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Welcome, Jake Tanner - Business Analyst

On July 8th we welcomed Jake Tanner to the team as a Business Analyst! Jake comes to Aeon with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Media Production with a certification in game studies and development from SUNY, University at Buffalo. His previous jobs included a lifeguarding position for the pas

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Welcome Jason - Web Developer

On July 8th we welcomed Jason Muller to the team as a CRM Developer! Jason’s role at Aeon Nexus includes maintaining and testing several applications, assessing and resolving application and system problems, and providing technical expertise for resolution of many complex issues. Jason recently G

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Welcome, Dennis Blaine - Project Manager

On March 25th we welcomed Dennis Blaine to the team as Project Manager! Dennis is very excited to join the Aeon Nexus team! He spent the last twenty years in the tech field, with the last dozen years running a small, boutique software company that provided enterprise student loan origination and ser

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Welcome, Kathryn Egan - CRM Developer

On March 7th we welcomed Kathryn Egan to the team as CRM Developer! Kathryn went to school for Computer Science and has a strong understanding of Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming, Computer Architecture, Assembly Language, Database Management and Design, ROS (Robotics Operating System). D

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Welcome, Linda Savona - Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst

On March 11th, 2019, we welcomed Linda Savona to the Aeon Nexus family as Project Manager & Senior Business Analyst! Linda comes to us with over 15 years’ experience working in the IT public and private sectors. She is a highly personable, thorough and organized Project Manager and IT Business S

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Welcome Antara - Administrative Assistant

On January 7th  we welcomed Antara Chowdhury to the team as Administrative Assistant! With no technical background, Antara came into Aeon Nexus like a deer in headlights. The learning curve has been drastic, to say the least, but in the few months that she has been here she has found herself soaking

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Meet Tara Duke - CRM Developer

On November 5th we welcomed Tara Duke to the team as a CRM Developer! Tara’s role at Aeon Nexus includes maintaining and testing several applications, assessing and resolving application and system problems, and providing technical expertise for resolution of many complex issues. Tara is a gradua

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Shakespeare and Software

There were some inevitabilities I was prepared for, first in selecting English as an undergraduate major and then moving on to pursue a master’s in Library and Information Services (technically a Master of Science in Information Science, but the former is generally a bit easier to understand): jokes

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Welcome, Luke Thomas – CRM Developer

On May 21st we welcomed Luke Thomas to the team as a CRM Developer! Luke’s role at Aeon Nexus includes maintaining and testing various applications, evaluating and resolving application and system problems, and providing technical expertise for resolution of numerous complex issues. Luke is a rece

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Homomorphic Encryption Web-Based User Interface

Abstract As cloud computing becomes more and more popular, ensuring its security becomes increasingly essential.  Homomorphic encryption provides an efficient, secure way to perform operations on data without the need to decrypt and jeopardize its integrity.  This paper is a compilation of my own wo

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The Battle Over Screen Time

There are many great battles in history; the Battle of the Bulge, the Surrender at Yorktown, Storming the Beaches in Normandy, we learned from all of them and they helped shape our history. There is currently a battle being waged, that will also shape our history, but it isn’t being fought with weap

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Getting to know our COO

Get to know Meghan Barkley, our Chief Operations Officer. Since the day our doors opened in March 2000, Meghan Barkley has been a key component to our success and has enjoyed watching it grow throughout shifts in the economy, the industry and geography. Meghan enjoys working closely with colleagues

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Information: A Tool, A Weapon and A Liability

John C. (Jack) Nielsen recently joined our team as a Principal – bringing with him exponential knowledge and experience to our new projects we have recently acquired. Mr. Nielsen was formerly the Chief of Police and the Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Albany, NY. Following retirement f

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You say “Purchasing”, I say “Procurement”

People often ask me what it’s like to work with public sector clients, I can honestly tell them that public sector can be one of the most rewarding work experiences if you know how it works.   Public sector can be anything from a large Federal agency, right down to the smallest town or village.  The

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How To: Enable Dashboards E-Mail Subscription in POWER BI

The new functionality in Power BI dashboards would allow users to subscribe for email notifications when data-set is refreshed.   In order to enable or subscribe for email notification, open the Dashboard and click on Subscribe button on the top menu-bar. Selecting the yellow slider to turn the

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How To: Design Successful Software Training Programs

At the end of a software training program, employees should walk away feeling competent and confident in the skills presented. A successful training program can increase employee motivation and productivity, so it is worth all the time and energy that training specialists can devote. Know the Aud

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How To: Stream real-time data to Power BI

Microsoft Flow and Power BI: Stream real-time data to power bi service using power bi data alerts Microsoft flow offers capabilities to push data into power bi service using power bi data alerts. For our demonstration today, a data alert will be configured in a tile on the Power BI dashboard (Case

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Striving for Success

We recently wrapped up a 5-month long project for the City of Rochester. The scope of this project was to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR) Adult Employment Services. Aeon delivered a Program Management System that made OTR employees more efficient at thei

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RFxtravaganza

  It’s 6:18 PM on a dark and stormy Tuesday, the last mail shipment of the day goes out at 6:30 PM – 12 minutes. The office bullpen smells of warm paper with a hint of toner. There are little circles of paper, errantly throwing themselves from the electric hole punch, scattered about the floor…the c

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The Importance of Aeon Nexus Having a Strong Social Media Presence #SocialMediaGoals

