The Microsoft Integration team (BizTalk/Logic Apps) recently hit an important milestone. They have launched the Logic Apps Preview Refresh. You can find the original press release here. The purpose of this post is to highlight some of the recent investments and then take an existing v1 Logic App and rebuild it in v2. New Designer Probably the biggest feature released was the new designer experience. … Continue reading Azure Logic Apps Preview Refresh: Moving a v1 app to v2
Lately I have been building my own SaaS connector for a well known SaaS vendor. This vendor (which will remain nameless for this post) provides free dev instances for devs to play with. There is a limitation though. If you do not create an object in their system within 10 days you will have your instance revoked. My interest in the platform has been very … Continue reading Azure Logic Apps Automation
Every year some of the brightest minds in Microsoft Integration descend upon Redmond, Washington for the Microsoft MVP Summit. This year 3 MVPs (Saravana Kumar, Steef-Jan Wiggers and Michael Stephenson) from Europe will be stopping by Calgary on their way to the Summit and will be giving some presentations. Myself and a local Microsoft employee, Darren King, will also be presenting. I have shared the … Continue reading Azure Hybrid Integration Day coming to Calgary
I have posted a little tutorial video that describes consuming data from a SharePoint Server Custom List and using that data to create new Contacts in Salesforce. The SharePoint Connector will take advantage of the Hybrid Connection capability that allows messages to flow between the Azure cloud and an On-Premise system without requiring ports to be opened in firewall. Continue reading Logic Apps: Integrating Custom SharePoint Lists and Salesforce
While recording is a lot of work, I find that it is a very useful channel for learning. As I learn more about the new Azure App Service I will be posting some short demonstrations and walkthroughs. The first post in this series is a quick Logic App demo that includes Twitter and Dropbox integration. The inspiration for the demo comes from the App Service … Continue reading Azure App Service Demo Scenario–Part 1
Another nugget of information that I picked up at TechEd North America is a new template that ships as part of the Azure SDK 1.7 called Worker Role with Service Bus Queue. What got me interested in this feature is some of the work that I did last year with the AppFabric Applications (Composite Apps) CTP. I was a big fan of that CTP … Continue reading Azure–Service Bus Queues in Worker Roles
So I can’t take credit for the catchy tag line for this post. It was inspired by a recent session that Clemens Vasters and Abhishek Lal provided at TechEd North America 2012. You can watch the entire session here. While watching the presentation, this particular segment, on not running as root, really resonated with me. I have built some proof of concept mobile applications … Continue reading Azure Service Bus–Don’t run as Root!