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Preparing Your Customers for COVID-19

Upendo Ventures: Preparing Your Customers for COVID-19

This really is an unprecedented time we all find ourselves in. More and more, our respective jurisdictions are ordering us all to stay home. For many people, it’s simply not possible. Our grocers, hospital staff, and others must go into work still. There is another segment of us that can still run our business from home. Still, others might need to do both. Regardless, this article contains some critical tips for your company to remain helpful to your respective customer base. After all, we need to keep our businesses running.

Tips & Tricks for Being Productive When Working at Home

Upendo Ventures: Tips & Tricks for being productive when working at home

Most of us are finding ourselves working from home.  With the COVID-19 virus pushing us all more and more indoors and away from the office, we're finding ourselves becoming remote workers.  Since our team has been 100% remote since inception, we have a lot of lessons we’ve learned over the years.  This post includes a video and slide deck presentation full of tips and resources that you and your team can use to be more productive working from home.

Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Upendo Ventures: Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Every ASP.NET application has no less than one website configuration file - also called the web.config, since that's what the name of the file actually is. We often get asked a lot of questions about how to properly check-in the web.config and how to safely distribute the file across environments and developers. This article is going to disclose one of the tricks that we use for our clients. 

5 Simple Tips Anyone Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business Online

Upendo Ventures: Security

Ever since computers have been widely available, we seem to be in a never-ending battle against the “bad guys” online.  They’re constantly trying to hack us, steal our private information, create fake identities, and so many other nefarious acts.  It’s difficult to keep up with all of the latest details and exploits that you could potentially be exploited by.  Here are a few tips to make your life a bit more worry-free, as well as protect you and your business at the same time.

Securing Your Non-Azure Website Using Let’s Encrypt

Securing Your Website Using Let's Encrypt

If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations, you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain name.  You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that lock in front of it in the web browser.  I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days.  They’re cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use.  However, things just got even easier.