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How to Do Outliers Detection and Handling in Tableau

Outliers are considered as single points that are not part of 99% of datasets. Outliers represent the things that are present outside the normal experience. In this post, we will see how to detect these extreme outliers in Tableau. Steps for detecting Outliers in Tableau: I have used Tableau Superstore dataset for detecting these outliers. […]

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How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your AWS-Based VPN Server

In my previous post, How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services, we set up and configured an OpenVPN server using Amazon Web Services, and then we configured Windows and Linux machines to use the new VPN server.  In this post, I’ll show you how to setup your Android phone to […]

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How To Find And Install The Latest Patchset For Siebel IP2016

Oracle recently announced the general availability of the latest patchset for Siebel Innovation Pack 2016 (IP2016). Patchset 16.9 can be found on Oracle Support, although it is a little tricky to locate. Use these search terms to find it: For Windows, you would select this file: This takes you to the download window and the […]

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IoT development with Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi – What you need

This is my second blog article covering Windows 10 IoT Core. See the first part here: https://blogs.perficient.com/microsoft/2016/01/windows-10-iot-editions-explained/. So, you decided to develop your first IoT (embedded) application using Windows 10 IoT Core. Awesome! What do you need for that? Surprisingly, not that much. First, you need a device, a IoT board. At the moment, Windows […]

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Office 2016, First Glance

With the release Office 2016, Microsoft has made their goals clear. Led by Satya Nadella (CEO), the Redmond, WA based company seeks to re-engineer our productivity and collaboration. Their strategic initiative is based on three tiers: mobility, communication, and productivity. There are many subtle changes that offer an instant feel of increased production. While composing […]

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Ignite 2015 Recap – Top 3 Sessions to Replay

Welcome back from a great Ignite Conference! By now, I hope everyone knows that the conference recordings are posted to channel9, a section of MSDN. Microsoft does a great job of recording and publishing all of this content quickly, its pretty awesome. One of my biggest challenges at the conference was knowing which session to […]

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Threat Resistance in Windows 10 – Ignite 2015

Enterprise and Personal Security Model revolves around: Identity protection Info protection Threat resistance Windows 10 addresses the threat resistance in the following three ways: 1. Windows Hello (will use fingerprints, facial recognition and biometrics.) Unlocks your device with biometrics and gives access to your MS passport 2. EDP (Enterprise data protection) Enrollments –> Data Ingress (everything […]

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Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]

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BUILD & IGNITE Know It. Prove It. Tech Challenge Tour

I recently blogged about my personal experiences with the first “Know it. Prove it.” challenge that ran through the month of February 2015. The “Know it. Prove it.” challenge is back! This time it’s bigger and better than ever. The new challenge is a companion to both the Build and Ignite Conferences with 11 amazing […]

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Lync Server 2013 Contributes to Perficient’s FlexJobs Award

Just recently, Perficient was named as a top 100 company for a remote job by FlexJobs. (Read About It) Being I work from home (as most people do in my field), I definitely felt Perficient was well deserving of this award. Although the FlexJobs criteria didn’t ask “what kind of tools do Perficient employees use […]

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7 Reasons You Should Be Fired Up For Windows 10!

We first heard last fall about Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system version. Today, we heard a whole lot more and personally, I’m thrilled! The new vision for Windows is an operating system designed to deliver a singular, cohesive experience across a myriad of device types. Traditionally, Windows has been built for the PC. So, […]

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Microsoft Azure updates for October

Every month Microsoft is releasing new Azure services and promoting other services from preview state to general availability. In October this year a few news services were released and a few graduated to general availability. – Azure Automation is now generally available. Azure Automation is essentially a PowerShell scripting in the cloud. Microsoft was recommending […]

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Windows Server 2003 End of Life – Migration Tools and Methodology

Windows Server 2003 will reach end of life on July 14, 2015. Support and security patches will no longer be available after that date. If you are still running Server 2003 in your environment, hopefully you are already planning how to migrate your workloads to a supportable platform. If you are just beginning to consider […]

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Making sense of the recent Internet Explorer announcement

Last week, Perficient’s Zach Handing wrote a post over on our Spark blog explaining what to make of the recent Internet Explorer announcement published on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer blog. In the article, Microsoft discussed their plans for supporting older versions of IE. There was quite a bit of racket across the web, as people interpreted […]

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Microsoft Server 2003 to 2012R2 – More than just end of Life

With the end of life fast approaching, on July 14 2015, for Microsoft Server 2003 it will be hard for many organizations to make the move to a new Server Operating System, not unlike the pain many organizations are feeling with the move from Microsoft Windows XP. There are many business related reasons that companies […]

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Virtualizing SharePoint 2013 Workloads

Most new SharePoint 2013 implementations these days run on virtual machines, and the question on whether to virtualize SQL servers has been long put to rest. Indeed, with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V VM specs of up to 64 vCPUs, 1 TB RAM and 64 TB data, it is  hard to make a case […]

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End Of Life For Windows XP Or Is It?

Microsoft finally ended support for Windows XP, its end of life happened April 8th 2014. So what does this mean for those of us still on Windows XP?  No more support, hot fixes, and patches? Well not really, Microsoft will be creating patches and security updates for years ahead. But like everything it has a […]

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The most important announcement from Build

Now that the 2014 Microsoft Build conference  is over, we can look back and analyze the announcements made at this event. Sure, there was plenty of cool stuff announced: Windows Phone 8.1 with all of it’s amazing features (Cortana is looking to dominate the personal assistant market), Windows 8.1 update 1 which is bringing  many […]

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XP end of life, migrate in a few simple steps

Now that Windows XP end of life is here, if you are one of those companies still hanging on, there’s likely a bit of panic on what exactly to do. Well there is good news, bad news, and then some more good news. If you are in an industry that has heavy governing compliance, like […]

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