Microsoft’s Jon Fancey BizTalk Server vNext announced on Windows 2019 work has begun on the next version called BizTalk Server “vNext” which will include support for upgrades from BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and BizTalk Server 2016. This is welcome news for our customers that have invested in building their mission critical transactional systems on BizTalk Server as we now have a clear understanding of Microsoft’s road map for BizTalk Server on the Windows Platform. Expect to hear more news on BizTalk and the value it can bring to organizations trying to connect their different applications, whether they’re on premises or in the Cloud.
The Microsoft BizTalk Team Blog posted an article on Enkay PRO and the monitoring capabilities it delivers in helping lower total cost of ownership and increasing the value of your BizTalk investment.
The second annual Global Integration Bootcamp is being held on Saturday, March 24, at Microsoft in Downers Grove, IL. Sign up quickly to reserve your seat for this FREE full day event covering Serverless computing, Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus, Event Grid, IoT, BizTalk, Analytics, Big Data, Cognitive Services and more.
Good turnout at JP Morgan Chase (Chicago) Tech Fest. Jaidev Kunjur did a presentation and demo on sentiment analysis using Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics (API), Azure Functions, and Logic Apps. Very thankful to Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase (Chicago) for giving EnkayTech the opportunity to present our cloud solution.
Great turnout of fifty attendees at the Global Azure Boot Camp in Chicago on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017! Jaidev did a presentation and demo on using Azure Logic Apps, Functions, and Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis of your brand in social media. For example, during marketing campaigns, you can measure and monitor your marketing campaigns to see how well they are performing by using sentiment analysis on Twitter Tweets. In addition to dashboards displaying sentiment, you can route negative feedback to an internal channel used by your company employees so that they can review and take some action on the negative Tweets. Deck and hands on lab to build the demo can be found here.
David Giard (Sr. Technical Evangelist, Microsoft) interviewed Jaidev Kunjur on March 25, 2017, and covered a wide ranging set of topics related to Enterprise Integration. David asked Jaidev his opinions on BizTalk Server 2016, cloud applications development on Azure using Logic Apps, Functions, Storage, API Management, Enterprise Integration Accounts, EDI in the cloud and more. The full recording can be viewed here.
We had 30+ attendees at Microsoft MTC in the Chicago AON building, and some were from out of state e.g. Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota for example. The event was kicked off at 9 am by Microsoft’s David Giard, a Senior Technical Evangelist who covered Azure and App Services and provided guidance on subscriptions. Next Jaidev Kunjur covered API Management, Logic Apps, Remote Data Gateway, Service Bus, Azure Functions, Azure Storage and Power BI and the attendees were assisted in completing the four hands on labs associated with these topics. In the afternoon, Eric Boyd did a great presentation and demo on IoT using a real device for input and Power BI to display real time charts showing temperature and other signals coming from the device. The last session was on EDI in the Cloud presented by Jaidev, with a demo showing how we can do EDI and AS2 in Azure using Integration Accounts and Logic Apps, all without needing BizTalk Server. The event ended on time at 5 pm.
We are proud to be co-sponsoring the Microsoft Global Integration Bootcamp to be held in Chicago on March 25, 2017. This free event will cover BizTalk, API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, IoT and more. Speakers from Microsoft and EnkayTech who are experts in Azure and applications development will be conducting the sessions which will include hands on labs.
Space is limited so sign up now!
Most integration projects use an enterprise canonical schema (or CDO – canonical data object), so that messages coming in from (or going out to) an external integration point (e.g. shipping orders coming in and shipping details going out) can be mapped to the CDO and routed internally to different applications that all understand the CDO. The CDO acts as common data structure that all applications reference. By using the BizTalk ESB toolkit, you can avoid having to delete many applications when there’s a change to the CDO. The ESB toolkit allows you to use itineraries that can call maps dynamically (using .NET reflection). In addition, you can use XML and multipart messages so that schemas are not tightly bound to ports and orchestrations. To learn more and view code samples, click here to download a PDF document.