Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP – New Mapper

In this blog post we are going to explore some of the new functoids that are available in the Azure Service Bus Mapper. At first glance, the Mapper looks pretty similar to the BizTalk 2010 Mapper. Sure there are some different icons, perhaps some lipstick applied but conceptually we are dealing with the same thing right? Wrong! It isn’t until we take a look at … Continue reading Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP – New Mapper

Speaking at Prairie Dev Con West–March 2012

I have recently been informed that my session abstract has been accepted and I will be speaking at Prairie Dev Con West in March.  My session will focus on Microsoft’s Cloud based Middleware platform: Azure AppFabric.  In my session I will be discussing topics such as Service Bus,  AppFabric Queues/Subscriptions and bridging on-premise Line of Business systems with cloud based integration. You can read more … Continue reading Speaking at Prairie Dev Con West–March 2012

AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP)–Only 1 SQL Azure Instance at a time

I must have missed it in the release notes but when you have access to the AppFabric Apps CTP, you are only allowed on SQL Azure instance within this Labs environment.  When you first log into the Portal you will see a SQL Azure DB that has a name of LabsSqlDatabase.  The problem is that you can’t actually create another one here and if you … Continue reading AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP)–Only 1 SQL Azure Instance at a time

AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Accessing AppFabric Queue via REST

I recently watched an episode of AppFabric TV where they were discussing the REST API for Azure AppFabric.  I thought the ability to access the AppFabric Service Bus, and therefore other Azure AppFabric services like Queues, Topics and Subscriptions via REST was a pretty compelling scenario.  For example, if we take a look at the “Power Outage” scenario that I have been using to demonstrate … Continue reading AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Accessing AppFabric Queue via REST

AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Topics–Part 2

(…Continued from Part 1, if you have not read it please do so to understand the context of this post) Solution We want customers to be able to submit power outages to our fictitious power company located in the Redmond, Washington area. What is different this time around(from our Queue scenario) is that due to the growth in the Kirkland, Washington area we have subcontracted … Continue reading AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Topics–Part 2

AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Topics–Part 1

In my last post we discussed using Azure AppFabric Queues as part of Azure AppFabric Applications.  In this post, we will discuss a couple of related Queue technologies called Topics and Subscriptions.  The purpose of this post will be to describe the conceptual behavior of Topics and Subscriptions and then in a follow up post actually dive into a detailed example of how we can … Continue reading AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Topics–Part 1

AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Queue App

In this post we are going to be discussing a simple app and how this app can communicate with a Service Bus Queue. Service Bus Queues and Topics(will save this for a future post) were introduced in the May 2011 Service Bus CTP.  While Queuing is far from a new topic, the idea of providing a durable Queue in the cloud is a relatively new … Continue reading AppFabric Apps (June 2011 CTP) Simple Service Bus Queue App