Integrating Integrators – BizTalk, Windows Azure, Windows Workflow, and Beyond

July, 2013

BizTalk Blogs

This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.

Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

Insight and guidance on Microsoft BizTalk Server, Windows Azure, Infrastructure as a Service, and related Microsoft technologies.
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Training on What’s New in BizTalk 2013 from Pluralsight

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    I am excited to add a new addition to my resume – that of the title of Pluralsight Author ! My course on “What is New in BizTalk 2013” is now live and ready to view on Pluralsight’s website. View the training course on What’s New in BizTalk 2013 If you already have a Pluralsight subscription you can view the course right away.  If you do not, they offer a 10-day free trial .  The trial is limited to 200 minutes but that would be enough time to watch the full course.  That is right...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Stopped doesn’t equal Stopped Deallocated

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    When driving down the street I think we all know what to do when we see a Stop Sign – we know we need to stop the car. What happens when you see Stopped as a status for a Windows Azure Virtual Machines? A little over a month ago Microsoft announced they would no longer charge for a Stopped Virtual Machine. This came as welcome news as I am sure many of you are like me – have left something on for a few days and received a bill for it. What Microsoft introduced was really a new definition...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Need a single server BizTalk Environment on Azure IaaS? Just give this a click!

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    This script comes after days and days of trial and error. During the course of building this script I learned a lot about PowerShell Remoting, PowerShell Scheduled Tasks (which run in some other process by the way), PowerShell Background Tasks, Scheduled Tasks and Remote Desktop. I am pleased to announce a new, true one click end-to-end Single BizTalk Server deployment script. Download the Create and Remove Single BizTalk Server PowerShell script . (Right click, Save as) Why all is issues? Well,...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Using SendGrid with BizTalk360 for Easy Emails on IaaS

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    Last week BizTalk360 announced a new one-click installation process that works great for BizTalk running in Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  This can be used to set up a stand-alone single server BizTalk environment in a short amount of time.  One of the key features of BizTalk360 is the ability to send alert emails based on criteria you specify.  Sending emails on a isolated environment in Azure may be a challenge due to no SMTP Server.  Never fail!  SendGrid...
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