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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Mixed Business: Remote Work from Management Decisions to Home Dress Code

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Many companies with no experience of remote work are forced to change ways of interaction urgently under current conditions. Digital Design staff has a significant experience both in remote work and remote project management. This is how the Research & Development Department is working, and Vladimir, its director, is willing to share his knowledge on how to move working processes into the remote mode quickly and effectively. Here are the most useful tips for management and employees.


6 Mistakes Companies Make While Implementing Digital Workplace

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Digital Design has entered the Digital Workplace era. As we are just exploring this new approach, our colleague, the Digital Workplace evangelist, who is busy implementing it for our clients, plunged into the world of this concept. Now we even cannot find him in the office. Together with Vladimir, we will explain simply and clearly what digital workplace is and outline 6 mistakes frequently made while implementing digital workplace in a company.


SharePoint Site Personalization

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Let’s be honest, SharePoint gained its popularity because of its extreme functionality and business capabilities. And it has never been known as a user-friendly environment. In fact, most criticism it receives comes from end-users who constantly struggle with it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In reality, SharePoint allows a great deal of customization that people are just unaware of.


SharePoint Migration Common Issues

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This will not be the first time when we bring up this point, but: migrating SharePoint to Office 365 on a corporate level is no easy task. We’ve already covered the topic of successful SharePoint migration providing you with a 5 steps roadmap on how to plan and execute the entire process. We strongly recommend reading through the article in case this particular subject is somewhat new to you.



Making Healthcare More Efficient with Office 365

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Developing a technology solution for the healthcare industry is no easy task due to the high expectations in terms of security and functionality. And although different countries have different government regulations when it comes to privacy policies and medical identities, the underlying issues stay the same. Doctor-patient confidentiality must be maintained, while at the same time productivity of medical institutions must benefit from new technologies.