Azure Blob storage adapter – BizTalk Server 2020

Hope you might be familiar with the newest version of Microsoft BizTalk Server, the brand new 2020 version, if not, no worries you can get to know it easily enough. BizTalk Server 2020 has been shipped with some nice features that extend the BizTalk platform to the cloud and enable you to do more hybrid integrations. Some of the features which were released earlier as part of Feature Packs for BizTalk Server 2016, are also incorporated in the newest version of BizTalk Server. Do you work frequently with Azure Blob Storage and… Read More

Using Azure Functions in C# and SendGrid to Create a Serverless solution for Emailing Reports

I found a great resource for building a serverless report server with azure functions that was using javascript so I thought I would make a version using C#. The Problem We have a task tracking application where we want task owners to be alerted about tasks that are due the next day, and managers to be alerted when a task is overdue. Alerts should be delivered through email everyday at 8:00 AM. Dependencies Send Grid Account Solution To simplify the query that we have to send from the Azure Function, we created… Read More

Using Azure REST interface with Postman and PowerShell Az module

I recently got the need to access Azure through its REST interface and thought that it was a good opportunity to acquaint myself with the fairly new PowerShell Az module. The Az module will replace AzureRM, introducing shorter commands, higher stability, and cross platform support. Now before rushing of and installing the Az module uninstall AzureRM first, installing both will render your system unusable and will be a pain to clean up. My original motivation for this was accessing reports generated by the Azure API Management (APIM). This can be achieved by… Read More

INTEGRATE 2019 – Day 3 | byBrick Development

Wednesday 5th June 2019 The Final Day at Integrate 2019 ! 09:00  Scripting a BizTalk Server Installation – Senior Premier field Engineer – Microsoft Azure He started by explaining Why we must script the installation. He explain the concept by giving an example of serving a plate at the restaurant. Predictability Streamlined environments Remember all details Repeatable execution Less errors than manual installation He also suggested what must you script Things that can be controlled Things that would not change Good Candidates Windows feature Provision VM in Azure BizTalk features and group… Read More

INTEGRATE 2019 – Day 2 | byBrick Development

Tuesday 4th June 2019 The day 1 was packed with lots of information, let have a look at what day 2 had to offer. 08:30 – 5 tips for production ready Azure Functions – Alex Karcher, Program manager – Microsoft The day 2 started off with a presentation from Alex Karcher where he shared five major tips which included, Serverless APIs & HTTP (premium plan) scale Event stream Processing and scaling Options for Event Hubs scaling Inner and Outer loop development ( Azure DevOps CI/CD) Monitoring & Diagnostics  Application Insights ( easy… Read More

INTEGRATE 2019 – Day 1 | byBrick Development

I would like to pen down my experience, updates and take away for this year’s integrate 2019 (London). Being the 1st timer there was so much to gain from Integrate 2019. I would be dividing this article into span of 3 days. The Event was organized at etc. Venues, London 3rd – 5th June 2019. As soon as you enter the event there was a big board which said – WELCOME INTEGRATE 2019. The Registration started at 07:30 and it was pretty well organized. You were handed over your Integrate attendee batch… Read More

byBrick Development IoT Conference 2018 on Tynningsö

Update: for some reason this post was un-published, so re-posting it again.. Wow I say!! Just wow! It was one helluva awesome weekend! On Friday the 19th of October we all filed away to Tynningsö, located in the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm (Waxholm), for a weekend of IoT, socialising and insights. We had rented a very nice house on the island and 10 of us headed off. The agenda was: Friday night Prep. approx. 10 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Eat and be merry Future Planning and Presentation(s) Group work – more prep… Read More

Azure Event Grid

Azure Event Grid is a platform as a service offering (PaaS) which is an event routing mechanism that helps you to subscribe to events. There can be different modes of communication where message can be transmitted from one party to other. One-way Bi-Directional Push and Pull mechanism etc Azure offers various messaging service like – Notification Hubs – where you can Push mobile notifications Logic Apps – which helps you to Schedule, build and automate processes (Workflows) Azure Service Bus – Exchanging information between 2 parties. Topics, Queues and Relays Azure Event… Read More

Create SQL database on Azure using PowerShell and access from on Premises Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Azure is cloud database-as-a-service provided by Microsoft cloud. The best part is that the data is hosted and managed by Microsoft data centers. We can build our applications on premises and move our data to cloud. Azure SQL model provides: Elastic database pools – Allows you to provisioned 1000’s of database table as you need. Grow and shrink based on your requirement. Azure hosted database Pay for only what you use (no of plans available) Auto-scale Also enable Geo-replication for disaster recovery Reduces hardware cost and maintenance In this example, we… Read More