Are you Ready for K2 4.7 ?

Are you Getting ready for the next K2 release? K2 has announced the next release will be called 4.7 and it will be coming out soon.

With K2 4.7, the upgrade mandates a consolidated K2 database. We blogged about this a while ago.

As per policy, the support for K2 4.5 will cease once K2 4.7 is out. So, it is important you upgrade.

K2 4.7 is a going to be an exciting release. The following are our favourite items making it worth upgrading:

1. SmartForms Application Lifecycle Management improvements, including the ability to identify and address any dependency issues in the designer Read More

K2 Support Policy Update

K2 is preparing for the upcoming 4.7 release and more communication has been released to customers and partners. The release date for 4.7 is rumoured to be in July.

Key dates for getting K2 product support

K2 Version Support Start Support End
K2 4.5 with Update 1420 14 December 2011 4.7 Release Date
K2 4.6.0 – K2 4.6.9 13 June 2012 – 26 February 2015 4.7 Release Date
K2 4.6.10 24 June 2015 24 June 2017
K2 4.6.11 15 September 2015 15 September 2017
K2 4.7 4.7 Release Date 4.7 Release Date + 2 years

If you are adventurous, Read More

How do you manage app quality when agreements change?

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It is not uncommon for the scope of a project to change. This is due to inadequate qualification of the project requirements, unforeseen circumstances or even an unpredicted change in timeline, resources or budget.

These changes can blow out the timeline, or force a ramp up of effort to meet the ever looming deadline. 70% of business app projects fail for a resson.

Given the nature of the beast, this will make the re-development and re-testing of previously completed work a priority. This becomes a need to ensure the app works with the changes made to reflect the amended scope.

In situations where deadlines cannot be moved to reflect the scope, we need to find any means possible to maximise output. This ensures we don’t miss our family dinners, meeting these new requirements and delivering a win for our team.

Recently this occurred during a K2/SharePoint project we delivered for a local university in Melbourne.  Read More

We had great fun at the DWC!

jEyLaBs team was at the digital workplace conference in Melbourne as a Silver sponsor. Our partner Adlib also joined us and the conference was a hit.

We met with many businesses and had some great conversations. We are looking forward to working closely with all.

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There were great sessions on SharePoint, Office 365 and customers presenting case studies on how they leveraged technologies like K2 for tangible business outcomes.

We gave away a drone to a lucky winner. We also participated in the twitter wall competition held by K2. Read More

How to get your marketing message across?

img_2233-1In the ever becoming noisier world of marketing, it is quite difficult for brands to get their message across. However, once you get something that is capturing the attention of the average user, then the same noisier world makes it become a viral hit.

I often see the signals getting lost in our noisy real world of ‘whats in it for me’. That is because the signal wasn’t clear about what is in it for the target audience.

People are busy being busy and if the messenger doesn’t play it nice with their often mixed up priorities, the message, no matter however valuable it is, will be lost and the messenger will get shot, eventually.
So, if you are that messenger and you want an endless holiday, I mean, if you want to get your signal through to your targets most of the time, then read on.

Starting from the profile picture we use, to the headline and latest status update, we are all thrusting our stories on to the network of billions. We don’t just like or share or comment. We generate a ton of activity data while we are at it. We follow, we watch and we click. We help the networks generate Ad revenue. We help the telcos charge for bandwidth and companies pay for clicks. (Yes, this is how we contribute to the social economy)

No matter what we do, Read More

Score a FREE ticket and attend the Digital Workplace Conference!

FreeTicketMelbourne will play host to the Digital Workplace Conference this April. The Australian SharePoint Conference has been reimagined and it is on 28-29 April 2016 at the Pullman hotel, Albert park.

jEyLaBs is a Silver sponsor to this event. We are showcasing our Information Governance solutions with Adlib, our ISV partner.

You could Connect with International Speakers and Industry Experts. Learn SharePoint and Office 365. See Live Product Demonstrations & Leverage Networking Opportunities.

If you are keen to learn more please do check out our events page at http://www.jeylabs.com/events/digital-workplace-conference2016

We are giving away a limited number of tickets. You may be lucky and could be attending the event for FREE. Do register your interest by sending us an email to free-dwc@jeylabs.com

A Prayer to the Demo God

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Oh Demo God, You are a mystery

At times,  I thought you are my misery

All through the times of Presales history

Everyone shared a Demo God’s story

When the quarterly pressure mounts

When we lock our cloud accounts

It is the prayer I say that counts

Then our BDM buys a few rounds Read More

Why Learning can never stop?

I still remember my first day at RMIT university, City campus in Melbourne about 20 years ago. At the welcome session, we were introduced to lecturers and staff. The university learning process was explained to us.

One of the key things highlighted there was a commitment to life long learning and how the university enables you to get into that mindset.

Although I still remember it vividly, I didn’t understand what it really meant until years later.

After uni, I went into product development and then IT consulting. While working at HP, I came back to uni for post grad. Throughout the years, just like some of my peers, I passed industry certifications, attended training courses, completed professional development and undertook mentorship programs.

It only struck me to the core once I got into training and teaching others. RMIT gave me the opportunity to tutor students and while working with post grad students from varying backgrounds and age groups, I realised that learning is actually a skill just like teaching was. Read More

Are you missing at family dinners?

Small business owners in Australia work the most in the world. Increasing numbers of Passionate Aussie battlers have chosen the path of entrepreneurship as the way to financial freedom and are turning ideas into businesses. While this is a welcoming trend often the effects of hard work result in broken families and bad health.

I have been lucky enough to still have a great family around me. I have certainly missed countless family dinners and had my share of health issues.

It is hard work for over many years, 8 and counting in my case, to build our hopes and dreams into a business reality.

I share the passion and vision of many fellow business owners for our country, families and individuals. My ultimate goal is to become the best version of myself and leave a legacy through great businesses and philanthropy.

Hard work is not necessarily the only way to achieve this all. We can slow down a bit, take a break and make it to that family dinner table. But, to show a great example to our next generation, we need to be consistent in our approach.

Working smart means selectively delegating, outsourcing and investing in the right parts of your business. This gives you the time to do the things you love.

Delegation doesn’t mean you are not in control. Outsourcing doesn’t mean someone else is now in charge.

When you invest time and energy to pick the right people to assist, you can have control and achieve the outcomes you need. I say, you get way better outcomes than you could ever by yourself.

By using other businesses that are passionate about customers just as you, by hiring the right staff and motivating them, by selectively offshoring parts of your business processes, this is possible. Read More

Are you leaping forward with Automation?

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Automation is all around us, at home, in the car, at the shopping mall and on the street. We are using technology to make a lot of things possible in every day life and much of it actually goes unnoticed.

The food we buy is often produced via partial automation at the very least. Every goods and services we need and the businesses that produce it for us all use quite a lot of automation in the process.

Much of the automation is designed to make our lives easier. These facilities are often taken for granted such as automatic doors, escalators, street lights, traffic signals and Wifi. As time goes by we do not consider any of these as special. They are all part of the default environment we exist in.

They are an exciting thing in the first few years of introduction and adoption. Once mass application happens they become a norm, like the TV or internet streaming or booking a taxi ride using an app on your phone.

At our work environments, There are many benefits with tightly integrated and automated processes. Automation of a production line brings similar benefits just as automating a customer feedback process. Read More

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