Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v8.0.1)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v8.0.1)

In my previous update, I discussed my intention to release a new major version of my stencils. However, I’ve opted for a gradual approach, releasing minor updates along the way. This way, it becomes easier for me because I don’t need to spend long periods allocated to this task, and at the same time, all of you can start enjoying these new icons.

Keeping my promise, I’m presenting another update. I hope it meets your expectations! If you have any specific requests, don’t hesitate to share them with me.

What’s new in this version? (for now)

The main goal of this release was to provide the new icons present in the Azure Portal, on the Power Platform, and new existing Services. In this version, the changes and additions are:

  • New stencil packages: Additional stencil packages were incorporated into this project to enhance the discoverability of shapes:
    • MIS Azure Integration Services: this file contains shapes related to Azure Integration Service and messaging.
    • MIS Microsoft Fabric: this file contains shapes related to Microsoft Fabric – This was actually a request made by a community member. And credits to Sam Debruyn for these Microsoft SVG files. I only had the work to “convert” them into proper Visio stencils.
  • Move some shapes: I reorganized and relocated certain shapes to other files within this package.
  • SVG Files: Add new SVG files;
  • Special Highlights: API Center, Policy fragments, Event Grid, Event Grid: Namespace, Partner namespaces and Partner registrations or APIM Schemas

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 29 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 Integration Services
  • 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 Microsoft Fabric
  • 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

You can use and resize without losing quality.

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365, and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from GitHub here:

Hope you find this helpful! So, if you liked the content or found it helpful and want to help me write more content, you can buy (or help buy) my son a Star Wars Lego! 

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
View all posts by Sandro Pereira

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v8.0.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v8.0.0)

The last time I released a new version of my stencil, it was on January 26 of 2022. A long time ago indeed, so it is fair to say that I do need to release a new major version of my stencils, and that will be a long work and process. However, I decided to do this task progressively and release minor updates during this “journey”. This way, it becomes easier for me because I don’t need to spend long periods allocated to this task, and at the same time, all of you can start enjoying these new icons.

What’s new in this version? (for now)

The main goal of this release was to provide the new icons present in the Azure Portal, on the Power Platform, and new existing Services. In this version, the changes and additions are:

  • New shapes: New shapes added on MIS Databases and Analytics Stencils, MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils, Microsoft Integration Stencils, MIS Azure Stencils, and MIS Power Platform Stencils;
  • SVG Files: Add new SVG files;
  • Special Highlights: Microsoft Fabric and the new Logic App Data Mapper

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

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365, and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from GitHub here:

Hope you find this helpful! So, if you liked the content or found it helpful and want to help me write more content, you can buy (or help buy) my son a Star Wars Lego! 

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
View all posts by Sandro Pereira

Natural Language Message Validation with Logic Apps and ChatGPT

Natural Language Message Validation with Logic Apps and ChatGPT

In one of my previous documents, I spoke about how to configure ChatGPT to be used with Azure Logic Apps. At that time, my team and I decided to create that blog post just for fun, but we didn´t yet have in mind a good idea of how to use it in a real-case integration scenario or to help build integration projects.

During a break at INTEGRATE 2023 conference, Mike Stephenson show me an idea that he had while listening to one of the talks about putting ChatGPT to do transformation using natural language, thereby replacing the maps. Needless to say, it was a fascinating and fun conversation. You can see his blog post here:

This put me thinking about where else we could apply ChatGPT in use to help develop, implement, or process our integration needs. Despite having a few ideas, one quickly stood out, and that somehow follows Mike’s idea: Messages Validation! In other words, have a Logic App which is processing some data, and then we use ChatGPT to validate the data for us by describing the schema validation in natural language text.

So I ended up creating this small sample scenario where we have the following JSON Message:

{ 
    "Company": "SP", 
    "Operation": "Insert", 
    "Request": { 
        "OrderID": 2, 
        "ClientName": "Sandro Pereira", 
        "ShippingAddress": "Pedroso, Portugal", 
        "TaxId": 111222111, 
        "ProductName": "Chocollate Bar", 
        "Quantity": 1 
    } 
} 

And we want to validate the incoming message if it is valid or not based on the following rules:

  • The OrderID must exist and be an Integer. 
  • The ClientName can not be empty or null.
  • The Quantity must exist, and it is an Integer. 
  • The value of the Company field can only be “SP” or “LZ”.
  • The Operation field must exist. 

