Accelerating Business Opportunities with Power Apps and Integration

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Recently I have been looking at some opportunities to utilise the new Model-Driven capabilities in Power Apps. I spent some time at Integrate 2018 chatting to Kent Weare about some of its capabilities and realised it was a great fit for some of the architecture challenges we have. Before I…

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Troubleshooting Shopify Performance Issues with Azure Application Insights

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Recently I was looking at a Shopify store and the customer wanted to get a better understanding of the customer experience. They suspected a couple of performance issues existed that was having an adverse effect but they were unable to be sure. We decided that we should look to use…

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Discussions about BizTalk Support Product Lifecycle at Integrate 2018

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At the recent Integrate 2018 summit the Q&A drew some contentious questions from the audience about the next version of BizTalk and when it is going to be.  What was clear is that the product teams new approach of having a customer feedback driven back log means they have been…

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PullATruckForAJ

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Yea you read the title right…… Pull A Truck… At the gym my mate Jack has roped me in to entering the UK Truck Pulling Championships at the end of August and we will be raising money for AJ’s hospital. My understanding is that there are 3 events Pushing a…

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Visualize CRM Solution Deployments across Environments

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One of the things I love about Azure functions is that they are great for scenarios where you need to use a bit of code to do something useful but its not a real world production component, for example if it’s a utility to help the team work better. In…

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Powershell to setup Azure AD B2C Guests as users in CRM

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Imagine a scenario where you want to add guest users from another Azure AD tenant to your own tenant so that they can use your CRM instance.  This could be a B2B collaboration story or it could also be a story of mergers and acqusitions. In this case we have…

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Building Better Web Apps with Logic Apps and Signal R

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In this article I would like to discuss a pattern I’ve implemented recently where we could improve the user experience in a web app through the use of Logic Apps and Signal-R. Lets imagine we have a scenario at Acme University. They have built a super Student Portal building using…

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Azure Functions and SpecFlow

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Anyone who follows my blog will know I am a big fan of Specflow for testing components. We usually use SpecFlow to compliment normal unit testing with some automated integration tests which combine the idea of “Does the component behave like we expect it to” with the opportunity to have…

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No protocol binding matches the given address Error with WCF on Azure Web Apps

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Recently we had an issue with a WCF service hosted on Azure App Service. This lead to an interesting troubleshooting scenario which I thought would be interesting to share. The experience showed some of the opportunities of cloud and some of the challenges at the same time so I thought…

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When data in CRM is updated I want to send it to another application

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Having worked a lot with Dynamics CRM/365 over the last few years I thought it would be interesting to discuss a common use case and some of the architecture patterns you may consider to implement the solution. Lets imagine a scenario where the business requirement is as follows: The user…

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