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Accelerating Business Opportunities with Power Apps and Integration

Recently I have been looking at some opportunities to utilise the new Model-Driven capabilities in Power Apps. I spent some time at Integrate 2018 chatting to Kent Weare about some of its capabilities and realised it was a great fit for some of the architecture challenges we have. Before I…

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Troubleshooting Shopify Performance Issues with Azure Application Insights

Recently I was looking at a Shopify store and the customer wanted to get a better understanding of the customer experience. They suspected a couple of performance issues existed that was having an adverse effect but they were unable to be sure. We decided that we should look to use…

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PullATruckForAJ

Yea you read the title right…… Pull A Truck… At the gym my mate Jack has roped me in to entering the UK Truck Pulling Championships at the end of August and we will be raising money for AJ’s hospital. My understanding is that there are 3 events Pushing a…

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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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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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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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Dynamics CRM Online Availability and Recovery

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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Documenting a Logic Apps solution

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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What type of integration do you do?

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

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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