Once an ADFS 2.0 infrastructure is in place, federating authentication with our hosted Office 365 environment was relatively easy. Our users now have access to hosted versions of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint using their familiar domain credentials. Up next for us is migrating our current Dynamics CRM Online deployment into the Microsoft online services portal environment where our Office 365 environment is managed. Once this change is complete, CRM will leverage the same ADFS-based federated authentication platform. Read More…
Being new to PowerShell, I won’t attempt to explain its usefulness or much of its mechanics because those of you who know, already know. (And those of you who don’t know should definitely check it out.) Basically, PowerShell is a handy tool for performing batch tasks that might otherwise cause unsightly bald spots.
I recently used Yammer to conduct a poll here at AIS:
Do you want to:
- Use SharePoint to manage BI Assets?
- Use SharePoint lists and libraries to provide a single security and repository framework for BI assets?
- Use SharePoint to publish an Excel workbook in order to get to “one version of truth”?
AIS was also recognized as the 2012 Cloud Practice Partner of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic district based on the projects we’ve delivered, as well as our ability to support the Microsoft field account teams as they work to educate their customers on the features and value Azure provides.
In the past, I have written about the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS) style of applications. While I continue to believe that PaaS offers the best ROI for hosting custom applications in the cloud, there are a number of scenarios where inserting elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to a PaaS solution can help alleviate some of the limitations that have prevented the adoption of PaaS. In this blog post we will look at a few compelling scenarios that are enabled by combining PaaS with the recently announced IaaS features within a Windows Azure Cloud Service. Read More…
AIS leverages the latest innovations to solve challenging problems that keep our clients up at night. This recipe for success has enabled our substantial growth. We are therefore constantly seeking people who are driven to learn about the latest innovations and passionate about delivering solutions. We want “true technologists” with the humanity and humility to successfully work in project teams.
Our people are challenged to understand the depth and breadth of a technology or process so we can offer sound guidance and appropriate solutions. It’s that commitment to knowledge and understanding that motivates our employees and it’s the passion of our people that really drives this commitment. These are the traits of the type of people we seek that allow us to grow and in a nutshell…it’s our type. Read More…
Getting good answers to common myths and misconceptions can kick-start the process for you and your team. This white paper (written by AIS’ CTO and industry expert Vishwas Lele) covers 20 of the most common and not-so-common objections in moving software applications to the cloud. It highlights the most recent and up-to-date advancements in cloud technology that address these concerns head-on. If you’re still on the fence about the cloud, click the link below to learn more.