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Timer Job Workaround

Timer Job Workaround with SharePoint Designer Workflows Recently I was challenged with creating a SharePoint workflow within SharePoint Designer that would run once a week and log the state of an item. This log would help identify the changes in an item over time.  Now normally I would have done this through a timer job in …

PL/SQL Web Stack Tips — Part 1

The Oracle 10g, PL/SQL, mod_plsql web stack has some crippling limitations as compared to more modern alternatives. Nevertheless, if it’s what you’re working with, there are a few easy tricks you can implement to "modernize" the request-handling layer of your PL/SQL web application. Before we start, the specific limitations this post series will address are:

The Skills and Tools You Need to Make Your SharePoint Project Successful

Introduction SharePoint can be a wonderful tool for an organization to facilitate its business processes, reporting, and collaboration. However, many SharePoint projects do not reach their potential or go underutilized (SharePoint as just another network share). This risk can be contributed to not having the right staff with right skills and right tools to make …

Challenges Facing Real Estate Executives

Ensuring sound real property asset management is a significant challenge, in light of increasing pressure to reduce costs and eliminate both the misuse and under use of surplus assets. To tackle these challenges, organizations must remain cognizant of the many confounding variables involved, as well as the analytic tools that are available for strategic use. Doing so will enable corporate real estate executives to better predict their future portfolio utilization, manage on-going operating expenses, and potentially defer or eliminate costly capital projects by being

SharePoint 2010 – Custom New Form and Large Lists Exceeding 5000 Items

Every once in a while I come across a new “curve-ball” on Microsoft SharePoint and last week was definitely one. A few months back on a project the project team built some custom forms for a SharePoint list. Since we knew this list would grow greater than the list view threshold (5,000 items) we had done our due diligence in making sure the list was indexed properly and the CAML queries on this list were leveraging the indexes. Everything seemed to be working fine once the list grew over 5,000 items, but then I went to add a new item to the list via the custom new form and I got the dreaded “This view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold (5000 items) enforced by the administrator”

Definitive Logic Releases Open-Source SharePoint Tool on CodePlex

For those that do a lot of SharePoint development through SharePoint Designer, Data View Web Parts (DVWP) are often the best option for customizing the display of SharePoint data. Other SharePoint bloggers have referred to DVWPs as the Swiss Army Knife of SharePoint. While they are a great tool they can be quite cumbersome to …

Definitive Logic Announces New Director of Real Estate Practice

Today we announced the hiring of Rana Lahiri as the new director for our Real Estate Solutions practice. As director, Lahiri will be responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and expansion of our real estate client portfolio. He will report to our co-founder, Paul Burke. Lahiri comes to us after spending four years at Deloitte’s …

Oracle Content Data Migration

In one of our recent projects we needed a way to efficiently and effectively migrate over 500GB of content data from the legacy Oracle 10g Content Server to the new Oracle 11g Universal Content Manager.  As of this writing, there is no official Oracle migration plan to perform this.  The following bullets highlight the primary goals for …

SysInternals Tool: ADInsight

The SysInternals tool ADInsight is a great way to debug a .NET application which is having problems with Active Directory. If you run your application and ADInsight isn’t showing anything though, make sure that you relaunch the tool with the "Run as Administrator" menu option. Once you’ve done that, the tool is very straightforward. Use …

Spring Security and Regular Expression User Details Wrapper

Spring Security provides out of the box support for integrating with Single Sign On systems. For example you can use this to integrate with CA’s SiteMinder or Oracle IDM system. In one of my recent projects, we were integrating our custom build Java application with OracleAS 10g SSO. This SSO system as part of OracleAS …

Great Place to Work

Definitive Logic has been consistently ranked as a great place to work by outstanding publications. We attribute our recognition to a friendly and rewarding culture driven by professional growth, thought-provoking projects, and a commitment to innovating for our clients.

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Virginia Business Best Places To Work 2019

Definitive Logic is ranked #1 in the 2019 Best Places to Work Virginia midsize business category! The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. For more details about the program, visit


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