Of course, this task can be made by creating a JSON schema with all the rules and then validating the message against the schema. However, some of these rules are not natively supported by Logic Apps like the use of regular expressions or patterns.

But the main idea here on this post is to provide a simplified way to do this task and use natural language to replace the Schemas.

You can watch my coworker Luís Rigueira describing all the process in this video:

So how do we achieve this? 

First, as you already know, you should create a Logic App. It can be Consumption or Standard. We will be using Consumption, and then you should give it a proper name because starting using proper names from the day one rule never gets old! 

And then create a Logic App that has the following structure:

  • When a HTTP request is received trigger.
  • A Compose action.
  • An HTTP action.
  • And finally, a Response action.

Leave the When a HTTP request is received trigger as his. And on the Compose action, add the following configurations with all the actions to apply the validation of the message:

Check if the Json Input is valid or invalid by these rules:

The OrderID must exist and be an Integer
The client name can not be empty or null
The Quantity must exist and it is an Integer
Company can only be "SP" or "LZ"
Operation must exist

If it is valid return a message saying "body is valid"
If it is invalid return a message saying the "body is invalid" and explain why.

Json input: @{triggerBody()}

As the JSON input, we dynamically select the Body property from the Trigger, which contains the JSON we send via Postman.

Next, on the HTTP call, we need to perform the call to the ChatGPT API to perform or try to perform the JSON message validation. To do that, we need to specify the following body:

{
  "model": "gpt-3.5-turbo",
  "messages": [
      {
          "role": "user",
           "content": "@{outputs('Compose_-_Instructions_to_be_followed')}",
           }
        ]
}

If you want to know or understand a little bit about this – How to call ChatGPT from a Logic App – see my previous blog post: Using Logic Apps to interact with ChatGPT.

Finally, we need to configure the Response action to use the following expression in the response:

trim(outputs('HTTP_-_Call_Chat_Gpt_API')?['body']?['choices']?[0]?['message']?['content'])

This way, we only send the message content as a response. Now if you test your logic app with Postman, this should be the result:

If the rules we added to the Compose action are met, we will get the following response:

  • The body will be valid.

Otherwise, the body is invalid, and ChatGPT gives the reason why.

Of course, I think at this stage maybe AI is still not a reliable option to be used in data transformation or data validation, but it shows potential.

Once again, thank my team member Luis Rigueira for helping me with this always crazy scenarios.

Hope you find this helpful! So, if you liked the content or found it helpful and want to help me write more content, you can buy (or help buy) my son a Star Wars Lego! 

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
View all posts by Sandro Pereira

Using Logic Apps to interact with ChatGPT

Using Logic Apps to interact with ChatGPT

ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that everyone is talking about it and to it!! But what is ChatGPT, and what is the importance of AI in the actual world content?

ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI that can generate human-like responses to text prompts. It is part of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) family of language models, which have been trained on massive amounts of text data using deep learning techniques. In a few words, it is a conversational artificial intelligence platform. GPT stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, and the prefix Chat means that it allows you to get all you looking for in a simple chat.

The importance of AI, and specifically language models like ChatGPT, in the actual world context, is that they have the potential to transform the way we interact with technology and each other. Here are some examples of how AI can be beneficial in various fields:

  • Customer service: AI-powered chatbots can help businesses automate customer support and provide quick and efficient responses to common queries.
  • Healthcare: AI can be used to analyze medical data and provide insights that can help doctors make more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Education: Language models like ChatGPT can be used to develop personalized learning experiences for students, providing instant feedback and adapting to their individual needs.
  • Natural language processing: AI can help improve communication between people who speak different languages by automatically translating text and speech in real-time.
  • Personal assistants: AI-powered personal assistants can help people manage their daily tasks, schedule appointments, and provide helpful reminders.

and many more.

The future for AI is very promising as technology continues to evolve and improve rapidly. It will bring potential developments and advancements we can expect to see in the future. One of them will be increasing automation. AI is already being used to automate many tasks in various industries, and this trend is expected to continue. As AI algorithms become more sophisticated, we can expect to see even more automation, particularly in fields such as manufacturing, logistics, and transportation.

Overall, the future for AI is bright, and we can expect to see continued advancements and innovations that will have a significant impact on our lives. However, it is important to approach these developments cautiously and ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly and ethically.

So, let’s play a little just for fun! And combine Logic Apps with ChatGPT!

