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Setting up Function Apps via Powershell

This post is really a note to self and if its useful to anyone else then great!  If your wanting to script setting up many Azure Function Apps then you may find this useful. I had a task to create a bunch of function apps in different resource groups and…

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Powershell to setup Azure AD B2C Guests as users in CRM

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

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

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

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

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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Considerations for Hardening API’s Built with Azure API Management + Azure Functions

In the current feature set available on Azure one of the most common patterns for implementing an API is to use a combination of Azure Functions to act as the back end of the API where the bulk of the work is done and then to use Azure API Management…

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Upsert into Azure Table Storage from BizTalk in 10 minutes

A quick you tube video to show how easy it is to send messages to to table storage from BizTalk   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Azure Data Factory and Dynamics CRM Online

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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Custom CRM Portals Super-Charged by an Azure Data Layer

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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