October 21, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

October 21, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

Do you feel difficult to keep up to date on all the frequent updates and announcements in the Microsoft Integration platform and Azure iPaaS?

Integration weekly update can be your solution. It’s a weekly update on the topics related to Integration – enterprise integration, robust & scalable messaging capabilities and Citizen Integration capabilities empowered by Microsoft platform to deliver value to the business.

If you want to receive these updates weekly, then don’t forget to Subscribe!

 

Microsoft Announcements and Updates

 

Community Blog Posts

 

Video

 

Podcasts

 

How to get started with iPaaS design & development in Azure?

Feedback

Hope this would be helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me with your feedback and questions.

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New major version available (v5.0.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New major version available (v5.0.0)

It was only 3 days ago that I released the latest version of this package, but someone (aka Wagner Silveira) alerted me to the existence of new shiny icons in the Azure Portal… so I decided it would be a good time to launch a new major release and here it is! I hope you guys enjoy.

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack it’s a Visio package that contains fully resizable Visio shapes (symbols/icons) that will help you to visually represent On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid Integration and Enterprise architectures scenarios (BizTalk Server, API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Hub…), solutions diagrams and features or systems that use Microsoft Azure and related cloud and on-premises technologies in Visio 2016/2013:

  • BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Azure
    • Integration
      • Integration Service Environments (ISE)
      • Logic Apps and Azure App Service in general (API Apps, Web Apps, and Mobile Apps)
      • Azure API Management
      • Messaging: Event Hubs, Event Grid, Service Bus, …
    • Azure IoT and Docker
    • AI, Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Pipelines
    • SQL Server, DocumentDB, CosmosDB, MySQL, …
    • and so on
  • Microsoft Power Platform
    • Microsoft Flow
    • PowerApps
    • Power BI
  • Office365, SharePoint,…
  • DevOps and PowerShell
  • Security and Governance
  • And much more…
  • … and now non-related Microsoft technologies like:
    • SAP Stencils
Microsoft Integration (Azure and much more) Stencils Pack

The Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack is composed of 27 files:

  • Microsoft Integration Stencils
  • MIS Additional or Support Stencils
  • MIS AI and Machine Learning Stencils
  • MIS Apps and Systems Logo Stencils  
  • MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils
  • MIS Azure Mono Color
  • MIS Azure Old Versions
  • MIS Azure Others Stencils
  • MIS Azure Stencils
  • MIS Buildings Stencils
  • MIS Databases and Analytics Stencils
  • MIS Deprecated Stencils
  • MIS Developer Stencils
  • MIS Devices Stencils
  • MIS Files Stencils
  • MIS Generic Stencils
  • MIS Infrastructure Stencils
  • MIS Integration Fun
  • MIS Integration Patterns Stencils
  • MIS IoT Devices Stencils
  • MIS Office365
  • MIS Power BI Stencils
  • MIS PowerApps and Flows Stencils
  • MIS SAP Stencils
  • MIS Security and Governance
  • MIS Servers (HEX) Stencils
  • MIS Users and Roles Stencils

That you can use and resize without losing quality, in particular, the new shapes.

What’s new in this version?

I still have many things to do in this project in terms of organization and cleaning some resources but I will leave that for another occasion. The main goal of this release was to provide the new icons present in Azure Portal. In this version the changes and additions are:

  • New shapes: I think almost all the new shapes layout present in Azure Portal are now added in this package.
  • New categories: MIS Azure Mono Color, MIS Azure Old Versions, MIS Azure Others, MIS Integration Fun;
  • Categories Renaming: MIS Databases and Analytics and MIS AI and Machine Learning
  • SVG Files: The SVG files, from all these new resources, are now available on GitHub

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from:
Microsoft Integration Azure Stencils Pack VisioMicrosoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio
GitHub

or from :

You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 from:

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 (10,1 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

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Analytics Custom Widgets in Reporting

Analytics Custom Widgets in Reporting

The Analytics Reporting feature is one of the main features which offers out of the box capabilities. It allows users to create schedules and generate PDF documents based on critical performance metrics at specific time periods. In previous versions, we supported only default pre-configured widgets in the Analytics reporting section. From v9.0.2 we provided an option to configure the Secure SQL Queries widgets in the Reporting section.

