AIS’s own Gautam Shah, Azure Architect, was a guest on The Azure Podcast last week and discussed how enterprises can use Azure to automate just about anything. It’s a great episode and covers a lot of what’s now possible with “Extreme” Azure Automation! Media file (mp3) Transcript (in sidebar)

AIS won the 2018 Microsoft US SI of the Year award for Azure Performance at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas. The award recognizes AIS’ work in Azure consumption values, as well as our success as the #1 United States Co-Sell Partner in the Microsoft Co-Sell Initiative. With over $26 million in Azure consumption and over $12 million in total contract value, AIS assisted Microsoft in retiring over $1 million in Azure goals. Microsoft generated more than 11,000 co-sell wins with partners like […]

I just finished teaching my Azure Master Class for Cloud Solution Architects and wanted to provide a quick recap: Motivation The motivation for organizing this class was three-fold: Like many companies, AIS has many open CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) positions that we are unable to fill. So the only solution is to take folks with a strong background in non-cloud environments (on any development stack for that matter) and “rewire” their brains for cloud computing 😊 Note – Please refer […]

Two years ago, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) came to AIS with an outdated online budgeting tool called the “Texas Reality Check” for middle and high school students. The application, designed to give students a clear sense of how much their desired future lifestyle will cost and what education and career choices will support it, was plagued by performance and accessibility issues…and its young target demographic was simply tuning it out. AIS modernized the site for teen sensibilities, streamlined the […]

Another new year, another Codemash in the books. Codemash is a fantastic family-friendly developer conference that brings in speakers and attendees from all over the world, with a wonderfully diverse range of topics and expertise. If there’s a hot new language or technology, it’ll be discussed here, in the sessions or in the hallways. Despite being held in Sandusky, OH in the middle of winter, it’s a blast for the whole family since it’s hosted at the Kalahari indoor waterpark resort. Pro-Tips This was the […]

AIS is excited to offer a truly unique opportunity for software engineers interested in building a career in Azure. In partnership with a long-time client, AIS is building a first-of-its-kind Azure Cloud Academy in Carmel, Indiana. Together we will hire, train and mentor 400 software engineers in Azure over the next two years. AIS will place Azure architects, mentors and senior staff to lead the Cloud Academy and follow-on customer projects. We’ll then seek software engineers in more junior trainee roles […]

Calling all SharePoint users and Office 365 developers! AIS is sponsoring this month’s Meetup for the Triangle SharePoint User Group in Morrisville, North Carolina. It’s shaping up to be a great one, so RSVP today to claim your spot. About the Session: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. In this session, we will cover Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Services for Office 365 developers. About the Speaker: Prashant G. Bhoyar is a Microsoft Office Server […]

The AIS Talent team is participating in many exciting technical community and education events this Spring in the Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis areas. Please come join us to network and build relationships with your fellow technical professionals, plus learn about the awesome career opportunities available here at AIS! April 5th – 6th The Ivy Tech Competition at Ivy Tech Community College Held at the Indianapolis campus of the largest IT tech college in the country, this event will challenge 300 […]

Our own Senior Infrastructure Engineer Daniel Suenkel recently hosted a Breakfast and Learn to share his knowledge and passion for Azure OMS with his AIS colleagues. Continuing with his theme, he explained why Azure OMS truly is the “One Tool to Rule Them All!” In addition to the material that he provided in his previous blog (Azure OMS: One Tool To Rule Them All), he provided a deeper dive into what Azure OMS is and exactlywhat is offered in each service. […]

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers free, 24/7 compassionate care and support to anyone grieving the loss of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has assisted more than 75,000 surviving families, casualty officers and caregivers. AIS has been proudly supporting this wonderful organization for a number of years. Last week AIS was a sponsor at the TAPS 10th annual Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C. This event helps raise critical funding for TAPS programs throughout the year. We […]