After finally getting around to using the new timer control in Dynamics CRM 2015 (although introduced in 2013), it is clear that this is a simple, yet very powerful, graphical way of seeing how much time is left on an open case for example, before it breaches SLA agreements. We did however run into one small problem with it. In our setup we had Dynamics CRM 2015 on premise RT ...

Tenacity, Innovation and Staff Development sees leading Scottish IT firm move to prestigous city centre location. A leading Scottish independent IT services firm has moved into one of Glasgow’s most prestigious city centre offices – highlighting tenacity, innovation and staff development as key to its ongoing success. Bridgeall, which designs, develops and supports software s ...

The scenario When it comes to mapping objects within .Net AutoMapper is a popular choice.  AutoMappers wiki has many examples of moving between complex to flat structures; custom resolvers for bespoke situations and more.  But implementing mappings between your custom .net typed objects and CRM entities can be a little more complicated, especially when it comes to CRM types li ...

Building maintainable unit test data quickly with NBuilder Anyone who has worked on a unit test project for any length of time will tell you, setting up the vast amount of test data required for the process is a guaranteed way to cut through time and sanity. Depending on the complexity of the test, there are times when building and arranging the test data becomes more complex ...

We often develop complex applications that required a large number of automated tests and a good chunk of these tests involve making changes to the test data stored in the application’s database.  In order to ensure the integrity and reliability of each test, the database would have to be returned to its original state before each test is run, disregarding any data changes made ...

When studying for a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Exam it’s useful to refer to both official study materials, such as associated Microsoft Press books, but also to a wider range of resources to help you prepare for the exam. Therefore hopefully you will find this list of resources used by Bridgeall staff during their preparation for the 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC We ...

To celebrate their move into custom designed offices in the heart of Glasgow, Bridgeall hosted a party for all staff and their family and friends. This was a great opportunity for the Bridgeall team to show off their plush new working environment to their loved ones, and judging by the reaction everyone was very impressed!! The guests took the opportunity to see round the love ...

After 12 years in Hillington we have packed up our laptops and servers and moved into fantastic new offices right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Bridgeall has grown rapidly over the past few years and we now have a team of 30 highly skilled IT and business professionals. This expansion in our headcount shows our commitment to growing the business and strengthening our se ...

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 ...