Posts Tagged ‘BizTalk Services’

Instead of trying to archive everything I want at once, what will probably take me long time, I decided to publish another version of my Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack with an additional of 80 new shapes and some reorganization. With these new additions, this package now contains an astounding total of ~911 shapes (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…

The Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack v2.3 is composed by 8 files:

  • Microsoft Integration Stencils v2.3 (406 Shapes)
  • MIS Apps and Systems Logo Stencils v2.3 (109 shapes)
  • MIS IoT Devices Stencils v2.3 (131 shapes)
  • MIS Support Stencils v2.3 (108 shapes)
  • MIS Servers and Hardware v2.3 (45 shapes)
  • MIS Originals v2.3 (42 shapes)
  • MIS Users v2.3 (40 shapes)
  • MIS Devices v2.3 (30 shapes)

If you are wonder where is v2.2? yes I skipped one version, version 2.2 was a private version Smile.

These are some of the new shapes you can find in this new version:

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

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 (7,7 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

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)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

Finally, I found some extra minutes to be able to write and after spending all my available free time over the last few weeks, mainly in researching but also in creating several ones… I’m happy to say that a major version, 360 new shapes – that is the double of the previous version, of Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 is now available for you to download.

With these new additions, this package now contains an astounding total of 721 shapes (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…

With so many new shapes, I decide to divide the package in 4 files to be easier to maintain and find the right shapes:

  • Microsoft Integration Stencils v2.0 (416 shapes)
  • MIS Apps and Systems Logo Stencils (60 shapes)
  • MIS IoT Devices Stencils (123 shapes)
  • MIS Support Stencils (122 shapes)
BizTalk Server

Requested by several community member I added two special shapes:

  • The infamous T-Rex
  • and “The Chicken Way”

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BizTalk Services

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Azure App Service, Microsoft Flow and API Management

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Azure

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Infrastructure

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PowerBI, PowerShell and Service Fabric

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IoT

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and many more:

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That you can use and resize without losing quality.

Again, I didn’t create all of this shapes, maybe half of them, the other half was the work of gathering all the available resources and combine them together, for example, if you’re looking for more or official Azure Visio stencils, then you can find them here: Microsoft Azure, Cloud and Enterprise Symbol / Icon Set – Visio stencil, PowerPoint, PNG.

There are still many points that could be improved as well as adding new stencils but I hope you like the final result.

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

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack for Visio 2016/2013 (6,4 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

After some requests from the community, I decided to update my Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 stencils with an additional of 60 new shapes, making ate the moment a total of 361 shapes that will help you to visually represent Integration architectures and solutions diagrams in a simple and beautiful way.

Some of the shapes added in this release:

  • Infrastructure and Devices: Manufacturer(s), new Server shapes, Industry Devices, Windows Phone, Surface
  • Components and features: Azure Store, Applications, Deployment, Azure Deployment, On-Premises Deployment, EAI/EDI, Content Delivery Network, Partner Network, Manage Network Policy, App Controller, Redundancy, Data Synchronization and do on
  • Data Virtualization
  • Power BI: new Power BI shapes
  • Others: HTML5, Google, Apple, Twitter, Hotmail, Android, Linux, World Map, Browser, Help, Cost, IoT, Attach, new Users shapes, and so on

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

Again, I didn’t create all of this shapes, only a few of them, the rest it was one the work of gathering some resources and combine them together. There are still many points that could be improved as well as adding new stencils.

You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 from:

Collection of Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 (2,3 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

I realized that I forgot to add some shapes, or I hadn’t addressed certain features/functionalities, so I decided to make an upgrade to my Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 resource, that I published 10 days ago, adding this time 43 new shapes – in a total of 301 symbols/icons that will help you to visually represent Integration architectures and solutions diagrams.

Last shapes added:

  • Transformation patterns (Direct Translation Pattern, Data Translation Pattern, Content Enricher Pattern, Aggregator Pattern, Content Filter Pattern, Splitter Pattern, Grouping Pattern, Sorting Pattern, Conditional Pattern, Looping Pattern, Canonical Data Model Pattern, Name-Value Transformation Pattern, …)
  • Components and features (3rd Party components, Azure Connectors, Debatching, batching, Archiving, share folders, download, upload, RFID, ..)
  • Database and systems (Database Partition, Database Mirror, SCOM, Management Role, Health Monitoring, ..)
  • Others (PowerShell, PowerBI, C#, workstations. Business User, Administrator, Role, User Accounts, Walkthrough, ..)

