In May, AIS held an internal hackathon for Microsoft Power Platform to expose our team to the platform, concepts, approaches through hands-on experience and to demonstrate the role Power Platform plays in modernizing legacy applications in the cloud. The integration team focused on leveraging existing Power Platform connectors to add new functionality to the system. For example, the system sends the order confirmation email to the user using the Office Outlook connector in the Power Automate Flow. Similarly, it sends […]

In May, AIS held an internal hackathon for Microsoft Power Platform to expose our team to the platform, concepts, approaches through hands-on experience and to demonstrate the role Power Platform plays in modernizing legacy applications in the cloud. The DevOps team automated the portal deployment process using Power DevOps Tools and deployed the solution across three environments (dev, test, prod). Since Microsoft Power Platform does not support source control and versioning, the team used Azure DevOps as the solution repository and version control. Introduction When building […]

In May, AIS held an internal hackathon for Microsoft Power Platform to expose our team to the platform, concepts, approaches through hands-on experience and to demonstrate the role Power Platform plays in modernizing legacy applications in the cloud. The front-end team focused on building the Power Apps Portal for the end-users and a model-driven app for the administrators. The Portal allowed the users to browse through the product catalog, add an item to the cart, place an order, view their past orders, and […]

In this article, I am going to explain Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) in detail. First, we’ll cover what it is, how it works in the backend, and our options in DRS settings. DRS is not to balance the load perfectly across every host. Rather, DRS monitors the resource demand and ensures that every Virtual Machine (VM) is entitled to the resources. When DRS determines that a better host exists for the VM, it recommends moving that VM. Two Primary functions […]

Gain control with Azure Management Groups As enterprises start to move to Azure, managing subscriptions becomes tedious with the growing number of subscriptions. In an organization, there are usually many employees and, in some cases, many applications. If all these employees are provided Azure subscriptions and start creating Azure resources at will, it may soon become difficult to control, manage, and track who creates what. Eventually, the costs may go out of control. However, organizing your subscriptions using Azure Management […]

Microsoft Azure Government DC is a group created for anyone in the IT world modernizing Government to bring real-world lessons to innovators in Government. AIS has supported and presented during these events since there were just five members. Now, the group is nearing 4,000. The July meetup focused on getting your agency to next-level cloud adoption with Microsoft Azure. Check out the recording and overview below. Here’s What You Missed Cloud Adoption has come a long way over the years. […]

What is Cognitive Surplus? In his famous TED talk about Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky shares an incident in Kenya from December of 2007. There was a disputed presidential election that resulted in an outbreak of ethnic violence. A lawyer in Nairobi, Ory Okolloh, began blogging about it on her site, Kenyan Pundit. Shortly after the election and the outbreak of violence, the government suddenly imposed a significant media blackout. So, Okolloh solicited more information about what was going on from […]

We used the following techniques for an ESXi upgrade. Although upgrading is a standard process, I’ve compiled some tips and best practices that worked well for the team. Read on to learn how we did it. Why is it Essential to Upgrade the Environment? It’s recommended to upgrade VMware vSphere as per VMware standards because VMware vSphere adds many features, which helps to scale up the infrastructure and efficiently manages new or existing infrastructure. To be compatible and benefit from […]

What is Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF)? Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) filters, monitors, and blocks HTTP traffic. It uses Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) rules to protect your application. It also provides centralized protection to web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities and protects against threats and intrusions. Supported Services We have three different options to create a WAF in Azure: Azure Front Door: Global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and […]

The data team of the internal AIS Microsoft Power Platform Hackathon used 3 different data movement techniques to solve the hackathon use case: Dataflows, Power Query, and Power Automate. Read on to learn how we did it. There are several ways to import and export data through Microsoft Dataverse, the data backbone of Microsoft Power Platform. What is Dataverse? Dataverse is designed to work with any data and incorporates all the significant data technologies that any organization needs – relational, […]