AIS is now one of few partners that can offer your organization cloud licensing across Azure Commercial, Azure Government Cloud, M365, M365 Government Community Cloud (GCC), and M365 GCC High. As a Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) and long-term Microsoft Partner, our Microsoft certified cloud engineers can support purchasing and managing licenses, migrating/deploying cloud infrastructure, modernizing […]

When Microsoft introduced pipelines as part of their Azure DevOps cloud service offering, we received the tools to add continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices to our development processes. An Azure DevOps pipeline can be created in two ways: 1) The current generally available “classic” pipeline tooling, and 2) the new multi-stage YAML […]

In this blog I’ll discuss some post-release reporting issues that we faced for one of our projects and the solutions we implemented. On the technology side, we had SQL Server 2008 R2 and MVC 4.0 application (which were hosted in Amazon Web Services) in our production environment. The Problem The post-production release reporting system was […]

A large, enterprise-class application involves many servers. As the number of servers increases, the challenges to troubleshoot or investigate any application failure increases multifold. Thus, there is a need to integrate different sources of data for a consolidated view – to help improve developers/testers’ productivity and quickly resolve application/environment issues. Moreover, the solution needs a […]

System Center 2012 is all about cloud computing — it provides IT as a Service, so it offers support for heterogeneous environments extending from a private cloud to the public cloud. Trying to describe what you can accomplish with Microsoft System Center 2012 is akin to defining what a carpenter can build when he opens […]

Good question. And we’ve got the answer. Here at AIS, we’ve spent hundreds of thousands of hours envisioning, designing and constructing SharePoint-based solutions for our clients. With each new version of SharePoint, we make additional investments to deeply understand the new release’s capabilities. We’ve taken a look at all the changes and enhancements in the […]

Have you ever attended a technical training event, and three days later, couldn’t really remember what you were trained on? In trying to recall what you just sat through, your mind comes up with the mental equivalent of a desolate Wild Wild West ghost town, perhaps with a sad tumbleweed or two passing through. You […]

I was recently working on an automation task that involved opening an XML document, reading the values its contents, and passing them as arguments to install a variety of processes, etc., etc. All rather routine and mundane. Of course, my XML document was littered with environment variables and other special monikers that would be replaced […]

With the SharePoint Conference 2012 behind us, I have been reflecting on our SharePoint journey so far…and on the road ahead. And what an incredible journey it has been! SharePoint has allowed AIS to build mission-critical applications for various large federal government agencies and commercial organizations. And not just ECM or document management systems (which are […]