SharePoint Fest

AIS is EXCITED to sponsor SharePoint Fest – DC on April 27-29th.  Join other SharePoint practitioners from around the DMV to attend technical classes and workshops – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Implementation/Administration, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics & SharePoint Development. Choose one complete learning track or mix & match based on what content best meets you and your organization’s current needs!

Seven Great Reasons to Attend SharePoint Fest – D.C.:

  • The technical classes and seminars at SharePoint Fest are focused on practical techniques and practices you can put to work today!
  • Our expanded three-day SharePoint conference allows for more topics and additional expert speakers from the community!
  • Get answers to your questions in the classroom, or as you mingle with speakers and peers at coffee breaks or at the evening cocktail reception!
  • Bring a group of developers, IT pros and business teams to improve your whole organization’s skills – and get a discount to boot! Contact us for group registration discounts!
  • Attend the SharePoint sessions that work best for you. With more than 80 classes and workshops to choose from, you can make SharePoint Fest your own custom SharePoint training event.
  • See how the Microsoft SharePoint ecosystem is growing and evolving by speaking with technical experts from the local Microsoft field and diverse channels within the Microsoft Partner Network all in our exhibit hall!
  • Learn from the brightest minds in the SharePoint universe! Many of our speakers are either Microsoft engineers or have achieved Microsoft MVP or MCM status based on their in-depth knowledge of SharePoint.

Register today and remember to use coupon code Applied25 to save 25% off.

Skype_for_Business_Secondary_Blue_RGBApplied Information Sciences (AIS) helps companies use technology to transform the way they work. AIS has adopted Microsoft Office 365 with Skype for Business Online to do the same in our own business. By using the PSTN Conferencing feature in Skype for Business Online, AIS employees can launch meetings faster, better secure meetings, showcase this new technology to customers, and reduce audio conferencing costs by 75 percent.

“Like many other employees, I spend all day in Outlook, and the way PSTN Conferencing integrates seamlessly with Outlook is a big timesaver for us,” says Kevin Griffie, Practice Manager, Commercial Management, at Applied Information Sciences. “We no longer need to copy and paste third-party audio conferencing numbers into meeting invitations. Another major convenience is how closely the Skype for Business app interoperates with mobile phones. Employees can launch a meeting by pressing a single key.”

Additionally, by using PSTN Conferencing, meeting organizers can see the names of every participant, even those dialing in on a phone, which eliminates time-consuming roll calls at the outset of every meeting. “With PSTN Conferencing, we probably save 5 to 10 minutes per meeting, time that used to be spent making sure we know who is and isn’t on the call,” says Mike Baker, Chief Information Officer at Applied Information Sciences. “Our employees have three to four meetings every day, so that time adds up.”

Click here to read how AIS slashed conferencing costs by 75% by switching to Microsoft Skype for Business.

SXSWApplied Information Sciences is participating in the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016 festival being held March 11th through the 20th in Austin, Texas. As a part of the Trade Show exhibition, our team is showcasing the Scale data processing architecture as a component within a cloud computing solution.  The Trade Show highlights the integrations and overlaps between SXSW’s converging industries and hosts a diverse range of forward-thinking exhibitors – from promising startups to established industry leaders.

The SXSW Trade Show takes place March 13 thru March 16th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Austin Convention Center Exhibit Halls 2, 3 & 4 at 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX, 78701.

DTDCWhen you think of government, “creativity” and “collaboration” probably aren’t the first two words that come to mind.

However, on March 2, 2016 the Department of State, Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host the Diplomacy, Defense and Development (D3) Innovation Summit, an event to encourage greater innovation and collaboration on foreign policy issues critical to our national security and prosperity. The D3 Summit will highlight revolutionary technologies and new concepts that will benefit from joint collaboration among the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and USAID and aim to strengthen our national security, enhance diplomacy, and improve the lives of people around the globe.

Please join the DT:DC Leadership Team for a round-table discussion offering a look “behind the scenes look”  of this ground-breaking event, moderated by Joshua Marcuse, founder of the Design and Innovation Practice at the Department of Defense.  Participants will include the Leadership Team behind the D3 Innovation Summit from the Department of State, Department of Defense and USAID.

Learn more about this event.