Time Cockpit Blog - Rainer Stropek

Tomorrow I will do another Microsoft Azure training for sales executives in Vienna. In this blog article I summarize the most important web resources I mention during the training.

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10 OData FAQs

Friday, September 12, 2014 by Rainer Stropek

Today will have a talk about OData at NRWConf conference in Wuppertal, Germany. It will be code-only talk so I thought it might be useful to provide some of the information I will cover in my session in a blog article. However, I have written quite some OData related article in my blog before. So this one has to be a bit different. I decided to answer some questions I regularly get when talking with people about OData.

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Das Risiko für Konflikte bei erstmaliger Einführung einer Projektzeiterfassung ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Information der Mitarbeiter ist ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg. Ein wichtiges Thema dabei ist die Wahrung der Privatsphäre. In diesem Blogartikel geben wir einen Überblick, welche Funktionen time cockpit diesbezüglich enthält.

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In the September version of time cockpit we have improved the importer for Excel and CSV files. It now supports compound keys. See a video demonstrating the new functionality.

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On the first sight, time tracking is a seemingly trival process. Start time, end time, describe what you did - that's it, isn't it? As teams grow, accompanying processes for confirmation and approval become more and more important. Read about what the best in class companies are doing.

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We find it important to continuously improve time cockpit's performance. This has to go side by side with new features. In August, we focused on possible improvements in our database access layer. You will see first results in the September release and even more in the next one scheduled for October. Read more about what we changed.

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It feels like yesterday when we moved into our first single-room office in the Techcenter Linz a few years ago. Meanwhile our team has grown rapidly. Therefore, some month ago we decided it was time to change. No sooner said than done: We decided to look for a new home for the time cockpit team.

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Agile principles have become quite popular in software development. The approach has proven to be successful many times. Frameworks for agile development like Scrum are not at all limited to software development. Still, the agile approach can rarely be found outside of this domain. We think, that’s a pity.

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A common scenario in time cockpit is assigning different permissions to team leaders and team members. Team leaders should see all time sheet records of all members whereas team members should only see their own records. In this blog post you learn how you can set up this logic in time cockpit within a few minutes.

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Did you ever ask yourself how you are doing in terms of time tracking compared to other people? This test unveils your time tracking fitness level. Try it. It's fun and you might get ideas how you could enhance your existing time tracking practice.

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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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