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Clayton Mitchell

Which Office 365 Plan Is Best For My Business?

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Filed under Managed Services, Popular, Productivity

What is Office 365?

Office 365 refers to Microsoft subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud service) such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business. The first version came with Office 2013 and the latest version now comes with Office 2016.

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Clayton Mitchell

The Six Biggest SMB Technology Mistakes

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Filed under Hardware, Managed Services

Small and medium sized businesses (SMB) often don’t have the resources or desire to track the latest IT trends, security threats, or even common break/fix tips. And not all small business owners are adept at maintaining best technology practices.

As a result, SMBs frequently make certain technology mistakes and here is a look at some of these mistakes.

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Clayton Mitchell

Why is a Disaster Recovery Plan Important?

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Filed under Hardware, Managed Services

What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

At the most basic level, a Disaster Recovery Plan is a document prepared by IT Staff with step-by-step instructions on how to restore all IT systems back to their previous functional state in the event of a site disaster.

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Designing for Your End Users, Not Yourself

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Filed under Developing Teams, Usability

As developers, we take a great deal of pride in our work. Most of it is entirely unnoticed by the people that use what we have spent hours building and designing: the end users. That really cool, almost poetic, bit of code we wrote? They don’t see it. They click a button, and the thing works. That’s what they care about. As a developer, that’s what you care about. It needs to just work.

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AngularJS Nuts and Bolts – Watch Expressions

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In Part Two of this series of AngularJS Nuts and Bolts articles, I discussed ngMessages and showed how this directive can save you the hassle of setting up a bunch of watch expressions manually in order to display validation errors. In this article, I will look a bit closer at watch expressions and help you appreciate what they do for you, and some things to look out for. Read More »

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AngularJS Nuts and Bolts – ngMessages

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In Part One of this AngularJS Nuts and Bolts series, I discussed the concept of Form Controllers, and showed how they can be used effectively for Form Validation. This post will continue the discussion, focusing on an add-on module for AngularJS called ngMessages.

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AngularJS Nuts and Bolts – Form Controllers

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Typically, when someone gets started with AngularJS, there’s always the simple example that they are presented with showing a text box of some sort, and then a span tag somewhere below that are both bound to the same underlying ng-model. But this only scratches the surface of a very rich architecture underneath! In a series of articles, starting with this one, I’m going to cover some aspects of AngularJS that any newcomer should make themselves aware of if you are going to build real-world applications beyond “Hello World”.

We will start with Form Controllers.

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Marc-Julien Objois

Fix for the WPF Designer View with a Dark Background

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Filed under .NET, Visual Studio

If you’ve used the designer view while editing XAML files and you prefer the dark theme for Visual Studio 2012 / 2013, you’ve probably run into this problem:

DarkDesigner

In the default dark color scheme, the design window is too dark to see anything without modifying your code to add an unnecessary background. No need to modify your code.

Bring up “Extensions and Updates” under the TOOLS menu, click on the “Online” section, and search for “theme editor”. Install Visual Studio 2013 Color Theme Editor.

After a restart, you’ll see a “Color Themes” tab. Click on the icon in the top right of the Dark theme to make a copy of the theme. Name it however you wish and use the pencil icon to edit the theme.

In the top right, search for “artboard”. Set the colour of the Cider -> ArtboardBackground to FFFFFFFF and set ArtboardSecondaryBackground to FFEEEEEE. You’ll get a nice white checkerboard pattern from now on after you save the theme and apply it (click on the theme in “Color Themes”).

LightDesigner

Based on the first comment by yAak on this post about using a style in your solution to force a white background in the designer.

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