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The Power of Yes

Let’s say you’re working in K2 SmartForms, and want to “check” a checkbox (make it show a checkmark) in a view before it’s displayed. Simply configure a Transfer Data action. Find your checkbox field in the configuration form and type “Yes” in the field. Save the action and run it.…

Undo Checkout of smartforms with Stored Procedure

Challenge: A smartform is checked out by the current user and the user does not have the option to check the form back in. This issue can be caused when using different authentication authorities, such as NTLM or ADDS. The following can be performed to clear the issue: Open SQL…

Ride-Sharing Apps: Accessible for Everyone

A fully accessible ride-sharing app is now here, thanks to Gett. Accessibility wasn’t on the radar for the international black car app, but a blind 17 year old Apple and Android developer from Israel, Adi Kushnir, changed that. “He came to us and said, ‘I can make your app 100…

K2 BlackPearl v4.6.11 release

In the latest release v4.6.11, this link includes all the details of all the fixes therein.

Visual Studio TFS 2012 – Work Item Template (WIT) Custom Controls

A few people have posted about this topic and while they have given great information and have noticed fewer still have remarked that a checkbox control is missing and would be easily created but…  I couldn’t find one that was created…  So I hope to fill that gap building on…

53 Weeks in 2015?

I’m working on a little project right now that does some examination of the current day of the week against a database table containing events by year, week number, and a specific day of the week. Curious to know if my event for this week would run as scheduled due…

Discover Kosmos and AWS

There is no denying that AWS is a market leader in the world of cloud computing — and only getting bigger.  As part of our cloud journey at Discover Technologies, we have decided to ensure that one of our solutions, Discover Kosmos, could take advantage of the AWS platform without…

How Do You Open Windows Explorer through a Remote Connection without a Shortcut?

Developing a solution by remote desktop connection to a server can be challenging. In one case, a recent failure forced the removal and recreation of accounts. When I was able to RDP back in, I found that I had no shortcuts of any kind on my taskbar — not even…

Using TFS Online Hosted Build Controller to Deploy App to SharePoint 2013

In this post, I’ll explain how I packaged and deployed a SharePoint 2013 app to Office 365 SharePoint Online using Team Foundation Service in the cloud.  First of all, much of the credit should go to Alexander Vanwynsberghe for publishing this post about deploying SharePoint 2013 apps using your own…

K2 Follows Microsoft in Ending Support for IE 8, 9, 10

K2 has released a statement announcing the immediate end to security updates or technical support for Microsoft Internet Explorer versions earlier than IE 11. On Tuesday, January 12th, Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. The end of support means that these older versions of Internet Explorer…