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Azure API Management vs Azure API Apps

I did a blog post on my Azure Coach blog about my thoughts on this topic. Check it out if your interested – http://theazurecoach.com/2015/11/api-management-vs-api-apps-2/   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Microsoft Technology for each Integration Capability

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…

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BizTalk Server + Event Hubs

Just a cross post for an article I have written/video’d for theazurecoach.com website about how to send messages from BizTalk Server to Azure Service Bus Event Hubs http://theazurecoach.com/2015/09/biztalkeventhubs/ Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Deployment Notifications to Yammer – via Console App

Recently I wanted to add messages to Yammer to inform people about the deployment of components being performed.  I wanted to add something to my deployment scripts to make this happen in an automated fashion. I was looking into the Yammer API options and some samples but while they initially…

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Analyzing your Azure EA Billing Data with Power BI

UPDATE Oct 2015 There is now a content pack available for Power BI which lets you get some analysis of the Azure EA Billing data. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powerbi/archive/2015/10/21/visualize-your-azure-enterprise-data-with-power-bi.aspx A whole bunch of people seem to still be using the below approach too so you might still want to check out the below….

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Azure API Management + Azure Service Bus + Minecraft

Ok three things I bet you never thought you would hear together, Azure API Management, Azure Service Bus and Minecraft. Ill give you a minute to get over the WTF which im sure is going through your head about now but let’s see how we can use Microsoft Azure to…

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Azure Service Bus Topic Security

When working with the topic pattern in Azure Service Bus it is easy to get up and running for a demo, but when you come to implement a real world solution you probably need to implement a more fine grained level of security than you demo would implement.  As an…

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Hybrid, Microservices & BizTalk Server Architecture Example

While at the Integrate 2014 summit Microsoft introduced the new Microservices architecture vision and I felt that based on the great stuff we had seen it was worth throwing some ideas around in my Hybrid Connectivity options session around what an example integration architecture might look like if it included…

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Whats in your integration platform?

I really enjoyed Kent Weare’s presentation at Integrate this week which will be about some thoughts on helping companies with the decision around choosing the right technologies to make up their integration platform.  To accompany the talk there is a whitepaper which Steef-Jan Wiggers and I were asked by Kent to help…

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Hopping around the world with an Azure VM

Some of you know that recently I’ve been in Hong Kong helping a company with some Azure hosted BizTalk stuff.  For a long time now I have hosted all of my BizTalk development environments in Azure but they are usually hosted in Ireland.  When I went out to Hong Kong…

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