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Adobe and Microsoft: News from Adobe Summit

The Perficient team is at Adobe Summit this week, and we couldn’t be more excited about the expanding partnership between Adobe and Microsoft. On our Adobe blog today, Rich Wood, Perficient’s National Director of Digital Content Platforms, recaps the conference, including next steps for the partnership and what it means to critics and fans alike: […]

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Are You at Risk Running SharePoint Server 2010?

If your organization is running on SharePoint Server 2010, you may be operating at risk. With mainstream support of SharePoint Server 2010 unavailable and extended support from Microsoft only available through October of 2020, it is a perfect time to begin planning to migrate to SharePoint Online. The SharePoint Migration assessment tool (SMAT) is a tool […]

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Acuity Brands Awarded Honorable Mention for Intranet Usability

We’re excited to announce that our client Acuity Brands was awarded honorable mention for their recent intranet redesign! Ragan Communications presented Acuity Brands with an honorable mention in the “Intranet Usability” category of their annual Intranet Awards. Check out the story below for how we helped Acuity create a modern intranet with Rise. Background When […]

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Microsoft Teams: Now Available Worldwide

Microsoft announced that their new chat-based tool, Microsoft Teams, launched today to Office 365 users in 181 markets and 19 languages. Microsoft Teams is available directly in Office 365, and according to the Microsoft press release, more than 50,000 organizations are already using it, including ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, and Expedia. In a blog post today, Kirk […]

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Visual Studio 2017 Released

Visual Studio 2017 is now RTM and is available for download. This new version of Visual Studio brings many new features: New Installation Experience – Select only the components you need to use (e.g. web, windows, mobile development features) Supports C# 7.0 language features Debugging Improvements – Exception Helper, faster code navigation, run to click, […]

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Perficient Becomes a Xamarin Elite Consulting Partner

Perficient is proud to announce that it is now one of only 10 Xamarin Elite Consulting Partners in the world. Achieving Elite Consulting Partner status is a distinction earned only by partners who demonstrate advanced Xamarin expertise and serve complex enterprise customer portfolios to drive mobile innovation worldwide. Perficient’s unique approach to designing and building […]

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Skype Online – How to Run a Network Assessment

In my last blog post, I discussed why a network assessment is needed when moving to Skype for Business Online. This time I’m going to walk through a quick example using the network assessment tool provided by Microsoft and see if my home network meets the requirements (just an example, this tool is meant for […]

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Skype Online – Why You Need a Network Assessment

Shifting workloads to the cloud places a bigger emphasis on having a high-quality network to the Internet, and Skype for Business Online is no exception. Skype for Business Online utilizes multiple real-time media types, such as audio, video, and application sharing. The quality and user experience of these modalities will be impacted not only by […]

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Sitecore Beginners – Convert Sitecore Sample Site to MVC

The sample site that comes out of the box with Sitecore is still running on XSLT renderings and Web Forms sublayouts. Maybe you just finished the Sitecore Developers eLearning Course and want to play with Sitecore and MVC some more, or you’re starting your first Sitecore project and want something to do on the side. […]

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Sitecore Behavioral Profile Pattern Controls

If you are setting up behavioral personalization in Sitecore, there are a few subtle controls that can make a dramatic difference in both how your profiles are tracked, and how your content marketers can assign cards to pages. One aspect that came into play as of 8.1 is Decay Rate, which I covered in a […]

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