One of the things we do at Aeon Nexus is a monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ where the staff gets together for a lunch time presentation done by one of our peers, and we get a free lunch! Sometimes it can get a little technical, but we get a great opportunity to learn and engage internally. It was recently

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How To: Ensure End User Buy-In

One of the factors that can cause an implementation to sink or swim is the support of the end users. This is something that every software development project, from custom development to Dynamics CRM/365 configuration, has in common. No matter the difference in requirements between projects, the imp

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You Have Chosen Wisely

Top 4 Reasons Why the 6th Largest County in the Nation Chose Dynamics 365 to Build Their Case Management Future On Ask yourself this question– Why would the 6th largest county in the nation, make a decision to rip and replace a 20-year old point legacy system with Dynamics 365, rather than a COTS pr

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In with the New, Out with the Old

When organizations decide to change technologies, or decide to upgrade to the latest and greatest solution, it can be stressful. Users will generally fall into two groups, one where they want to continue using the same process (because that is how it has always been done) and one with users who will

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People Behind The Screen

Spending money on equipment and capacity will only get you so far. Having the right people in the right culture during a crisis is worth every penny. – Unknown Living in a time where people (myself included) rely on instant EVERYTHING, you can’t help but notice that technology has gradually been rep

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How to Create a New List in MailChimp and Import an Existing Contact List from Excel

1. Log into MailChimp (or create an account) 2. In the top left corner, go to Lists 3. You’ll need to create your list by selecting Create List 4. Fill out the list details, use as much information as possible so that you can interact with your leads in the most professional and accurate way. F

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Just Keep Swimming

I work for an IT company. Obviously. There’s technical jargon constantly thrown around like that poor cow in the 1996 Academy Award winning blockbuster film, Twister. Our team is full of smart, talented people who can tell you the disadvantages and benefits of deploying a single-forest vs. multi-for

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Microsoft Flow: Automate Communication Between Dynamics Services

In this blog post, we will explore one of the Microsoft Flow features to automate communication between Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics 365 (CRM). Flow can be found in the list of available Office 365 apps, as shown below.  Microsoft Flow comes with ready-made templates or a new Flow can be creat

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

I wrote a blog post a while back about time management tools and how simple really is better. That same mantra holds true when it comes to project management.  PM work in itself is quite an undertaking.  A good PM has to be familiar not only with the business or “functional” side of a project, but t

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How to Create and Configure a New SharePoint Site Through Office 365

Log into portal.office.com and navigate to the SharePoint home page Click the Create Site button on the top left of the page Click the + button and create a new site, give it a meaningful name Do not use spaces for the URL, we can update the way it looks later It should look like this:  Cl

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Time Management

This week, I spent an hour with a needy coffee machine. Don’t get me wrong, it makes a great cup of coffee, but it also needs a bit of care, between degreasing the brew unit to cleaning the milk pipework, there is a lot of maintenance that goes into producing a piping hot cup of motivation. The same

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New Year, Newbie

Great people and great minds don’t join the bandwagon — they make their own. Be the best version of yourself and make the changes you must in order to grow; remember that without growth, there is no survival. – Unknown It’s never easy being the new guy. Whether you’re heading into your first job out

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Adding Shopping Cart Functionality with Adxstudio Portals and Microsoft Dynamics

Adxstudio Portals contain a commerce feature that can be used to quickly and easily add shopping cart functionality to your portal. This feature can be integrated with 3rd party payment providers like Authorize.net or PayPal to allow your portal’s users to purchase products that you have created in

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Power BI – MS Dynamics CRM Online Integration

Power BI provides extensive business intelligence capabilities to create advanced reports and dashboards. The reports can be created using Power BI desktop or within the Power BI service. Once the reports are built, they can be published to the Power BI embedded service within Microsoft Azure or the

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A New Era: Government and Self-Service Portals

Recently, city and county governments alike have been looking into giving their citizens an intuitive self-service portal that provides crucial communication, while also providing a flexible platform with which the organization can grow. Adxstudio, coupled with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, provides this

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How to Access a SharePoint Site as an External User

The following is a step by step process on how to create a new Microsoft account and access to an otherwise private SharePoint site. In your web browser, ensure no other MS accounts are logged in during the browser session, and then navigate to https://signup.live.com/, where you see a page, simila

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Export SSRS Report to MS Word with Repeating Image in a Table

Requirement Repeat the Image in the body (not in the header) of an SSRS report and have it displayed on every page, even when exported to a Microsoft Word document. Solution In order to repeat the image in the body of an SSRS report when placing a rectangle and inserting an image into it does not

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Access Teams To The Rescue

Requirement Recently, we had a client requirement to restrict access to attachments for certain users depending on the stage a case is currently assigned to and to also only allow attachments to be viewed by users based on the look up field’s value (System User entity) on the case record. Soluti

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The Best Is Yet To Come

It’s a good week to be a Microsoft partner specializing in customer relationship management software. To be fair, every week is a good week in that respect. However, this week is a particularly good week. HP, Inc., the printer and PC division spun off from HP last year, announced on Monday that it w

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One App To Rule Them All

Microsoft recently announced a massive change to the way they offer business process and productivity management to their customers. This fall, Dynamics 365 will combine Microsoft’s ERP and CRM clouds under a single data model. The reimagined Dynamics product will offer operations, sales, marketing,

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