Building cross-platform applications is an excellent option for many organizations that need to support different technology vendors. Today, we can build websites that reach a massive audience regardless of the device that they use. Additionally, cross-platform mobile applications are an attractive option. All that is left now are the beloved applications that sit on our […]

Kubernetes has become the go-to orchestrator for running containers. At AIS, we are working with clients using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), applying our expertise in DevOps. One concern is delivering HTTPS certificates to containerized web applications; let’s use Azure Key Vault to achieve this. Azure Key Vault is a cloud service that provides hardware security […]

Introduction As enterprises start to utilize Azure resources, even a reasonably small footprint can begin to accumulate thousands of individual resources. This means that the resource count for much larger enterprises could quickly grow to hundreds of thousands of resources. Establishing a naming convention during the early stages of establishing Azure architecture for your enterprise […]

It would not be unfair to say that Azure Storage is one of Azure’s most essential services. Almost all the other services in Azure use Azure Storage in some shape or form. AIS has been involved with Azure since it’s beta days, under the code name Red Dog. We’ve seen Azure Storage grow from a […]

Assumptions This write up is executed in sequence in that if you jump to a section, it assumes you have completed the parts before it. This write-up assumes the following; You have a Power Apps tenant with administrative privileges. For the source control and CI/CD sections; An Azure DevOps project configured with the Power Apps […]

Summary To break this series apart into more manageable chunks, in this installment, we’ll focus on setting up the API in Azure API Management (APIM) and the custom connector. If you missed the first installment where we set up our On-Premises Data Gateway and Azure Logic App, please check it out here. Scenario The company […]

I support projects where we have platforms like SharePoint, are looking towards adopting PowerApps, and have Azure Government subscriptions. While learning about containers, I wondered where they could fit into an environment where many applications are developed on top of SharePoint. This helped me better understand containers and discover the perfect use case. I thought […]

Introduction Unfortunately, Azure DevOps does not have a SaaS offering running in Azure Government. The only options are to spin up Azure DevOps server in your Azure Government tenant or connect the Azure DevOps commercial PaaS offering (specifically Azure Pipelines) to Azure Government. Your customer may object to the latter approach; the purpose of this […]

Cosmos DB is a cloud-native, geo-distributed, highly scalable schema-less database provided by Microsoft Azure. Cosmos DB achieves cloud-scale horizontal scalability by utilizing a partitioning scheme. Choosing how to partition data stored in Cosmos DB can be a tough decision and directly impacts how well Cosmos DB will work as a solution. Let’s discuss some ideal […]

Web development is arguably the most popular area of software development right now. Software developers can make snappy, eye-catching websites, and build robust APIs. I’ve recently developed a specific interest in a less discussed facet of web development: web scraping. Web scraping is the process of programmatically analyzing a website’s Document Object Model (DOM) to […]