Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps, which tool should I use Udemy course update!

I recently added two new lectures to my Udemy course. The 2 additional lectures that can be found in the New Content – Added after the original publishing of the course section. The lectures include content about 2 new features found in Microsoft Flow (Copy to my clipboard) and Azure Logic Apps (Secure Inputs/Secure Outputs). You will find this section towards the end of the … Continue reading Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps, which tool should I use Udemy course update!

Introduction to Azure Blockchain Services + Azure Logic Apps

I recently published a blog post on Serverless360 that discusses how to setup a simple consortium blockchain in Azure and then both publish and  subscribe messages using Azure Logic Apps. I definitely had some head scratching moments while putting it together so hopefully it will help people who are interested in connecting Azure Logic Apps and Azure Blockchain Services together. Below is part of the … Continue reading Introduction to Azure Blockchain Services + Azure Logic Apps

Serverless Tips–Exception Handling and Scopes

In late 2018 I started contributing to the #ServerlessTips on https://www.serverlessnotes.com, a community knowledge base hosted by Serverless360. I have written more than 30 tips, mostly on Azure Logic Apps, on that site and I wanted to highlight some of my favorites. Now, I won’t go ahead and cross-post these entire topics, but I wanted to elevate their visibility as I think they are important. … Continue reading Serverless Tips–Exception Handling and Scopes

Udemy Course: Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps..which tool should I use?

Introducing my new course on Udemy on Microsoft Flow and Azure Logic Apps, two of my favorite cloud services. NOTE: Udemy currently has their summer sale going on. Get this course for $9.99 USD until 8/30/2019 using this discount code. (Be sure to clear browser cookies to get best price) Why did I write this course? I wrote this course out of frustration! You can’t … Continue reading Udemy Course: Microsoft Flow vs Azure Logic Apps..which tool should I use?

2016 Year in Review, Looking Ahead to 2017

It is that time of year where I like to reflect back on what the previous year has brought and also set my bearings for the road ahead.  If you are interested in reading my 2015 recap, you can find it here. Personal 2016 was a milestone birthdate for myself and my twin brother. In order to celebrate, and try to deny getting old for … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review, Looking Ahead to 2017

Hybrid Connectivity with Logic Apps and API Apps

Note: This blog post was written in early July, 2016 against preview bits.  The tools and techniques used in this post are bound to change. In a previous blog post (Using Azure AD Authentication between Logic Apps and Azure API Apps ) I discussed a hybrid scenario where I wanted to expose on-premises data to an Azure Logic App, via an Azure API App). In … Continue reading Hybrid Connectivity with Logic Apps and API Apps

The Current State of iPaaS

In addition to my day job of being an Enterprise Architect at an Energy company in Calgary, I also write for InfoQ.  Writing for InfoQ allows me to explore many areas of Cloud and engage with many thought leaders in the business.  Recently, I had the opportunity to host a Virtual Panel on Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). Participating in this panel was: Dan … Continue reading The Current State of iPaaS

Using Azure AD Authentication between Logic Apps and Azure API Apps

NOTE: This blog post was written in June 2016 and is based upon a preview of Azure Logic Apps.  The functionality is bound to change in the future.  I have no additional information about when the new functionality may, or may not, be available. Recently I have been working on a PoC where I have created an API App that needs to talk to an … Continue reading Using Azure AD Authentication between Logic Apps and Azure API Apps

Azure Logic Apps–Deleting Items From SharePoint (Online) List

 I have a scenario at work where we need to provide some simple syncronization between a SQL Azure table and a SharePoint Online Custom List. As a pre-requisite each morning before business users get into the office, we need to purge the contents from the SharePoint list and update it with today’s data + a 6 day forecast of future data. I have integrated  BizTalk … Continue reading Azure Logic Apps–Deleting Items From SharePoint (Online) List

Speaking at Integrate 2016

BizTalk360 has recently released more details on their annual conference in London.  This year there is a name change.  Instead of the BizTalk Summit, the name gets altered to align with the “Integrate” brand.  In case you were not aware, BizTalk360 organized the last Integrate Summit in Redmond back in December 2014 so it makes sense to carry that name forward. BizTalk360 has been working … Continue reading Speaking at Integrate 2016