19 May 2016
Microsoft Goes Cross Platform?

Eric Maurer  – [Consultant – Applications Solutions Group] Things have been changing recently within the Microsoft ecosystem.  You no longer have to decide to be a Microsoft shop or embrace anything but Microsoft. They are fulfilling their original promise for .NET to be a platform that can be written anywhere and run anywhere. Microsoft has now...

Read more
15 Mar 2016
“Are You Azure It’s a-Ready?

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Hint: You have to say it with an Italian accent, like “That’s one spicy a-meatball!” In our neck of the woods, folks tend to watch with a curious skepticism as the bleeding-edge early adopters go through the pains of “beta testing” newer technologies. Some call it...

Read more
15 Mar 2016
Spotlight On…

Employee-Owner: Kevin Dykman   Kevin has over 34 years of experience in the Information Technology field. His extensive experience includes working in the manufacturing and distribution industries, serving in both technical and management roles. Kevin started with Keller Schroeder in 1997, and has since worked for a large variety of clients including textiles, pharmaceutical, automotive, and...

Read more
19 Jan 2016
New Year’s Resolutions for Application Owners & Managers

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Just in case you were having a hard time coming up with your goals and objectives for 2016, we wanted to pitch in and help. We asked some of our application developers, architects, and owners to contribute New Year’s resolutions for software application professionals. If you...

Read more
23 Nov 2015
The Results are In

As a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, Keller Schroeder annually participates in a customer satisfaction survey to gain valuable feedback regarding our services. For the past 6 years, our clients have been asked to rate these services based on several key performance indicators. As in previous years, Keller Schroeder significantly outpaced partner averages in categories such as...

Read more
23 Oct 2015
My Top 5 SharePoint 2016 Features

Matt Mulherin – Applications Consultant   SharePoint 2016 is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2016 with many new features for both cloud and on-premises (on-prem) deployments.  Of the 26 new SharePoint 2016 features listed on Microsoft’s TechNet site, I will highlight my favorite five.  The big focus with SharePoint 2016 seems...

Read more
30 Jul 2015
Reporting Solutions with SQL Server

Brett Romershausen – Applications Consultant Are you looking for a great reporting solution and are not quite sure where to start?  You may already have one and simply not realize it.  If you have Microsoft SQL Express Advanced, SQL Server Standard Edition or greater, then you have SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) available at no extra charge....

Read more
21 May 2015
Microsoft to Increase CALs – Effective 8/1/15

Keller Schroeder was recently informed that Microsoft is planning to increase the cost of their Client Access Licenses (CAL). On-premise user CAL pricing will increase by approximately 13% effective on August 1st, 2015. The list price for Device CALs will not change.     Which CALs are affected? The following User CALs will be affected: Core CAL...

Read more
20 Mar 2015
Measuring Adoption

Rob Wilson, Business Unit Director – Application Solutions We all know it is important to measure return on investment (ROI) when implementing a new solution. Solution ‘x’ saved ‘y’ dollars by requiring ‘z’ fewer hours from employees ‘a’ and ‘b.’ But what about those projects where the cost savings are less quantifiable? How do you measure...

Read more
20 Mar 2015
The Leadership Pipeline – Taking an Honest Look

Dan Ehrhart,  Vice President – Applications Solutions Group Whether you are an executive or a frontline manager, regularly assessing and investing in your “leadership pipeline” in an intentional way is important for the health of your organization. You often cannot move up, move on, or retire in good conscience without a successor. If there is no...

Read more