Speaking at Microsoft Ignite

With everything now confirmed, I am happy to report that I will be speaking at Microsoft’s largest conference, Ignite, in September in Atlanta, Georgia. I will be sharing the stage with John Taubensee from the Azure Service Bus team.  We will be talking about some real world messaging scenarios.  Service Bus and Event Hubs are important pillars in our Integration strategy at TransAlta so I … Continue reading Speaking at Microsoft Ignite

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

Be careful with Azure Stream Analytics, PowerBi and Azure AD MFA

Ran into an interesting situation today.  I have some real time Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) streams that feed a couple Power BI dashboards.  I also took the plunge with getting enabled with Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).  The MFA setup was fine but I logged back into the Azure Portal later to notice that my ASA job had stopped.  When I looked in the ASA … Continue reading Be careful with Azure Stream Analytics, PowerBi and Azure AD MFA