Connecting the smart building of the future

What if a building would proactively identify inefficiencies, reduce consumption and deliver personalized comfort? Keeping the complexity in mind of managing a building on different levels these futuristic ideas still seem a long way off. However, with today's technology, they are well within reach. Defining a building To create a smart building you first need …

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Microsoft IoT Central – Revisited!

Microsoft IoT Central entered public preview on December 2017 and went GA in September 2018. In this blogpost I will walk you through the latest changes of the product and reflect on the evolution of the product after one year of being publicly available. To demonstrate some of the new capabilities I've connected an MXChip …

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Expose SAP functionalities to the cloud with Logic Apps

It was 2015 when Microsoft first announced Azure App Services. Since then the platform has gone through a lot of changes and tons of new capabilities and features were added. Especially when looking at Logic Apps. In July of 2015 I wrote a blogpost on how to expose SAP functionality to the cloud using both …

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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 is RTM!

BizTalk Server 2016 comes with lots of new exciting features, with focus on HA improvements and addressing customer asks and pain points, BizTalk Server 2016 tries to bridge the gap between on premise and cloud and take your business on a successful hybrid integration journey. The goal of this blogpost is to give you an …

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How to enable automatic scheduling in Service Fabric Actors

We're currently working on a Service Fabric project where we have to implement a Service Fabric Actor that does work, based on a certain schedule or timeframe. One of the challenges in this implementation was activating the actor immediately after deployment and registration. This blogpost will explain on how this problem was handled. If you …

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Expose SAP functionality to the cloud with Azure App Services

In March of this year Microsoft announced the new Azure App Services, which brings together the functionality of Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services into a single development experience. App Service has everything you need to build apps that target both web and mobile clients from a single app back-end. Using API Apps, you …

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How to use the Azure Scheduler in a BizTalk Scenario

Introduction As Integration developers we sometimes need to implement interfaces that need to trigger specific processes or resources at certain times or schedules. As you all know, the problem with BizTalk is that there is no out of the box solution to develop these kind of trigger/scheduling scenarios. There are already couple of good blog …

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