Development languages change over time, this blog looks at some of these changes, how they affect us today and how they could affect us in the future. Past and Present The below table shows the changes in popularity in software development languages used over the last 25 years (courtesy of www.tiobe.com) As you can see apart from Objective C, which apple uses in its softwa ...

The elections for Scotland IS board membership took place earlier this week and we are delighted to announce that Bridgealls MD, Dr Stephen Beer, has been appointed onto the Board with effect from the 10th December 2014. Scotland IS, the trade body for Scotland’s ICT industry, has a remit to raise the profile of the technology industry, lobby policy makers on relevant issues an ...

Would you like to Create Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2012? Here’s a quick guide that will tell you how to…….. Visual Studio 2012 has some great new productivity features to assist with testing and development but one of the most useful features from the previous version seems to be missing! Visual Studio 2010 had a really handy function in the context menu called “Create Unit ...

Microsoft Social Listening is a new product released by Microsoft which allows companies to analyse how products and campaigns are performing across a host of social media sources including Facebook, Twitter and Blog posts. It also enables users to gain deep insights into how elected search topics are performing across their social channels. How does it do this? Well, let’s st ...

Here’s a quick guide to adding a custom button to ribbon on a form in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and 2013. In this example, we will be adding a button to the Account form to launch a custom Dialog. Getting the Customizations XML To get the customizations xml we need to follow a few short steps. Create a Solution in CRM and add the Account entity. Export the solution and ...

Bridgeall is delighted to have been shortlisted for a prestigious ROCCO award in recognition of excellent performance over the past 12 months. The ROCCO Awards are the annual business awards organised by Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Now in their 11th year, the Roccos are a firmly established event in the Renfrewshire business calendar. The event attracts high profile indu ...

It is well known that Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a powerful document management tool which provides features such as organisation (by using tagging, taxonomies and folders), workflows, advanced search capability, security and Microsoft Office integration. In this blog I will highlight many of the other useful features that SharePoint 2013 offers. Social Computing and Collabo ...

What is Dynamics CRM? Microsoft Dynamics CRM is Microsoft’s very own Customer Relationship Manager, and has been around since 2003. Dynamics CRM provides a proven business framework for companies to either adapt their own business model to improve customer interaction and accuracy of client data, or a platform to extend and mould, to conform to their own existing business mode ...

Do you spend a lot of time carrying out paper based processes and trying to find information stored in multiple locations? If so, you could be eligible for a free Office 365 subscription from Microsoft. Microsoft strives to make its software accessible to non-profit organisations through their software donation programs. To be eligible for the free software you must be recogn ...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is, in my view, the best application for managing customers and customer relationships. What makes it so powerful is that it can be easily customised and developed to meet the unique needs of every business. As a software developer it is the extensibility of Microsoft Dynamics CRM that really sets it apart from others and this is the main reason why Bridg ...