New backup and restore tools

Today we have released new, REST API-based versions of backup and restore tools. Executables are available for download here along with source code. Backup New backup tool, while maintaining the same process logic is two times faster – backing up 20 tables with 30K records and 200Mb attachments now takes 30 minutes while old backup…

Using REST API in TeamDesk Promo

Our promo site is powered by C#, ASP.NET Webpages and three TeamDesk databases holding the data for it – Database Library, Testimonials and Experts. As we recently finished site redesign, unifying look and feel for various site parts, we've also switched from SOAP-based data retrieval to REST API. While in this article we'll share our…

Upcoming TeamDesk changes

Hello TeamDesk fans! We are working hard to bring an update to TeamDesk UI to you. Our goal was to streamline the UI look and feel across various parts of TeamDesk and improve the usability on a mobile devices and tablets. So, here are key highlights.   Typography The base font size is slightly bigger…

Keyword search improvements

Today, we’ve reorganized search result display in TeamDesk. Search results page is now AJAX-enabled. Instead of regenerating the page in full we now query each table separately and inserting the output to a result page. This technique enables us to cache query results on a per-table basis improving overall search performance and decreasing servers’ load….

Layout: Jagged Edge

Today’s update brought minor visual improvements, but one big change. Over last couple of months we receive a number of questions alike “form’s buttons disappeared, what is happened?” Let’s see how TeamDesk laid out elements on the screen. Main part of the application’s UI was laid out as a table with one row and two…

A story of Document feature

Generating styled documents and reports based on the data is clearly essential feature for a database system. That’s why document-generating feature was planned and implemented in initial TeamDesk release back on fall 2005. The process of document generation is relatively straightforward. User creates a nicely looking template, marks certain points as placeholders for the data…

Visualizing relationships

Once you have more than one table in your TeamDesk application, the relationships become its core functionality. They allow you to pull and calculate the information from related tables. To display the relationships TeamDesk provides two lists. One, accessible from the left side bar displays all relations in your application. And when you select the…

Browsers Moving to Standards

When Google announced they plan to release the new browser, our first thought was: what’s the hell! Another browser, more compatibility problems. Luckily for us and our users, Google Chrome is based on the WebKit, the engine behind Safari we support from very beginning.

On Tools and Hardware

Some people ask us about the database behind TeamDesk, the language it is programmed etc. Well, it’s not a secret… The servers are Dell Poweredge; The database is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 edition; The computers are Dell Inspiron notebooks; Backend programmed in C# using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005; Customers supported via CRMdesk; Bug and…