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Job Opening: Software Engineer II

Posted by Rance Hitt on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 13:04 PM

Software Engineer II

Applied Knowledge Group, Inc. | Washington, DC United States | 2016-1IT


Applied Knowledge Group, Inc. is Hiring!
Software Engineer II
Washington, DC

If you are an experienced SharePoint Developer looking for a position with a SharePoint consulting firm, Applied Knowledge Group, Inc. can help!  Applied Knowledge Group, Inc. is looking for a Software Engineer II to join our team in making a difference with our commercial and government clients.  You will be implementing cutting edge technical solutions for an established and expanding SharePoint 2013 program.

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Topics: SharePoint, AKG, job opening, C#, PowerShell

SharePoint Migration for the American Society of Hematology

Posted by Molly Sabol on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 13:10 PM

SharePoint Migration for the American Society of Hematology

Applied Knowledge Group was awarded a contract with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to upgrade with Intranet from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013 in late August. This also included the upgrading of InfoPath forms as well. AKG training their user base as well and with be performing Site Owner (ASH Ambassadors) training in the upcoming weeks.

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Topics: MOSS 2007, InfoPath, migration, SharePoint training, SharePoint migration, American Society of Hematology, upgrade, SharePoint 2013, improve productivity, Site Owner

Making SharePoint Easier to Use – An Approach That Works Every Time

Posted by Andy Campbell on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 @ 13:08 PM

Making SharePoint Easier to Use – An Approach That Works Every Time

Pretty bold claim, right?  We’ve all heard about SharePoint’s complexity, its “Swiss Army Knife” characteristics, and how it is being integrated with many other Microsoft platforms and custom capabilities.  We’ve heard about the SharePoint programs introduced by IT departments that never really get off the ground, or the guerrilla SharePoint servers that flourish in isolation until the mover and shaker leaves.  There is, however, a way to radically increase the odds that your SharePoint program will start strong and grow to become a strategic collaboration and information-sharing asset.  With the growing acceptance of Office 365, the up-front investment just got a lot cheaper and the set-up time a lot faster – so the cost and technical hurdles are getting lower.

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Topics: SharePoint, governance, Microsoft SharePoint, User Adoption, developers, Training, functionality, information sharing, Aaron Eisberg

Powershell, csv files, and CRM REST with oData

Posted by Molly Sabol on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

Powershell, csv files, and CRM REST with oData

Alex, one of AKG's Software Engineers, wrote this blog post to share what he has been working on. Take a look!

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Topics: sharepoint blog, SharePoint, Applied Knowledge Group, best practices, Microsoft, CRM, implementation, PowerShell, oData, CRM REST, csv files

AKG has become a Qualified Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) Partner!

Posted by Molly Sabol on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

AKG has become a Qualified Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) Partner!

The Microsoft® Experience Center "provides a dedicated place for customers to get hands-on experience with the Microsoft Business Productivity Platform. Not a demo, it's a true-to-life user experience that puts customers in the driver's seat. MEC immerses customers in the technology, encourages discussion, and helps customers discover the right set of products and solutions for their business. Using MEC, customers experience what's possible now!" (MEC Partner Guide).

With AKG's trained facilitator, we can take you through the steps to show you how Microsoft's products can really enhance your business. The full experience lets you take the wheel with relevant, everyday scenarios. There is no sales pressure or long demos.

We are thrilled to show you what all the business tools can do.

To find out more, visit the MEC site at:
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/event/exp-possible-microsoft.aspx#fbid=pFjMMdcW-q_

To read this press release and more, visit our website at http://www.akgroup.com/what-is-happening/index.html#OurPress

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Topics: sharepoint blog, SharePoint, Collaboration, knowledge management, Microsoft SharePoint, Applied Knowledge Group, Microsoft Experience Center, MEC, Microsoft Partner

Leveraging Large SharePoint Communities

Posted by Andy Campbell on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Leveraging Large SharePoint Communities

With the growing maturation of SharePoint, an increasing number of organizations have large numbers of people using SharePoint for one reason or another, on one SharePoint server or another, on one Site Collection or another.  In the real world, these SharePoint conglomerations grow a few users at a time and often have parallel (and competing) SharePoint programs.  The result is often an organic sprawl of active collaborative communities.  They are active because they’ve built SharePoint to address their business needs – a happy result of enlightened self-interest.

