Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New major version available (v7.0.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New major version available (v7.0.0)

Well, the thing is, you cannot say to me, “…these stencils look fantastic, but are currently unusable or worthless because…” my brain enters in a crazy mode, and I can only free myself when all the work is finished successfully and that these resources are handy :).

Jokes apart, I use these resources for a long time, I create these for myself, but I knew that they were not perfects. The major problem was that fixing that amount of icons was a time-consuming task. However, with the number of people using these stencils increasing and reporting those problems, I decided to resolve them once and for all.

Today I can announce that I close all the open issues reported on the git repository of this package.

What’s new in this version?

These are the list of changes and additions present in this major release:

  • Restructure of Visio Stencils files (.vssx) names: the package is now composed of 26 Visio Stencils files.
    • Some of them were renamed: PowerApps and Flow is now Power Platform; Files is now Files and Message Types Stencils, …
    • Some were merged: Power BI was merged in the new Power Platform Visio Stencil file; Azure Others was merged in the Azure Additional or Support Stencils, Office365 is now Office, Office 365 and Dynamics 365…
    • New Visio Stencils files: MIS Black and Cyan and MIS Azure Black and Gray;
  • New shapes: New shapes were added on the majority of the Visio Stencils files (.vssx). Probably the one that was most affected was Azure Stencils and Office, Office 365 and Dynamics 365;
  • Text annotations and connector points: The issues regarding text annotations (legend appear in the center of the icon instead of bellow) and connector points (lack of proper connect points) are now solved in all the Visio Stencils files (.vssx). This was a massive work!
  • Order of the icons: all the icons appear in alphabetic order inside the Visio Stencil file, with the exception in some cases of the first ones that in some case contains the main shape of the context, like in Microsoft Integration Stencils, the first icon is BizTalk Server Logo.
  • Automation: add 3 PowerShell script to this package for you to:
    • Standardize all SVG filenames available in all subfolders by:
      • Not using spaces. Some software will not recognize file names with spaces, and file names with spaces must be enclosed in quotes when using the command line. Having spaces in URL’s are also not a good experience and should be avoided. For all these reasons I decided to remove all spaces and replace it will ‘-‘ (dash);
      • Names are in Camel case, where the first letter of each section of text is capitalized (of course respecting the line above), e.g., File-Name.svg
      • Having extension in lowercase, e.g., *.svg
      • List all the detected duplicate files.
    • Automatically install (configure) all the Visio files (*.vssx), so that next time you open Visio, they will be there available;
    • And also the possibility to download the most recent version from GitHub and install it locally;
  • Standardize shape sizes: standardize the shapes sizes in all to be more or less all of the same sizes Visio Stencils files.
  • Fixed some minor stencils layouts;
  • SVG files: new SVG files added.

These changes were a massive job that stole all my free time apart from my work and family time, from the past three weeks! So I hope you appreciate it!

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack

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 Black and Gray
  • MIS Azure Old Versions
  • MIS Azure Stencils
  • MIS Black and Cyan
  • MIS Buildings Stencils
  • MIS Databases and Analytics Stencils
  • MIS Deprecated Stencils
  • MIS Developer Stencils
  • MIS Devices Stencils
  • MIS Files and Message Types Stencils
  • MIS Generic Stencils
  • MIS Infrastructure and Networking Stencils
  • MIS Integration Fun
  • MIS Integration Patterns Stencils
  • MIS IoT Stencils
  • MIS Office, Office 365 and Dynamics 365
  • MIS Power BI Stencils
  • MIS Power Platform Stencils
  • MIS SAP Stencils
  • MIS Security and Governance
  • MIS Servers (Hexagonal) Stencils
  • MIS Users and Roles Stencils
  • Organisational Stencils

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

Download

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How to download a GitHub Repository using PowerShell

How to download a GitHub Repository using PowerShell

I am automating specific tasks related to my Microsoft Integration, Azure, Office 365, and much more Stencils Pack for Visio project: I started in my last blog post with two simple tasks:

  • Standardize all SVG filenames;
  • List all the detected duplicate files;

And now, I am trying to add more functionalities like: 

  • Automatically install (configure) all the Visio files (*.vssx), so that next time you open Visio, they will be there available;
  • And also the possibility to download the most recent version from GitHub and install it locally;

Well, the first task is quite simple, you just need to locate all the *.vssx files and copy to the folder “C:Usersyou_userDocumentsMy Shapes” (that is the default folder for the Visio custom shapes)

#########################################################
#                                                       #
# Install Microsoft Integration & Azure Stencils Pack   #
# Author: Sandro Pereira                                #
#                                                       #
#########################################################

[String]$location = Split-Path -Parent $PSCommandPath
[String]$destination = [environment]::getfolderpath('mydocuments') + "My Shapes"

$files = Get-ChildItem $location -recurse -force -Filter *.vssx
foreach($file in $files)
{
    if($file.PSPath.Contains("Previous Versions") -eq $false)
    {
        Copy-Item -Path $file.PSPath -Destination $destination -force
    }
}

You can download this script here: Install Microsoft Integration & Azure Stencils Pack.

