If you have found yourself thinking…

“We want the cloud to be a seamless extension of our data center, not a walled garden. We want to use our existing IT setup and tools to manage on-premises and cloud-based applications.”

“We want to seamlessly move virtual machines from on-premises to the cloud and back.”

“We want to move existing applications to the cloud without the need to change the applications in any way.”

…then our upcoming Introduction to Windows Azure IaaS session is for you.

This free half-day session is for anyone who wants to better understand the Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. After a brief overview of the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) model, we will focus on key IaaS concepts. Additionally, we will walk you through a number of scenarios enabled by Azure IaaS and several demonstrations. Learn about the new generally available features including virtual machines (with more size options), virtual networks, new image types (including SQL Server and BizTalk), lower pricing and much more. Read More…

We’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be presenting our popular and informative Introduction to SharePoint 2013 seminar — this time online!

On June 19th at 2:00 p.m. EST, please join us for 90-minute webinar that will highlight the many new and improved features of SharePoint 2013, including:

  • Smarter, more intuitive Search
  • Compelling User Experience, with mobile browser support and productivity enhancements to delight users and drive adoption
  • Enhanced collaboration / social media integration with Social SharePoint
  • Productivity enhancements, from file drag-and-drop for end users, to better tools for developers
  • Robust and decoupled workflow engine (powered by Azure) to address even the most complex business process automation
  • The SharePoint App Store Model, for both public and private application stores, provides a structured way to customize SharePoint.
  • Ability to revitalize and migrate Microsoft Access applications
  • Improved digital dashboard capability through PowerView
  • Cloud integration, including seamless integration with Windows Azure and Office 365
  • Improved e-discovery and matter management via better centralized and aggregated records management
  • And much more, including easy migration tools and lower costs.

The seminar will include a live Q&A with AIS SharePoint experts to address any questions you have about SharePoint and how it can meet the specialized needs of your company or organization.

After more than two years of early adoption research, analysis and technical readiness, we’ve determined that SharePoint 2013 has game-changing functionality as an application development platform. Join us on June 19th to learn how your organization can take advantage of these improvements to develop a new generation of human workflow applications.

Please click here to RSVP for this event.

AIS is planning a second presentation of our newest SharePoint 2013 seminar in Reston, VA on May 15th. Last month’s seminar in Chevy Chase was a great, informative morning and we’re pleased to offer it again at a different DC metro area location for a wider audience. (Non-DC readers stay tuned; we plan to take this show on the road to other cities soon!)

After more than two years of early adoption research, analysis and technical readiness, AIS has determined that SharePoint 2013 has game-changing functionality as an application platform. This free half-day session will touch on all the new, compelling features of SharePoint and detail exactly how it can help you do more…with less.

  • Smarter Search
  • Simpler and Mobile-Ready UI
  • SharePoint App Store Model
  • Better Workflow
  • Social SharePoint
  • Easy Migration Tools
  • Lower Costs & more

AIS bloggers and team members Jason Storch and Chris Miller will be presenting and on-hand to answer any questions you have about SharePoint and how it can meet the specialized needs of your company or organization.

For more background, you can read our full SharePoint 2013 blog coverage by clicking here. We also have a short whitepaper available on The Top Reasons Your Business Will Love the New SharePoint. 

Click here to register for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please be our guest at the next Azure ‘n’ Action Café online session on April 10th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This is a jump-start overview session, including demos and best practices focusing on Windows Azure Virtual Machines: IaaS “On Your Terms.” You will experience how easy it is to bring your own customized virtual machine images — or select from a gallery and retain full control of your images — and maintain them as your business requires. You’ll also be the first to see how to provision a brand-new SharePoint 2013 farm in Azure IaaS.

The Azure ‘n’ Action Café is a series of “lunch and learn” online sessions on a variety of topics related to the Windows Azure Platform. Please register for Windows Azure Virtual Machines: IaaS “On Your Terms” by clicking on the link below and adding the meeting to your calendar from the registration page.

Click here to register to secure your seat at the Café.

Have you taken a look at the new SharePoint yet?

If you’ve spent any time reading our blog, you know by now that SharePoint 2013 introduces extraordinary new features to change the way you work, share, discover, organize and build sites. And now we’ve put together a quick guide highlighting the top features that may inpact your business.

Download The Top Reasons Why Your Business Will Love the New SharePoint now! (No form required,)

The Top Reasons Why Your Business Will Love the New SharePoint guide provides you with an overview of the latest and greatest that comes with SharePoint 2013, including:

  • Smarter Search
  • Simpler and Mobile-Ready UI
  • SharePoint App Store Model
  • Better Workflow
  • Social SharePoint…and more, including easy migration tools and lower costs.

Download your copy today!

And if you’re in the DC area, AIS is hosting an “Introduction to SharePoint 2013” event at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase, MD on March 20th. Click here to learn more and register.

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for AIS and Microsoft’s Introduction to Azure IaaS event last month. As promised (and for anyone who missed it), here’s the full presentation from Vishwas Lele and Jack O’Connell. Click through the slideshow below, and feel free to ask any follow-up questions in the comments or contact us.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, Vishwas and Jack will be presenting this session again TOMORROW at Microsoft’s Malvern, PA office. All the details on that event can be found here. We hope to see you there, and please keep up with our Events Calendar for other presentations in your area.

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 of SQL Server.”

“We want the Cloud to be a seamless extension of our data center, not a walled garden. We want to use our existing IT setup and tools (AD, SCOM etc.) to manage the on-premises and Cloud-based applications.”

…then our upcoming Introduction to Windows Azure IaaS session is for you.

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You are cordially invited to join us for a highly informative session where AIS’ CTO Vishwas Lele will present on Business Intelligence offerings in Microsoft SharePoint. AIS is hosting this free event at Microsoft’s Chevy Chase, Maryland office on July 25th.

Do you want to:

  • Use SharePoint to manage BI Assets?
  • Use SharePoint lists and libraries to provide a single security and repository framework for BI assets?
  • Use SharePoint to publish an Excel workbook in order to get to “one version of truth”?

Read More…