Dynamics CRM Online Availability and Recovery

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Having worked with a number of customers over the last few years who use CRM Online I have found that during the project lifecycle the discussion often comes up that we have chosen the SaaS version of CRM but what does that mean in terms of how high availability works…

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Upsert into Azure Table Storage from BizTalk in 10 minutes

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A quick you tube video to show how easy it is to send messages to to table storage from BizTalk  

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Documenting a Logic Apps solution

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One of the biggest challenges in integration projects over the years is how to manage the relationship between the implementation of your solution and the documentation describing the intention of the solution and how it works and how to look after it. We have been through paradigm shifts where projects…

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Azure Data Factory and Dynamics CRM Online

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Recently ive been looking at downloading some data from Dynamics CRM Online to Azure Data Lake using Azure Data Factory but I found there was little if any guidance on how to do it with CRM.  There is an OData connector in Data Factory but there was no samples to…

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What type of integration do you do?

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Over the last few years I’ve worked with a number of different organisations and one of the interesting trends I have seen is around the core mindset to how that organisation does integration. Your first thought is probably “Mike isn’t this just their architecture” but I would argue that many…

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Custom CRM Portals Super-Charged by an Azure Data Layer

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I wanted to talk a little about the architecture I designed recently for a Dynamics CRM + Portal + Integration project. In the initial stages of the project a number of options were considered for a Portal (or group of portals) which would support staff, students and other users which…

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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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