Archive for the ‘BizTalk as PaaS’ Category

Because yesterday Portugal was European Champion I decide today to give a gift to the community by making an earlier release of my Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack.

After the major release in June 16, I started to realize that with so many stencils it was becoming a little hard to find, or rather, I was spending too much time to find some representations that I wanted to use in my diagrams. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to add new stencils and I already did in this release, however, the major improvement that I’m trying to make is to divide the Stencils in different files for a better organization.

With these new additions, this package now contains an astounding total of ~831 (~100 additions) (symbols/icons) that will help you visually represent Integration architectures (On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid scenarios) and solutions diagrams in Visio 2016/2013. It will provide symbols/icons to visually represent features, systems, processes and architectures that use BizTalk Server, Microsoft Azure and related technologies.

  • BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Azure
    • BizTalk Services
    • Azure App Service (API Apps, Web Apps, Mobile Apps, PowerApps and Logic Apps)
    • Microsoft Flow
    • Event Hubs
    • Service Bus
    • API Management, IoT and Docker
    • Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Pipelines
    • and so on
  • PowerBI
  • PowerShell
  • And many more…

Divided in 8 files to be easier to maintain and find the right shapes:

  • Microsoft Integration Stencils v2.0 (420 shapes)
  • MIS Apps and Systems Logo Stencils (69 shapes)
  • MIS IoT Devices Stencils (123 shapes)
  • MIS Support Stencils (101 shapes)
  • MIS Servers and Hardware v2.1 (39 shapes)
  • MIS Originals v2.1 (22 shapes)
  • MIS Users (27 shapes)
  • MIS Devices v2.1 (30 shapes)

Some of the new additions:

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You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 from:

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 (7,1 MB)
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We are thrilled to announce the last (6th) integration track session for Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “2 Speed IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Minecraft” with Michael Stephenson!

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The official scheduler is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed in Saturday, 21 (on the free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363

2 Speed IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Minecraft

Description: One of the recent shifts in IT has been around the concept of 2 speed IT. This can be a key approach to allow IT organizations to offer their customers the agility they require in situations where they need it. In this session Mike will talk about some real world examples where Azure has empowered organizations to deliver sprint style solutions that can offer marathon runner reliability, also Mike will show how a model reference architecture in Azure and Minecraft can be used by architects to visualize solutions that you want your teams to build.

Speaker: Michael Stephenson

Michael is a highly experienced freelance consultant with many years of architecting and delivering integration projects which leverage the Microsoft technology stack. He has deep, practical knowledge of delivering complex solutions with BizTalk, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure and associated technologies. Michael has also been a technical lead on 25+ projects which have leveraged Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Michael is heavily involved in the community activities around Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft MVP and Advisor/Insider programmes and also speaks at user groups on a regular basis and is a keen blogger with articles such as how to build a real world integration platform on Azure. Michael is an author for Pluralsight having produced a very popular courses on .net and RabbitMQ.

Michael is also the creator of the BizTalk Maturity Assessment an initiative to help companies to measure the maturity of how they work with BizTalk and compare how they do BizTalk against recognized good practices. For more info refer to http://biztalkmaturity.com.

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Register for Saturday event now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363 – Seats are limited! See you in Lisbon.

We are thrilled to announce the fifth integration track session for Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “Azure IoT Suite. A look behind the curtain” with Sam Vanhoutte!

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The official scheduler is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed in Saturday, 21 (on the free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363

Azure IoT Suite. A look behind the curtain

Description: Azure IoT Suite was announced last year and it seems there are people who tend to believe that it will make real IoT solutions easy to set up and quick to deploy. In this session, you will get an overview of the features and capabilities of Azure ioT Suite. Some interesting demos will show how to register devices, send telemetry information and commands to and from devices. But after the magic, a touch with reality will be held. The various components will be discussed. Extensibility and customization will be shown.

After this session, attendees should get a good understanding of the possibilities of Azure IoT suite. Attendees should also get a better understanding of the possibilities to apply Azure IoT Suite in real world scenarios.

Expect demos and tons of honest feedback.

Speaker: Sam Vanhoutte

Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft Azure MVP and frequently speaks at conferences.  Next to that, he is also BizTalk & Azure p-seller at Microsoft and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions.  Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam  is part of Microsoft’s Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards and is a Microsoft Azure Insider as well as a Belgian MEET member.    Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium (http://www.btug.be) and is active crew member of the Azure User group (http://www.azug.be).

While managing and architecting the online integration platform "Integration Cloud", Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration and IoT solutions with the Microsoft Azure platform the last years.

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Register for Saturday event now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363 – Seats are limited! See you in Lisbon.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m speaking at Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “BizTalk Server Deep Dive Tips & Tricks for Developers and Admins” this is the fourth integration track session that is announced.

