A Simple Optimization to make your Website Faster

Filed under .NET, JavaScript

Since my first course in Javascript 5 years ago, I was taught like a good web developer that you should always put your javascript declarations in the header tag of your HTML page. The reasoning behind this is quite logical. If you’re attaching and element events to functionality (such as a buttons “onclick” event) you want that functionality defined before a user sees the button.

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Marc-Julien Objois

Trying On New Hats – Videographer

Filed under .NET, Corporate Culture, Growth & Development

As a software developer working in a small company, I get to wear many hats. For the first time, though, I’ve had a chance to tap into my more artistic hobbies at work: videography.

Headshots, group photos, stock photography, and event photos are not new to me. I do enough in my spare time that I’ve become Quercus’ photographer.

Haha! Business!

Haha! Business!

"Do go on..." (one of our outtakes)

“Do go on…” (one of our outtakes)

"This shiny slab here is called a monitor."

“This shiny slab here is called a monitor.”

Kalin and Brandi

Kalin and Brandi

Recently, I’ve also had a chance to try my hand at videography at work.


How to set a Managed Metadata Open Term Set in SharePoint 2013

Filed under SharePoint

You would think that when you set the Submission Policy on a term set to be “Open” that this is all you have to do to allow users to add their own values to the term set from input forms.


After setting this parameter and testing the input form I was surprised to find that the option to add a new value was not present.


After scratching my head and searching around with google I found some information that led to the solution:


In the settings for the Managed Metadata column in the list there is a setting “Allow Fill-in” and this must be set to Yes to allow users to add values to the term set in the input form.


In hindsight, the configuration seems logical, but it definitely did not while trying to make it happen.

Happy SharePointing!


What is Cloud Computing?

Filed under Cloud Practice

If you’re in the IT field you’re probably at your wits end hearing the term “Cloud Computing”. Chances are if you’ll admit that you know that it’s a good thing, you don’t really know why, and you haven’t the time to figure out what it is. Read More »


Why you should work at Quercus

Filed under Growth & Development

The idea of working for a small growing company has always appealed to me. I think the concept of building something and seeing the tangible effects that my daily work has on the foundations of something is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Read More »


Azure VM Issue–The Local Security Authority Cannot Be Contacted

Filed under Cloud Practice, SharePoint

I’ve been running my SharePoint dev environments in the Cloud lately. It makes a lot of sense to me, I need AD, SQL and SharePoint and I find that for less than $5 a day I can run those easily as AZURE VMs.

When I’m not using them I shut them down so I’m not paying for them.

This morning I had an interesting issue crop up though. When I tried to remote into my SharePoint VM I was getting a message “The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted”. It refused to authenticate my domain account.

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Analee Roman

How do you guarantee success?

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Filed under Growth & Development, Productivity, SharePoint, Usability

Since we officially launched PreQuel in 2013, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what it is and what it can do for different organizations. In a nutshell PreQuel is strategic consulting to help you define and articulate your vision for success.

Make sense?

We have had a lot of organizations come to us with great ideas for new technology or improvements to their business processes, but how can they be sure they are recommending the best solution for their organization without knowing all the facts or consulting with an expert? They can’t.

Understanding PreQuel is simple. PreQuel is about engaging a team of our best consultants to meet with you and your interested stakeholders to clarify what the needs and ultimate goals of the business are. Have you considered possible risks of proceeding or not proceeding with your initiative? Do you have a clear understanding of the best solution for your business problem? Let our experts figure that out for you.

Through a facilitated workshop we will ask the right questions and collect the right information needed to create a thorough report for you to share with your business leaders. Don’t walk into murky waters alone. Let us help you clear the way with a vision of where you are going and how you will get there.

Find out if PreQuel is the right step for you. Contact us for a free PreQuel risk assessment today.


Items missing from Search Results in SharePoint 2013

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Filed under Enterprise Search, SharePoint

We’ve been pretty busy the last few months putting the finishing touches on a new SharePoint 2013 Intranet for a client. One of the features we have been asked to implement is a detailed search page that pulls information from a third party financial asset management solution.

We have built what I think is a pretty elegant solution using BCS and SharePoint Search that is going to work quite well.

However, during QA a strange issue cropped up. When doing a search for assets, some of them would not appear in the search results.

We were ordering the results based on an asset Id field so I thought it could have been something to do with sort.

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