The second part is a little trick. I found many resources while searching on the internet, but none was what I intended to do. Some were quite nice, but we could easily reach the API Rate limit that is 60 requests per hour for unauthenticated requests or 5000 requests per hour if you use Basic Authentication or OAuth. Or it simply didn’t unzip properly.

I want to archive a simple way to download a full GitHub repository and unzip it locally. Simple as going in the browser and select Code > Download ZIP, that’s it!

And to archive that you can use two ways:

  • using the following URL structure:
    • https://github.com/[owner]/[repo-name]/archive/[Branch].zip
    • This is exactly what Code > Download ZIP does.
  • or using the GitHub API using the following URL structure:
    • https://api.github.com/repos/[owner]/[repo-name]/zipball/Branch]

Since I was doing all this work, I also decide to make it available a generic PowerShell function that will allow you to download any GitHub Repository.

######################################################################
#                                                                    #
# Download and Unzip GitHub Repository                               #
# Author: Sandro Pereira                                             #
#                                                                    #
######################################################################

function DownloadGitHubRepository 
{ 
    param( 
       [Parameter(Mandatory=$True)] 
       [string] $Name, 
        
       [Parameter(Mandatory=$True)] 
       [string] $Author, 
        
       [Parameter(Mandatory=$False)] 
       [string] $Branch = "master", 
        
       [Parameter(Mandatory=$False)] 
       [string] $Location = "c:temp" 
    ) 
    
    # Force to create a zip file 
    $ZipFile = "$location$Name.zip" 
    New-Item $ZipFile -ItemType File -Force

    #$RepositoryZipUrl = "https://github.com/sandroasp/Microsoft-Integration-and-Azure-Stencils-Pack-for-Visio/archive/master.zip"
    $RepositoryZipUrl = "https://api.github.com/repos/$Author/$Name/zipball/$Branch"  
    # download the zip 
    Write-Host 'Starting downloading the GitHub Repository'
    Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $RepositoryZipUrl -OutFile $ZipFile
    Write-Host 'Download finished'

    #Extract Zip File
    Write-Host 'Starting unzipping the GitHub Repository locally'
    Expand-Archive -Path $ZipFile -DestinationPath $location -Force
    Write-Host 'Unzip finished'
    
    # remove the zip file
    Remove-Item -Path $ZipFile -Force 
}

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How to Standardize Filenames with PowerShell

How to Standardize Filenames with PowerShell

Per request of community members, I recently, or not that recently, started to add the SVG files on my Microsoft Integration, Azure, Office 365, and much more Stencils Pack for Visio. However, this new feature brought me some new challenges:

  • How to easily manage and organize all these files;
  • How to detect duplicates;

To solve part of the first topic, I decide to manually create a folder called “SVG” for each group of stencils that exist in this package: Azure, Enterprise Integration, IoT, AI and Machine Learning, Databases and Analytics and so on.

And to solve the second part of the first topic and at the same time, the second challenge, I decided to automate the process by building a simple PowerShell script that allows me to:

  • Standardize all SVG filenames available in all subfolders by:
    • Not using spaces. Some software will not recognize file names with spaces, and file names with spaces must be enclosed in quotes when using the command line. Having spaces in URL’s are also not a good experience and should be avoided. For all these reasons I decided to remove all spaces and replace it will ‘-‘ (dash);
    • Names are in Camel case, where the first letter of each section of text is capitalized (of course respecting the line above), e.g., File-Name.svg
    • Having extension in lowercase, e.g., *.svg
  • List all the detected duplicate files.
    • I didn’t want to delete the duplicate files automatically because I want to be able to validate and decide if that indeed they are the same file or with is the most recent version of the representation.

The result was this small master piece:

#########################################################
#                                                       #
# Standardize SVG file names (CamelCase without spaces) #
# Author: Sandro Pereira                                #
#                                                       #
#########################################################

[String]$location = Get-Location

$files = Get-ChildItem $location -recurse -force -Filter *.svg
foreach($file in $files)
{
    $textInfo = (Get-Culture).TextInfo
    $newname = $textInfo.ToTitleCase([String]$file.Name.ToLower()).Replace(" ", "-").Replace(".Svg",".svg")
    Try
    {
        Rename-Item -Path $file.PSPath $newname -ErrorAction 'Stop'
    }
    Catch
    {
        Write-Host $file.PSPath
    }
}

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A fish out of water: How to Add connector points on Visio Stencils

A fish out of water: How to Add connector points on Visio Stencils

In the last blog post I spoke about how to add, or fix, text annotation bellow the shapes and how you can do it in a reusable way. On this blog post, we will be addressing another top complaint regarding my Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio package: Connector points.