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The official scheduler is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed in Saturday, 21 (on the free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363

BizTalk Server Deep Dive Tips & Tricks for Developers and Admins

Description: It’s critical to use good tools and techniques to produce working solutions as quickly as possible and at the same time, given the increase the requirements and number of applications organizations develop today. But at the same time, it’s also critical to maintain the health of the entire platform.

In this session, which I’ll try to be a very interactive session (so be prepare to participate), I’ll address and share some useful BizTalk Server Tips and Tricks (and Workarounds) both for developers and administrators. Covering some topics like RosettaNet, SAP, database maintenance, debatching, out-of-the-box pipelines vs custom pipelines and many more.

Just to keep the same format of the previous post here is my short bio:

Speaker: 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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Register for Saturday event now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363 – Seats are limited! See you in Lisbon.

We are thrilled to announce the third integration track session for Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “Hybrid Integration: SAP and Azure, better together” with Glenn Colpaert!

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The official scheduler is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed in Saturday, 21 (on the free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363

Hybrid Integration: SAP and Azure, better together

Description: In this session Glenn will give an overview on some of the different options to connect on premise resources with the Azure Platform.

We will start by having a look at how ‘classical’ integration is done before there was a cloud by using an example with BizTalk & SAP ERP system.

With the Azure Platform, a whole new set of tools and services was introduced and enables you to connect on premise with the cloud.

You can expect an overview on how to move away from the ‘classic’ integration and leverage all the SAP functionalities to the cloud via Service Bus Relay, Azure App Services and other services available on the Azure Platform.

Speaker: Glenn Colpaert

Glenn Colpaert is an Integration Consultant and Microsoft Integration MVP at Codit.

He has been integrating businesses with BizTalk & Microsoft technologies for more than 7 years. During these years he was involved in many EAI and B2B projects – both on-premise and hybrid (cloud).

He has gained a lot of hand-on experience during his projects and likes to share it with colleagues and the community.

Glenn is also part of the Microsoft Azure Insider program as well as the BizTalk Advisors group.

He became a board member of BTUG.be (http://www.btug.be/), the Belgian BizTalk User Group and is an active blogger on the Codit Blog.

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Register for Saturday event now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363 – Seats are limited! See you in Lisbon.

We are thrilled to announce the second integration track session for Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “Modern integration, what are my options today!” with Steef-Jan Wiggers!

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The official scheduler is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed in Saturday, 21 (on the free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363

Note: in the first 25 hours of #tugait registrations for Saturday, 20% of the tickets are gone. No schedule or speakers are published so far.

Modern integration, what are my options today!

Description: Integration has progress over the last decade from on premise, main frame to Software as a Service. Means of connecting systems has progressed to connecting anything with everything. In this session you will learn how integration can be done today with a myriad of options varying from BizTalk Server to Logic Apps. Several use cases will be demonstrated to the audience.

Speaker: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is a principal consultant for a consultancy firm in the Netherlands. He has almost 15 years’ experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 5 years.

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Register for Saturday event now on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tuga-it-2016-saturday-registration-22632816363 – Seats are limited! See you in Lisbon.

Wow! In Europe Integration will be on fire in May, not only we will have TUGA IT but also INTEGRATE 2016 (but I leave this last event for another post).

Tuga IT 2016 it’s a FREE event (Saturday, 21), that will count with the collaboration of different Portuguese technical communities and Microsoft MVP’s (myself included), targeting not only Integration (BizTalk Server, App Services (Logic Apps and API Apps), EventHubs, Service Bus, IoT, …), but also Microsoft Data Platform, SharePoint, Office365, Azure and much more, that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

We also have the first two days (19th and 20th of May) full of amazing workshop, however, that you can register for a small cost (this happens mainly to support cost of the organization of the event such as this).

I will announce soon the Integration sessions that will be at the event but, for now, I’m thrilled to announce that one of these workshop’s will be about Enterprise Integration lectured by, not one, but 3 Azure MVPs: Steef-Jan Wiggers, Nino Crudele and myself!

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Don’t miss this opportunity and register in the workshop here:

The workshop will be on Friday, 20th of May.

DEEP DIVE INTEGRATION WORKSHOP

Description: “Work hard, play hard”, how can we make integration easier? This workshop is all about Enterprise Integration composed by 3 MVP (Steef-Jan Wiggers (Netherlands), Nino Crudele (Italy) and Sandro Pereira (Portugal)) that will share their knowledge and experience gain over the years.

This 1-day workshop, special for Developers, that will include an overview of the Microsoft Integration Roadmap, along with several presentations and Hands-on labs covering how to design, build, and operate a robust, scalable solution on premise and on cloud:

  • BizTalk Server Best Practices and Tips
  • BizTalk DevOps
  • Extensibility of BizTalk Server with .NET
  • Hybrid solutions
  • Azure App Services, EventHubs, Azure Stream Analytics, PowerBI
  • Building Azure WebJobs
  • Creating WebAPI
  • And a lot more.

