Microsoft Azure Government DC is a group created for anyone in the IT world modernizing government with a goal of bringing real-world lessons to innovators in Government. AIS has supported and presented during these events when there were just 5 members. Now, the group in nearing 4,000 members. In March, we presented on Authority to Operate (ATO) and Compliance in Azure Gov. Check out the recording and overview below. Here’s What You Missed AIS Cloud Security and Compliance Solutions Architect, […]

This blog series is for anyone trying to learn how to use the Power Platform. Readers should know software development fundamentals. This post builds on the first two parts by adding smartphone camera capabilities to the interface. It starts by covering how to add an Image field to the Item form. Next, it illustrates how to implement bar code readers in the app. Last, a demonstration of the capabilities is performed with screen captures from the smartphone. The blog series […]

This blog series is for anyone trying to learn how to use the Power Platform. Readers should know software development fundamentals. This blog begins by covering how to create a base Canvas App from an existing table in the Microsoft Dataverse. It reviews all the screens, forms, and changes necessary to make the user interface work as defined in the requirements. By the end of this blog, a fully functioning app will be ready for data entry. The blog series […]

This blog series is for anyone trying to learn how to use the Power Platform. Readers should know software development fundamentals. It begins by explaining why we would want to create a home inventory system. It then takes the reader over the requirements of the system, including potential future enhancements. It takes time to explain the database model and how it translates into tables in the Microsoft Dataverse. This post concludes with a review of the User Interface mockup. The […]

Testing is and has always been a necessary action when writing code or creating templates. Throughout the history of writing code, tools have made it easier and more foolproof for developers to complete tasks and get increasingly better at test-driven development. During some time, I researched and was asked to add content to the Knowledge Center about testing tools Pester and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template. Without knowing too much about writing code or developing ARM Templates, I was able […]

Microsoft FastTrack is a service provided by Microsoft that helps customers onboard Cloud Solutions and drive user adoption. The Microsoft Power Platform product engineering team recognizes individuals for consistently producing high-quality solutions using their experience in architecture solutions during customer engagements. Lee Baker, a Solutions Architect for AIS, has been recognized for his hard work and impressive client management. “Lee is one of the most extraordinarily knowledgeable Power Platform technical leaders on the planet, particularly in the realms of data […]

Spring Framework is one of the most popular frameworks for application development using Java. Spring Boot is one of the top modules of Spring Framework, which is widely used to build enterprise-grade highly scalable backend applications. Spring Boot is very popular to develop microservices using open-source technologies, and its Pivotal Team develops it. Microsoft and Pivotal/VMware build and operate Azure Spring Cloud, a native Azure service offered as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and available on Azure Marketplace. Why Use […]

Did you know Microsoft Teams Admin Center is not the only place to configure Teams Security? Since Microsoft Teams is strongly wired with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange, Teams takes advantage of Microsoft 365 Security-Protection-compliance policies. As a customer of Microsoft 365, we own our data residing in the Microsoft 365 Tenant; therefore, as an Enterprise Administrator, configuring advanced security and compliance capabilities is an essential part of the planning phase of Microsoft 365 workloads deployment, which includes Microsoft Teams. How […]

This is a junior take at React Hooks – which is one of the most important things to understand when learning React. React is a JavaScript library. Learning React has been an interesting experience as most people are accustomed to object-oriented programming. With React being function-oriented, therefore immutable, it takes some time to familiarize. In this blog, we’ll dive into two of the most used Hooks in React: useState and useEffect. This will serve as a starting point in understanding […]

Closing a Chapter After serving in the Army for six years, the thought of finding a job and working as a civilian after separating terrified me. All I had ever known was the Army. It was the only career I had up until that point. I honestly had no idea what to expect once separating. However, I consider myself to be extremely fortunate in that I was able to go through the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) and then, […]