BizTalk To Azure The Migration Journey: Azure Integration in Action – BizTalk to Azure Transition Case Studies

BizTalk To Azure The Migration Journey: Azure Integration in Action – BizTalk to Azure Transition Case Studies

Last September 28, I had the pleasure of speaking at the BizTalk To Azure event, which focused on ‘The Migration Journey‘ and was organized by Contica in Gothenburg, Sweden. I’d like, once again, to take this opportunity to thank Contica for the kind invitation and express my appreciation to all the attendees for their warm reception and valuable feedback.

My second presentation at the event (see my first presentation here), which I’m bringing you today, was entitled: Azure Integration in Action – BizTalk to Azure Transition Case Studies.

BizTalk To Azure The Migration Journey: Azure Integration in Action – BizTalk to Azure Transition Case Studies

In this session, we bring Azure Integration Services to life by migrating simple real-world BizTalk Server case samples like:

Through these exercises, you’ll gain practical insights, strategies, and tips to ensure a smooth BizTalk Server migration while embracing Azure’s agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Take advantage of this opportunity to see Azure Integration Services in action, guiding your path toward a seamless and future-ready integration landscape.

You can also see the full event video here: CO Talks: BizTalk server to Azure: The Migration Journey – October 2023 | Contica.

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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.
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BizTalk To Azure The Migration Journey: Elevating Integration – The Roadmap from BizTalk Server to Azure talk

BizTalk To Azure The Migration Journey: Elevating Integration – The Roadmap from BizTalk Server to Azure talk

Last September 28, I had the pleasure of speaking at the BizTalk To Azure event, which focused on ‘The Migration Journey‘ and was organized by Contica in Gothenburg, Sweden. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Contica for the kind invitation and express my appreciation to all the attendees for their warm reception and valuable feedback.

My first presentation at the event, which I’m bringing you today, was entitled: Elevating Integration – The Roadmap from BizTalk Server.

BizTalk Server to Azure, The Migration Journey: Elevating Integration – Roadmap from BizTalk Server to Azure

If you are embracing the journey to move your current BizTalk Server environment to the cloud, in this session, we’ll guide you through the steps, strategies, and best practices needed to successfully transition your integration solutions to the cloud.

On this talk we will address topics like:

  • What phases in your migration journey are crucial?
  • Which tools and technologies should you use?
  • What to do in this migration journey
  • And what not to do in this migration journey!

After this session, you’ll know about the dos and don’ts, as well as the key considerations that will empower the agility and scalability of Azure Integration Services.

You can also see the full event video here: CO Talks: BizTalk server to Azure: The Migration Journey – October 2023 | Contica.

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

Error Handling inside Azure Logic Apps (video)

Error Handling inside Azure Logic Apps (video)

Azure Logic App (Consumption) is one of the most used integration services for orchestrating critical workflows, and an error in it would essentially affect your business continuity.

By default, Logic App allows handling errors using the Configure run after settings at a per action level. For more complex scenarios, it can be done by setting up Scope action and implementing try-catch or try-catch-finally statements.

This video aims to explain and discuss error handling within Logic Apps and explore the implementation of a try-catch-finally statement. Even though we are using Logic Apps Consumption for this proof of concept, the same principles will be applied to Logic Apps Standard.

Error Handling in Logic Apps by Luis Rígueira

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Big thanks to my team member Luís Rigueira for creating this video.

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

How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic Apps | Azure Lowlands | Video and Slides available

How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic Apps | Azure Lowlands | Video and Slides available

It was with great pleasure that I presented for the first time on January 29, 2020, a session at the Azure Lowlands event, this time about How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions, and Logic Apps.

First of all, I want to congratulate the organizers on a very well organized event!

About the session

Session name: How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic Apps

Abstract: Monitoring your systems or platforms is a crucial aspect of any organization. Based on my experience, all your clients will tell you that all the platforms or applications are being monitoring by external partners or internally. Nevertheless, when disasters occur or are in the process of happening, guess what? Your team will be the last to know. This session will address and present how you can easily and quickly create a robust monitoring solution on your platforms using PowerShell, Functions app, and Logic Apps or Power Automate Flows.

