We recently completed a project to transform a client's Content Management System (CMS) from the Sitecore platform to Umbraco. My part was to figure out how to migrate the content using a systematic, repeatable methodology. That's what we're going to cover off here to help you do the same. The constraint? We did not have access to any of the customised source code, only the d ...
Music for Youth launches The Future Is Now programme
At Code Wizards we're very lucky with our clients and friends. Today was a great day as we were a small part of the launch of Music for Youth's The Future Is Now programme. Music for Youth ("MFY") have spent 50 years (yes fifty!) helping young people to have enjoy, perform, compose and be part of music. This body of work has helped 10,000s of young people find a productive a ...
Legacy to Future - Navigating unsupported apps and shadow IT projects into the light
We're often approached by companies struggling to find a way forwards. They've got old or unloved applications that are core to their business but nobody to support, develop or manage them. Too often other software teams tell the software is unfixable and the only sensible approach is a complete rewrite. Most of the time this is great for the developers and the wrong thing f ...
Announcing Version 2 of the Dynamics Connector
Today we're proud to announce the general availability of the Dynamics Connector V2. We've been working hard for the past 6 months to make our Dynamics 365 connector technology faster, more efficient, add even more flexibility, simpler to extend, and quicker to integrate. Of course it still covers everything from version 1. You still get a brilliant CMS (but now Umbraco 8 in ...
ACES partners with Code Wizards
Anybody who knows us understands our commitment to the next generation of engineers / game makers / designers and scientists. We try to talk at as many events as we possibly can to help get more people into the industry in a fullfilling position for them and their future employer. With that aim in mind we've partnered with ACES. ACES are a cross-University body created to ...
Building a media authorization package for Umbraco 8
Umbraco is an amazing CMS. Out of the box you can easily manage who can see private content but all your other assets are assumed available.
We've created a simple package to secure these assets and we're making it available to the community.
Play & Talk - George Osborn of UKIE Interview
We wanted to better understand this weekend's Play and Talk initiative so I sat down (virtually of course!) with George Osborn of UKIE to get his questions answered. Why play and talk? Why is the act of playing together useful? There are lots of great reasons to play and talk, but this week the best reason to do so is to help you, or friends or family, to feel less lonely. ...
Play & Talk Initiative - 20th and 21st June 2020
This weekend we're going to get people talking and playing games. Two things we're passionate about here at Code Wizards. Here's what we want to do this weekend.. Find one hour with friends or family on 20th-21st June Pick the perfect online game Talk safely together in game, on social media or on the phone Why? Over 30% of the population and nearly 51% of 16-24 ye ...
PowerBI - Simple tips to transform your data for powerful information analysis
In my experience using Power BI, but I have come across some pitfalls with ingestion of data from relational databases. The primary issue is around trying to set up the relationships between the different tables to create a star schema to report upon. In this article, I hope to show some tricks I have learned as convention when creating / generating the source data to be ingest ...
10 things you probably didn't know about esports
Esports seems to have just about burst into everybody's lives recently but there's a lot of misunderstandings about what it is and what it isn't.
To help that here's a 2-minute guide to 10 things you probably didn't know about esports.
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