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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: 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...
  • Blog Post: How Do BizTalk Services Work? I Asked the Product Team to Find Out

    Windows Azure BizTalk Services was recently released by Microsoft, and you can find a fair bit about this cloud service online. I wrote up a simple walkthrough, Sam Vanhoutte did a nice comparison of features between BizTalk Server and BizTalk Services, the Neudesic folks have an extensive series of...
  • Blog Post: Window Azure BizTalk Services: How to Get Started and When to Use It

    The “integration as a service” space continues to heat up, and Microsoft officially entered the market with the General Availability of Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS) a few weeks ago. I recently wrote up an InfoQ article that summarized the product and what it offered. I also figured that I should...
  • Blog Post: Azure Traffic Manager vs VM Load Balancing

    First off you can use Traffic Manager, or VM Load Balancing, or you could actually use both! It all depends on what you are trying to do. VM load balancing: 1.Works only with VMs that are in a single region 2. Only does Round Robin 3.Works at the TCP/UDP level, routing traffic between one or more [....
  • Blog Post: New Article on Creating and Consuming Custom Salesforce.com Web Services

    I’ve been asked to write a few more articles for the DeveloperForce site (the developer-centric destination for Salesforce.com developers) and the first one is now online. This article, entitled “Working with Custom SOAP and REST Services in .NET Applications” takes a look at how to...
  • Blog Post: Where the heck do I host my … cloud database?

    So far, I’ve looked at options for hosting .NET and Node.js applications in the cloud. But what about the services that web applications rely on? It’s unlikely that your cloud application will use many on-premises services, so you’ll need things like databases nearby. There are a LOT of relational...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows Azure Service Bus REST API to Send to Topic from Salesforce.com

    In the past, I’ve written and talked about integrating the Windows Azure Service Bus with non-Microsoft platforms like Salesforce.com. I enjoy showing how easy it is to use the Service Bus Relay to connect on-premises services with Salesforce.com. On multiple occasions, I’ve been asked how to do this...
  • Blog Post: New Pluralsight course released: “Optimizing and Managing Distributed Systems on AWS”

    My trilogy of AWS courses for Pluralsight is complete. I originally created AWS Developer Fundamentals, then added Architecting Highly Available Systems on AWS, and today released Optimizing and Managing Distributed Systems on AWS. This course picks up from where we left off with the last one. By the...
  • Blog Post: Where the heck do I host my … .NET app?

    In this short series of posts, I’m looking at the various options for hosting different types of applications. I first looked at Node.js and its diverse ecosystem of providers, and now I’m looking at where to host your .NET application. Regardless of whether you think .NET is passé or not, the reality...
  • Blog Post: Heading to the UK in September to speak on Windows Azure cloud integration

    On September 11th, I’ll be speaking in London at a one-day event hosted by the UK Connected Systems Group. This event focuses on hybrid integration strategies using Windows Azure and the Microsoft platform. I’ll be delivering two sessions: one on cloud integration patterns, and another on integrating...
  • Blog Post: Pluralsight course on “Architecting Highly Available Systems on AWS” is live!

    This summer I’ve been busy putting together my seventh video-on-demand training course for Pluralsight. This one – called Architecting Highly Available Systems on AWS – is now online and ready for your viewing pleasure. Of all the courses that I’ve done for Pluralsight, my previous Amazon Web Services...
  • Blog Post: Where the heck do I host my … Node.js app?

    It’s a great time to be a developer. Also a confusing time. We are at a point where there are dozens of legit places that forward-thinking developers can run their apps in the cloud. I’ll be taking a look at a few different types of applications in a brief series of “where the heck do […] Blog...
  • Blog Post: 3 Rarely Discussed, But Valuable, Uses for Cloud Object Storage

    I’ve got object storage on the brain. I’m finishing up a new Pluralsight course on distributed systems in AWS that uses Amazon S3 in a few places, and my employer Tier 3 just shipped a new Object Storage service based on Riak CS Enterprise. While many of the most touted uses for cloud-based object storage...
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