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Leveraging Facial Recognition in your systems

Security is an important aspect of our lives and we use various means of security every day. In order for us to secure items in our lives, we have to have a trust factor. This applies to our bank accounts, our passwords, and even vehicles that we utilize every day. Sometimes, security can be complex -- in the case of bank account being accessed over the internet, or a rolling security codes in your car's remote start module, or RFID and barcodes in your driver license or passport.
 

Lwin Maung by Lwin Maung

User Experience Process & Strategy | Super Mario Brothers & Chaos Theory

We have experiences woven into technology ranging from 0-Dimensions involving the realm of sound, all the way to 3-Dimensional space in which overlaid objectivity heightens what we perceive.

Understanding these experiences as humans intertwined into the realm of technology, involves a host of various sciences and areas of thought.

This is not to say that other areas of a User Centered Strategy are not important, but the gravity of doing a User Persona and a User Journey can be positively felt through out a project as it impacts who the intended use encapsulates.  Likewise the positive impact of group consensus over UI Layout, and the effectiveness of approved visual language kindles what is typically referred to as fuzzy-design-logic into clarity.

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

Active Directory Replication Troubleshooting

With Active Directory having a decentralized database, healthy replication is extremely important to ensuring it functions correctly.  Replication problems can lead to all sorts of issues, including authentication failures, machines falling off the domain, or worse.  Let's take a look at some ways to diagnose and troubleshoot basic replication problems.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

If you’re not leveraging AI yet, you are already behind

If you are not leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), then you must read this. Eventually most, if not all, organizations will adopt some form of advanced analytics powered by big data and statistical models. The question is whether you will wait until it’s almost too late and potentially not survive changes in market sentiment, or whether you will adopt it early and command market sentiment. Analysts predict that consumers will soon prioritize solutions which offer hyper-personalization. This means, not only do you need to know more about your customers, but you need to deliver solutions through a set of experiences which predict what they need. Granted, this relates to consumer facing solutions, but consumers will also prefer solutions which use AI as a form of sustaining innovation to reduce cost or increase capabilities. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Plan Ahead: Microsoft Ignite 2019

As we wrap up Ignite 2018. Dates for Ignite 2019 have been posted. Here is the information for the next Microsoft Ignite Conference from Microsoft. November 4th - 8th | Orlando, FL The biggest, most comprehensive Microsoft technology event is headed back to Orlando in 2019. If you’re inspired by all that’s happening, you won’t want to miss being among the first to know when registration opens up. You can already pre-register for the event, which sold out again this year and boasted some 30,000 attendees.

Hozafa Motiwala by Hozafa Motiwala

The Internet of Things is just getting started

The Internet of Things (IoT) is just getting started. Honestly though, if you think about it, IoT has always been here. In the beginning, we had the internet. Traditionally, the internet’s purpose was to allow devices to serve content from the internet. Now with IoT, we simply alter the paradigm and consider that the device is sending sensor data to the internet. In other words, we have always had the ability to do IoT, but what has changed is the notion around how devices and device data can be used.

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Drew @ Ignite 2018

I can’t wait for Microsoft Ignite 2018 this year in Orlando. I was honored to be selected as featured speaker earlier this year for this event. The list of speakers and sessions this year is incredible and I can’t believe I am able to join them as a presenter again this year. If you aren’t able to attend, all sessions (including […]

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Upcoming Windows Features

With the release of Windows Server 2019 getting closer, let's take a look at some of the upcoming features in the latest version of Windows Server: Storage Migration Service, System Insights, and Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande