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This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.
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  • Blog Post: Continuous Integration with TFS and Azure Cloud Services

    Microsoft provides a useful tutorial (located here) for running a TFS Continuous Delivery configuration, and automatically publishing to Azure. This tutorial, while instructive, is somewhat out of date, and it may be useful to have a more personalized experience of building such a continuous deployment...
  • Blog Post: 8 Characteristics of our DevOps Organization

    What is the human impact of DevOps? I recently got this question from a viewer of my recent DevOps: The Big Picture course on Pluralsight. @rseroter just watched your DevOps Pluralsight. Great tool discussion was hoping you could talk more on org structure….— Tim Barcz (@TimBarcz) August...
  • Blog Post: What Would the Best Franken-Cloud Look Like?

    What if you could take all infrastructure cloud providers and combine their best assets into a single, perfect cloud? What would it look like? In my day job, I regularly see the sorts of things that cloud users ask for from a public cloud. These 9 things represent some of the most common requests: Scale...
  • Blog Post: What’s the future of application integration? I’m heading to Europe to talk about it!

    We’re in the midst of such an interesting period of technology change. There are new concepts for delivering services (e.g. DevOps), new hosts for running applications (e.g. cloud), lots of new devices generating data (e.g. Internet of Things), and more. How does all this impact an organization’s application...
  • Blog Post: New Pluralsight Course – “DevOps: The Big Picture” – Just Released

    DevOps has the potential to completely transform how an organization delivers technology services to its customers. But what does “DevOps” really mean? How can you get started on this transformation? What tools and technologies can assist in the adoption of a DevOps culture? To answer these...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services with Salesforce.com

    BizTalk Services is far from the most mature cloud-based integration solution, but it’s viable one for certain scenarios. I haven’t seen a whole lot of demos that show how to send data to SaaS endpoints, so I thought I’d spend some of my weekend trying to make that happen. In this blog post, I’m going...
  • Blog Post: TechEd NA Videos Now Online

    I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Microsoft TechEd in Houston, TX, and the videos of those sessions are now online. A few thousand people have already watched them, but I thought it’d be good to share it here as well. The first one– Architecting Resilient (Cloud) Applications –...
  • Blog Post: Exposing a service bus topic using Azure API Management

    Introduction Microsoft released a new service to Azure, called API Management. This service was released on May the 12th 2014. Currently the Azure API Management is still in Preview, but already it enables us to easily create an API façade … Read more › Blog Post by: René Brauwers
  • Blog Post: Deploying a “Hello World” App to the Free IronFoundry v2 Sandbox

    I’ve been affiliated in some way with Iron Foundry since 2011. Back then, I wrote up an InfoQ.com article about this quirky open source project that added .NET support to the nascent Cloud Foundry PaaS movement. Since then, I was hired by Tier 3 (now CenturyLink Cloud), Cloud Foundry has exploded in...
  • Blog Post: Is your federated user repeatedly prompted for credentials during One Drive for Business Sync?

    We had issues where federated users were continually prompted from their username and password when trying to sync their OneDrive for Business account. Even if you typed the password correctly authentication still failed. We were directed to this KB Article Our specific problem was resolved by disabling...
  • Blog Post: Join Me at Microsoft TechEd to Talk DevOps, Cloud Application Architecture

    In a couple weeks, I’ll be invading Houston, TX to deliver a pair of sessions at Microsoft TechEd. This conference – one of the largest annual Microsoft events – focuses on technology available today for developers and IT professionals. I made a pair of proposals to this conference back in January (hoping...
  • Blog Post: Changes to Azure SQL service tiers and pricing

    Today Microsoft announced changes to Azure SQL Database service tiers. I’ll simplify it for you: You’ll get larger databases for less money and a better uptime SLA. The Web and Business editions of Azure SQL Database are going away with retirement in 12 months. New service tiers of Basic and Standard...
  • Blog Post: Call your CRM Platform! Using an ASP.NET Web API to Link Twilio and Salesforce.com

    I love mashups. It’s fun to combine technologies in unexpected ways. So when Wade Wegner of Salesforce asked me to participate in a webinar about the new Salesforce Toolkit for .NET, I decided to think of something unique to demonstrate. So, I showed off how to link Twilio – which in an API-driven service...
  • Blog Post: New Azure cloud portal

    Hi everybody, since a long time from my last post (some post will be delivered soon), Microsoft has delivered a new portal design. This design is more graphic and more user friendly. So it’s not for developer :P. I like this design but I think it’s not very usefull. It refer to windows 8...
  • Blog Post: Co-Presenting a Webinar Next Week on Force.com and .NET

    Salesforce.com is a juggernaut in the software-as-a-service space and continues to sign up a diverse pool of global customers. While Salesforce relies on its own language (Apex) for coding extensions that run within the platform, developers can use any programming framework to integrate with Salesforce...
  • Blog Post: DevOps, Cloud, and the Lean “Wheel of Waste”

    I recently finished up a graduate program in Engineering Management and one of my last courses was on “Lean and Agile Management.” This was one of my favorite courses as it focused on understanding and improving process flow by reducing friction and waste. My professor claimed that most processes contain...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud is Here and Now

    I recently heard a cloud presentation by James Staten and that is what inspired this post. Cloud is not the future, cloud is NOW! The first thing you need to know is the cloud is not the future, the cloud is NOW! If you do not have a cloud strategy you are already behind the curve. Many [...] Blog Post...
  • Blog Post: Using SnapLogic to Link (Cloud) Apps

    I like being exposed to new technologies, so I reached out to the folks at SnapLogic and asked to take their platform for a spin. SnapLogic is part of this new class of “integration platform as a service” providers that take a modern approach to application/data integration. In this first blog post ...
  • Blog Post: Global Windows Azure Bootcamp — Tampa

    Tallan will be presenting at the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – Tampa on March 29th. Sign up Today it is FREE! About the event Global Windows Azure Bootcamp In April of 2013 we held the first Global Windows Azure Bootcamp at more than 90 locations around the globe! This year we want to again offer...
  • Blog Post: Azure design Pattern

    Microsoft has delivered an ebook around cloud design pattern http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn568099.aspx You can download it as pdf, epub or mobi This book contains twenty-four design patterns and ten related guidance topics, this guide articulates the benefit of applying patterns by showing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure BizTalk Services Just Became 19% More Interesting

    Buried in the laundry list of new Windows Azure features outlined by Scott Guthrie was a mention of some pretty intriguing updates to Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS). Specifically, this cloud-based brokered messaging service can now accept messages from Windows Azure Service Bus Topics and Queues...
  • Blog Post: Azure Web Jobs, It’s whats new in Azure!

    The long awaited web jobs is now in preview for Windows Azure! How many times have you deployed a website, then after a couple months requirements change and they want you to runa daily or continuous job that processes files or resize images or works a queue, now with web jobs in Windows Azure it [....
  • Blog Post: Resolved issue: Sending message from Windows Azure BizTalk Services Bridge to another Bridge

    Next week I will be doing a talk  on Windows Azure BizTalk Services  with regards on how one can add BAM functionality. During this talk a demo will be the ‘Pièce de résistance’. this demo is based on an article … Read more › Blog Post by: René Brauwers
  • Blog Post: Using the New Salesforce Toolkit for .NET

    Wade Wegner, a friend of the blog and an evangelist for Salesforce.com, just built a new .NET Toolkit for Salesforce developers. This Toolkit is open source and available on GitHub. Basically, it makes it much simpler to securely interact with the Salesforce.com REST API from .NET code. It takes care...
  • Blog Post: Data Stream Processing with Amazon Kinesis and .NET Applications

    Amazon Kinesis is a new data stream processing service from AWS that makes it possible to ingest and read high volumes of data in real-time. That description may sound vaguely familiar to those who followed Microsoft’s attempts to put their CEP engine StreamInsight into the Windows Azure cloud as part...
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