In the upcoming version v9.0.3, we extended this to support Analytics custom widgets, with this the user can configure the performance metrics as a widget and get them as a report.

Analytics Custom Widgets

In the Analytics dashboard, we have an option to configure performance widgets to the dashboard. Once you enabled any of the types (BizTalk, SQL, IIS, and Windows) in any selected environment, the BizTalk360 Analytics service will start collecting the performance metrics. These performance metrics can be mapped to the custom widget.

Some of our customers requested us to bring the ability to manage analytics custom widgets in the Reporting section. Considering the business value, for BizTalk360 v9.0.3, we are bringing an option to manage analytics custom widgets to the Analytics Reporting, as well as new user experience of the Reporting section.

custom-widget

Analytics Custom Widgets in Reporting

Let’s take a few scenarios to understand what we can achieve with the custom widgets.

Get the Host Suspended Messages Metrics

Using Analytics custom widget, you can determine the Suspended messages metrics and also the number of instances, per host instances, in a graphical representation. For this, you need to enable the Performance counter Server->BizTalk->BizTalk: Message Box: Host Counters. Once you enabled the metrics and configured to the widget, it will fetch the current metrics values and represent them in a graphical way.

metric-value

Comparing the performance of two BizTalk servers

Consider another scenario where you would like to compare the performance of two BizTalk servers and find which server consumes more memory and CPU. This can be achieved by configuring servers and select the appropriate metrics for the widgets.

comparing-performance

BizTalk Host Performance By CPU

By enabling the Server->BizTalk->Process -> % Process time, in Analytics Configuration under the Settings section, you can see the Host Performance by CPU, by using an Analytics custom widget. Once you enabled the metrics and configured the widget, the Analytics service will collect the counters for the selected metrics and represent it in a graphical way.

host-performance

Below are some of the BizTalk performance metrics which you can configure as an analytics custom widget and get it as a report.

BizTalk and SQL Server Health

  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Disk Free Space
  • Average Disk Queue Length
  • Network Performance
  • IIS Request Per Sec
  • IIS Worker Process: CPU Usage
  • IIS Worker Process: Memory Usage

Host Performance

  • Host Instance performance by CPU
  • Host Instance Performance by Memory
  • CPU Consuming Host Instances
  • Top 10 Memory Consuming Host Instances

BizTalk Messaging Performance

  • BizTalk Host Performance
  • Documents Receive/Second
  • Documents Processed/Second
  • Inbound Latency (Sec)
  • Outbound Latency (Sec)
  • Outbound Adapter Latency (Sec)
  • Request -Response Latency

Throttling Performance

  • Message delivery Throttling State
  • Message Publishing Throttling State
  • Message Delivery Outgoing Rate
  • Message Delivery Incoming Rate
  • Active Instance Count
  • Database Size
  • Database Session
  • Database Session Threshold
  • In-Process message Count
  • In-Process Message Count threshold
  • Message publishing incoming Rate
  • Message Publishing Outgoing Rate

Reports

In order to improve the user experience in the Analytics Reporting section, we have modified the User Interface for that section.

Previously, when we create a new report, the report would be added under the Reporting group on the left side navigation bar. We felt that it would be a bit confusing to the customer like where to start with. So, we removed the navigations and introduced a new page for Manage Reports.

