Logic Apps: Integrating Custom SharePoint Lists and Salesforce

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

Azure App Service Demo Scenario–Part 1

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

Azure–Service Bus Queues in Worker Roles

  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

Azure Service Bus–Don’t run as Root!

  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!

SAP meet Azure Service Bus – EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP

  The Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP has been out for about 2 weeks at the time of this blog post.  As soon as I saw the Service Bus Connect feature in the documentation I wanted to try and hook up the Service Bus to SAP.  The organization that I work for utilizes SAP to support many of its core business processes.  We … Continue reading SAP meet Azure Service Bus – EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP

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

Introduction to the Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP

The Azure team has recently reached a new milestone; delivering on Service Bus enhancements for the December 2011 CTP.  More specifically, this CTP provides Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) functionality.  Within the Microsoft stack, both EAI and EDI have historically been tackled by BizTalk.  With this CTP we are seeing an early glimpse into how Microsoft envisions these types of integration … Continue reading Introduction to the Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI December 2011 CTP

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