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Discussions about BizTalk Support Product Lifecycle at Integrate 2018

At the recent Integrate 2018 summit the Q&A drew some contentious questions from the audience about the next version of BizTalk and when it is going to be.  What was clear is that the product teams new approach of having a customer feedback driven back log means they have been…

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Can the user modify the Integration solution – Discuss

Recently I had a chat with a few people at a company about integration solutions and a question came up which I remember not having been asked in a while. “Will the business users be able to modify the solution after its live”. Back in the day you used to…

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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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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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BizTalk Map as an Azure Function

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

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

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 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Mulesoft IPO and what it means for Microsoft System Integrators

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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Dealing with Bad Data in Integration Solutions

When we build integration solutions one of the biggest challenges we face is “sh!t in sh!t out”. Explained more eloquently we often have line of business systems which have some poor data in it and then we have to massage this and work around it in the integration solution so…

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Azure Resource Groups and Cloud Integration Platform

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…

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