In the Analytics Reporting Section, we now have 3 sub-menus:

  1. Reporting Schedules
  2. Manage Reports
  3. Report Notification History

Reporting Schedules

As a first step, you need to create a schedule to get a periodic report of the configured widgets. To create a schedule, refer to this article.

reporting-scheduling

Manage Reports

Once after creating a schedule, the next step is to create a report and add widgets to the report. Once you get into the Manage Reports section, you will be able to see the Sample report in the grid. You can’t do any operations with the ‘Sample Report’ except viewing the sample widgets.

manage-report

By clicking Configure reports icon, you can see the Sample widgets in the Report.

sample-report

In the Manage Reports section, you can manage (Add/Edit/Delete/Clone) the reports.

To create a new report, click on the ‘Add New Report’, the blade will open and then you can provide the name of the report and chose the schedule (how often do you want to receive the reported).

new-report

Once after you have saved the configuration, the new report will be generated and added to the grid. The Sample Report will be removed from the grid.

remove-sample-report

To manage the widgets in the report, click on the Configure Reports icon.

configuration-reports

There you can see the options to add widgets(custom/basic). Refer to the Manage Widgets article to know more about how to manage the widgets in the Report.

Configure Analytics Custom Widgets to the Report

Click on ‘Add Widget’, this will open a blade. At the bottom of the blade you can see the ‘Create Analytics Custom widget’ option.

analytics-custom-widget

Click ‘Create Analytics Custom Widget’, it opens a blade where you can see the metrics which all are enabled (in Tracking data collection in the Settings section).

create-custom-widget

You can map whatever performance metrics you want to get as a PDF in your email box.

For instance, I will configure the metrics, as mentioned above, that I want to know how much memory and CPU my BizTalk Server consumes.

biztalk-server-status

Live Data and Historical Data

Once the report has been generated and sent to the recipient’s email, the generated report will be stored and can be viewed by choosing the Date Time in the filter.

You can see the actual data sent as an attachment to your email address.

Using Live Data, you can see the actual metrics.

live-data

historical-data

Report Notification History

Using Report Notification History, you can see whether the mail has been sent to the recipient’s Email address or not. This will be represented in a success and error icon; A green tick icon is for the successful message and a red cross icon for the failure of sent. It will show only the top 50 records.

report-notification-history

Conclusion

I hope this blog has given you overall information about how to start with Analytics Reporting, the new user interface and how to configure the Analytics custom widget to the Reports.

For more information about how these widgets work, check our Documentation Portal.

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Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v4.0.3)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v4.0.3)

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack it’s a Visio package that contains fully resizable Visio shapes (symbols/icons) that will help you to visually represent On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid Integration and Enterprise architectures scenarios (BizTalk Server, API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Hub…), solutions diagrams and features or systems that use Microsoft Azure and related cloud and on-premises technologies in Visio 2016/2013:

  • BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Azure
    • Integration
      • Integration Service Environments (ISE)
      • Logic Apps and Azure App Service in general (API Apps, Web Apps, and Mobile Apps)
      • Azure API Management
      • Messaging: Event Hubs, Event Grid, Service Bus, …
    • Azure IoT and Docker
    • AI, Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Pipelines
    • SQL Server, DocumentDB, CosmosDB, MySQL, …
    • and so on
  • Microsoft Power Platform
    • Microsoft Flow
    • PowerApps
    • Power BI
  • Office365, SharePoint,…
  • DevOps and PowerShell
  • Security and Governance
  • And much more…
  • … and now non-related Microsoft technologies like:
    • SAP Stencils
Microsoft Integration (Azure and much more) Stencils Pack

The Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack is composed of 23 files:

  • Microsoft Integration Stencils v4.0.2
  • MIS Additional or Support Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS AI Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Apps and Systems Logo Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Azure Others Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Azure Stencils v4.0.2
  • MIS Buildings Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Databases Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Deprecated Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Developer Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Devices Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Files Stencilsv4.0.0
  • MIS Generic Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Infrastructure Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Integration Patterns Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS IoT Devices Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Office365 v4.1.0
  • MIS Power BI Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS PowerApps and Flows Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS SAP Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Security and Governance
  • MIS Servers (HEX) Stencils v4.0.0
  • MIS Users and Roles Stencils v4.0.0

That you can use and resize without losing quality, in particular, the new shapes.

