Logic App – Upsert to SharePoint List

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Recently I wrote an article about how I was uploading bank info from Barclays to my Office 365 environment and into a SharePoint list. http://microsoftintegration.guru/2017/06/29/logic-apps-integration-for-small-business/ In the article I got the scenario working but I mentioned that I didn’t really like the implementation too much and I felt sure there…

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Logic Apps Integration for Small Business

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When Logic Apps was first announced at the Integrate summit in Seattle a few years ago one of my first comments was that I felt that this could be an integration game changer for small business in due course. The reason I said this was if you look across the…

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BizTalk Map as an Azure Function

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Every now and then as an architect you would get a request to be able to expose a mapping service for another application to consume and the requirement was preferred if the map was exposed over HTTP so it could be called in real time without the message box over…

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BizTalk + Azure Functions – Upload to AWS S3

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Recently I had a requirement to extend one of our BizTalk solutions, this solution was around user synchronisation. We have 2 interfaces for user synchronisation, one supporting applications which require a batch interface and one which supports messaging. In this case the requirement was to send a daily batch file…

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BizTalk 2016 Upgrade – Notes from the Field

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Recently at the Global Integration Bootcamp I talked about a BizTalk 2016 migration and discussed some of the architecture and technical considerations that you might have to consider. The slides from this are here

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Empowering your Integration Platform with Service Bus

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In todays organisations there is a massive theme that API’s and iPaaS are the keys to building modern applications because these technologies simplify the integration experience. While this is true I think one of the things that is regularly forgotten is the power of a well thought out messaging element…

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Tactical Integration with Logic Apps

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As an integration architect you usually work with customers trying to build a platform which deals with all of the different types of integration they want to do and you try to find the right balance of technologies to build an effective and efficient platform which will have a good…

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BizTalk and Azure Functions

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Recently I had the opportunity to look at the options for combining BizTalk and Azure Functions for some real world scenarios. The most likely scenarios today are: Call a function using the HTTP trigger Add a message to a service bus queue and allow the function to execute via the…

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Testing Logic Apps

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Recently i did a session on integration monday covering how you could do automated testing of Logic Apps with Specflow. The video and slides are available on = http://www.integrationusergroup.com/automated-testing-logic-apps-specflow/ A few people have asked for the sample code i used, this can be downloaded below https://cscblogsamples.blob.core.windows.net/publicblogsamples/LogicAppTesting-Demo.zip   Please note that i…

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Mulesoft IPO and what it means for Microsoft System Integrators

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A friend shared a couple of links with me recently about the Mulesoft IPO which is happening soon and it got me thinking about how this might affect us in the Microsoft integration world. First off those links: http://tomtunguz.com/mulesoft-s-1/ https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1374684/000119312517047884/d287291ds1.htm http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/06/mulesoft-ipo-test-public-markets-appetite-for-unicorns.html It is really interesting to see a major move…

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