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Azure
04/08/2020

Azure Logic App: is it worth moving from a linear pattern to a star pattern?

If you are used to using Logic Apps, you are sure to be familiar with the functionality used to resubmit a given run. This feature can prove extremely useful, whether during development, or in a …
BizTalk
20/07/2020

Aggregating messages and assembling flat files with Windows Task Scheduler

One issue I often encounter within BizTalk projects is aggregating and assembling flat files. While mechanisms do exist to carry out both operations, the most important thing is still to know when …
microservices architecture
Microservices
02/07/2020

Microservices architecture key benefits

The rise of cloud PaaS solutions contributes to the democratization of microservices architectures. Behind the buzzword, the microservices architecture is based on concepts whose clear objectives. If …
cyber security
Azure
15/06/2020

Adding security to an HTTP trigger in a Logic App

One of the first things to do when creating a Logic App is to choose the trigger type. This means selecting how the Logic App is kicked off. If the trigger is an HTTP trigger, the Logic App is …
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DevOps
01/06/2020

Child item templates in Azure DevOps

In some Azure DevOps projects, the same tasks are found repeated in certain types of work item, such as User Stories (Documentation, Unit tests, etc.). In order to avoid creating these tasks …
Integrate Power BI in Azure DevOps
DevOps
19/05/2020

Integrating Power BI within Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps already offers dashboards and widgets, together with many reports in the tool itself. However, the functionalities on offer can quickly show themselves to be limited. With Power BI and …
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BizTalk
04/05/2020

How to do a GroupBy with xslt 1.0

The source schema comes from an SQL database. It comprises a single repeatable Order record, containing all the fields. The destination schema comprises a number of records which are embedded. Our …
Accessing Azure Key Vault from Azure Function
Azure
10/04/2020

Accessing Azure Key Vault from Azure Function

While working with Azure Functions quite often we need to interact with SQL database, message queuing service or authenticate to an API. Azure Function App Service has application settings where we …
Debatching
Azure
15/03/2020

Debatching XML message in Logic App

The following shows two methods that can be used to debatch an XML message in a Logic App. The first consists in making an XPath query in a For each. The second, which also needs an XPath query, is …
DevOps
BizTalk
18/02/2020

BizTalk Server Application Project : Release pipeline

This article will demonstrate how to deploy a BizTalk application on a BizTalk ‘On Premise’ server following generation of artifacts in Azure DevOps. The BizTalk Server Application project …
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BizTalk
23/01/2020

BizTalk Server Application Project : Build pipeline

To undertake the operations described in this article, an Azure DevOps account with creation rights over pipelines is necessary. The aim of this article is to show how it is possible, from a …
App Settings simplification
Azure
22/12/2019

Simplifying App Settings with Azure App Configuration

The app settings of an App Service or Function App are realized by the key-value pairs (e.g. connections strings, API endpoints, …). If we have a large Azure solution with multiple services, then …