Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New Azure and Dataverse Logos

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New Azure and Dataverse Logos

There was a big buzz this weekend regarding the release of a new Azure Logo by Microsoft. The new Azure icon represents the unity of Azure within the larger Microsoft family of product icons. It’s part of Microsoft’s Fluent Design System, carefully crafted to produce icons that look familiar to what customers know and love, while representing the agile future of our business.

I usually don’t update my stencils only because of a new icon. Still, this time I made an exception, and I updated my package with this new Azure icon (thanks, Tiago Costa, for providing me the resource). I also toked this opportunity to add also a previous request: the new Dataverse icon.

What’s new in this version?

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

  • New shapes: There are new shapes on the following Visio Stencils files (.vssx):
    • MIS Power Platform Stencils: the new logo of Dataverse was added.
    • MIS Azure Stencils: the new logo of Azure was added.
  • SVG files: new SVG files added.

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.


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

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Logic Apps: CI/CD Part 1- Building your Logic App

Logic Apps: CI/CD Part 1- Building your Logic App

Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery is a development practice that enables you to accelerate your deployments and delivery time to the customer, by reliably releasing software at any time and without manual intervention.

For this post series, I will explain how to enable this practice, oriented to Logic Apps and Azure Pipelines.

We will start by Building the Logic App, using Visual Studio. I will not approach Logic Apps Preview, because since it’s still a preview feature, many changes can happen and render all this useless.

As you may know, to create Logic Apps in Visual Studio, there are a few requirements, such as:

  • Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019 or greater, if available
  • Azure SDK
  • Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio Extension (if using VS)
  • An active Azure subscription
  • Time, will and patience.

After you have all this installed, you can begin to create and let your creativity flow!

We’ll start from scratch. Open you VS and start a new Project, by selecting the Azure Resource Group C# template and the Logic App template after that.

You will end with a new Project, and Solution if it’s the case, with 3 files. The PowerShell file is the deployment script that VS uses to automate the ARM deployment. Only in a special case do you need to fiddle with this file.

The other two files are the Logic App code and the Parameters file. You will need to create a new one, to be used as a Template for the Azure Pipeline. So go ahead and copy the Parameters file and change the name to LogicApp.parameters.template.json .

You should end with something like this.

This Parameters Template file will contain our Tokens, which will be replaced in the Pipeline using the “Replace Tokens” Task. In the coming posts, I will explain how it works and why we’re using it.

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll just use the Service Bus connector, where depending on the input, I’ll send a message to the Queue with the provided information.

After creating the connection, you will see that, in the back code, several parameters and a Resource node were created as well, that contain the link and inputs for this connection.

Even when working in a single Resource Group, it is a good practice to prepare this for CI CD, because even though it’s static, connections change and instead of having to re-do all of it, you just need to re-deploy the pipeline with the new configurations.

We will not be making any changes to the Resource node, but to the action path and parameters. This will define that instead of having a fixed value, it will point to the parameter itselft, making it possible to have an ARM parameter configurable in the Pipeline.

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May 3, 2021 Weekly Update on Microsoft Integration Platform & Azure iPaaS

May 3, 2021 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 updates 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.

Microsoft Announcements and Updates

Community Blog Posts



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


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

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Logic Apps: Recursive Logic Apps

Logic Apps: Recursive Logic Apps

While dwelling in my thoughts, a memory came to my mind. In my college time, I was present a challenge to make a recursive Fibonacci algorithm, in LISP without using Loops.

This was a challenge, because as you may know…


 (these are probably my favorite programming comics)

But this gave me the idea of testing this concept in Logic Apps.

I’ve built a fairly simple LA just to test and with minimal inputs.

Before I could add the recursive connection to the Logic App, I had to deploy it first, because you can only call  a LA or a Function if it’s already provisioned.

So, I’ve added the action after deployment, saved and tried to deploy again, and this came up:

This means that Logic Apps, by default, do not support recursive calls.

But I’m stubborn and I don’t give up easily. So, what would be the best way to call a LA knowing that I’d have to treat it like an external API?…

The answer is super simple. HTTP action!

We already have the URL, because we deployed it before, so there’s nothing stopping us from doing this.

No objections this time, so let’s test!

TA-DAAA! How easy was that? In my case, I’ve used a simple counter to add and loop, but you can use any other condition to recursively loop through your logic, for example until a SQL record is updated.

You can add delays to ensure that you won’t be making calls every second, or delay until a specific time. The possibilities are endless.

Happy coding!

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