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Oct 5, 2016

Enabling Change for Your Digital Workspace – Webinar Summary

In case you missed it, Rightpoint recently teamed up with the international law firm Foley & Lardner LLP to host a webinar about enabling change for a digital workspace. The following is a summary of what we covered and the full webinar can be accessed here.

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May 13, 2016

Midwest Dreamin’ 2016 – Will the Real Salesforce Please Stand Up?

I didn’t really know what to expect when I walked in to my first Midwest Dreamin’ three years ago. I was already familiar with (what I thought of as) the greater Salesforce ecosystem - via our local and suburban Salesforce User Group meetings, and of course, the Dreamforce hyper-mega-extrava-ganza in San Francisco.

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Mar 28, 2016

Salesforce 2016 Chicago World Tour Recap

In the first minutes of Salesforce’s second stop on their 2016 World Tour, two new bits of information were added to the portion of my brain that I have set aside for all things SFDC. 1. Mike Rosenbaum really does have an awful Twitter handle, and 2. Lasers and fog machines don’t automatically kick in at every Salesforce keynote. Both of these apparent technological throwbacks were quickly forgiven, however.

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Mar 20, 2016

Using Process Builder And An Auto-Launched Visual Flow To Create And/Or Update Existing Records

Every time a sales rep has a ‘Closed Won’ Opportunity a ‘Product Commitment’ (custom object) record needs to be created associated that Account along with a Product Commitment detail (another custom object) record. The trick is that there can only be one type of Product Commitment per Account. Also, the operations team needs to know when the capital (or funds) was committed with the added complexity of several possible opportunities committing to the same product.

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Mar 8, 2016

How To Inherit Search Navigation In SharePoint With PowerShell

We were recently tasked with writing a PowerShell script to inherit search navigation nodes from the root website for all websites in the site collection (on-prem). For the uninitiated, here’s a good overview of how the search dropdown works in SharePoint 2013.

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Mar 6, 2016

How To Fix Ugly Ampersands In A SharePoint Display Template

It should be fairly well known by now that the managed metadata service will "normalize" term labels using the NormalizeName method (docs). Thanks to Andy Burns and this post from 2014, we know that the NormalizeName method will replace ampersands with the unicode full width ampersand, replace double quotes with the unicode full width quote, and trim extra spaces between words.

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Feb 3, 2016

Rightpoint Labs WOW Wall - One Year Later

We have a fancy touch screen monitor in the lobby of our office. It’s big – it draws the eye.  At first, we weren’t really sure what to do with it. For a long while (and I do mean a long while), we had a nifty video playing that showcased some our culture here at Rightpoint: project successes, Rightpoint wins, little tidbits about the folks who work here and the like. It became apparent however, that a video would be hard to maintain: content couldn’t be updated regularly (or efficiently for that matter) and, what’s more, a casual passerby could not interact with it.

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Jan 14, 2016

The Maker Movement: Chicago Edition

While I’ve gone in depth on the Maker Movement before, here’s the distillation for the Chicago crowd. I’ve been involved in the maker movement since 2009, almost entirely in Chicago: in fact, in 2011 I was President of Pumping Station: One, Chicago’s largest and oldest makerspace.

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Jan 10, 2016

2015 Was A Great Year For Compassion

Compassion Crew is Rightpoint’s way of giving back. We’re a volunteer group that finds opportunities – big and small – to help the community around us. Whether it’s teaching code for a few hours, painting classrooms, cooking dinner for families in need, and everything in between, we enjoy giving back in a meaningful way that reflects the spirit and character of Rightpoint.

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Jan 4, 2016

Rightpoint's Most Popular 2015 Blog Posts

As we kick-off a new year, let’s first take a look back at Rightpoint’s most popular blog posts of 2015. By page views, here are our most popular blogs from 2015. Enjoy!

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Nov 12, 2015

The Maker Movement: Making The World Our Canvas

The Maker Movement has emerged, evolved and is now thriving not only in the US, but internationally, as well as here at Rightpoint. I and my fellow makers—entrepreneurs, inventors and tinkerers, all—exhibit curiosity, adventure and intellectual engagement, crafting innovative solutions to often-complicated problems. For us, making often requires not only collaboration, but the intrinsic drive to shape the world rather than merely letting it happen around you.

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Nov 4, 2015

The Digital Maker Movement

The Digital Maker Movement is driven by millions of engineers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs and innovators, who are combining the advantages of modern day technology and convenience while simultaneously restoring a culture of innovation and craftsmanship that defined America’s Industrial Revolution.

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