A DoD client requested support with automated file transfers. The client has files placed in a common folder that can be accessed by the standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Given the FTP server’s connection information, the client requested the files to be moved to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket where their analysis tools are configured to use. Automating the download and upload process would save users time by allowing for a scheduled process to transfer data files. This […]

The Microsoft National Security Symposium is an event that brings government decision-makers together to understand technology advancements that serve our shared missions. Microsoft, technology partners, and government agencies share their experiences and solutions for security and compliance, modernization, AI and analytics, multi-cloud deployments, and more. This year, Wade Allen, VP of Defense at AIS, sat down with David Porter, AE for the National Security Group at Microsoft, to talk about how our partnership, mission focus, and agile approach have yielded […]

If you want to create robust automated workflows in Azure, integrating Azure Logic Apps with Azure Functions can be a valuable solution. A logic app is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) that offers extensive options to create powerful workflows. This service is beneficial if you need a structured series of events to support your Azure-hosted application(s). To craft workflows, you can use a “no-code” method. Azure Logic Apps offers a graphical user interface approach to creating workflows, which bridges […]

Pluralsight Course Overview Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a top tech trend over the last few years, and we are seeing great interest in augmenting RPA with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make automation more resilient. While Power Automate (previously called Flow) has been around for a while, RPA capabilities have been a recent addition, allowing you to automate all repetitive desktop processes. You can choose between prebuilt drag-and-drop actions or record your own desktop flows. In this course, Intelligent […]

Cloud Application development has blown up to the point that it has increased the vital need for enterprise mobility and security solutions to manage people, devices, apps, and data for all organizations’ sizes. Additionally, the pandemic has led to businesses’ need to increasingly offer remote working options that facilitate employees to use their personal or company-owned devices. Therefore, enterprise mobility management and security solutions will have a long-term impact in the future. Governance and compliance regulations are the biggest challenges […]

Now available as a Visual Studio Code extension, Microsoft Edge Developer Tools lets you inspect network activity, view layout, and styling changes, and see runtime HTML, all without leaving VS Code. What prompted the Microsoft Edge Team to develop these tools? In their words: Continuously switching between editor and browser adds cognitive load to your workflow throughout the day. You change from one environment to another – from development to debugging mode – and you need to switch back. That […]

In a previous article, I wrote about the Key Vault FlexVolume driver for Kubernetes. I demonstrated how to use it to mount an HTTPS certificate from Azure Key Vault onto Kubernetes pods. Since then, the FlexVolume driver has been deprecated in favor of the Container Storage Interface (CSI) secrets store driver and Azure Key Vault provider. The CSI Standard The Container Storage Interface (CSI) is the latest evolution in storage plugins for Kubernetes. It is defined by a standard design […]

I am currently working as a development operation engineer at a client that maintains a large and complex infrastructure with an even more complicated development workflow. Cloud infrastructure had already been provisioned, and several development cycles had been completed when I joined the team a couple of years ago. As a result, I came into an environment that had already established a development workflow, with barely any infrastructure as code (IaC) practices in place. What is unique about this client […]

Microsoft has recently released a new office 365 service called SharePoint Syntex. SharePoint Syntex adds Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to SharePoint document libraries. SharePoint Syntex is the first product to be released from Microsoft project Cortex. SharePoint Syntex provides us with out of the box capabilities to build no-code AI models and apply them to document libraries. SharePoint Syntex is now available for Office 365 commercial customers. You can integrate this service into your Office 365 tenant. There is also […]

Recently, I was working on a SharePoint Framework web part that requires displaying large lists and libraries in SharePoint 2016. As many of you may already know, with a list of more than 5000 items, you may run into a list view threshold error. My requirement is allowing users to be able to view more than 20,000 items. After exploring various options, I decided to create a solution that recursively calls the SharePoint REST service with page and skip-token query […]