Publish a Blog Post from Word 2016 Preview to WordPress


I just downloaded and installed Office 2016 Preview from our Office 365 tenant — nothing new with how you download and install 2016, but I still remember the days of getting Office media on CDs, so I always appreciate how easy it is now with O365 – and I like it. One of the things I noticed I haven’t used … Read More

A Kickin’ [Interactive] Map

A Kickin' Map

Mountaineer United Soccer Club (MUSC) came to us with a problem. Not a cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), big data, Oracle, or enterprise application problem; a different kind of problem. The field maps they had showing off their various soccer fields were very rudimentary with some not-to-scale representations of the play spaces. They lacked visual appeal that people desire when it comes to maps. They asked us to update the maps so so they had a bit more visual interest, so we took on the challenge and did a bit of research. We had some good design ideas for the map.

Before M&S:
After M&S:

[message_box title=”Interactive Map” color=”green”]CLICK HERE for the interactive map.[/message_box]

Top 10 excuses why ADF has a slow(er than Oracle and organizations desire) uptake

So many of these are related, that I decided to simply list them in no specific order: “The technology changes/improves too rapidly, and I have fears of 1) ‘will what I am doing become old-school soon’ and 2) ‘is a new/better way of doing going to be released within a few months’.” “The documentation is daunting.” “The suggested pre-requisites and … Read More

Bigmon Cloud Monitoring Saved My Site

Over the years, the M&S Consulting site has grown quite a bit. We have hundreds of blog articles and have retired more pages of content than are currently active. By introducing Bigmon Cloud into our environment, we realized — to our surprise — that our site was one of the slower loading sites when compared to other sites we have … Read More

IE6 is [almost] dead – Usage is 2.4% in USA, 34.6% in China

It’s not just web 2.0 developers making the push away from IE6 anymore. Microsoft is publishing the stats, and even they want people off of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Join the cause by pasting your own “STOP using this out-of-date browser” banner (provided by Microsoft): <!–[if lt IE 7]> <div style=’ clear: both; height: 59px; padding:0 0 0 15px; position: … Read More

Identity Management: From Oracle 10g to 11g – IdM, SSO, OAM

I have been running Oracle Identity Management 10g with heavy use of 10g SSO capabilities. Much of our web security architecture along with application authentication relies on this infrastructure. What do I do as development begins to shift from OracleAS to WebLogic, and our middleware stack goes from 10g to 11g? We will need to run 10g and 11g in … Read More

Best CMS: WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal – What makes one a winner over the others?

I was recently asked [again] about what platform to choose for an open source web CMS. At the highest level, and to avoid considering too many variables that introduce confusion into a decision, my general feeling on this is to go with the technology that best balances the following (in order): Community (users, third parties, and developers): size, enthusiasm, and … Read More