This week I was invited to speak at the Technology User Group in Leeds. I was really impressed with how many people are here, running 3 tracks is a good testament to how successful TechUG are!
From my session a couple of links for people to watch for :
- Azure Zero to Cloud Training Event In Bradford (inc discount code) – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-zero-to-cloud-in-1-day-2015-12-16-bradford-tickets-18234495868?discount=DDD
- Competition to Win Azure Training for your team – http://theazurecoach.com/2015/08/train-your-team-in-azure/
The slides and videos from my session are below:
I have put some videos below covering some of the things we talked about during the session.
In this video we were playing around with an IoT type scenario where we want to track usage telemetry from the buildings within Minecraft. In this case we created sensors on the buildings which could push events to the Azure Service Bus Event Hub. From here we could use Azure Stream Analytics to move the data to Power BI which would give us a reporting tool to visualize the data.
Minecraft consumes API
In this video we will look at the high level use case where we consumed an API from Minecraft. We will focus on the actual scenario here and look at the lower level detail of Azure API Management in the next video. In this video we protect the treasure room by integrating the door into an on premise instance of active directory.
Minecraft + BizTalk to implement a reliable Business Process Integration scenario
In this example we looked at how we might expose an existing integration process implemented in BizTalk Server to the cloud so that we could expose it via a new channel which in this case was Minecraft.
Extending the Scenario with a Logic App
This example extended the original scenario with a new use case where we did not want to add risk to the existing process to change it, but we also did not know for sure the business idea would work. In the example we used a logic app in Azure to detect when an application was approved and then used the logic app to send an sms alert.
This light weight integration point would be a great example of how Azure supported a quick win implementation but also had low cost and the ability to easily remove it if the idea did not work.