In this blog post, we will be creating a Logic App that will be responsible for interacting with ChatGPT to obtain an organic answer. This Logic App can then be called by your tools or programs like, for example, a PowerApp, serving as your integration layer and containing more business logic inside if you need it.

Create a ChatGPT Account

First and foremost, you need to create a ChatGPT account, so follow these steps:

  • On the Welcome to ChatGPT page, select Sign up.
  • On the Create you account page, make sure you create an account.
  • On the Tell us about you page, confirm your name and click Continue to accept the terms.
  • On the Verify your phone number page, type your phone and click Send code.
  • On the Enter code page, enter the code you received on your phone.

You are ready to rumble! You can now use chatGPT, but let’s go a little deeper to create the keys we will need to interact with ChatGPT on our Logic App:

  • That will open an API key generated popup. Make sure you copy that key to a safe place or to your notes for us to use later on.

Create a Logic App

Next, we need to create a Logic App. For simplicity, we are going to use a Logic App Consumption and name it LA-ChatGPT-POC, and as for the trigger, we are going to use a Request > When a HTTP request is received, so:

  • From the Search connectors and triggers, type Request and select the Request connector and then the trigger: When a HTTP request is received.

We are going to receive a text payload – Content-Type: plain/text – so we will be using the default HTTP Method POST, and we will not need to provide any Request Body JSON Schema, since we will be receiving plain text. That means leaving the trigger configuration as is.

Note that once we save the Logic App, a URL will be generated that we can later use to invoke the workflow.

Next, on our business logic, we need to add an HTTP action to be able to interact with ChatGPT. Diving in, in the ChatGPT documentation, we rapidly found the endpoint to where this request should be:

If you want to know more about this topic, you can follow this link: https://platform.openai.com/docs/api-reference/chat/create.

Once again, for the sake of simplicity, we are not going to implement error handling inside our workflow to control and deal with failures – in real cases, you should empower your processes with these capabilities/functionalities.

Next, on our Logic App:

  • Click on + New step, and from the search text box, type HTTP and select the HTTP connector followed by the HTTP action.
  • And do the following configurations:
    • Set the Method property to POST.
    • On the URI property, enter the URL that we mentioned previously:
    • On the Headers property, add the following header:
      • Authorization: Bearer
      • Content-Type: application/json
    • On the Body property, we are going to add the following JSON message:
{
  "model": "gpt-3.5-turbo",
  "messages": [
      {
          "role": "user",
           "content": "@{triggerBody()}"
           }
        ]
}

Once again, you can follow the ChatGPT documentation to see how to send the requests and their structure.

If we saved this Logic App as is now and tried our Logic App with a hello question: Hello?

On the Run from that Logic App, in the HTTP – Call ChatGPT action output, you will see something like this, as the documentation already foresees:

{
  "id": "chatcmpl-123",
  "object": "chat.completion",
  "created": 1677652288,
  "choices": [{
    "index": 0,
    "message": {
      "role": "assistant",
      "content": "nnHello there, how may I assist you today?",
    },
    "finish_reason": "stop"
  }],
  "usage": {
    "prompt_tokens": 9,
    "completion_tokens": 12,
    "total_tokens": 21
  }
}

Now, to finalize our Logic App, let’s add a response:

  • Click on + New step, and from the search text box, type Request and select the Request connector followed by the Response action.
  • And do the following configurations:
    • Set the Status Code property to 200.
    • On the Headers property, add the following header:
      • Content-Type: text/plain
    • On the Body property, we are going to add the following expression:
      • trim(outputs(‘HTTP_-_Call_ChatGTP’)?[‘body’]?[‘choices’]?[0]?[‘message’]?[‘content’])

Of course, if you are trying, you need to adjust the name of the HTTP action according to your scenario.

You are probably wondering why do we use the trim() function in our expression?

We use the trim function to remove any whitespace characters from the beginning and end of the message content before returning it. This should result in a clean message without the “nn”.

In the end, visually, the overall workflow should end up like this:

And now, we just need to save our Logic App and test it!

Testing our process

So, after saving our Logic App, we will use the URI on present on the When a HTTP request is received trigger and use it in Postman to test our process – you are free to use any other tool.

Let’s start with the basics and ask: Hello? to see what the expected response from ChatGPT:

Now, let’s do a more difficult question: Who is Sandro Pereira? and the answer got me surprised!

