Did you know you can build an intelligent twitter bot and run it for just pennies a month using Azure’s Logic and Function apps, coupled with Microsoft’s Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS)? LUIS can “read” a tweet and determine the tweet’s sentiment with a little help from you. Run selected tweets through your LUIS app, […]

Microsoft recently released a lot of new capabilities in their business applications, including the Microsoft Power Platform, which combines Flow, Power BI, Power Apps, the Common Data Service for apps, and Dynamics 365. To help people gain insights into the power of these applications, the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA offered a Microsoft Business […]

If you didn’t catch the first part of this series, you can read that here.  In this part, things should get a little more interesting as we set up a PowerApp and our SharePoint site. Objectives Create SharePoint Online Team Site. Create a PowerApp for team members to collect data with. Embed this PowerApp into […]

Part One: Identify, Define, Build, Migrate My dad passed away in 2015, leaving behind an extensive collection of fire trucks, patches, and other fire department (FD) memorabilia.  Before he passed, he gave us instructions to sell them and some direction on what to do with the money. After a few years of not really wanting […]

Last week we laid out some basics of what we call the “Full PaaS” approach to legacy app modernization. While it might not make sense in every situation, we recently completed a modernization effort using the Full PaaS approach. Here’s some background and the steps we took… Stop Playing Legacy App “Whack-a-Mole”  Our enterprise customer developed […]

If you’re looking to modernize a legacy application, there are quite a few paths and approaches to choose from. Today, let’s look at “Full PaaS” modernization, which re-architects legacy applications to target cloud-native “serverless” technologies wherever possible. This can solve many of the most common challenges organizations face when dealing with legacy applications: The need […]

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, you’re invited to join us for a very special edition of the Microsoft Azure Government Meetup! On October 24th, the Women Leading Government Cybersecurity Meetup will feature an exciting panel of experienced government cybersecurity professionals. ALL are welcome to attend this FREE event for networking, refreshments and fascinating […]

AIS’ work with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) was showcased as a Microsoft Featured Case Study. This customer success story was our most recent project with NFLPA, as they’ve sought our help to modernize multiple IT systems and applications over the years. We were proud to tackle the latest challenge: Creating a single, shared player […]

Microsoft Power Platform: Application Development Platform for General Purpose Business Apps In recent years, with the transition to the cloud, SharePoint teams’ recommendation has been to move custom functionality “down” to the client computer or “over” to a host outside of SharePoint. This change has had a direct impact on enterprises that have long viewed […]