Over the years, AIS has leveraged “Excel on Server” to enable power users to develop their own code.
Consider a common requirement to implement calculations/reports that adhere to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standards. These types of reports are often large and complex. The calculations in the reports are specific to a geographical region, so a multi-national company needs to implement different versions of these calculations. Furthermore, over time these calculations have to be adjusted to comply with changing laws.
Traditionally, these calculations have been implemented using custom code, and as a result, suffer from the challenges outlined above, including the high cost of development and maintenance, requirements being lost in translation, the lack of traceability, and the lack of a robust mechanism for making a quick change to a calculation in response to a change in a standard. This is where the power of Excel on Server comes in.
As you may know, Excel on the server is available via in two forms: Read More…
With the recent release of Microsoft Teams, you may be wondering what the differences between Teams and Office 365 Groups are. At AIS, we’re always on the forefront of the latest Office 365 services, and given our long-time partnership with Microsoft, we’ve actually been using both Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups for while now. We’ve gotten a solid sense of what both services are good at and what they’re…not so good at. At least not yet. Read More…
If you need managed services to maintain peak IT network operations, consider us here at Applied Information Sciences. We’ll manage all your IT services for a predictable cost so you can focus on more strategic investments. AIS’ Managed Services Practice provides ongoing responsibility for monitoring, patching and problem resolution for specific IT systems on your company’s behalf.
- Backup and Restore
- Incident Response
AIS’ Managed Service Practice has up to 24×7 coverage for initial responses to incidents through a combination of dedicated, part- and full-time staff, both onshore and offshore. AIS prides itself in being on the leading edge of managed services support. Our collaborative, disciplined approach is committed to quality, value, time and budget. Read More…
What does a UX Process really look like? Honestly, depending on the project, it can look many different ways. I personally prefer to use a combination of in-depth process techniques, rather than just focusing on one specific area. It is critical to understand that UX is made up of several different components, each having its own importance.
There’s Research and Testing, Information Architecture, Content Strategy, Interaction Design, Visual Design and Front End Development. Today I want to focus on the first three areas.
It all started with an email from a customer: They wanted an event app for an upcoming regional sales summit. The requirements fit the mold of a typical event app (session schedule and downloadable documents, photo sharing, surveys, sync with Outlook, etc.), but there was one small problem. The app needed to be done in less than a week.
Fortunately, we knew exactly what tools to use and how to put them to work for our client.
Read the rest of the story, and find out exactly how we got the job done, over at the Microsoft PowerApps Blog.
AIS is EXCITED to sponsor SharePoint Fest – DC on April 27-29th. Join other SharePoint practitioners from around the DMV to attend technical classes and workshops – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Implementation/Administration, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics & SharePoint Development. Choose one complete learning track or mix & match based on what content best meets you and your organization’s current needs!
Seven Great Reasons to Attend SharePoint Fest – D.C.:
- The technical classes and seminars at SharePoint Fest are focused on practical techniques and practices you can put to work today!
- Our expanded three-day SharePoint conference allows for more topics and additional expert speakers from the community!
- Get answers to your questions in the classroom, or as you mingle with speakers and peers at coffee breaks or at the evening cocktail reception!
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- Attend the SharePoint sessions that work best for you. With more than 80 classes and workshops to choose from, you can make SharePoint Fest your own custom SharePoint training event.
- See how the Microsoft SharePoint ecosystem is growing and evolving by speaking with technical experts from the local Microsoft field and diverse channels within the Microsoft Partner Network all in our exhibit hall!
- Learn from the brightest minds in the SharePoint universe! Many of our speakers are either Microsoft engineers or have achieved Microsoft MVP or MCM status based on their in-depth knowledge of SharePoint.
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I decided to build my own solution since it would be a relatively simple design and it would let me dig into KnockoutJS. In addition, it would be easier to use TypeScript to build an easier-to-maintain solution since it incorporates many of the ECMAScript 6 features like classes and modules, among others. Read More…
Join AIS as we participate in SharePoint Saturday – Reston!
SPSDC is a free community‐focused SharePoint event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. SPSDC draws upon the expertise of local SharePoint IT professionals, developers, and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals.
This year, AIS’s Scott Hoag will be leading a session entitled, “To the Cloud! Using IaaS as a Hosting Provider for SharePoint.” Read More…
I came across an interesting bug while trying to add a user the Administrators of a Search Service Application in SharePoint 2013. When I tried adding the user, and clicking OK, and error is returned: “User does not have permission to perform this action” along with a correlation ID. Further investigation in the ULS logs revealed that the problem was SQL permission related: “The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘proc_MSS_GetConfigurationProperty’, database ‘SPSearch’, schema ‘dbo’.” Additionally performing a search fails and logs the error: “There was an exception in the Database. Please retry your operation and if the problem presists, contact an administrator.” (The error message has a typo too). Read More…
If you’ve ever had the need to add document management capabilities for your entities in CRM, you already know that CRM 2013 and CRM online rely on SharePoint for this functionality. This out of the box integration point is well documented and available for configuration in the CRM administrative interface. When set up, users can create, upload, view and delete documents in SharePoint locations that correspond to entity instances in CRM.
This post will discuss a different integration point – using search in SharePoint 2013 to expose CRM entity data. When setup properly, SharePoint 2013 can provide a robust, enterprise level search capability that can be tailored to your needs. Also, it seems to fill a current functionality gap in CRM that often requires a third party tool. Granted, you will need SharePoint 2013 Enterprise to realize this setup, but if this is available to you there should be no need to look anywhere else for search. Read More…