Definitive Logic is now an approved Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

Definitive Logic Corporation now acts as a one-stop shop for Microsoft solutions for Enterprises and Federal Government Agencies, offering full service of the industry-leading products, such as Azure, Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365. Definitive Logic, a multi competency Microsoft Gold Partner supplier of transformative digital services, is proud to become a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider in both Azure Government and Commercial ...
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Microsoft Gold Partnership for Application Development and Collaboration and Content

Definitive Logic is pleased to announce reaching #Microsoft Gold Partner status for Application Development, in addition to our Collaboration and Content Partnership. This is a result of 10+ years of delivering successful Microsoft Solutions. Contacts us today for a free consultation in how Microsoft can help you. #modernization #IT ...
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SharePoint Online to Azure SQL Database: Part 1

"When we first set out to setup SharePoint Online to integrate with an Azure SQL Database with Business Connectivity Services (BCS), I thought it was going to be very quick and easy.  It probably will be from now on, but we had to work our way through some challenges.  We did our research and felt pretty confident that it was going to be very easy.  To be honest, the steps to setup BCS in SharePoint Online aren’t exactly rocket science.  But there are a few gotchas and if you’re not careful, they will get you.  In this article we will walk through the steps to setup SharePoint Online to integrate with Azure SQL Database via BCS." SharePoint Online BCS to Azure SQL Database - Part I ...
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Increasing Healthcare Business Intelligence Impact with Enterprise Architecture

Information Technology (IT) is at the heart of every organization and healthcare organizations are no different.  Having a well-defined enterprise architecture (EA) framework and strategy is key to driving cost savings and interoperability across a healthcare agency or system.  Many brilliant enterprise architects have spent countless hours investigating, inventorying, analyzing dependencies, and building highly insightful EA views of their organizations only to find that their masterpieces sit on the shelf and are rarely updated or used.  There are several accepted EA frameworks in the industry (TOGAF, DODAF, FEA) that characterize, in “view” format, the who, what, why, when, where, and how of each component or aspect of an enterprise.  These EA views (capability, operational, system, data, etc.) are crucial to understanding how an organization operates and the underlying enterprise system of systems.  Another difference making component of the typical enterprise is Business Intelligence which consists of reports and dashboards to aggregate data and uncover trends to help with better decision making.  Business Intelligence (BI) is highly complementary to EA and is the perfect place to transform those EA blueprints of the enterprise into highly useful and insightful models for delivering data-driven insights that match the big picture understanding of how their enterprise functions. In today’s business world, a majority of large healthcare organizations have multiple BI platforms to help with exposing the proper insights to the right people at the right time to drive business actions, whether they be corrective or opportunistic in nature.  Most BI environments consist of hundreds ...
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Benefits to an ITAR Compliant Environment

An ITAR compliant environment offers several distinct advantages for organizations while fulfilling the requirements of a secured environment.  The advantages can be categorized in terms of operational and corporate advantages for prospective government contracting organizations ...
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Securing Accounts on Office 365 with Multi-Factor Authentication

Securing Accounts on Office 365 with Multi-Factor Authentication If your organization is moving to Office 365, protecting your accounts in the cloud should be a top concern.  Thankfully Microsoft offers Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which requires that any user with MFA enabled prove their identity in at least two of the following ways:
  1. What you know
  2. What you have
  3. Who you are
Since you’re reading this blog online, chances are you routinely deal with the “What you know” aspect, the username and password.  With Office 365, the second proof of identity involves “What you have” and is often enforced through either a text to your office or mobile phone.  As of November 2017 a “Who you are” approach is not available when logging into Office 365.   For those not familiar with this approach, these are the steps required for a staff member to sign in to Office 365:
  1. Try to log into Office 365 (SharePoint, Planner, Teams, Outlook, etc.)
  2. Office 365 prompts for your username and password.
  3. If the username and password is correct, you are asked to enter a verification code from your mobile device.
  4. A text message is sent to your mobile device with a random code.
  5. You enter that code and if the code is correct, you are authenticated and allowed to use Office 365.
This Send-Me-A-Text approach is commonly used because it is the easiest to implement and the easiest for the staff members to use (applying the Principle of Psychological Acceptability) ...
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DL achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Definitive Logic is pleased to announce reaching Microsoft Gold Partner status for Collaboration and Content!!!  This is a result of 10+ years of successful MS projects ...
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MACRA Final Rule: Healthcare Focuses On Quality, Healthier Patients, And Lower Costs

This article was originally posted on FedHealthIT.com The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, more commonly known as MACRA, was initially passed by Congress in April 2015 with the objective of enhancing the quality of healthcare, payment of physicians, and controlling costs incurred by Medicare Part B (medical insurance). It was proposed as a replacement of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, dating back to 1997, which established a regulation on the costs of physician services for those with Medicare. The SGR was deemed inefficient due to its focus purely on physician cost, while disregarding the quality of the care provided. MACRA is a change in focus for healthcare providers – improving the care patients are receiving, rather than expanding on the services they provide. It introduced a change to how Medicare creates a relationship between performance and payment, thus establishing a foundation that focuses on value, effectiveness, quality, and responsibility. On October 14, 2016, the MACRA final rule was released to the public, creating controversial opinions in its benefit on health care. Though developed with good intentions, MACRA adds new costs and complexities to healthcare providers. MACRA was designed with two payment programs, Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Alternative Payment Models The first MACRA payment program is Alternative Payment Models (APMs). APMs is a risk-based plan between the individuals who seek medical care and the health care providers within an Accountable Care Organization (ACOs). To receive payment through this program, providers must meet the ...
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Legacy SharePoint Development (2007 and 2010) – Gulp and Robocopy

What is Robocopy and Why Should I Use It? If you're still developing with JavaScript in SharePoint 2007 or 2010, then gulp-spsave is not available.  Spsave relies on SharePoint's RESTful API which was not fully introduced until SharePoint 2013.  Thankfully there is an alternative called Robocopy.  Robocopy is a program that can quickly copy files and folders from a local source to a network-based destination.  With SharePoint's native WebDAV support we can leverage Robocopy to allow developers to build code for legacy SharePoint versions right in Visual Studio or its free alternative Visual Code.  This also means that developing in SharePoint Designer or manual file uploading is no longer necessary. In this example we are going to use a Node wrapper for Robocopy that will allow us to use it with Gulp.  If you are not familiar with Gulp yet, it’s a Javascript toolkit that is used to automate common repetitive development tasks.  If you are interested in learning more about Gulp, you can get more information about it here. How? Below are a series of steps you need to take to leverage Robocopy and Gulp with Visual Code. The Prerequisites 1. Download and install NodeJS: https://nodejs.org/en/ 2. Download and install Visual Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/download Setup Your Project 3. Create a folder for your SharePoint project on your PC. Figure 1 - Example of project folder 4. Then open up Visual Code and open the project folder you created.  Opening a project folder can be accomplished by clicking the File tab in the navigation bar and then ...
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