The business intelligence, automation, and enterprise application landscape is changing dramatically. In the previous incarnation of enterprise technology, line-of-business owners were forced to choose between pre-baked commercial off the shelf (COTS) software, which was difficult to customize and often did not truly meet the business’s unique needs, or custom solutions that (though flexible and often […]

Accurately identifying and authenticating users is an essential requirement for any modern application. As modern applications continue to migrate beyond the physical boundaries of the data center and into the cloud, balancing the ability to leverage trusted identity stores with the need for enhanced flexibility to support this migration can be tricky. Additionally, evolving requirements […]

It’s been another great year here at AIS. We worked on some really cool projects with really great clients, and enjoyed telling you about all about it here on the AIS Blog. Perhaps you’ll consider joining our team in 2019? As we close out 2018, here are the top 10 most read and shared blog posts […]

Azure Web Apps Background I’ve been working with Azure Web Apps for a long time. Before the launch of Azure Web Apps for Containers (or even Azure Web App on Linux), these web apps ran on Windows Virtual Machines managed by Microsoft. This meant that any workload running behind IIS (i.e., ASP.Net) would run without […]

If you didn’t catch the first two parts of this series, you can do that here and here.  In this part, we’ll get a little more technical and use Microsoft Flow to do some pretty cool things.  Remember when we talked about the size and quality of the images we take with our PowerApp and store as the entity image? When saved as the […]

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 […]