DB Best Chat Application Solutions
29 Jul 2016

Mobile chat clients are undergoing a dramatic rise in importance in both our social and professional lives. The ability to communicate instantaneously is essential, and mobile devices are the only chat devices we can count on having at any given time. Having crafted many chat apps to serve a number of purposes, DB Best understands the development process and the complications that can arise when creating a mobile chat app. Today, we would like to share the architecture solutions that we offer for mobile chat app development. Chat applications come in all kinds of flavors and vary greatly in complexity. Let’s review them starting with basic ...

DB BEST AT INTERNAL MICROSOFT EVENTS
DB Best at internal Microsoft events
28 Jul 2016

DB Best returned to our booth at an internal Microsoft event this week. Our enthusiastic staff members were clamoring for the opportunity to helm the booth and chat with our valued colleagues at Microsoft. We had many enlightening conversations over the course of our three days at the events. On Tuesday night, we held a special invitation-only event for our Microsoft friends at a local Bellevue restaurant, where dozens of employees stopped by to join us for food and drinks. To cap off the wonderful week, we had another get-together in Seattle on Wednesday night. It was another fantastic turnout, and we were happy to have so many comrades eage...

Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor
18 Jul 2016

NOTE: Microsoft has since abandoned the SQL Server 2016 Upgrade Advisor and now calls the tool the Microsoft Data Migration Assistant (DMA). The concepts for using the tool are the same for using DMA as shown below. The Data Migration Assistant (DMA) helps you upgrade to a modern data platform by detecting compatibility issues that can impact database functionality in your new version of SQL Server or Azure SQL Database. DMA recommends performance and reliability improvements for your target environment and allows you to move your schema, data, and uncontained objects from your source server to your target server. Please stay tuned for a new...

DB Best wins 2 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards
13 Jul 2016

We are thrilled to announce that DB Best has been awarded not just one, but two Microsoft Partner of the Year awards! Not only have we been recognized as the Global Partner of the Year for Modernization for the seventh year in a row, but we also took home the prize as the Central Region Partner of the Year in the Compete Category! With such strong competition on both fronts, we are proud to be continually recognized by Microsoft for our hard work, and we hope to make this year even better. Although we may be accustomed to reigning as the modernization champ after seven years, it was a fantastic surprise to be awarded for our efforts in the Ce...