What’s new in this version?

I’m doing some changes in the project in terms of organization and resources but instead of taking too much time doing it from top to bottom, I will be releasing small versions until the job is done. In this version the changes and additions are:

  • New shapes: near 50 new shapes have been added:
    • 3 related to Microsoft Intune – a requested from a community member;
    • 47 related to Security and Governance;
  • New category: I add a new file to the project called: Security and Governance with 47 shapes;
  • SVG Files: I’m starting to provide also the SVG files, from all these resources. At the moment these new shapes that were released in this version are now available in SVG Files on GitHub
MIS Security and Governance

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from:
Microsoft Integration Azure Stencils Pack VisioMicrosoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio
GitHub

or from :

You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 from:

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 (10,1 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

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October 14, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

October 14, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

Do you feel difficult to keep up to date on all the frequent updates and announcements in the Microsoft Integration platform and Azure iPaaS?

Integration weekly update can be your solution. It’s a weekly update on the topics related to Integration – enterprise integration, robust & scalable messaging capabilities and Citizen Integration capabilities empowered by Microsoft platform to deliver value to the business.

If you want to receive these updates weekly, then don’t forget to Subscribe!

 

Microsoft Announcements and Updates

 

Community Blog Posts

 

Videos

 

Podcasts

 

How to get started with iPaaS design & development in Azure?

Feedback

Hope this would be helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me with your feedback and questions.

October 7, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

October 7, 2019 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

Do you feel difficult to keep up to date on all the frequent updates and announcements in the Microsoft Integration platform and Azure iPaaS?

Integration weekly update can be your solution. It’s a weekly update on the topics related to Integration – enterprise integration, robust & scalable messaging capabilities and Citizen Integration capabilities empowered by Microsoft platform to deliver value to the business.

If you want to receive these updates weekly, then don’t forget to Subscribe!

 

Microsoft Announcements and Updates

 

Community Blog Posts

 

Videos

 

Podcasts

 

How to get started with iPaaS design & development in Azure?

Feedback

Hope this would be helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me with your feedback and questions.

What is coming in BizTalk360 Version 9.0 Phase 3?

What is coming in BizTalk360 Version 9.0 Phase 3?

We are super excited to share the list of features that are planned for our upcoming BizTalk360 release 9.0 Phase 3. We always aim to constantly improve our product in every release, based on customer feedback and their business needs. Generally, we release a new version each quarter. In August 2019, we released Version 9.0 Phase 2. Now Version 9.0 Phase 3 is planned for late November and our team is energetically working towards it.

Reporting for Analytics custom widget

The BizTalk360 Reporting feature offers out of the box capabilities that allow users to create schedules and generate PDF documents of critical performance metrics at specific time periods.

From v9.0 phase 3 on,  you can configure analytics custom widgets with the performance metrics of your BizTalk environment such as Messaging Performance, Message Transmission failure rate, Server performance, etc . and get that as a report, based on the schedule configuration.

For example, you can get a report by the end of the day with the number of messages processed for a particular schema or a particular send port.

Analytics-Custom-Widget-Report

Database Size Monitoring

This feature will be helpful for BizTalk administrators who frequently check the database growth to ensure the health of the BizTalk databases.

Some of the BizTalk databases can grow extremely big; it’s not uncommon to have over 1 million records in certain tables (ex: MessageInOutEvents table in Tracking Database). As the database size grows, the SQL server will need more memory and CPU to read data from the tables, and when the size of each table increases, it slows down the DB operations and affects the BizTalk operation.

With Database Size Monitoring, you can monitor the database and log file size of below BizTalk and BizTalk360 databases, by simply configuring the error and warning threshold values for the database and log file sizes.

