MS Teams: From Corporate Messenger to Digital Workplace

Over the past few months, Microsoft Teams has helped many companies to switch to remote work. Such functions as video conferencing, chats and team collaboration are essential while working remotely. At Digital Design, we try to test the most interesting solutions ourselves, so some of our teammates have been using MS Teams for more than a year. Today, Teams is a platform where over 400 employees exchange thousands of messages and hold hundreds of meetings every month. But we want to showcase a broader view on platform’s capabilities and ways for every employee to use it for different purposes.



I Am Robolawyer or How to Detect Anomalies in Text Documents

Can you imagine how many normative documents per hour a corporate lawyer has to look through and what consequences might his inattention lead to? A poor fellow lawyer must read every word of a contract, especially if it has no standard template. Aimed to help him, we decided to create a service which could detect problems in text documents and signal for a lawyer to check them. As a result, we developed a solution which aggregates knowledge based on a collection of contracts and makes lawyers pay special attention to some points. The solution is using magic. This mathematical magic is called Anomaly Detection.


10 Tips for End Users to Deliver Better Projects

While working on a project we may lack tips like “press W to move forward”. We want to help those who manage functional requirements and present top 10 tips to implement an automated system successfully.


Brave New World, or Enterprise Business Process Management: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

According to market experts, the modern BPM concept of modelling business processes in software systems was formed around 2000s. In Russia, BPM systems emerged ten years after, and now the Russian market is booming. Experts believe that the main reason for it is that almost everything that could be optimized without BPM systems has already been optimized, and main market leaders are ready for the next step.



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless .NET: Why We Adhered to .NET and How It Paid Off

10 years ago, when I was starting to work with .NET Framework 3.5 (language version 3.0), its functionality was extremely limited for me because I began with SharePoint 2010. After studying a wider range of technologies and having an eye on .NET development, I witnessed its growth from a doubtful Java competitor to a cool cross-platform able to start daemons for Linux (though it was supposed to work with Windows OS only). Of course, when I faced this technology for the first time, it seemed like everything was enough: I always found a way to solve a task. However, now that I have been working on different platforms and versions, I am sure that life was more painful at that time.


What We Learned About Backend Development of Big Open Source Portals

Digital Design creates portal solutions that provide end-users with a wide range of customizable services within one website. It includes newsfeed, forums, data storage, statistics, corporate events, and others – that’s what we call portal. In this article we would like to explain how our team creates portal solutions: what we use and what are the pros and cons of it.


Why We Use Sitefinity

Digital Design launches new projects on Sitefinity by Progress. Our developers adore this tool, so we decided to share what is so special about it. Well, if Sitefinity has been becoming such a popular platform for Enterprise development, why not to learn more about it.


Cloud-based Tools for Work: How to Switch to Remote Working Quickly

The head office of Digital Design is located in St. Petersburg, and we are also present in other cities. For example, our employees in Vladimir are permanently working on a remote basis without having a physical office. At the same time, we implement projects from Germany to Kamchatka, so we are really experienced in working with customers and employees remotely. Vladimir, head of the R&D Department, and chief ideologist of Digital Workplace implementation, will share his thoughts on the most relevant and popular cloud-based tools.