Azure Logic Apps Preview Refresh: Moving a v1 app to v2

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

Protecting your Azure Event Hub using Azure API Managment

We are currently embarking on an Event Hub project where we will be processing device “reads” on a frequent basis. You can consider the use case to be in the Industrial IoT space but the difference is we do not have to manage the devices.  Without geting into a lot of details, we have aggregators responsible for that.  For this reason we decided not to … Continue reading Protecting your Azure Event Hub using Azure API Managment

Azure Stream Analytics–Querying JSON Arrays

I have been learning Stream Analytics recently and ran across an issue that I couldn’t find any good examples of how to solve the problem so I figured I would post my solution. I fully expect to expand on this scenario in coming months, but for now will keep the scenario light.  What I am doing is getting device reads off of an Azure Event … Continue reading Azure Stream Analytics–Querying JSON Arrays

Azure Logic Apps Automation

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

Azure API Management–As An Agility Layer

I have a POC that I have recently built.  The initial driver was building SaaS Connectivity for ServiceNow.  Currently there is not an Azure ‘out-of-cloud’ connector for ServiceNow. This gave me the opportunity to get my hands dirty and build my own custom API App where I can expose ServiceNow operations. Solution Purpose The purpose of the solution is that you may have an Plant … Continue reading Azure API Management–As An Agility Layer

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

Azure Mobile Services–Update Entity results in 400 Bad Request

While performing some local testing on an Azure Mobile Services (C# backend) app, I kept getting a 400 Bad Request whenever I tried to perform an update to an Entity: await MobileService.GetTable<MyEntity>().UpdateAsync(myEntity); I ensured that my entity object was populated correctly and that I was providing an Id as part of the request but was still getting the following error: “Microsoft.WindowsAzure.MobileServices.MobileServiceInvalidOperationException: The request could not … Continue reading Azure Mobile Services–Update Entity results in 400 Bad Request