March 2018

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

By |2019-04-12T09:51:24+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Azure, Azure App Service, Uncategorized|

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 it would be interesting to share this. The Scenario The scenario we had was similar to one of the patterns for Service Bus Relay you can use the [...]

February 2017

Azure Resource Groups and Cloud Integration Platform

By |2017-02-14T01:24:28+00:00February 14th, 2017|Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Uncategorized|

One of my favourite things in Azure is the ability to group stuff into resource groups. Maybe it's a reflection on myself but I hate looking at messy environments that look like a kid has just emptied their toy box over the floor. With resource groups you have the ability to group related stuff together in kind of a sandbox. Now there are much more powerful features to resource groups such as the ability to automate their setup [...]

Serverless vs Codeless in the Microsoft Integration Platform

By |2017-02-13T21:44:16+00:00February 13th, 2017|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Uncategorized|

While chatting to Jeff Holland on integration Monday this evening I mentioned some thinking I had been doing around how to articulate the various products within the Microsoft Integration Platform in terms of their codeless vs Serverless nature. Below is a rough diagram with me brain dumping a rough idea where each product would be in terms of these two axis. (Note: This is just my rough approximation of where things could be positioned) If you look at [...]

October 2015

Microsoft Technology for each Integration Capability

By |2015-10-12T23:00:47+00:00October 12th, 2015|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Uncategorized|

Ive been thinking a little about some of the different technologies in the Microsoft stack and how they overlay on the different capabilities I need within the integration architectures I have been involved with over the years. Below I have tried to list as many of the different integration capabilities that come to mind as possible and the technologies that can help you implement those capabilities both on premise, or in the cloud as Iaas or as PaaS/SaaS. [...]

May 2015

Integration Session from BizTalk Summit

By |2015-05-13T19:55:29+00:00May 13th, 2015|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus|

The video from the session I did with Oliver Davy at the London BizTalk Summit is now available online.  In this video we talked about why integration is important to the university of northumbria and how we saw the evolution of their integration platform. Finally we showed a demo from a reference architecture which used Minecraft to model and act out some business processes which flexed the integration platform which was implemented with Azure and BizTalk. See it [...]

April 2015

BizTalk Server vs Azure App Service – Positioning for different customer scenarios

By |2015-04-30T00:46:35+00:00April 30th, 2015|API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App|

For the last few weeks ive listened in on discussions around how people perceive BizTalk Server and Azure App Service when used for integration. There are some really great comments and opinions out there but also a bunch of questions and concerns in the community with people not really understanding how the two technologies will align. I thought id share some of my thoughts on this to prompt a discussion. Ok, so there isnt a black and white [...]