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Posted on 04/24/2014

And now, for something a little different. Most readers of this blog are software experts who are heavily technical. But you probably have been asked by others in your company — perhaps by that eager intern or the seasoned salesperson who is new to data technology — just exactly what it is that you do. […] …read more

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Posted on 04/22/2014

It’s a dirty little (not-so) secret that any software company can call its Microsoft&#174 Office product a “Microsoft add-in.” You just write some software that works within Word, Excel&#174, or any other Office program and voila – you’re an add-in. You “work” with Microsoft. But to truly count as a Microsoft partner, you have to […] …read more

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Posted on 04/18/2014

I just came across this blog post written by a former Windward programmer and it’s still relevant, timely, and useful. It shows how you can save a template file inside a database, retrieve the actual template as a BLOB object from the database location using the IMPORT tag, run the report, and then save the […] …read more

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Posted on 04/16/2014

Congrats. You’ve gotten the data you need and placed it into a well-organized report. Your job is done, right? Not quite. As any chef will tell you, it’s all about presentation. It isn’t enough to provide the basics; the output must look appetizing, as well. This is the first in a series of blog posts […] …read more

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Posted on 04/13/2014

If you’re reading this, odds are good you’re a software developer or you work for a software development company. Odds are also good you don’t give a whit about marketing. But you should, because: Marketing is tough. “What a Hacker Learns After A Year In Marketing” is fascinating personal story that may change your mind […] …read more

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