new version of the flagship ERP class product by Microsoft appeared – Microsoft Dynamics AX, together with its new name – Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (former AX 7), which however was available only on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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How does the new versions policy of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations affect the ability to modify the system?

With the advent of Dynamics AX 365 version, Microsoft has adopted a new approach to system upgrades. This approach requires the selection of the appropriate method to make modifications.

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14 January, 2017
Problems associated with the use of Code Contracts with Roslyn compiler

It is no secret that a number of problems began to significantly creep up on Code Contracts technology after implementation of the Roslyn compiler. This time I will share my observations on the current state of the project and use the presented facts as a background to explain why, after almost four years, we chose to quit using Code Contracts in the project we have been developing.

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7 January, 2017
Will Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations be available in the on-premises version?

During the first quarter of 2016, a new version of the flagship ERP class product by Microsoft appeared – Microsoft Dynamics AX, together with its new name – Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (former AX 7), which however was available only on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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21 December, 2016
IT Architects – do we really need them?

The role of the IT architect appeared in Poland broadly just over 10 years ago. In my career, I have had met different kinds of architects: enterprise, solution, infrastructure, systems, security, integration, business, data, domain and cloud architects. Do we really need them all? Do architects provide something of value, or are they only expensive pictures painters? These questions continue to arise, and increasingly.

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17 December, 2016
Developing cross-platform applications with Xamarin.Forms

Creating a mobile application is quite a challenge. The idea itself is just the first step, followed by a number of choices. I’ll try to show what’s in store for you and then discuss the framework which we chose for developing mobile applications for one of our clients.

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9 December, 2016
Build Stuff 2016 - was it worth it?

At this time of year Vilnius is not the most pleasant place on earth. Well then, why am I here, and for the fourth time at that? To attend one of the most important developers’ conferences in Europe - BuildStuff.

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2 December, 2016
What rules have we applied while creating a large distributed system

Fundamental decisions must be made while designing large systems. These will often entail compromises between short term agility and long term quality. Here we will discuss what rules we follow in our key project from the perspective of the requirements that must be satisfied by its modules.

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25 November, 2016
Is a Chief Data Officer the answer to challenges faced by data-driven organization?

Companies are increasingly relying on data to drive their business - but this does not mean that their data is well managed. A Chief Data Officer may help in understanding the value of data and indicate ways to use it to create added value for enterprise.

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20 November, 2016
Tester – a friend of client’s or programmer’s?

On the one hand, we, software testers, are seen as that part of the team which delays project completion. On the other however, it is our role to nitpick and find bugs in software. So, whose side are Quality Auditors really on? And are we really that bad?

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11 November, 2016
What is Code Contracts technology?

Let us take a closer look at the Code Contracts technology and how it attempts to implement some of the aspects of the concept behind Design by Contract.

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5 November, 2016
Welcome Pack Unboxing

Let's take a closer look at what is inside our Welcome Pack which every new employee is greeted with! Pure essentials in a beautifully designed box that will make your first day at ITMAGINATION even brighter. Interested?

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3 November, 2016
How to get started with a job in the IT industry

Hi-end projects, an international environment, great opportunities for development and, finally, attractive remuneration – this is what attracts people to the IT industry. No wonder, then, that more and more people want to tie their future with this specific industry.

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29 October, 2016
An inside look at one of the ITMAGINATION's most ambitious projects

For a number of years, we have been working on one of the ITMAGINATION's biggest and most ambitious projects. And I am not talking about a collection of projects which make up a whole, but about one vast system, built on a common platform and comprising a single system to the user. It’s modular, of course. We didn't write the mainframe in the 21st century...

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21 October, 2016
What you should know about Design by Contract

Let me introduce you to concept behind Design by Contract to then move to a sketchy description of how the Code Contracts technology, developed by a Microsoft Research team, attempts to implement some of the aspects of that concept. 

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29 September, 2016
Azure SQL Data Warehouse: First steps  

Today, I’m going to present to you Azure SQL Data Warehouse - what it is, what are the main scenarios of using, loading data, billing model and a bit about competitors.

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28 September, 2016