How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic App Slides

You can find and download the slide deck here: https://www.slideshare.net/SandroPereira3/20210129-azure-lowlands-sandropereirahowtocreaterobustmonitorsolutionspowershellazurefunctionslogicapps

How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic App Video

For any reason, you could not be present at this online event, or if you want to review it again, you can now do it here: https://youtu.be/vf9cmfEb3Z8?t=10886

You can see all the other sessions, on the Azure LowLand YouTube channel.

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Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere | Microsoft Integrate Conference DACH | Video and Slides available

Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere | Microsoft Integrate Conference DACH | Video and Slides available

Sessions, sessions, and more sessions this has been my frantic start to the year in terms of contributions to the community, four different presentations delivered in January where Logic Apps was the only common factor:

  • Logic Apps: Development experiences at Azure User Group Portugal with Pedro Almeida (video not yet available)
  • 101 Talk Arena with Sandro Pereira: What about integration now?
  • How to create robust monitor solutions with PowerShell, Azure Functions and Logic Apps at Azure Lowlands (video not yet available)
  • and Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere at Microsoft Integrate Conference DACH

Today I’m happy to share with you the slides and the video of this last session are now available online for those who want to see them.

About the session

Session name: Logic App: Anywhere, Everywhere.

Abstract: A walk-thru session on how and where we can or should use Logic Apps and start building fantastic business processes. We will be addressing topics like: what tools should you use: Azure Portal, Visual Studio, or Visual Studio Code. What kind of solutions you can create, cloud integration, hybrid integration, or on-premises integration. Along with some best practices and what are the advantages and drawbacks of each approach.

Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere Slides

You can find and download the slide deck here: https://www.quibiq.de/fileadmin/user_upload/20210121-MIC_-_Sandro-Pereira-Logic-Apps-Anywhere-Everywhere.pdf

Logic Apps: Anywhere, Everywhere Video

For any reason, you could not be present at this online event, or if you want to review it again, you can now do it here:

It was a pleasure to deliver a presentation on this event, and most important, by doing that, I was able to raise and give away 1000€ to a non-profit organization.

You can see the other sessions, most of them in Dutch here: https://www.quibiq.de/aktuelles/quievents/integrate-dach/integrate-dach-on-demand/

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Logic Apps: Development Experiences video and slides are available at Integration Monday

Logic Apps: Development Experiences video and slides are available at Integration Monday

It was with great pleasure that I presented on December 7, 2020, another session in the Integration Monday series, this time about Logic Apps: Development Experiences. I had the pleasure to be accompanied as a co-presenter for the first time by my team member, Pedro Almeida.

Logic Apps: Development Experiences

How can I start developing Logic Apps? What are the different tools I can use? What are the advantages and drawbacks of each developer approach? What are the deployment options that I have? These are some of the questions that we will answer in this session, along with several tips that will improve your Logic Apps development experience.

I hope you enjoy it and find it an interesting session. Also, I advise you to visit and view the history of sessions that have taken place every Monday in the Integration User Group – Integration Monday series.

My other talks at Integration Monday – Integration User Group

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BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path | INTEGRATE 2020 Remote | Slides and Video Available

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path | INTEGRATE 2020 Remote | Slides and Video Available

It is a strange year, and for the first time since 2013, we didn’t have face to face INTEGRATE event. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we had to go with an online event. Despite all of that, it was a great event. Nevertheless, I miss that social interaction we use to have and see friends that I usually only see once a year in this event.

The good part for me in being an online event was that I was able to attend (or view) the sessions at my on rhythmic. Having three small kids at home can be a challenge, and it was a little difficult to attend in real-time to all the sessions, so once they went to bed, I could see the sessions that I miss out during the day without having to wait two months for them to be available online.

About my session

Session Name: BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path

Why should you upgrade your BizTalk Server Platform

Session Overview: The goal of this session to demystify and clarify the BizTalk Server migration process and help both implementation teams as decision-makers to be aware of all the considerations that need to be taken into account when planning your migration to BizTalk Server 2020 and hopefully helping you carry out these tasks.

