Nintex Workflow and Forms: Alternatives to InfoPath

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Forms, some of us love building them and some of us, well, not so much. However, we can’t deny they are one of the most effective ways for an organisation to capture information from a person in a concise and structured way. For any company the benefit of a form is it allows for specific information to be collated and administered as part of a much larger and more complex process, and when done right is truly valuable. Continue reading >>

SQL Server

Changing Physical Location of SQL Database Files

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Guide Notes

​This guide is written for SQL Server 2008 R2 and has not been tested on newer/older versions. While I believe the process is broadly the same, please make sure you check in a development environment before you follow this guide for other versions of SQL.

This guide will show you how to change the physical file locations for SQL databases (excluding system databases like master or model). This may be required if faster storage become available or you need to reconfigure your current SQL storage and need to move the files away from it temporarily.

This guide is not intended to be used to move SQL databases to a different server nor should it be used used to move SQL databases to a new instance. It is simply to change the location of back-end SQL database files without changing the SQL instance/SQL server. Continue reading >>

Program Framework

Looking into the future with Tempus Resource

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At some point, we’ve all wished we could look into the future; knowing what might have been, which opportunities we should take, which situations we should avoid. It would allow us to decide which routes to go down and make better decisions in the present. The same goes for Project Management: when working on large portfolios, having an idea of the outcomes of a change in staffing or a compression in timeframe would allow Project Managers to make the best practice decisions in the present.

Of course, bar looking into a crystal ball, knowing what will definitely happen in the future remains an impossibility. Nonetheless, whether it’s forecasting the weather, estimating macroeconomic trends or simply knowing that your train will arrive at a certain time, the ability to use previous experience to estimate outcomes is a marker of consciousness. Continue reading >>