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Create a hybrid API when you have brittle underlying LOB applications

Recently I have been thinking about a sample use case where you may want to expose legacy applications via a hybrid API but you have the challenge that the underlying LOB applications are not really fit for purpose to be the underlying sub-systems for a hybrid API. In this case…

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BizTalk 2016 – SFTP Adapter – How to set it up properly

Cutting a long story short I was exploring migrating a BizTalk 2013 solution to BizTalk 2016.  The solution uses SFTP and I wanted to migrate from the open source Blogical SFTP adapter to the out of the box SFTP adapter which has had some enhancements.  The documentation around this enhancement…

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Integration Monday with BizTalk Product Group

Tonight we had loads of people on the integration monday webcast and there were a few people who wanted the slides asap to share with their teams.  We will be posting the video from tonights session and the slides on the link below tomorrow once the video is processed as…

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BizTalk Monitoring – User Experience

At the university one of the cool features we have on the monitoring dashboard is to split it so services are monitored at 3 levels: Infrastructure Platform User Experience If you imagine a table which looks something like this: Service User Platform Infrastructure API Public Website Identity Synchronisation BizTalk Office…

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BizTalk and Azure File Service

For a while now the Microsoft Azure Cloud has had a service called the Azure File Service. In this article I want to look at the option of using this with BizTalk. How do I use it? The below video will show you how you can set up the file…

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Modern Business Intelligence with Microsoft Tech

Recently I was discussing some thoughts on how to apply the current Microsoft technology stack to solving Business Intelligence problems.  Although I am not a BI guy and instead I am really an integration and cloud guy, but people still seemed to like my interpretation of how Business Intelligence could…

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How did we use Azure on a recent BizTalk project?

I have been involved in a BizTalk project recently and often people assume “I am doing BizTalk on premise so why do I need Azure”.  On the face of it this project would have been one of those who a few years ago probably wouldn’t use the cloud but today…

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Application Insights for Integration Developers

Recently I presented an Integration Monday session where I talked about how integration developers could leverage Application Insights on Azure to be able to improve the monitoring experience of the typical components we have and I also talked about product positioning and how it might relate to other monitoring and…

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Monitor a Daily Integration Process with BizTalk 360 Process Monitoring

BizTalk 360 has had a cool feature for a while called Process Monitoring. I have recently been setting this up and wanted to talk a little about my scenario. In my project we have a few daily jobs which are triggered by the scheduled task adapter and then BizTalk goes…

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BizTalk Time Travel Considerations

Sometimes in a project you will have time sensitive requirements where at some point in the year key events will happen which makes your IT systems need to behave differently. I have come across this a number of times with BizTalk projects and wanted to discuss some of the things…

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