Month: October 2014

BizTalk Iaas Whitepaper

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Recently Johann Cooper asked if I would review a white paper he was writing following some inspiration from the recent Australia BizTalk Summit organised by BizTalk 360.  As always flattered to be asked for my opinion on these things it was a good opportunity to get involved and also tied…

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Combining BizTalk Monitoring Job Results & BizTalk 360

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In BizTalk 2010 a new job was added to BizTalk in the database which would perform some of the checks you can do against BizTalk to ensure its healthy. Steef-Jan does an excellent job of explaining this monitoring job in this article. In the article Steef-Jan also explains how you…

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BizTalk Mapping Book

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I recently had the opportunity to review the new book BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices which is now released on the BizTalk 360 website.  – Download it here This is one of the most detailed books I have ever read and Sandro has put a slightly worrying amount of work into…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Overview

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I think my bunch of recent articles about an Azure based integration platform ended up with a few more posts than id originally thought it would so prob not a bad idea to have a list of them here.   Remember in this series that the decisions and approaches may…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 9

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So far in the series we have looked at how the integration platform was envisioned, how it evolved through projects and a recap of where it was vs where we thought it would go.  The next step is to consider how the platform might evolve in the future.  This means…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 8

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Ok so far we have had a look at how the integration platform evolved across a number of projects and also how it would help us deliver projects that we can see in the future pipeline.  At this point I want to take a step back and look at the…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 7

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In this post I thought I would share some of the thinking around some of the design decisions which lead to the evolution of the Azure hosted integration platform to go the way it did.  Its important to remember here that the journey for each customer is probably going to…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 6

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In this stage of the evolution of the integration platform we had some new requirements to update Dynamics CRM with near real-time changes in one of the line of business applications on premise.  In some cases there could be quite a lot of changes and in others there might be hardly…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 5

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In part 5 of the evolution of the Azure based integration platform we had some new initiatives around exposing API’s to external parties. The aim was to expose an API that business partners would be able to integrate with parts of our technology estate.  It could have equally been exposing…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 4

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In part 4 of the evolution of the Azure based integration platform we have some new requirements to handle event publishing from Dynamics CRM Online and to process these events.  Without going too much into the detail of the CRM event publishing piece the simple overview of this part is…

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