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Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

This morning as the snow fell in Boston I was delivered an eagerly awaited nondescript brown cardboard box containing my set of three Google Wi-Fi routers. This isn’t just a chance to play with some new technology but rather the latest in my attempts to finally achieve wireless networking success after years of merely adequate implementations. All too frequently my network use is plagued with slow speeds, limited signal coverage and general network instability as I wander around my house so it is…

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Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

This weekend we had a very severe snow storm on the east coast of the US which of course was a great excuse for me to stay in and do nothing or at least have a play around with my new Amazon Echo. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve been intrigued by Amazon opening up the Echo to developers to allow them to integrate it with whatever system they like so I decided to do just that and…

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Life Hacking: Hotel Streaming with my Roku

Life Hacking: Hotel Streaming with my Roku

As somebody who spends a lot of time in hotels, for me it is important that I have something to watch in the evening that is vaguely interesting and will allow me to switch off. That can range from just sticking some series on Netflix and wasting the night away or it can be tuning into itpro.tv or twit.tv for some technical relaxation. Either way – none of these options are generally available on a hotel TV. Enter my favorite…

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The road to Vegas: My Essentials List for SAP Teched and d-code

The road to Vegas: My Essentials List for SAP Teched and d-code

There are many war stories around the web about what people bring to a 4 to 5 day long conference like SAP’s upcoming d-code and Teched. My list has some familiar items and some weird ones. So here is my top 5 items I am making sure to pack as I prepare to head across the pond: 1 – Power – 10,000 mAh battery Pack I never leave the house with my battery pack and its even more crucial when going to…

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SAP Fiori – Chip away at those caching issues on Gateway

SAP Fiori – Chip away at those caching issues on Gateway

One of the issues that can occur during the setup of your SAP Fiori Launch pad is around caching specifically around the chips or tiles that are displayed. There are certain circumstances like upgrades and changes that can leave the cache in a state that causes some of the underlying OData services to freak out with errors like: “In the context of Data Services an unknown internal server error occured” or “No valid source context supplied” But never fear, there…

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Fiori News Tile Setup & Cross Domain Origin Policy

Fiori News Tile Setup & Cross Domain Origin Policy

Hi All, Over the past few days while setting up a new SAP Fiori Launchpad installation I needed to get the Fiori News Tile functioning correctly showing off the contents of an internal RSS feed. Easy to setup yes however having two requests from the client’s browser go to two different servers is against the rules 🙂 So I had to figure out a way of getting all of the data to come from the same place. Source code can…

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Getting started with Native iOS Odata apps using SMP 3

Getting started with Native iOS Odata apps using SMP 3

Edit 28th Feb: The URL to access the OData service is incorrect below, this bypasses the SMP server and goes directly to the OData service. The correct URL to use after registration is http[s]://<smpServer>:<port>/application.reverse.domain so in the case of this app the URL should behttp://smpServer:8080/com.bluefinsolutions.poc.smp3.101 – you can also use the connection name in place of the app ID depending on the configuration which in this case would be http://smpServer:8080/SampleNorthwinds When accessing the OData URL for the SMP server you…

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