As an AI language model, I cannot properly answer subjective questions such “Who is Sandro Pereira?” since I cannot browse the internet nor access a person’s thoughts or opinions. However, based on online searches Sandro Pereira appears to be a well-known Portuguese software integration professional, speaker, author, and a Microsoft Azure MVP (Most Value Professional) with more than 10 years of experience in the field.

Nicely done ChatGPT! you only failed in the number of field expert years, that is more than 16 ?

Finally, let’s ask: Can you suggest me a plate for dinner?

Where can I download it

You can download the complete Azure Function source code here:

Credits

Kudu to my team member Luis Rigueira for participating in this proof-of-concept!

Hope you find this useful! So, if you liked the content or found it useful and want to help me write more content, you can buy (or help buy) my son a Star Wars Lego! 

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
View all posts by Sandro Pereira

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.3.1)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.3.1)

The full 7.3 version is complete with the release of v.7.3.1. This was a massive work of adding new shapes of new services that appear on Azure and changing the existing one with the new version of the shapes. Work is done and I hope you enjoy it!

What’s new in this version?

This is the list of changes and additions present in this release:

  • New shapes on MIS Azure Stencils, MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils, MIS Developer Stencils, and MIS Security and Governance packages: add a considerable amount of new shapes of new services that appear on Azure has both changing the existing one with their new layout.
  • Move old versions of the shape layout to MIS Azure Old Versions package.
  • New shapes on MIS AI and Machine Learning Stencils: several new shapes add it to this package with several Cognitive Services.
  • New shapes on Microsoft Integration Stencils: some new shapes add it to this package describing Schemas, Maps, Aggrements, Partners, Assemblies and so on.
  • Lock the aspect ratio of the new stencil icons: This was a requested made that can be very handly to protects against accidental resizing with another shape aspect.
  • 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 28 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
  • MIS API Connectors
  • Organisational Stencils

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

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from GitHub Here:

The post Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.3.1) appeared first on SANDRO PEREIRA BIZTALK BLOG.

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.3.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.3.0)

The full 7.3.0 version is not yet complete, but I decided to release it in small pieces instead of taking a long time to make all the planned changes and being the Azure part that will require the most work.

What’s new in this version?

This is the list of changes and additions present in this release:

  • New shapes on MIS: Office, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 package: add some new Dynamic 365 shapes like Dataverse, SCM Warehousing, Project Timesheet, Return To School orReturn To Work, and several new Office/Office 365 shapes.
  • Remove API Connectors shapes from MIS: Power Platform package: there goal was to simplify this package and migrate that stencils to a dedicated package, since there are more then 600 connectors. Also these connectores are common to Power Automate, Power Apps and Logic Apps.
  • Create a new package MIS: API Connectors: This package will provide stencils to all connectors currently provided for Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps.
  • Lock the aspect ratio of the new stencil icons: This was a requested made that can be very handly to protects against accidental resizing with another shape aspect.
  • 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.

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from GitHub Here:

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Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.2.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.2.0)

I’m not a Dynamics 265 expert, and Dynamics 365 is not my focus area. Nevertheless, I couldn’t ignore the flood of requests to add the new Dynamics 365 logos, especially the App icons. It took a while, but they are finally here.

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 Office, Office 365 and Dynamics 365: add the new Dynamic 265 logo, Dynamics 365 App Icons, and Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality Icons.
  • MIS Azure Stencils and MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils: there were a few new icons add to the stencils, most of them related to new preview features and integration services like the new Logic App icon.
  • 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.

Download

You can download Microsoft Integration, Azure, BAPI, Office 365 and much more Stencils Pack for Visio from GitHub Here:

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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.

Download

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
GitHub

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Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.1.0)

Microsoft Integration and Azure Stencils Pack for Visio: New version available (v7.1.0)

It was only 3 days ago that I released a major version. Still, with all of this new stuff and announcements on Ignite 2020, I just decide to make a minor update to my stencil package, especially because all the logos of Power Platform components have changed.

New Power Platform logos

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 picture above is presenting the new logo icons of Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents.
    • MIS Azure Stencils and MIS Azure Additional or Support Stencils: there were a few new icons add to the stencils, most of them related to Azure Arc and Storage Account and some icon updates.
    • MIS Office, Office 365, and Dynamics 365: New shapes added to this stencil with more Office 365 products.
New Azure Stencils
New Office 365 products
  • Automation: minor fixes on the automation scripts
  • 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.

Download

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
GitHub

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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 Organisational Stencils file add by Jacob Mansfield;
  • 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

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
GitHub

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