Month: December 2014

BizTalk Generic Streamed Download Pipeline Approach

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A few months ago I wrote a post about a way to implement a Streaming Download pipeline component for BizTalk which would download data from CRM.  The aim of the component was that we knew that there could potentially be a large amount of data returned by some of the…

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Effectively combining BizTalk & NuGet

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Ive spoken to a few people in the past who have asked about the best way to manage 3rd party references that you want to get as NuGet packages for BizTalk engagements.  I have recently had to deal with this so thought it was worth writing something about how we…

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Azure Service Bus Topic Security

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When working with the topic pattern in Azure Service Bus it is easy to get up and running for a demo, but when you come to implement a real world solution you probably need to implement a more fine grained level of security than you demo would implement.  As an…

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Azure Service Bus Authorization Setup

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Recently I had a discussion with Sam Vanhoutte at the Belgium Usergroup about an article he wrote about configuring permissions for Service Bus Relays.  Sam was spot on that many projects do not implement tight security around Service Bus because configuring detailed permissions is not as easy as we would…

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Azure Service Bus & Larger Messages

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I have been meaning to get around to this article for a long time.  In the community I have read some articles which demonstrate sending a larger message through Azure Service Bus by using a session with the message.  This is helpful but I always felt there was a bit…

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Hybrid, Microservices & BizTalk Server Architecture Example

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While at the Integrate 2014 summit Microsoft introduced the new Microservices architecture vision and I felt that based on the great stuff we had seen it was worth throwing some ideas around in my Hybrid Connectivity options session around what an example integration architecture might look like if it included…

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Belgium User Group Slides

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Really pleased to be invited to speak at BTUG in Brussels this evening.  The sldies for this talk are the longer version of the talk I did at Integrate 2014 and are below. BTUG – Dec 2014 – Hybrid Connectivity Options from Michael Stephenson Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Why im excited about BizTalk Microservices

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Recently I was at the Integrate 2014 summit which was excellently organised by BizTalk 360.  In this summit we learned about the vision and for the next wave of integration technologies and also got some demos of the bits that have been built so far.  In the 2013 BizTalk Summit…

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Considerations for a Multi-Vendor Cloud Strategy

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On the back of some recent discussions following an outage at one of the cloud vendors the usual rounds of discussions came up again about how companies need to think about how to use multiple cloud vendors etc etc.  While I generally agree with this I think the real context…

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Whats in your integration platform?

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I really enjoyed Kent Weare’s presentation at Integrate this week which will be about some thoughts on helping companies with the decision around choosing the right technologies to make up their integration platform.  To accompany the talk there is a whitepaper which Steef-Jan Wiggers and I were asked by Kent to help…

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