  • BizTalkDTADb
  • BizTalkMgmtDb
  • BizTalkMsgBoxDb
  • BizTalkRuleEngineDb
  • BAM Db’s
  • SSODB
  • BizTalk360

For example, If the size of the BizTalkDTADb is greater than a threshold value configured, then you will get notified.

Database-Size

Configurable polling interval for monitoring

The BizTalk360 Monitoring Service usually runs every 60 seconds and checks for the status of the artifacts which are mapped for monitoring, which include Application artifacts, File/FTP/SFTP, Queues, web endpoints, etc. We got requests from a few of our customers that they have configured multiple endpoints for monitoring and the BizTalk360 monitoring service calls the endpoint for every 60 secs to check the status, but they don’t want to call the endpoints frequently i.e. every 60 secs. So, to improve this, we are providing an option to configure the polling interval for monitoring; depending on the configurated time, only then the monitoring service calls the endpoint.

SQL Server Cluster Monitoring

In BizTalk360, we have a BizTalk and SQL Server Monitoring which allows you to monitor the Disks, System Resources, Event Log, and NT Services. From this version on, we extend our support to monitor the SQL Server cluster. By configuring the SQL Server network name for monitoring, BizTalk360 will start monitoring the current active node and in case of failover scenario, BizTalk360 will automatically take the active server for monitoring.

SQl-Cluster

Sql-Cluster-2

Support SQL Authentication SQL Query

The standard BizTalk Admin Console does not come with any capabilities related to accessing SQL Server data. This leaves the support people to rely on external SQL tools like SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Tools like SSMS are designed for DBA’s and Developers, and it’s not particularly friendly when it comes to pure support and management; a level of technical expertise is required to be able to use SSMS. We understood the practical challenges of not having an integrated SQL data access tool along with the BizTalk Administration and the challenges it exposes.

That’s why we have already built the “Secure SQL Queries” feature in BizTalk360.

Using Database Query monitoring, you can set up thresholds that are limited to database scalar values. For every BizTalk360 Monitoring cycle, the monitoring service will validate the results of the SQL query against the configured threshold values. If any violation happens, it will trigger a notification to the configured emails in the alarms.

However, since BizTalk360 does not support SQL authentication, currently you cannot access Azure databases from Secure SQL query and in Database Query monitoring. From this version on, the product supports SQL authentication for database access. You can query your Azure databases from the BizTalk360 Database query monitoring and Secure SQL Query sections.

Logic Apps Improvements

From this version on, you can provide access restrictions for logic apps. Based on the role, you can define which user can manage (enable, disable, delete, trigger) the Logic Apps.

Additional details such as Version, Last Run Time and Last Run Status of the logic app will get listed in the grid.

Copy Alarm along with artifact mapping

The first step in monitoring by using BizTalk360 is to create Alarms. Alarms in BizTalk360 act like a package to associate things together. We already have an option to copy the alarm which will copy only the alarm configuration. Now we are extending this to copy the alarm along with the artifact mapping configuration.

Alarm and Monitoring Dashboard Improvements

Below are some of the improvements, we have planned for this release in the Monitoring section:

  • Indication of alarm status (Enabled/Disabled)
  • Last Execution Time of the alarm
  • Number of Alerts Notified (2/3)
  • Indication whether Auto Correct is enabled or not
  • The artifacts from the collapsed view will be made clickable to route to the respective configuration

Performance data collection improvement for DTA

We already optimized performance data collection in the last release. in this release, we are improving on DTA performance data collection. With this, we allow users to choose the relevant DTA metrics, which will reduce the number of calls to the DTA database.

Conclusion

Considering the feedback from our customers, BizTalk360 will continue to provide more useful features on every release.

Why not give BizTalk360 a try! It takes about 10 minutes to install on your BizTalk environments and you can witness and check the security and productivity of your own BizTalk Environments.

