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Posts on digital data and how it is used, stored, and modified.

Posted on 06/03/2015

Moving databases to Azure is a pretty straightforward process if you know what to watch out for. I just went through the process here at Windward and along the way I ran into a few problems with firewalls, remote connections, database permissions and more. So I’m writing this post to help anyone else who is […] …read more

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Posted on 03/26/2015

Windward’s philosophy is that if you have data stored in a medium, you should be able to use our software to create beautiful looking reports. But we have found that while Microsoft Access® and Excel® files are great for portability, they do not always offer the best standardized support for information retrieval. Access, Excel and […] …read more

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Posted on 02/09/2015

Does your SQL database have more than 50,000 nodes?  If so, when you connect to it in AutoTag you won’t see anything past node 49,999.  We have designed AutoTag this way because having to scroll through that many nodes makes the databin unusable. Not to worry! We have an option that will be much better […] …read more

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Posted on 10/16/2014

Here at Windward, I meet customers all the time who are at different points in what I think of as their “data storage evolution.” Some are just starting out with a simple spreadsheet, some are using a full-fledged database, and others are somewhere in between. From these conversations, I’ve discovered some simple facts about data […] …read more

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Posted on 09/10/2014

Here at Windward Studios, we’ve seen numerous examples of how structuring customer data first leads to huge time savings in report design later. Along the way, we’ve also seen quite a few common errors. We’re here to help you avoid these mistakes. We’ve put together a white paper that features eleven useful tips to help […] …read more

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