AIS is working with a large organization that wants to discover relationships between data and the business by iteratively integrating data from many sources into Azure Data Lake. The data will be analyzed by different groups within the organization to discover new factors that might affect the business. Data will then be published to the […]

When Microsoft introduced pipelines as part of their Azure DevOps cloud service offering, we received the tools to add continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices to our development processes. An Azure DevOps pipeline can be created in two ways: 1) The current generally available “classic” pipeline tooling, and 2) the new multi-stage YAML […]

K.C. Jones-Evans, a User Experience Developer, Josh Lathery, a Full Stack Developer, and Sara Darrah, a User Experience Specialist, sat down recently to talk through our design and project development planning process that we implemented for part of a project. This exercise was to help improve our overall project development planning and create best practices moving forward. […]

ACA Compliance Group needed help streamlining the communications landscape and its fast-growing workforce to collaborate more effectively. AIS recommended starting small with Microsoft Teams adoption and utilizing Microsoft Planner to gain advocates, realize quick wins, and gather insights to guide the larger rollout. Starting Their Cloud Transformation Journey The cloud brings many advantages to both […]

The Internet of Things also called the Internet of Everything or the Industrial Internet, is a technology paradigm envisioned as a global network of machines and devices capable of interacting with each other. It is a network of Internet-connected devices that communicate embedded sensor data to the cloud for centralized processing. Here we build an […]

Azure Arc is one of the significant announcements coming out of #msignite this week. As depicted in the picture below, Azure Arc is a single control plane across multiple clouds, premises, and the edge. Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-arc/ But we’ve seen single control planes before, no? That is correct. The following snapshot (from 2013) shows App Controller […]

This blog is a follow on about Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft’s offering for enabling artificial intelligence (AI) applications in daily life. The offering is a collection of AI services with capabilities around speech, vision, search, language, and decision. In Azure Cognitive Services Personalizer: Part One, we discussed the core concepts and architecture of Azure Personalizer […]

Late last Friday, the news of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract award to Microsoft Azure sent seismic waves through the software industry, government, and commercial IT circles alike. Even as the dust settles on this contract award, including the inevitable requests for reconsideration and protest, DoD’s objectives from the solicitation are apparent. DOD’s […]

After much anticipation, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract for cloud computing services to Microsoft over Amazon. This effort is crucial to the Pentagon’s efforts to modernize core technology and improve networking capabilities, and the decision on which cloud provider was the best fit […]

I recently had the privilege and opportunity to attend this year’s DEF CON conference, one of the world’s largest and most notable hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas. Deciding what talks and sessions to attend can be a logistics nightmare for a conference that has anywhere between 20,000 – 30,000 people in attendance, but […]