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

Again, I didn’t create all of this shapes, only a few of them, the rest it was one the work of gathering some resources and combine them together. There are still many points that could be improved as well as adding new stencils.

You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 from:

Collection of Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 (1,9 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

In my two previous editions (here and here) I published some shapes to represent BizTalk Server physical architectures, Integration architectures (Cloud or Hybrid scenarios) or solutions.

In this resource I change the name of my Visio 2013 Stencils resource, now is called “Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013”, to include almost the Microsoft Integration Stack.

This package contains a set of symbols/icons (258 shapes) to that will help you visually represent Integration architectures (On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid scenarios) and solutions diagrams in Visio 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
    • Event Hubs
    • and so on
  • PowerBI and devices
  • Infrastructure
  • And many more…
BizTalk Server

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BizTalk Services

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Azure App Service

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Azure

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Infrastructure

Infraestructure-Stencils-Visio-2013-05

PowerBI and Devices

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

I didn’t create all of this shapes, only a few of them, the rest it was one the work of gathering some resources and combine them together. There are still many points that could be improved as well as adding new stencil, but it is a good start.

Instructions:

  • Download the file and copy to the folder “C:\Users\your_user\Documents\My Shapes” (that is the default folder for the Visio custom shapes)
  • To access the shapes in Visio, select from the Shapes Windows: “More Shapes à My Shapes à Microsoft Integration Stencils For Visio 2013”

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You can download Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 from:

Collection of Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 (1,6 MB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery

This post is for the BizTalk Server and other Portuguese Community, will be held on January 22, 2015 between 18:45 – 21:50 the III Encontro da comunidade Porto.Data meeting at the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC) in Oporto.

I will be speaking about: Microsoft Azure BizTalk “…”: What we have now and what’s next

Abstract: Azure BizTalk Services is a simple, powerful, and extensible cloud-based integration service. It provides Business-to-Business (B2B), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Hybrid Connections capabilities for delivering cloud and hybrid integration solutions. In this session we will address the current existing features in Cloud Integration using Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services, what to expect from the next releases and what will be the future of the Enterprise Integration in the cloud and on-premises.

III Evento da Comunidade Porto.Data

A comunidade Porto.Data tem como objectivo a partilha de experiências e conhecimento entre os profissionais no Porto.

Na sessão (Microsoft Azure BizTalk “…”- O que temos actualmente, o que aí vem) irei abordar os actuais recursos existentes em Cloud Integration usando Azure BizTalk Services, um serviço de integração baseado na nuvem simples, avançado e extensível que fornece recursos entre empresas (B2B) e integração de aplicativos empresariais (EAI) para proporcionar soluções de integração de nuvem e híbridas. Mas mais importante o que esperar dos próximos lançamentos e qual será o futuro das Integrações Empresariais on-premises e na Cloud (Azure BizTalk MicroServices), um pequeno resumo do que foi apresentado no summit de integração em Redmond pela Microsoft, sendo provavelmente a primeira vez que este tópico será apresentado em Portugal.

O evento irá ocorrer no próximo dia 22 de Janeiro no auditório da UPTEC, pelas 18:45 no Porto. As inscrições são limitadas, não tem custos de inscrição mas é obrigatório que reserve o seu lugar aqui.

Confira a agenda abaixo:

  • 18:45– Abertura e recepção.
  • 19:00 – Community News
  • 19:10 – ” SQL Transparent Data Encryption” – Quilson Antunes (DBA – hmR)
  • 20:10 – Coffee break
  • 20:40 -Microsoft Azure BizTalk “…”: O que temos actualmente, o que ai vem – Sandro Pereira (Microsoft Integration MVP) DevScope
  • 21:40 – Fim do evento
  • 21:45 – Sorteio de prémios
  • 21:50 – Jantar livre

I’m proud to announce that I will present a session about BizTalk Services: “Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services” at SQLSaturday #341 Porto (Portugal) on October 18th, 2014! I’m excited and it is truly an honor because this is the first time I submit a session to this kind of event and I have been selected by the attendees to speak at a SQLSaturday in my home town.

