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Earlier this year, I wrote about the importance of keeping user experience in the forefront of our minds while designing and developing for our clients. At our Monday lunches, while researching and discussing ways we can get more people thinking about UX, we came up with an idea to host a workshop for our engineers. The best way...

What will it take to migrate a multi-layered, multi-tiered system to Azure?  A migration of any system to a cloud services provider, such as Azure, affords the opportunity to evaluate every aspect of the system from the size and type of resources to the security of those resources. Some aspects may need some remediation, and some may be...

Anyone who works in technology can tell you it is an ever-changing field. Conferences provide a way to keep up with the latest trends, learn a broad range of topics, and network with engineers from all over the world. Two of our engineers, Dustin Stage and Brian Ham, recently attended the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in Minneapolis.  Prior...

Expectations of performance and functionality for web-based applications are accelerating at a blinding pace.  To meet these demands, virtually all of the big players in technology such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla are getting behind the concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWA).  A Progressive Web App is a collection of web standards that when combined, add functionality...

Since last year, Microsoft has held a free traveling conference called the Microsoft Tech Summit where industry members can learn about Microsoft’s newest products and services. These summits are essentially a subset of talks given at Microsoft’s Ignite conference. This year, Microsoft struck a different tone by focusing heavily on security as companies become increasingly hybrid cloud enterprises...

We had the pleasure of partnering with Microsoft to bring DigiGirlz to Sioux Falls. Not only did we get to meet so many young women entertaining the idea of a career in STEM, but we also got to hear great stories from our wonderful volunteers. Allison joined the Omnitech team in January after graduation from South Dakota School...

Over the last year, user experience (UX) has been a hot topic of discussion around Omnitech. So much so that a group of us that are passionate about UX decided to get together over our lunch hour on Mondays. At our gatherings, we find ways we can implement the always changing trends into our projects, whether through discussion...

I have been fortunate enough to have many clients invite me into their environments throughout my career at Omnitech. Recently I came across an article from Martin Fowler, “Remote versus Co-located Work” (2015) that sums up a couple of ways we work with clients. Many of our engineers spend a large part of their week working remotely in...

Here at Omnitech, members of our Cloud & DevOps team have been working on obtaining various Microsoft certifications for cloud-related technologies hosted in Azure. Many of these certifications were created in the last 18 to 24 months, and as Azure is an ever-evolving set of technologies, the certification exam objectives and the exams required for certifications, are regularly...

Every November developers around the world tune into Microsoft Connect(), a developer focused event held by Microsoft that demonstrates the latest and greatest from the company. These events include product announcements for the latest technologies from Microsoft, compelling demos, and in-depth work sessions.  It is nearly impossible to see all of the sessions while balancing a full work...