AIS’s own Gautam Shah, Azure Architect, was a guest on The Azure Podcast last week and discussed how enterprises can use Azure to automate just about anything. It’s a great episode and covers a lot of what’s now possible with “Extreme” Azure Automation! Media file (mp3) Transcript (in sidebar)

With the wide variety of updated features available through Office 365, organizations can now create robust, beautiful intranets right out-of-the-box. In contrast to SharePoint classic sites, SharePoint modern sites have a clean interface, are responsive and adaptive to mobile devices, and offer significant performance improvements. Read part one of this three-part blog series here.  In […]

With the wide variety of updated features available through Office 365, organizations can now create robust, beautiful intranets right out-of-the-box. In contrast to SharePoint classic sites, SharePoint modern sites have a clean interface, are responsive and adaptive to mobile devices, and offer significant performance improvements. In the past, many intranets were built as a single […]

One of the biggest roadblocks to government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos that limit data sharing and analysis continue to pose hurdles for agencies. Last night’s Azure Government Meetup in Washington, D.C. featured a stellar lineup of industry-leading experts who shared insights and strategies […]

A few months ago, we worked with a client to migrate websites from on-premises to Azure. As part of this migration, Jenkins was set up to do the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery. During the initial setup, we checked out Jenkins email notifications and they were working fine with their internal mail server. One fine day, an […]

AIS won the 2018 Microsoft US SI of the Year award for Azure Performance at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas. The award recognizes AIS’ work in Azure consumption values, as well as our success as the #1 United States Co-Sell Partner in the Microsoft Co-Sell Initiative. With over $26 million in Azure consumption and over $12 million […]

First Things First…What’s a Data Lake? If you’re not already familiar with the term, a “data lake” is generally defined as an expansive collection of data that’s held in its original format until needed. Data lakes are repositories of raw data, collected over time, and intended to grow continually. Any data that’s potentially useful for […]

I just finished teaching my Azure Master Class for Cloud Solution Architects and wanted to provide a quick recap: Motivation The motivation for organizing this class was three-fold: Like many companies, AIS has many open CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) positions that we are unable to fill. So the only solution is to take folks with […]

The trend of making applications serverless is on fire! And it’s not just hype…going serverless makes the administration, monitoring and debugging of code so much easier that developers all around are flocking to use it in one way or the other. If you don’t know what serverless means, I would suggest you start here. In […]

Last night’s #AzureGovMeetup challenged government agencies to view the cloud as more than just a technology and software choice, but also as a business strategy to create greater impact for employees and citizens. With its agility, speed and low cost, the cloud is the key to helping agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than […]