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BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II Resources

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II Resources

Last time I spoke both at Integrate UK and Integrate USA were in 2017, that in fact was the last time this event also happened in the USA, in which my session was on this same topic, part one of this topic: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud. And in reality, it was merely a happy coincidence, to do these two events again two years later and have decided to do the second part of this previous lecture, because by the time I chose the topic I didn’t know that I would return to the US… but it was a happy coincidence that fit very well!

And the reason I decide this second part was because I had received so much amazing feedback about my BizTalk Server Fast & Loud session two years ago. I can confess that in the beginning, I was a bit nervous to do this sequel, mainly because I want to keep the same good level of the previous one, avoiding what usually happens with the sequels in the movies, as a new part is released the quality goes down… but in the end I think I did a good job, that was confirmed by the awesome feedback provided by the attendees of both events. Personally, I love this session more than the previous one. But if you were not there two years ago, do not watch this talk without seeing the first part of this session here: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud.

About my session

Session Name: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk

Session Overview: Following the success of one of Sandro’s previous presentations at Integrate, Sandro decided to go deep on this hardcore BizTalk topic: Optimizing your BizTalk Server. This session will allow you to gain a better view on how to optimize BizTalk Server for better performance in all phases: your team’s proactivity, your code, your environment, and your goals. Once again, this is a very extensive and complex topic and there is no magic formula you can apply to solve all your problems. This presentation will aim to guide you through some of the most important steps, operations, tasks and best practices that you need to do or be aware of, in order to boost the performance of your BizTalk Server projects and that you can adjust or follow according to your needs.

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II: Optimizing BizTalk - Corticeira Amorim

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II Slides

You can find and download the slide deck on SlideShare here: https://www.slideshare.net/SandroPereira3/2019-0625-integrate-2019-usuk-sandro-pereira-biztalk-server-fast-and-loud-part-ii-178467664

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II Video

Like previous years, the event in London is recorded, so if for any reason you could not be present at these events, or if you want to review it again, you can now do it here:

BizTalk Server Fast & Loud Part II Video

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BizTalk Server 2016: step by step Logic App adapter installation guide

BizTalk Server 2016: step by step Logic App adapter installation guide

My latest BizTalk Server whitepaper has been published: “BizTalk Server 2016: step by step Logic App adapter installation guide” and I’m thrilled!

BizTalk Server 2016: step by step Logic App adapter installation guide

I am currently doing many hybrid integrations, leveraging the capabilities of BizTalk Server and Logic Apps to meet the needs/requirements of my clients/projects. Some of these projects began initially to be completely on-premises, but as the projects grew and new needs emerged, the need to use some cloud services appeared like Power BI, Office365 (Teams, Outlook) and so on, became a reality. And these features are much easier to implement and have more productivity on Azure Logic Apps instead of BizTalk Server as there are already native connectors there.

And you have known that in reality there are several ways to implement this two bidirectionality communication between Logic App and BizTalk Server :

  • Sending messages from BizTalk Server to Azure Logic Apps
  • and receiving messages from Azure Logic Apps to BizTalk Server

like using HTTP requests or Azure Service Bus, and by doing so you can create robust and smart hybrid integrations. You may have to use one of these alternative implementations if you are using older versions of BizTalk Server.

The good news is that BizTalk Server 2016 has a better and more user-friendly way to make these hybrid connections. Instead of using HTTP requests, with BizTalk Server 2016 you can use the Logic Apps adapter to receive messages from an Azure Logic App or send messages to an Azure Logic App.

This whitepaper will give you a detailed understanding of the following:

  • Requirements to install Logic App adapter
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server Adapter for Logic Apps
  • On-premises data gateway
  • How to install and configure the Logic App Adapter

Where I can download it

The whitepaper is completely free and you can download it here:

I would like to take this opportunity also to once again say thanks to Lex Hegt for helping me reviewing this whitepaper especially for the incredible work of him correcting my horrible English and in this way make the document and my thoughts being readable.

I hope you enjoy reading this paper and any comments or suggestions are welcome.

You can also find, download and enjoy several other free whitepapers of my own here:

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