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Data quality: Why is it so hard to get right?

By Alex Silva on January 18, 2016

Valuable, actionable data needs to be accurate, but this is rarely the case. Here’s why data quality can be difficult and how businesses can start getting it right.

Top IT and dev trends to prepare for in 2016

By Pluralsight on January 6, 2016

It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about what tech pros learned in 2015 and what they want to learn in 2016—that’s because it actually was yesterday. Check out it here. And today, we’re covering the top IT, dev and creative trends you need to prep for in 2016. We chatted with our […]

What tech pros learned & what’s next in 2016

By Pluralsight on January 5, 2016

As a developer, IT pro or creative, what do you want to learn in 2016? What did you master in 2015? Here are the top tools, courses and topics tech pros learned in 2015 and what they want to learn in 2016.

How to use PowerShell as a learning tool

By Adam Bertram on December 22, 2015

You may already be familiar with PowerShell, but you probably didn’t know that it also functions as a discovery tool. Check out these quick tips for making the most of it.

How virtualization dynamic memory works

By Don Jones on December 2, 2015

Dynamic memory is a core feature of both vSphere and Hyper-V, but how much do you know about how this works under the hood? Learn more with IT expert Don Jones.

Self-service analytics: data-driven challenges and solutions

By Bill Saltmarsh on December 1, 2015

For organizations that operate in a data-driven way, self-service analytics are the go-to. However, the process to get self-service analytics can be tricky. Overcome the obstacles with these solutions.

New friends: Windows, Android & iOS

By Lars Klint on November 16, 2015

When it comes to Windows 10, how does developing for Android and iOS differ? Take a look with Microsoft MVP and Pluralsight author, Lars Klint.

Visual Studio LightSwitch 2015: Read this before you write it off

By Yacine Khammal on November 3, 2015

If you’ve been tempted to write off LightSwitch as a mere gadget, a Silverlight-dependent casualty of browser evolution or just a thing of the past, think again.

10 ways to celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Dale Meredith on October 20, 2015

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to celebrate we’ve got 10 ways you can join in. Security expert Dale Meredith offers his top security tips.

PowerShell: How to execute and manage external processes

By Adam Bertram on October 20, 2015

While the use of external utilities in PowerShell is typically discouraged, there are times when you have no other choice. Let’s explore a few options for making the most of those sticky situations.

Why search matters more than you think

By Xavier Morera on October 8, 2015

Search is one of the most misunderstood functionalities in IT. It’s commonly taken for granted, except when it’s missing or broken. Let’s take a look at why search is so vital and why you probably need more of it.

React, GraphQL and Relay: A brief introduction

By Samer Buna on October 7, 2015

Writing native applications is hard, React Native is uniquely positioned to change that for good. Here’s what you should know.

How to change code in Tableau Server data sources

By Mike Roberts on October 1, 2015

Today, the new Tableau Zen Masters were announced, and our very own Mike Roberts was added to this elite group of Tableau gurus. Mike is your go-to guy when it comes to keeping your Tableau Server running smoothly, so take a lesson from this Zen Master on how to change code in Tableau Server data sources.

PowerShell DSC: 4 tips to get started right now

By Adam Bertram on September 28, 2015

Ever wish you had it as easy as “Star Trek’s” Captain Picard? Turns out you can get things done just as quickly with PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Here are four tried-and-true tips to help you get started right this moment.

Hardware vs. tuning: Getting the most from SQL Server

By Kathi Kellenberger on September 17, 2015

Dealing with a server that seems drastically under-powered can cause frustration all around. Thankfully, tuning the indexes can result in fantastic gains in performance.

How Statistical PERT gives programmers confident estimates

By William Davis on September 9, 2015

Estimating how long it might take to code and test a new function for a Web application can quickly turn into a serious headache. Before you put your foot in your mouth, try this.

3 troubleshooting tips that can save you a world of time

By Adam Bertram on September 2, 2015

The only thing worse than fixing the same problem twice is fixing it manually each time. Heed these troubleshooting tips the first time around and you’ll be in good shape the next time an issue pops up.

R: Why it’s the next programming language you should learn

By Casimir Saternos on August 31, 2015

The R programming language has recently become an appealing skill to add to your resume. Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider learning it.

Password policies: A quick guide to getting started

By Dale Meredith on August 27, 2015

A poorly chosen password can cause a ton of problems. Here’s how you can keep your business secure.

SAP Mobile Projects: Problems and solutions

By Laszlo Meszaros on August 18, 2015

This post looks at some of the issues with real SAP Mobile Projects and how you can avoid them.

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