Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint event on Wednesday. As promised (and for anyone who missed it), here’s Vishwas Lele‘s full presentation. Click through the slideshow below, and feel free to ask any follow-up questions in the comments or contact us. AIS SharePoint & BI Presentation 25th july 2012 from AppliedIS

I recently learned a trick for deploying a folder of report templates in TFS to a handful of development team folders: PowerShell. Being new to PowerShell, I won’t attempt to explain its usefulness or much of its mechanics because those of you who know, already know. (And those of you who don’t know should definitely check it out.) Basically, PowerShell is a handy tool for performing batch tasks that might otherwise cause unsightly bald spots.

Here at Applied information Sciences, we use Yammer quite a bit to facilitate quick, transparent and open communication. For such a distributed team of smart individuals, it’s an invaluable tool to building camaraderie and cohesiveness. Yammer allows us to discuss hot industry technologies and opens the channel to shared experiences and knowledge. I recently used Yammer to conduct a poll here at AIS:

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 […]

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2012 in Toronto last week, 20 regional Microsoft partners were honored at the Microsoft WPC 2012 Awards. Honorees were selected from more than 200 organizations across the East Region, and AIS was recognized as the 2012 East Region Azure Circle Partner of the Year for our innovative cloud applications at Pandora Jewelry, Bondi Publishing and PSI International. AIS architected, designed and developed solutions that leveraged Azure as a key part of the systems. AIS […]

In the past, I have written about the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS) style of applications. While I continue to believe that PaaS offers the best ROI for hosting custom applications in the cloud, there are a number of scenarios where inserting elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to a PaaS solution can help alleviate some of the limitations that have prevented the adoption of PaaS. In this blog post we will look at a few compelling […]

When it comes to building distributed systems, one of the most important patterns is the message broker. But what’s a message broker? A message broker is an architectural pattern for message validation, message transformation and message routing. It mediates communication amongst applications, minimizing the mutual awareness that applications should have of each other in order to be able to exchange messages, effectively implementing decoupling. The practical utility of this construct has been proven in many distributed systems over the years.  Within the […]

AIS leverages the latest innovations to solve challenging problems that keep our clients up at night.  This recipe for success has enabled our substantial growth.  We are therefore constantly seeking people who are driven to learn about the latest innovations and passionate about delivering solutions.  We want “true technologists” with the humanity and humility to successfully work in project teams. Our people are challenged to understand the depth and breadth of a technology or process so we can offer sound […]

Trying to figure and configure a vision for moving your applications to the cloud? Getting good answers to common myths and misconceptions can kick-start the process for you and your team. This white paper (written by AIS’ CTO and industry expert Vishwas Lele) covers 20 of the most common and not-so-common objections in moving software applications to the cloud. It highlights the most recent and up-to-date advancements in cloud technology that address these concerns head-on. If you’re still on the […]

In addition to contributing to AIS’ brand-new corporate blog, many members of our team have their own personal blogs. We may be biased, but we certainly think they’re worth a spot in your bookmarks or reader feed. Here’s what some of them have been writing about lately: Beyond the Agile Programmer: Innovative Teams: Ryan Cromwell attended illustrator Brad Colbow’s session on Building a Design Culture at Midwest UX (where AIS was a sponsor). It got him thinking about how Scrum can […]