Time Cockpit Blog - Rainer Stropek

Am Samstag fand das Global Azure Bootcamp in Linz im Wissensturm statt. Mit 111 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern haben wir unser Ziel mehr als erreicht. Wir sagen Danke an alle Personen, die zum Gelingen des Tages beigetragen haben. In diesem Blogartikel stelle ich Vortragsunterlagen und Fotos vom Event zur Verfügung.  Read more ...


Morgen ist es soweit, das Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 findet statt. 120 angemeldete Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, 23 Sessions - wir werden dieses Jahr alle Rekorde aus den Vorjahren sprengen. In diesem Blogartikel fassen wir die wichtigsten Informationen und Links für morgen zusammen.  Read more ...


Recently, I have been doing some programming work using the MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node). I use a Windows PC as my dev box and host my Mongo databases on Mongo Labs (mLabs) in Azure. Therefore, I need to create dumps as backups. In this blog article I summarize how I do that with Docker Machine.  Read more ...


Piece by piece we bring time cockpit's full client features to our HTML5 web client. This month we added support for field-level permissions. This step has been requested by multiple customers as the missing support blocked them from using the new web client. In addition to field-level permissions, we plugged in a brand new Office 365 module into the time cockpit calendar: Office 365 Planner Tasks.  Read more ...


In our time cockpit implementation projects, we get in touch with very different company cultures. However, we have to deal with two critical topics in most customer projects we do in Western Europe countries like Germany and Austria: Data security and working time regulations. Typically, a large fraction of the customizing effort is invested in these two aspects of time cockpit. Does it have to be like that? Are there successful examples of completely different approaches?  Read more ...


In business life, managers usually want to know upfront how long a project will take and how much it will cost. Essentially, they ask us to predict the future. However, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans. Nevertheless, agile must not mean chaos and blind flight, though. At time cockpit, we have developed best practices for keeping track of time and costs in agile projects. . In this blog article I summarize the most important aspects.  Read more ...


Office 365 is a very successful cloud service from Microsoft. Millions of people all over the globe use it for emails, document management, communication, etc. This month, we added an out-of-the-box integration with Office 365 to time cockpit's HTML5 timesheet calendar. See all your Outlook appointments in time cockpit and turn them into timesheet records with a simple double-click.  Read more ...


In January, we finally migrated all our production databases in Microsoft Azure from the old web/business-edition-model to new v12 database servers. Additionally, we now manage all our database clusters in Azure Database Pools. Although this change will not influence you as a time cockpit user directly, you indirectly have some important benefits.  Read more ...


On January, 25th the first IT-Visions information day has taken place in Linz. Roman Schacherl, Raphael Schwarz and Rainer Stropek were talking about what's new in .NET, ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2015, in Microsoft Azure, in mobile development and Universal Windows Platform.  Read more ...


Although software is intangible, it ages. As a consequence, every software company will at some point need to make significant investments to redesign and modernize existing applications. In such projects, costs and available resources are important for design decisions. Without a design-to-cost approach, redesign projects often are stopped before they are finished. Frankenstein software is the result. Read more about how to use the design-to-cost approach to protect against Frankenstein.  Read more ...



Rainer Stropek

Rainer Stropek

Co-founder, architect, developer

Bio

I am co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and have been serving this role since 2008. At software architects my team and I are developing the award-winning SaaS solution time cockpit. Previously, I founded and led IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solutions based on the Microsoft technology stack.

In my work I focus on .NET development and software architecture. I have written some books and articles on C#, database development, Windows Azure, Windows 8 development, WPF, and Silverlight. Regularly I speak at conferences, do workshops and conduct trainings in Europe and the US. Since 2010 I have been MVP for Windows Azure.

I graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and hold a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).

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