A connection point is a special point on a shape that you can “glue” connectors and other shapes to. When you glue a connector or shape to a connection point, they stay connected, even if one of the shapes is moved.

Add a connection points on Visio Stencils

Connection points become visible when you try to connect one shape to another. You see a shape’s connection points when you hover near the shape with the Connector Tool or drag the endpoint of any connector or line near a shape that has connection points.

Add a connection points on Visio Stencils

if the shape you want to glue a connector to does not have a connection point where you want it, you can add one.

  • Select the shape.
  • On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Connection Point tool Button image.
Add a connection points on Visio Stencils
  • If connection points are not visible, on the View tab, in the Visual Aids group, select the Connection Points checkbox.
  • Press Ctrl and click where you want to add a connection point. The new connection point is automatically selected after you place it.
  • On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click Pointer Tool Select Objects to resume normal editing.
Add a connection points on Visio Stencils

Tips and Tricks – Fix or Add connector points on Visio Stencils (Video)

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A fish out of water: How to fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils

A fish out of water: How to fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils

I don’t consider myself a master of Visio, although I use it a lot to make my solution diagrams or system architectures and have already been considered Visio MVP for a year for my contributions to this product. As you may know, I create several years ago a Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio that I maintain until today (the last update was 4 days ago). And one of the tops complain is about text annotations: be able as a standard behavior to add text annotation bellow the shapes rather than on top that is the default of most shapes present in this package.

Well, luckly there is, the only problem is that there are so many items to change in this collection that this will take some time to finish, nevertheless I already start to work on this and the first set is already fixed.

This blog and video will show you how to fix this issue and maybe you can join me and contribute on this GitHub project and help me speed up this process of fixing this issue.

Fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils

Click on the shape that you want and type something. if the text is on top of the shape follow this steps:

Fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils
  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Text Block tool Text Block button.
  2. Drag and resize the text block and put it in the desired position, normally bellow the shape.
Fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils
  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer Tool Pointer button .

After you switch back to the Pointer Tool Pointer button, the text keeps the same position relative to the shape. If you use the Pointer Tool to drag the text, the shape will also move, even if the text is no longer on the shape.

Tip and tricks – Fix Text annotations on Visio Stencils (video)

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Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v6.4.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v6.4.0)

It came to my attention that there were some Azure icons missing on this package like Azure Synapse Analytics, so I decide to make a refresh on this package and add some missing and new icons available on the Azure Portal.

What’s new in this version?

32 new icons added on the following files:

  • Microsoft Azure (MIS Azure Stencils.vssx): This package contains stencils of Azure Services (original icons) that are available thru the Azure Portal.
  • Microsoft Azure: Others (MIS Azure Others Stencils.vssx): This package contains other less important (or secondary features) and related stencils.
  • MIS: Security and Governance (MIS Security and Governance.vssx): This package contains stencils that will represent Security and Governance.
Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v6.4.0)

Continuing the process of improving the user experience regarding text annotations and connector points.

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack

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.

Download

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BizTalk Administration Console: Internal error: No transaction is active

BizTalk Administration Console: Internal error: No transaction is active

Once again, it is time to get back to one of my favorite topics, error and warnings, cause, and solutions blog post. This time with a different error regarding one of the most critical components in BizTalk Server: Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC).

Last week a client call me that their production environment was entirely down; nothing was working. I accessed the server and realized that all services were stopped, and we were not able to start them. Long story short, and after I made the common question: “Did someone made any changes on the environment?”, to which I received the usual response: “No, we didn’t”. They had made some changes on the network level blocking port communication between BizTalk Server and SQL Server that supports BizTalk Server.

After I asked them to restore the previous settings and open all communication between BizTalk Server and SQL Server, I could start the BizTalk Services on the machine. However, when I open the BizTalk Server Administration Console to see if everything was working correctly, I got the following error while refreshing the BizTalk Group:

TITLE: BizTalk Server Administration
——————————
The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) may not be configured correctly. Ensure that the MSDTC service is running and DTC network access is allowed on the BizTalk, SQL and SSO Master servers. For more information, see “MSDTC Configuration settings required for BizTalk Server” in the BizTalk Server Help.

Internal error: “No transaction is active.” (WinMgmt)
——————————
BUTTONS:
OK
——————————

Cause

Without a doubt that this error is still related to communication restrictions between the BizTalk Server machine and the SQL Server machine that hosts BizTalk Server databases, and especially with MSDTC ports. So I ask them if they disable all restrictions between the machines: from BizTalk to SQL Server and also from SQL Server to BizTalk Server because, for example, RPC ports need to be bi-directional, so if you have firewalls or network port restrictions you need to allow inbound and outbound exclusions for these ports.

