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November 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to the azad technology partners e-newsletter. As always, we look forward to your feedback as well as contributions to make this monthly newsletter an effective communication platform for our employees and business partners. Please continue to e-mail your suggestions and feedback to  e-news@azad.com .
EmployeesEmployees
AZAD Technology Partners Autumn Gathering

Thank you to all of the friends and colleagues who recently joined in the AZAD Autumn gathering at Henry's!  Not only was this a fun way to celebrate the start of the holiday season, but at the same time these get-togethers provide opportunities for employees to connect with each other outside of work.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the  next gathering! 


Don't forget to let us know if you have a favorite brewery that we should consider for future get-togethers!
Regence Now Offering  Doctor on Demand

Regence BlueCross BlueShield members can now take advantage of live video visits through
Doctor on Demand . Available whenever and wherever members need care, Doctor on Demand doctors are board-certified US-based providers that are specifically trained in video medicine. Members can connect in minutes with doctors face-to-face through a smartphone, tablet or computer via the website, or the Doctor on Demand apple or google app.

Doctor On Demand video visits cost far less than a trip to the emergency room or urgent care. The cost of your visit is provided up front, so you won't have any surprises after. 
Doctor on Demand doctors can treat most common health conditions including:
  • Colds & Allergies
  • Heartburn & Indigestion
  • Eczema & Acne
  • Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines
  • UTI's
  • Pink Eye
  • And more
If you have any questions or need help navigating Doctor on Demand, you can watch this video or contact Regence Customer Service at the number on the back of your member ID card.
LeadershipLeadership
To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It
By: Rebecca Shambaugh



What you say, how you say it, when you say it, to whom you say it, and whether you say it in the proper context are critical components for tapping into your full strategic leadership potential. If you want to establish credibility and influence people, particularly when interacting with other executives or senior leadership, it's important to be concise and let individuals know clearly what role you want them to play in the conversation.

In this article, author Rebecca Shambaugh explains why you need an "executive voice". Your executive voice is less about your performance; it relates more to your strategic instincts, understanding of context, and awareness of the signals you send in your daily interactions and communications... Continue reading
TechnologyTechnology
What's Next for Visual Studio Code
By: Paul Krill

Microsoft's 2018 road map focuses on performance, editor, workbench, JavaScript, and TypeScript improvements. The multi language Visual Studio Code, which Microsoft has been updating monthly, is designed as a streamlined editor for debugging, running tasks, and version control... Continue reading
New Technologies Will Propel Software Development in the Future
By: Christina Cardoza

Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low code approaches. Next year, the journey to modern software development is only going to continue as new innovations are made according to Forrester's predictions for 2018... Continue reading
Opportunities  at azadOpportunities
azad technology partners  offers some of the most exciting and versatile career opportunities in the industry and is currently hiring a few bright C# Software Engineers and System Administrators to join its team of professionals:



Our experience at  azad shows that the best new professionals who have joined our team over the years were referred by other azad employees and clients. azad offers a generous referral program for referring a successful new consultant and invites you to contribute to the expansion and growth of our team.
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azad technology partners wants to ensure employees are getting the most out of their benefits and stay informed of all the tools and resources available through the company's healthcare plan options.

Visit Regence BlueCross BlueShield to view all information regarding your medical & prescription plan and coverage.

Visit Ameritas to view all information regarding your dental plan and coverage.

Visit VSP to view all information regarding your vision plan and coverage.

Start planning ahead by participating in azad's 401(k) plan, managed by  Fidelity Investments . Contact azad  
administration to learn more at (503) 617-9490  or  admin@azad.com .

To learn how to become a First Tech Federal Credit Union member, visit their website.

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