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We are computer programmers at heart and implementing high quality, tailored systems to suit your needs is what we do best. We have been delivering revenue generating, time saving and life changing bespoke software development in Harrogate, Yorkshire since 2004.

Architecture Of A Composable eCommerce Store Using Elastic Path

By Nick McKenna | 1st September 2022
Architecture of Composable eCommerce with Elastic Path

At McKenna Consultants, we’ve recently been building a multi-lingual, multi-currency, global eCommerce store for the business-to-business sale of engineering components. The new web store replaces a legacy, bespoke web store that has been built up over a decade, but is a little long in the … more

What Is The Cloud Storage Partner Program Plus?

By Nick McKenna | 20th July 2022
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The Cloud Storage Partner Program Plus (CSPP Plus) is an advanced program for larger organisations to implement the WOPI protocol. The basic Cloud Storage Partner Program provides a method (WOPI) by which third-party software vendors can incorporate Microsoft Office into their web-based applications. CSPP Plus … more

Microsoft Office Add-Ins And Internet Explorer 11

By Nick McKenna | 6th July 2022
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As you may be aware from the global celebrations, Microsoft brought Internet Explorer 11 to the end of its life on June 15th 2022. Well, sort of. There are exceptions, and if you have an MS Office Add-In, Internet Explorer’s end-of-life is not necessarily its … more

Troubleshooting WOPI API with The Cloud Storage Partner Program

By Nick McKenna | 28th March 2022
Troubleshooting WOPI API with The Cloud Storage Partner Program

This article examines common problems with implementing a WOPI API and host, looking at the best development practice to minimise your problems. We take you step-by-step through the troubleshooting process, with a closer look at wopitest and how the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) could help you. … more

Microsoft Office Add-Ins and WOPI Update

By Nick McKenna | 21st March 2022
Microsoft Office Add-Ins and WOPI Update

Since late last year, the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) has officially supported Microsoft Office add-ins for WOPI. The process for getting an add-in working in WOPI is not as simple as getting an add-in working in standard MS Office, so this blog post … more

What Are Microsoft Outlook Add-Ins and How Do They Work?

By Nick McKenna | 14th March 2022
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An Outlook Add-In is a small piece of App-like software that runs inside Microsoft Outlook. An Outlook Add-In is most commonly used to provide a limited but useful set of features when a user is viewing or composing an email. Microsoft permits developers to create … more

Using WOPI To Embed Microsoft Office in a Web App

By Nick McKenna | 28th February 2022
Using WOPI to Embed Microsoft Office in a Web App

Are you thinking about harnessing the capabilities of Office Online to enhance your web Application by embedding Word, Excel or PowerPoint? This is the first in a series of blog posts relating to embedding Microsoft Office document editing capability using WOPI in bespoke web Applications. In this … more

Differences Between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in Cloud Computing

By Nick McKenna | 11th November 2021
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Knowing the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in cloud computing is key to ensuring you’re using the right service for your business. To help you out, we’ve put together this breakdown of how IaaS, PaaS and SaaS work; we’ll look at the advantages and … more

What is Cloud Computing and How Does It Work?

By Nick McKenna | 29th October 2021
Services in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing – chances are, if you’re not already using it, that you’ve heard the phrase. But what is cloud computing, and how does it work?  In this post, we’re taking a look at how cloud computing works and some of the options available to … more

Why is Systems Integration Important?

By Nick McKenna | 26th September 2021
Integrated Computer Systems For Different Services

System integration solutions are important as they can provide your business with the connectivity to overcome any software or hardware challenges that may arise. In this post, we explain all you need to know about systems integration, including what systems integration is, why systems integration … more