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Topics: sharepoint best practices, office collaboration, moss sharepoint, sharepoint moss, sharepoint deployment, moss, sharepoint blog, sharepoint installation, user adoption strategy, sharepoint adoption, end user adoption, user adoption methodology, Enterprise, migrating, migrating sharepoint, the cloud

Migrating SharePoint – Agile vs Slow and Expensive in the Cloud Era

Posted by Andy Campbell on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 @ 13:07 PM

Migrating SharePoint – Agile vs Slow and Expensive in the Cloud Era

You have SharePoint 2013 AND the Cloud looming out there.  Once on the Cloud, the SharePoint upgrade cycle accelerates.  The Cloud provider does all the back-end preparation for a new SharePoint version and… then what.  As we look around at SharePoint programs struggling to get off 2007 for a variety of reasons, custom code and the expense of recoding being one of the big ones, we would like to offer a different approach.

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Topics: sharepoint best practices, office collaboration, moss sharepoint, sharepoint moss, sharepoint deployment, moss, sharepoint blog, sharepoint installation, user adoption strategy, sharepoint adoption, end user adoption, user adoption methodology, migrating, migrating sharepoint, the cloud

CEO of AKG Accepts Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Award

Posted by Molly Sabol on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 13:06 PM

CEO of AKG Accepts Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Award

AKG is proud to announce that in early April 2014, CEO Michael Howland accepted the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation (CBBCF) “Champions” award.  In accepting the award, Mr. Howland acknowledged the efforts of AKG’s Associates on behalf of the Applied Knowledge Group.  The Cherry Blossom Foundation annually recognizes a Loudoun County citizen or organization that has made significant contributions in the fight against breast cancer.  Mr. Howland and AKG received the award in acknowledgement of their strong support to the Foundation and other local and national efforts to combat breast cancer.  

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Topics: Collaboration, Applied Knowledge Group, Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, award

AKG’s CEO teaches children about the secrets of language as a puzzle

Posted by Molly Sabol on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 @ 15:06 PM

AKG’s CEO teaches children about the secrets of language as a puzzle

In late March 2014, AKG CEO Michael Howland addressed a special assembly of 4th & 5th grade students on the learning of language as a puzzle at the Hill School in Middleburg, VA.  Mr. Howland spoke to approximately 60 students and 40 adults about language as a puzzle used in secret codes, ciphers and invisible writing.  He showed the children how to encrypt and decrypt messages using various alphanumeric and alphabetic substitutions codes and ciphers.  Mr. Howland told them about local buried treasure whose location is protected by a Book cipher, described use of handmade quilts as coded messages for the Underground Railroad and concluded with a demonstration of how to make invisible ink.  

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Topics: Collaboration, Applied Knowledge Group, The Hille School, code

Collaborative Platform Innovation - How to Ride the Wave Without Being Swamped

Posted by Andy Campbell on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 13:02 PM

Collaborative Platform Innovation - How to Ride the Wave Without Being Swamped

In an excellent article by the Deloitte Press (“From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation” http://dupress.com/articles/from-exponential-technologies-to-exponential-innovation/?id=us:em:na:dup401:eng:tmt:111813&elq=f8bfb953b98e4687a716d6467766ddcb&elqCampaignId=1035) we found a critical conclusion regarding collaborative platforms:

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Topics: sharepoint best practices, collaborative technology, office collaboration, moss sharepoint, sharepoint moss, sharepoint deployment, moss, sharepoint blog, sharepoint installation, User Adoption, end user strategy