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Query repeater with effect

The Query repeater with effect web part displays data retrieved by a specified query. Data is formatted according to the assigned transformations. The web part can additionally be used to apply a javascript effect to the items. The scripts used to generate the effect must be specified through the web part's properties.

Example of the web part:

  • Expanding to Europe

    As you could already get to know from the News section, we have recently opened a new office in London, United Kingdom. The office has already started its operation and first projects are to be delivered soon, so I finally found some time to share my impressions from its setup.

    When the idea to expand our operations to Europe first came to mind, everyone was quite skeptical about it. However, after some market research, we found out that there is a place for a company with our know-how in the European market and it was decided to make the idea come alive. I, as the head of web development in our company, was assigned the goal of overseeing the setup of the European branch and to participate in hiring of the first employees.

    The first thing to come to mind was where we should be based. London was an easy choice since it is one of the biggest European business centres and is chosen as a startup point by many other expanding companies. Furthermore, the East London area known as the "Silicon Roundabout" has become for Europe what Silicon Valley is for the United States. This area provides affordable office spaces and all the infrastructure that is needed for a software company to operate. The local government has also introduced some plans for its further support and expansion, so it is definitely a prospective place to start.

    The next thing to do when a new office is rented, and the most important in my view, is to hire new employees. As this was within my responsibilities and I coordinated the whole hiring process, I can now say that Europe has exceeded my expectations. There is a large number of skilled professionals and enthusiastic graduates available, so we could afford to be somewhat picky and pay special attention to choose the very best. The chosen ones have already gone through the hiring process and are currently finishing our first European web development projects.

    Now back in the US, I must say that setting up our new office was a great experience. I learned a lot and expanded my insights into many things. Finally, I would like to wish our new branch a successful future and our new employees to enjoy working for us.
    Posted: 3/21/2014 9:57:47 AM by Global Administrator | with 840 comments
    Filed under: employees, europe, hiring, infrastructure, London, office


  • Remote Management

    As you have learned from my previous blog post, we have recently set up a new office in London, UK. I was involved in the whole setup process from its very beginning, but after the initial phase, I am back home in the US. Due to the fact that I am the head of web development in Our Company, it is within my responsibilities to oversee all work carried out by the London Office as well. And here comes the question about how to do this effectively while being on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

    The first thing that is essential for successful remote management is trust. You simply have to believe that the people in the other office are competent enough and that you do not have to micro-manage their work. I paid special attention to choose the right people during the hiring process, so the trust I was talking about is definitely in place.

    Not less important is to establish suitable communication channels. Traditional e-mails are a must, while using Skype for instant messaging and voice chat is a great and cost-free option. But what really did the job in our case was our new intranet based on Kentico Intranet Solution. This is a full-featured intranet solution based on Kentico, the ASP.NET web content management system. It showed its true potential by enabling us to create an internal knowledge base to share our know-how, manage projects by means of its integrated project management features, have dedicated website sections for particular departments, etc. And it is all web-based, so we have a single intranet solution accessible from anywhere used by the both of our offices.
    Posted: 3/23/2014 7:12:26 AM by Global Administrator | with 835 comments
    Filed under: communication, employees, intranet, London, management