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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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 3

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Im now up to part 3 in the journey of our evolving Azure based Integration platform.  In this phase we had an integration project which did not involve our SaaS application investment but instead involved more B2B integration but this time involving on premise applications. The on premise part of…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 2

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In the previous post Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 1 I talked about the vision of our cloud based integration platform and what we thought the technology may end up looking like.  Its impossible to be 100% sure because it depends which projects you end up implementing…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 1

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During this year I have worked with a company in Asia to design and develop an separate integration platform capabilities which will support their business and integration needs for the future.  I thought id share some stuff about the journey to give people some ideas about what you can do with…

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What type of BizTalk application are you building?

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I had a discussion with a friend the other day and thought it was worth sharing some thoughts for discussion on this.  Ok so the question is: What type of BizTalk application are you building?   Based on my experiences of seeing BizTalk implementations around the world I am pretty…

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Goals for Integration & BizTalk Projects

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Last night I attended the NEBytes user group in Newcastle.  I was due to present my session about Azure Hybrid Connectivity.  While I was there I met John Timney who is a UK based Sharepoint MVP and works as an Enterprise Architect.  John presented the first session which was called…

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Hopping around the world with an Azure VM

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Some of you know that recently I’ve been in Hong Kong helping a company with some Azure hosted BizTalk stuff.  For a long time now I have hosted all of my BizTalk development environments in Azure but they are usually hosted in Ireland.  When I went out to Hong Kong…

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BTS Scheduled Task Adapter – Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.BizTalk.Scheduler’

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Ive recently been working with the scheduled task adapter and BizTalk 2013 and there was an interesting but unusual scenario. When I build the first developer machine in a lab it all worked fine and the adapter was performing as expected.  When I build the build server I got the…

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