Archive 2019

Remember to set Scheduled Task to future in Biztalk 2016 part 2 (and how to forget it)

Published at December 27, 2019 ·  3 min read

Remember to set Scheduled Task to future in Biztalk 2016 part 2 (and how to forget it) Okay, this Scheduled Task Adapter issue didn’t leave my mind alone in the holidays. I made an issue to Scheduled Task Adapter’s GitHub repo and thought that maybe I should investigate this thing a bit further. I also noticed that there was similar mentions about issues in the comments of Sandro Pereira’s blog post about the adapter....


Remember to set Scheduled Task to future in Biztalk 2016

Published at December 12, 2019 ·  3 min read

Remember to set Scheduled Task to future in Biztalk 2016 (Updated 19.12.2019) If you have worked with Biztalk you have probably bumbed into Scheduled Task Adapter. It’s a great tool to trigger scheduled things in Biztalk. I’ve used it extensively in e.g. Biztalk 2013 R2, but not in Biztalk 2016 until late. Now when I started using Scheduled Task Adapter in Biztalk 2016, I noticed some strange behaviour in how tasks get triggered....


Onprem Github and Devops Pipelines

Published at May 19, 2019 ·  2 min read

How to use github that’s not open to internet in Azure Pipelines Your organization has Enterprise Github on premises but it’s open only to your company network. Now you would like to use it with Azure Pipelines but DevOps can’t connect to it because DevOps runs in public cloud. What to do? Well, you can always use on-prem DevOps aka Azure DevOps Server. But if that’s not an option and you really want to use Azure Pipelines....


How to automate ARM template versioning

Published at February 26, 2019 ·  6 min read

The gentle art of making versions Are you like me, always forgetting to update version numbers? If so, I got an interesting thing to show to you. Would it be nice that you could handle version bumping (almost) automatically in Azure DevOps. And would it be awesome that you could inject this version number to ARM templates. Well, let’s have a look how to do it with Azure DevOps, with the help of some nice components from Visual Studio Marketplace....


3 Ways to Deploy Webjob with Azure DevOps

Published at January 28, 2019 ·  5 min read

Here’s 3 ways how you can deploy an Azure WebJob with Azure DevOps. I made a simple continuous nonsense webjob to demonstrate CI/CD possibilities of WebJobs in Azure DevOps. This webjob runs in infinite loop and gets current weather of my home town every minute and saves it to the blob storage. If interested, the code for the webjobs can be found in my github here. 1. Azure WebJob template way The easiest and latest (at the time of writing) way to deploy your webjob with Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines is to create your webjob with Visual Studio template Azure Webjob (....


Misuse Azure Stream Analytics

Published at January 20, 2019 ·  5 min read

We had one case where we synced user info from Azure Ad to SMS messaging service. And colleague of mine suggested to try Azure Stream Analytics. Well, we ended up to a different solution, but for fun of it I had to try the Stream Analytics approach. Actually Stream Analytics is marketed for analysing IoT or Logging data, but thinking outside of the box is always much more enjoyable....


How to Schedule Posts With Azure

Published at January 12, 2019 ·  3 min read

Scheduling blog posts When starting this blog I chose to make static site with hugo and host it in netlify and use github as source control. As being static I wondered how to schedule blog posts like you can easily do in ie. Wordpress. I found this https://serverless.com/blog/static-site-post-scheduler/ blog post that tackled the problem with AWS. As mostly an Azure guy I thought, why not do it in Azure with Logic Apps...


Why the blog

Published at January 10, 2019 ·  1 min read

Hello there And welcome to my attempt to get some clarity to data integration possibilities in cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure It is possible that most of my posts concerns Azure. At least in the coming months, since I’ve been working mostly with Microsoft offerings. Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform I’m also interested how AWS and GCP compares to Azure integration-wise. So some fiddling around with those is also expected....