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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

By : Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, Ashish Bhambhani, Abhishek Kumar, James Corbould, Mahindra Morar, Martin Abbott
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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

By: Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, Ashish Bhambhani, Abhishek Kumar, James Corbould, Mahindra Morar, Martin Abbott

Overview of this book

Any software developers, architects, and technical managers lookng to learn about Azure IaaS essentials need look no further. This book is ideal for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps or any IT professionals looking to connect cloud-based and on-premises systems with Azure.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Robust Cloud Integration with Azure
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

About the Reviewers

Jeff Hollan is a program manager for Azure Logic Apps at Microsoft.  He has been with Microsoft for a number of years, initially working in Microsoft IT to integrate and gain real-time insights across sales, marketing, and development pipelines.  For the past 3 years, he has been a part of the Microsoft Integration team, which focused on the development of the Azure Logic Apps service.  Being a passionate presenter, he helps share Microsoft’s vision for integration and serverless orchestrations at conferences and events around the world.

Bill Chesnut is a cloud platform and API evangelist for SixPivot based in Melbourne, Australia. Bill started his career in IT in 1983 with the US Defence Department as an IBM Mainframe Systems Programmer. In 1994, he switched to the Microsoft Windows platform, and he has been involved with Windows development ever since.

Bill has worked on numerous enterprise projects using the full suite of Microsoft technologies, specializing in systems integration. He started working with the first release of Microsoft BizTalk Server, BizTalk Server 2000, and has worked with every version of BizTalk, including the most recent BizTalk Server 2016.  Bill has also been working with Azure since its initial release. In his current role as a cloud platform and API evangelist with SixPivot, Bill is helping clients streamline their adoption of cloud technologies, including Azure API Management, Azure Logic Apps, Azure App Services, and Azure Functions, with a focus on hybrid integration. Bill has been a Microsoft MVP since 2004, initially in BizTalk Server, then Microsoft Integration, and now Microsoft Azure.  He has also been extensively involved in the Microsoft User Group Community as a leader of the Melbourne .NET User Group, Melbourne BizTalk User group, and assisting with the Melbourne Azure Meetup Group.  Bill has presented at user groups in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. He has also presented at Microsoft TechEd/Ignite in Australia and New Zealand numerous times.

Glenn Colpaert is Azure and IoT Domain Lead at Codit, where he ensures the day-to-day operations of the Azure and IoT domain within Codit. Since 2014, he has been a Microsoft Azure MVP and Microsoft Azure Advisor.

Next to his day-to-day job, he also is a part of the Belgian BizTalk User Group (BTUG) board and the Belgian MEET Community.

Glenn has been integrating businesses with BizTalk, Cloud and Microsoft technologies for more than 8 years. He has gained a lot of hand-on experience during his projects and likes to share it with colleagues and the community.

You can find his blogposts on the Codit Blog ( and follow his tweets via

Howard S. Edidin has over 25 years’ experience in delivering enterprise integration solutions. For the past 15 years, Howard has been specializing in Healthcare and Life Sciences. He is a Microsoft MVP for the data platform and a P-TSP for Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences (BizTalk and Azure). Howard is also a DocumentDB Wizard and TechNet Ninja.

He has coauthored several books, the last one being HL7 for BizTalk, and has been a technical reviewer for two others.

Howard is very heavily involved with development and implementation of a new HL7 Standard, FHIR®.   He is considered the go-to person by Microsoft for HL7 integration on Azure.  

Howard has been working directly with the Microsoft Product Managers to integrate FHIR on Azure. He has published two tutorials to the Microsoft Azure portal; Logging and Error Handling in Logic Apps ( and Notifying patients of HL7 FHIR healthcare record changes using Logic Apps and DocumentDB ( Both tutorials are based on FHIR integration.  Howard has also delivered several webcasts for the Integration User Group; Azure DocumentDB for Healthcare Integration – Part I ( and  Azure DocumentDB for Healthcare Integration – Part 2 (

Howard is employed by VNB Consulting, Inc, a Microsoft Gold Partner for Integration and Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), as a Sr. Azure Solutions Architect for Healthcare Integrations.

I would like to thank Mahindra, Gyanendra, James, Abhishek, Ashish, and Martin for giving me the opportunity to be a technical reviewer for this book.

Riaan Gouws, a seasoned integration architect, brings over 20 years of integration experience to the table. Riaan has a passion for technology, which is in turn complemented by his deep technical knowledge of integration, web, and data solutions.

Riaan cofounded Synegrate Inc, a consulting firm specializing in integration, web, and data workloads on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He holds the title of Chief Technology Officer. Synegrate is a Gold Partner, Application Integration, and shares Microsoft’s strategic vision of cloud first, mobile first.

Riaan is also a member of the elite Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist Program (VTSP) team, a small group of selected industry experts working as an extension to the Microsoft Technology Specialist teams. He has a strong relationship with Microsoft as a valued partner in implementing enterprise solutions on top of Microsoft Azure.

I would like to thank my wife, Selmarie, for being ever-supportive of my geekiness and Azure obsession.