One of the most discussed concepts about authentication today is the concept of Single Sign-On, or SSO. SSO is the ability for a user to log into one location, and authenticate across several domains without entering any additional credentials. This saves the user from having to enter several credentials for related websites, as well as possibly […]

For the second year in a row, AIS is proud to announce our ranking on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. We’ve grown 47% over the past three years and hired 80 new employees in our quest to best serve our clients. We’re honored to be ranked shoulder-to-shoulder with other great companies and entrepreneurs. […]

Trying to kill some time this afternoon before the long weekend? Here are some quick reads from AIS employees and bloggers: Lightning Talk: Experiences with Feature Focused Apps: At a recent Scrum.org gathering, trainer Ryan Cromwell presented a “lightning talk” about his work on feature focused apps. (cromwellhaus) Favorite Excel Spreadsheet Shortcuts: Who doesn’t love a […]

Most cloud services require you to create a CNAME record for your custom domain in order to direct traffic to the cloud-hosted site. Your example.com site may actually be hosted at example.cloudapp.net. For on-premises hosting you would know the IP address of your server (or the load balancer) and can use an A record, but […]

The Talent Acquisition Team here at AIS continues to persevere with recruiting efforts within our federal and commercial practices as we continue to expand our presence and footprint within the market. While other firms focus on staffing contracts and driving their people to bill more hours, AIS focuses on delivery excellence.  We seek accountability and the […]

If you have found yourself thinking… “Changing our existing apps to run on PaaS is going to require a lot of refactoring. We want to run our applications in the Cloud as-is.” “We cannot migrate to Azure SQL Database because our database relies on SQL CLR-based stored procedures. We want to use a full version […]

Just like on-premises applications, the availability for cloud applications needs to be carefully planned. In this blog post I’ll discuss different levels of availability for Windows Azure-hosted applications. Ultimately the level of availability you choose needs to be a business decision that balances cost with your personal tolerance for the nines. To guide us though […]

Some Friday links from our contributing AIS bloggers‘ personal blogs: Kendo UI Mobile with Knockout for Master-Detail Views: Toying around with Kendo UI Mobile to build iPhone apps. (Steve Michelotti) Dynamic Test Data Using Rhino.Mocks Do() Method: Controller action testing with Rhino.Mocks. (The Agile .Netter) Smith MBA Long-Term Schedule Planning with PowerPivot: Using Microsoft PowerPivot as a Business Intelligence tool. […]