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This is the fourth time that this conference takes place in Portugal, but it is the first to be held in Porto, and will have three “tracks” with parallel sessions in three different topics Administration/Development (DBA), Business Intelligence (BI) and Development (.NET).

About my session…

Historically, both EAI and EDI has been performed through BizTalk. With this preview we will give an early glimpse into how Microsoft envisions these types of integration scenarios being addressed in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) based environment.

In this session we’ll look at the existent functionalities in the new integration services in the cloud: Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services: EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), how to manage the exchange of EDI messages and trading partners through BizTalk Services Portal; Support Flat files, schemas and transformations (maps). And at the challenges in moving from BizTalk Server to BizTalk Services.

Session Level: Beginner

About my coleagues at DevScope…

The event will have well known international speakers, however I want to highlight my coleagues at DevScope that were also invited to deliver sessions at this event. And the contributions of DevScope range from Cloud Services to Server Automation or Mobile Development. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet us in our hometown:

See more about DevScope contribution here: SQLSaturday comes to Porto on Oct 18th

Event scheduler…

My session will start at 12 PM in the Development (.NET). track – room 3 and I will be waiting for you!

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Chech the full event scheduler here: SQLSaturday #341 Event Scheduler

This is a FREE training event for Data Professionals, Students & Enthusiasts, which shall be held on 18th October 2014 at ISEP – Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by sponsorships.

Please register quickly here: https://www.sqlsaturday.com/341/register.aspx because seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

I miss the old BizTalk Hotrod Magazine, of my knowledge, there isn’t no other type of magazine about BizTalk Server. And the only thing we have approximately to that is the Flipboard BizTalk Magazine that I have weekly published throughout these last months.

You can find the BizTalkMagazine into Flipboard in in your favorite device Apple (iPhone, iPad), Android, Windows 8, and so on… or simply through the Internet browser at: https://flipboard.com/section/biztalkmagazine-bMJFWI

I start this project because I didn’t have the knowledge and the time required to create a PDF magazine similar to the BizTalk Hotrod Magazine, and Flipboard gave me an easy and simple way to share content in a type of magazine format.

Now it seams a little limited and after all this months I would like to take the magazine to a new level and recreate some of the concept of BizTalk Hotrod magazine, inviting authors to write articles to be published and share other resources like tools, scripts, adapters and so on… probably launching a magazine every month or quarterly.

To try this concept I decided to publish a beta version of the magazine as a proof of concept that now is available for you to download here: BizTalk Magazine – September 2014 Edition – probably the magazine name should be different.

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This first edition contains:

  • BizTalk Innovation Day, Oslo – Norway
  • BizTalk Server 2013: Step-by-Step to implement Unit Testing in Schemas and Maps
  • "INTEGRATE – 2014"– Announcing the Global BizTalk Summit, Microsoft Campus, WA. Dec 3-5, 2014
  • BizTalk Administrator Deep dive course
  • Exposing data through BizTalk Service Hybrid Connections
  • BizTalk Server SQL Agent Jobs

Have a nice read! And If you have any suggestions feel free to comment, your feedback is important.

Thanks to all participants, however only 59% of the responses were correct, all due to a small trap – I apologize for that – that I put the third question. The correct answers for the questions were:

  • Does BizTalk Services Bridges applies the VETER (Validate, Enrich, Transform, Enrich and Route)?
    Correct answer: A) Yes
  • Where the Enrichment component occurs inside the bridges?
    Correct answer
    : c) both, pre and post transformation
  • What are the name of the components that we drag from the Toolbox windows to the grid pages of BizTalk Services Maps to perform transformations?
    Correct answer: B) Operations

Getting-Started-with-BizTalk-ServicesI think the first two questions were quite simple, as was proven in the responses of the participants, however the equivalent of Functoids in BizTalk Server maps are called Operations in the BizTalk Services maps.

Again, thanks to all participants and congratulations to:

  • Marcus Rangell from Sweden
  • Christophe Brando from France

for winning the Getting Started with BizTalk Services eBook from Packet Publishing.

The book is available through Amazon and PACKT is self, so go to either of one and order it! (Also available for the Kindle)