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Learning Path: Data Analyst

By Geoffrey Grosenbach on October 20, 2014

It’s no longer enough to just plug a few numbers into a spreadsheet; you must be able to fluently query data, store it and visualize it so that your company can make informed decisions. Our own VP of data explains everything you need to get there.

Learning Path: CompTIA Network+ certification

By Gary Eimerman on October 17, 2014

The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network professionals. This learning path will explain everything you need to know in order to prepare for the exam.

Why a data department is essential to your company

By Ben Sullins on October 15, 2014

Data can fuel creativity and intuition. It can tell stories and enlighten us, as well as guide us in our strategic thinking. Here are some of the ways that our own data department is changing the we work for the better.

Why you should learn WebGL

By Alex Mackey on October 7, 2014

Did you know that WebGL lets you perform tasks that are simply not possible with other technologies? Here’s a quick look at what it can do and why you should start learning it today.

Here’s the easy way to monitor your Tableau Server

By Mike Roberts on October 3, 2014

Have you been abusing the refresh button just to monitor your Tableau Server? Ditch the constant clicking and try this time-saving tip instead.

What is the future of XAML?

By Kevin Dockx on October 2, 2014

What’s in store for XAML? Let’s take a look at how it all got started, where it’s heading and what it means for you.

Self-improvement technology: Top tools & gadgets

By Whitney Larsen on September 25, 2014

Whether you’re trying to learn French or Chinese, Python or Ruby, we all strive to improve ourselves in some way or another. With September being self-improvement month and technology on your side, “the quantifiable self” has emerged and setting goals and reaching them just got a whole lot easier. These techie tools and gadgets will help you become a better you!

Make your user stories better with this one simple trick

By Jeremy Jarrell on September 24, 2014

Are your user stories as effective as they can be? Here’s the quickest, easiest way to find out.

Web Forms does modern web application development

Web Forms does modern web application development

By Sonal Amin on September 22, 2014

Watch this on-demand webinar to take full advantage of HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap, jQuery and friendly URLs in Web Forms.

Why you should care about frameworks

By Chris Reynolds on September 22, 2014

Here’s a quick look at how frameworks like HTML5 Boilerplate can help save you a world of time when working with multiple projects.

Analyzing usage on your Tableau workbooks/dashboard by augmenting the ‘nviews’ field

By Mike Roberts on September 18, 2014

This quick guide will show you how to analyze the usage on your Tableau workbooks including who has viewed your dashboard, when they viewed it, and how many views it received in the last quarter.

Quick tips for adapting to the cloud

By Ron Schindler on September 17, 2014

Much like yoga requires flexibility, adapting to the cloud forces you to bend in ways that you probably hadn’t previously considered. Here’s how you can stop feeling like the rookie in the room.

Infographic: 5 ways to protect yourself from a security attack

By Sonal Amin on September 16, 2014

With hacks occurring left and right, there’s no better time to make sure your systems are safe. In this infographic, Pluralsight outlines some of the biggest security breaches of the decade and how you can prevent this from happening to you

Here’s how PowerShell JEA controls can save you from an attack

By Mary Branscombe on September 16, 2014

The new Windows PowerShell Just Enough Administration toolkit reduces the risk of admin-related attacks by letting you control what can and can’t be accessed. Here’s how it works and why you need it.

5 ways to get the most out of your year-end spending

By Lindsay Lauck on September 15, 2014

With the fiscal year coming to a close this month, managers are scrambling to find a way to make the most of their money. Before you go on a maniacal last-minute spending spree, here are some tips to help you decide how to allocate your government year-end spending.

Here’s how networking affects your users

By Alex Vollmer on September 11, 2014

Networking is deeply intertwined with the user’s experience and overall perception of your application, which is why it’s so important to understand how it all works. Here’s a quick rundown to make sure you’ve got everything running as smoothly as possible.

Here’s how to get notified when your Tableau Server extract has issues

By Mike Roberts on September 10, 2014

You’re so pleased with your latest Tableau workbook, you’re convinced you’ve done everything right and that it’s all running as smoothly as possible. But what happens when something goes wrong? Even worse, when someone else notices the issue before you catch it? Here’s how you can set up instant notifications to avoid that sticky situation.

This is why you need to use IDisposable in .NET

By Elton Stoneman on August 26, 2014

Using IDisposable in .NET will help you write the most efficient, effective code. Here are a few simple steps to help you get a handle on it.

Here’s how Exchange 2013 SP1 is shaking things up

By J. Peter Bruzzese on August 21, 2014

Here’s everything you need to know about the newest features in Exchange 2013 SP1.

How to store your Tableau Server workbooks on GitHub

By Mike Roberts on August 15, 2014

Here’s how you can ensure that your most valuable Tableau Server workbooks are always safe and secure.