Summer holidays are over, it is back to work and a few weeks later back into the trenches I learned a lot more about Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Search and the latest addition to the Platform Event Grid.
Microsoft launched a new service, Event Grid to support serverless events with intelligent routing and providing an uniform event consumption using a pub-sub model (similar to pub-sub we know from BizTalk Server). Like some integration minded folks I written three blogs about the service on my own blog:
- Building reactive, event driven solutions with the new Azure Event Grid Service
- Serverless messaging with Microsoft Azure Platform
- Routing with a custom Event Grid Topic
Besides EventGrid, the Microsoft Pro Integration PG announced a Logic Apps Management (Preview) solution in OMS. And I have tried out this service too a wrote a blog about it:
- Logic Apps solution for Log Analytics (OMS) strengthens Microsoft iPaaS monitoring capability in Azure
Based on the release of the OMS solution for Logic App, I delved into monitoring and operations a bit. And saw many monitoring solutions when it comes to a serverless integration solution in Azure. You can read about this topic on the BizTalk360 blog:
The last blog post was inspired by Saravana’s article on LinkedIn: Challenges Managing Distributed Cloud Applications
To conclude managing a distributed cloud native solution with several Azure services is a challenge!
On the 1st of October I will join Codit. Why you might ask? The year contract at Macaw ends at the 30th of September and I realized that my skills, speaking engagements, passion and focus lies more with Azure, Integration, IoT. And this fits with the Codit corporate strategy, plus I have more than 100 integration focussed sparring partners.
This month I haven’t read that much other than a book about rise of robots. The message in this book was rather grim and I felt that almost no one will have a job in 10 years or so. A scary, fascinating read.
My favorite albums in August were:
- Sons Of Crom – The Black Tower
- Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation
- Steven Wilson – To The Bone
- Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis
- Leprous – Malina
I deciced I wanted to run another marathon and enrolled into the Tokyo Marathon at the end of February 2018. Therefore, I started running 4 to 5 times a week this month and I am making good progress
Next month will be my last with my current employer Macaw, before I start at Codit. Moreover, I will be speaking at the end of the month in Oslo for the Norwegian BizTalk User Group together with Eldert and Tomasso.