Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Integration’

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

BizTalk-Server-Stencils-Visio-2013-01

BizTalk Services

BizTalk-Services-Stencils-Visio-2013-02

Azure App Service

Azure-App-Service-Stencils-Visio-2013-02

Azure

Azure-Stencils-Visio-2013-04

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

Microsoft Integration MVP 2013

Microsoft Integration MVP 2014

Thanks Microsoft for another wonderful start of New Year. I’m delighted to share that I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014.

It’s always nice to wake up after a long night of New Year’s Eve, and check the email and see:

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award!

For me this is the fourth consecutive time that I receive this award and as usual on such occasions, I would like to thank to all my blog readers, friends and members of BizTalk Community (there are too many to mention here). Also a big thanks to my MVP Lead Cristina Herrero, Alessandro Teglia, BizTalk Product Team: Mandi Ohlinger, Guru Venkataraman, Karthik Bharathy, Suma Sushilendra, Nitin Mehrotra, Paolo Salvatori and many more; Microsoft Portugal: Miguel Vicente, Paulo Mena and all other Microsoft employees; my fellow Microsoft Integration MVP’s: Michael Stephenson, Jon Fancey, Ben Cline, Mick Badran, Mikael Håkansson, Johan Hedberg, Bill Chesnut Richard Seroter, Dan Rosanova, Stephen W. Thomas, Kent Weare, Leonid Ganeline, Rick G. Garibay, Damir Dobric, Jon Fancey, Rohit Sharma and of course all Portuguese MVP’s.

I also like to make a very special thanks to my beautiful girlfriend Lígia and my family for their support during these years, to the BizTalkCrew (and also Microsoft MVP’s): Nino Crudele, Tord Glad Nordahl, Saravana Kumar and Steef-Jan Wiggers and finally to all my coworkers at DevScope, of which I wish to highlight: Miguel Silva, Vânia Braziela, Márcia Teixeira, José António Silva, Rui Quintino and Rui Barbosa, for all the support.

It’s a big honor to be in the program and I’m looking forward to another great year.

In my native language (Portuguese):

Obrigado Microsoft para outro maravilhoso início de Ano Novo. Estou muito feliz por poder partilhar com todos vocês que fui nomeado Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014

Esta é a quarta vez que recebo este prémio e como é normal nestas ocasiões, gostaria de agradecer a todos os leitores do meu blog, amigos, a todos os membros da comunidade. Também gostaria de agradecer a minha MVP Lead Cristina Herrero, ao Alessandro Teglia, a todas as pessoas da Microsoft em especial à equipa do produto – BizTalk Product Team, Microsoft Portugal, a todos os meus colegas Microsoft Integration MVP’s e a todos os MVP’s Portugueses.

Eu também gostaria de fazer um agradecimento muito especial a minha linda namorada Lígia e há minha família por todo o apoio durante todos estes anos, ao membros do BizTalkCrew (e também da Microsoft Integration MVP’s): Nino Crudele, Tord Glad Nordahl, Saravana Kumar e Steef-Jan Wiggers e, finalmente, a todos os meus colegas de trabalho na DevScope, dos quais eu gostaria de destacar: Miguel Silva, Vânia Braziela, Márcia Teixeira, José António Silva, Rui Quintino e Rui Barbosa, por todo o apoio e suporte.

É uma grande honra estar no programa e espero continuar a contribuir para a comunidade BizTalk e a merecer o reconhecimento.