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Additional Tips & Tricks for Teams

As a gold-certified Microsoft partner, we also rely on Microsoft Teams as our main tool of collaboration and communication. CSW Solutions started using teams in 2015 when the product was still in beta. As a company with a distributed module, it is extremely important to have a central hub for collaboration, chat, meetings, and video conferencing... We recently created a shortlist of some of our favorite features that we've used over the years.


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Connecting Remotely to SQL Server on Linux

If you followed our previous post, you should now have a working SQL Server instance running on Linux. The instance at this point accepts local connections. This means that if you try to connect from your Windows SSMS you most likely won't be able to, however, that mainly depends on whether you are running a firewall or not.


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Trying out SQL Server on Linux

You are now ready to test SQL Server running on Linux but you don't know exactly how to start. Let's explore the few simple steps you need to follow to get the environment up and running. This post is designed for those who have no previous experience with Linux.


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SQL Server On Linux Requirements Checklist

SQL Server really runs on Linux, but as is the case with any other software there are some requirements in terms of distros and hardware. We are going to explore these requirements and to do a checklist for you to use and validate your environment can actually run SQL Server.


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Is Chatbot Right for Your Business?

Advancements in artificial intelligence, along with the proliferation of messaging apps like Skype, WhatsApp, and Messenger, are fueling the development of Chatbots — software programs that communicate through a chat interface. These AI can carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling meetings to assistance in clothing purchases.


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Five Ways to Protect Your Project from Scope Creep

If you’ve ever been involved in a software development project in any capacity, you’ll likely have experienced scope creep at some point. Even if you haven’t heard the term before you will know it when you see it. For consultants, scope creep tends to come from a client email, asking for an additional small feature to an already scoped project. For clients, it might come from a contractor, telling you that something unexpected has come up.


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Learning Azure in 2020: Resources, Tips, and Guides

The new year is upon us and so is the beginning of a new decade. The buzz has been growing around the world of Microsoft Azure, from consumers to developers, and everyone seems to want to know more. We are a gold-certified Microsoft partner and we just happen to be specialized in Azure. So for those of you who have caught the fever, we have created a list of resources, tips, and tricks for learning Azure. One more thing: All these resources are free!


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Just a Little Note

It's that time of year again. Turkey, family, and all the technological distractions you've ever wanted. It's safe to say, most of us welcome the phone screens and online shopping extravaganza; compared to the old days when you had to have phone calls without seeing loved ones and wait to even see photos or *gasp* go to the mall for holiday sales! With the abundance of online deals and social media posts to scroll through, the last thing you want to think about is whether your data is secure and backed up or that your new online store is working properly. 


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