And the reason for this error was that they only had disabled network restrictions from BizTalk Server to SQL Server, not the other way.

Solution

Once they disabled all network restrictions from SQL Server to BizTalk Server, this problem was solved.

Note: if you want to implement communication port restrictions between BizTalk Server and SQL Server, be sure that you are following the right procedures and ensuring that the required ports are open on the firewalls so that the BizTalk Server components can communicate with each other.

For more information check my white paper about Installing BizTalk Server 2020 in a Basic Multi-Computer Environment

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BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path | INTEGRATE 2020 Remote | Slides and Video Available

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path | INTEGRATE 2020 Remote | Slides and Video Available

It is a strange year, and for the first time since 2013, we didn’t have face to face INTEGRATE event. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we had to go with an online event. Despite all of that, it was a great event. Nevertheless, I miss that social interaction we use to have and see friends that I usually only see once a year in this event.

The good part for me in being an online event was that I was able to attend (or view) the sessions at my on rhythmic. Having three small kids at home can be a challenge, and it was a little difficult to attend in real-time to all the sessions, so once they went to bed, I could see the sessions that I miss out during the day without having to wait two months for them to be available online.

About my session

Session Name: BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path

Why should you upgrade your BizTalk Server Platform

Session Overview: The goal of this session to demystify and clarify the BizTalk Server migration process and help both implementation teams as decision-makers to be aware of all the considerations that need to be taken into account when planning your migration to BizTalk Server 2020 and hopefully helping you carry out these tasks.

Migrate BizTalk Server to Azure Services

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path Slides

You can find and download the slide deck on SlideShare here: https://www.slideshare.net/SandroPereira3/integrate-2020-sandro-pereira-biztalk-server-2020-migration-path

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path Video

Like previous years, the event was 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:

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Auckland Connected Systems User Group| June 30, 2020 | Logic Apps: Best practices, Tips and Tricks | Slides and Video Available

It was with great pleasure to speak for the first time Auckland Connected Systems User Group (New Zealand), unfortunately, do this COVID-19 pandemic, this was an online event, nevertheless, it was a great experience and something to repeat if they desire. I still plan to visit New Zealand in the future, and maybe it will be a face-to-face event.

From my part I have to say thanks, Will, Alessandro, Wagner, Mark, Mike, Coen, and Craig for inviting me, it was indeed a pleasure!

Today I’m happy to share with you the slides and the video of the session.

Logic Apps: Best practices, tips, and tricks

10 tips you should know for being more productive and building more reliable, effective Logic Apps. In this session, we will do a reflection to your existing Logic Apps processes and when thru a list of must-have best practices, tips, and tricks that will allow you to build more reliable and effective workflows. At the same time, these will allow you to be more productive and document your workflows from the beginning.

Video recording

ACSUG June 2020 – Azure Logic Apps: Best practices, tips and tricks

Slides

I hope you enjoy it!

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Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v6.3.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v6.3.0)

I am always paying attention to requests from members of the community, and whenever I can, I update this stencil pack with requested shapes or functionalities. And this is one of these cases. One of the most common complaints about this stencil pack was/is text annotations. When you try to add a legend on the stencil, the text is in the middle of the icon, instead of underneath. And sometimes the text is white, which doesn’t help also.

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: text annotation issue

Another recent aspect that came to my attention was the fact that was missing proper connector points, which make it hard to properly connect shapes in a diagram.

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: connector points issue

Of course, all of these you can manually fix by move the text to the bottom of each shape, change the color of the text and add connector points. But some of these tasks required a more deep knowledge of working with Visio and they are time-consuming. Luckily this work is being made, it may take a while since this package has more than 2000 shapes!

What’s new in this version?

Today I can announce that the first phase is done and the first file, and probably the most important, of this package is fixed:

  • Microsoft Azure (MIS Azure Stencils.vssx): This package contains stencils of Azure Services (original icons) that are available thru the Azure Portal.

The main goal of this release was to solve or improve the user experience regarding text annotations and connector points. In this version, the changes and additions are:

  • Text annotations issue solved: This issue was solved on the stencils present on the Microsoft Azure (MIS Azure Stencils.vssx) file;
  • Proper connector points added: This improved feature was added on stencils present on the Microsoft Azure (MIS Azure Stencils.vssx) file;
Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio
  • Fixed some minor stencils layouts;
  • New shapes: New shapes added on Microsoft Azure (MIS Azure Stencils.vssx) and Microsoft Azure: Others (MIS Azure Others Stencils.vssx);

Microsoft Integration, Azure, Power Platform, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack

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.

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