Migrate BizTalk Server to Azure Services

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path Slides

You can find and download the slide deck on SlideShare here: https://www.slideshare.net/SandroPereira3/integrate-2020-sandro-pereira-biztalk-server-2020-migration-path

BizTalk Server 2020: Migration Path Video

Like previous years, the event was recorded, so if for any reason you could not be present at these events, or if you want to review it again, you can now do it here:

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Auckland Connected Systems User Group| June 30, 2020 | Logic Apps: Best practices, Tips and Tricks | Slides and Video Available

It was with great pleasure to speak for the first time Auckland Connected Systems User Group (New Zealand), unfortunately, do this COVID-19 pandemic, this was an online event, nevertheless, it was a great experience and something to repeat if they desire. I still plan to visit New Zealand in the future, and maybe it will be a face-to-face event.

From my part I have to say thanks, Will, Alessandro, Wagner, Mark, Mike, Coen, and Craig for inviting me, it was indeed a pleasure!

Today I’m happy to share with you the slides and the video of the session.

Logic Apps: Best practices, tips, and tricks

10 tips you should know for being more productive and building more reliable, effective Logic Apps. In this session, we will do a reflection to your existing Logic Apps processes and when thru a list of must-have best practices, tips, and tricks that will allow you to build more reliable and effective workflows. At the same time, these will allow you to be more productive and document your workflows from the beginning.

Video recording

ACSUG June 2020 – Azure Logic Apps: Best practices, tips and tricks

Slides

I hope you enjoy it!

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Logic Apps: Best practices, Tips, and Tricks video and slides are available at Integration Monday

Logic Apps: Best practices, Tips, and Tricks video and slides are available at Integration Monday

It was with great pleasure that I presented, last May, 25 another session in the Integration Monday series this time about Logic Apps: Best practices, Tips, and Tricks, this was my eleventh talk in this community in 4 years of existence. I can say that I am one of the most regular speakers at the Integration User Group only behind Michael Stephenson that has 13 talks.

Logic Apps: Best practices, tips, and tricks

Azure Logic Apps helps you build powerful integration solutions by automating your workflows without writing a single line of code. In this session, I will be highlighting 10 tips you should know for being more productive and building more reliable, effective Logic Apps. We will also do a reflection to your existing Logic Apps processes and will go through a list of must-have best practices, tips, and tricks that will allow you to build more reliable and effective workflows. At the same time, these will allow you to be more productive and document your workflows from the beginning.

I hope you enjoy and find it an interesting session. Also, I advise you to visit and view the history of sessions that have taken place every Monday in the Integration User Group – Integration Monday series.

My other talks at Integration Monday – Integration User Group

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Microsoft Power Platform: Power BI + PowerApps + Power Automate + Office 365  video and slides are available at Integration Monday

Microsoft Power Platform: Power BI + PowerApps + Power Automate + Office 365 video and slides are available at Integration Monday

I am a regular speaker at the Integration User Group community, however this time on May 4th, celebration mode, I invited two of my DevScope Power Platform Jedi masters to join me in this session.

And as you would expect, fighting on the light side of the force, Ricardo Calejo, Rui Romano, and me, we showed in the Microsoft Power Platform: Microsoft Power BI + PowerApps + Power Automate + Office 365 session how companies can take advantage of features included in their Office Subscription 365 that they may not be using.

COVID-19 Contigência: Real Case Scenario

We will also present a real case scenario wherein less than two days, where we implemented a Power App for Centro Hospitalar Gaia Espinho to help fight the battle against the current COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with the diagnosis phase, where health professionals can track patients in the Covid-19 tent. In addition to the patient record, clinical values, symptoms, and other relevant information are sent to the hospital so that their admission is carried out with the greatest possible security for everyone.

All these COVID-19 patient data, with complete anonymity (GDPR compliant), are later analyzed in a Microsoft Power BI report to give healthcare professionals a clear view of the problem at hand.

Power App COVID-19 Power Bi

About the session

Session Name: Microsoft Power Platform: Power BI + PowerApps + Power Automate + Office 365

Session Overview: The Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents) alongside with Office365 (Forms, SharePoint Online, …) is probably the best ecosystem in the world for a complete digital transformation in your company, and maybe you are already paying for them without any usage. JIn this session you can learn how to leverage all these tools with a focus on Power BI integration!

You can watch the video recording and slides of this session here: Microsoft Power Platform: Microsoft Power BI + PowerApps + Power Automate + Office 365.

About Integration Monday

Integration Monday is full of great sessions that you can watch and I will also take this opportunity to invite you all to join us next Monday.

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