Category Archives: Azure

Error updating AX entities using the Dynamics 365 for Operations connector in Logic Apps

When trying to update an entity via the Dynamics 365 connector you may encounter the following error. { “status”: 400, “message”: “Only 1 of 2 keys provided for lookup, provide keys for SalesOrderNumber,dataAreaId.”, “source”: “127.0.0.1” } One would think passing … Continue reading

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Fixing syntax errors when porting Logic Apps to Visual Studio

After initially designing your Logic App in the Azure Portal, you may wish to port it to Visual Studio 2017 to manage the template under a source control repository and to further develop it from Visual Studio. After porting the … Continue reading

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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

For the last year I have been busy co-authoring this book on Azure Cloud Integration with my follow co-authors Abhishek Kumarm, Martin Abbott, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, James Corbould and Ashish Bhanbhani. It is available on the Packt website here: https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/robust-cloud-integration-azureContinue reading

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Searching through messages in Logic Apps

Unfortunately Logic Apps do not provide an easy option to view the contents of a message unless you go through each log entry and view the outputs as shown below. However there is an alternative method using Log Analytics which … Continue reading

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Securing a MVC Web API using Azure AD and using Client Credential flow

In this blog I will show you how to add authorisation to a MCV Controller,  setup Azure AD as an OAuth 2.0 JWT (Json Web Token)  provider and use an Azure AD endpoint to obtain the access token. I will … Continue reading

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Azure SQL Database Timeout Exceptions

I had came across an issue were the Azure database was throwing timeout exceptions like the one below when under heavy load. Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. … Continue reading

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Using Azure Application Insights with BizTalk. Part 1

One of the great features of Application Insights is the capability to monitor IIS websites and web services. It uses an agent  installed on the IIS server to send telemetry data to Azure Application Insights running in Azure. In this … Continue reading

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