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, […]

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 […]