Azure Hybrid Integration Day coming to Calgary

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

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