Speaker: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is a principal consultant for a consultancy firm in the Netherlands. He has almost 15 years’ experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 5 years.

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Speaker: Nino Crudele

Nino has been a Microsoft BizTalk Server, Application Integration and now Azure MVP for 9 years, he always focused delivering significant business integration project that provide exceptional outcomes for the client.

Nino has a deep knowledge and experience delivering world class integration solutions using all Microsoft Azure stacks, Microsoft BizTalk Server and he has delivered world class Integration solutions using and integrating many different technologies as AS2, EDI, Rosettanet, HL7, RFID, SWIFT.

He is a technology passionate, blogger, author, international speaker and active community member in the Application Integration area.

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Speaker: 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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This is one workshop that you can’t afford to miss… We are waiting for you in Lisbon. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and book it! Smile

Register now on https://app.weventual.com/detalheEvento.action?iDEvento=2874 – Seats are limited!

Last Monday I presented a session about “Microsoft Azure Logic Apps” at Microsoft WebCamp Lisbon event and I’m happy to announce that the webcast of my session is now available online in Channel 9!

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This session was an introduction to the new Azure Integration features: Logic Apps and also a glimpse about API Apps. They are still in preview but this session attempts to address how can we get start using these new features, explain how you can use Azure Logic Apps to automate business processes without using code, demonstrating the new graphical designer and how to take advantage of different Logic App capabilities for your scenarios.

I will also explain how you can take advantages of different Azure features like Event Hub and Stream Analytics to add Insights and Telemetry to your Logic Apps through Power BI.

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Thanks Microsoft Portugal to organize this amazing event, it was a huge success! With over than 350 attendees, 23 speakers delivering a total of 1170 minutes of content with 24 talks (45min) + a keynote (90 min); (you can see all the session in Channel 9 here) and 510 Cloud waffles (yes there were served waffles for all the attendees Smile)

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Small note: This post is for the BizTalk Server and other Portuguese Community because the session is in my native language: Portuguese Smile

This post is for the BizTalk Server and other Portuguese Community, will be held on December 2, 2015 between 9:30 – 18:00 the Microsoft WebCamp at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

Microsoft WebCamp is the event we created for everyone who loves the Web. With more than 25 super-duper-expert-speakers, like Chris Heilmann and Jon Galloway, bringing you the best technical content and examples in 4 Tracks of sessions (ASP.NET, Web Full Stack, Cloud & Tools and Special Session) it will be the event for everyone who wants to know how to use the new Web platforms, standards and tools to bring awesome creations to life – and be inspired by the ones who are already taking up on that challenge.

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My Session

I will be speaking about: Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

This session will be an introduction to the new Azure Integration features: Logic Apps and also a glimpse about API Apps. They are still in preview but how can we get start using these new features? We will learn how you can use Azure Logic Apps to automate business processes without using code. This course will demonstrate the new graphical designer and how to best take advantage of different Logic App capabilities for your scenarios.

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And how to Build-your-own Business Insights, integrating with PowerBI so you can build your own activity dashboard

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What you are waiting for?

It will be the event for everyone (developer, designer, managers and so on) who wants to know how to use the new Web platforms, standards and tools to bring world-class creations to life and, If you are up to it, be inspired by the ones who are already taking up on that challenge.

You can find all detail about this event here.

Go for it and get one of the free seats for Microsoft WebCamp! They are limited!

Last year I presented for the first time in a SQLSaturday (SQLSaturday #341 Porto – Porto-Wine edition) at the time the attendees chose a session about BizTalk Services – “Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services”.

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I’m proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, I will present a session at SQLSaturday Porto – I’m extremely happy because it’s my hometown!

On Oct 3th SQLSaturday#429 Porto will be held at ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto and my session this year will be about Logic & API apps: “Introduction to Microsoft Azure App Service (Logic and API Apps)

This will be a lighting talk session (15 to 20 minutes) that is intended to be an introduction to the new Azure Integration features: Logic Apps and API Apps. How can we get start using these new features? How can you easily use APIs that connect on-premises using hybrid connections or/and SaaS connectors from the gallery. And finally we will learn how you can use Azure Logic Apps to automate business processes without using code.

Note: You will not see my session in the scheduler, because it is included in the block “To be Announced”, between 03:50 PM – 05:00 PM, that will include 3 or 4 lighting talks.

I also will recommend you to attend my coworker, Rui Romano, session about Power BI: “Power BI for Developers” – “Are you a developer? Want to learn what PowerBI has for you? Then come to my session where you will learn how to enhance your applications with PowerBI experiences….”

And of course the DevScope sponsor session because we will give an awesome price to the attendees Smile

photo taken from DevScope blog.

Check the full event scheduler here: SQLSaturday#429 Porto Event Scheduler

Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by sponsorships. But please register quickly here: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/429/registernow.aspx because seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.