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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

Securing Tokens In A Progressive Web App

By Nick McKenna | 21st September 2021
Securing Tokens In A Progressive Web App

Security is at the top of the agenda for every technological development, especially so in the open world of the World Wide Web and Internet generally. The core underlying challenge is that the web and Internet were not designed with a modern level of security … more

WOPI Protocol, Microsoft Office and Proof Key

By Nick McKenna | 27th July 2021
WOPI Protocol, Microsoft Office and Proof Key

If you’re already familiar with WOPI or have read our previous article on using WOPI to embed Microsoft Office, you’ll know that one of the hardest parts of implementing WOPI protocol is verifying the inbound API requests using proof keys. Sadly, the documentation for WOPI … more

Managing Digital Transformation in Business

By Nick McKenna | 1st January 2021
Team Working on Digital Solutions

Successfully managing your digital transformation is vital to the survival of your business in an increasingly digital landscape. This article will discuss the main digital transformation methods and how the advantages of digital transformation, overall, far outweigh the challenges you might face in the implementation … more

Microservices and Microservice Architecture Explained

By Nick McKenna | 21st August 2019
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Everybody seems to be doing microservices these days, so what are microservices (or microservice architecture) and how does it affect your architecture? Well, in the good old days (not so long ago), computer systems were developed in large units of deployment. A web-based system may … more

Internet Of Things Security

By Nick McKenna | 14th January 2019
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If you are building an Internet Of Things (IoT) device then you are likely extending your network to a much wider audience. For example, you may be deploying a light bulb device that connects to a home hub. The home hub then reports back some … more

Friday Flash! 11th January 2019

By Nick McKenna | 11th January 2019
Male and Female Architects Wearing Augmented Reality Headsets Work with 3D City Model. High Tech Office Professional People Use Virtual Reality Modeling Software Application.

The latest news from McKenna Consultants! Mexico, Baby! We’ve been out in Mexico City this week teaching Leading SAFe 4.6 for a global client! Lots of fun was had by all and everyone learned a thing or two also. Augmented Reality We have a skunk-works … more

What’s Next For Technology In 2019?

By Nick McKenna | 10th January 2019
Future Technology Predictions

Today I’m putting my Professor Trelawney hat on and asking what’s next for business technology in 2019. I’m not talking about the bleeding edge or borderline science fiction stuff here. I’m really interested in the cutting edge technology that businesses will be able to draw … more

Surprises In The Apple App Store Review Guidelines

By Nick McKenna | 9th January 2019
Apple Video Archives Concept

We get asked about a myriad of crazy and wonderful ideas for App Development for iOS / iPhone / iPad / Android. My first piece of advice to all new customers is to read Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines. They contain some wonderful hidden gems … more