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5 ways real-time data boosts customer loyalty (and business!)

Businesses need to be able to get concrete value out of Big Data, which is where analytics tools can play a transformative role

The art of making guests feel special: How systems integration can boost guest satisfaction and profit

In my last post, I asked “Why don’t they already know who I am?” in an industry where Customer Relationship Management (CRM) connecting to Patron Management Systems (PMS) should be the norm. By integrating and leveraging these complementary tools, hotels and resorts have the information that serves as the foundation to the holy grail of [...]

Communicating with EventHub using Neuron ESB and Arduino

This post will walk you through how to implement IoT concepts using Neuron ESB to send data readings from the Arduino Serial Port (COM port) to Event Hub. For this tutorial I am using Neuron version 3.5.1.1. So what is Neuron? Technically, Neuron is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and integration platform built entirely with Microsoft technologies. While [...]

Enhancing the BizTalk Experience – Part 1

In the middle of Q2 2014, we received BizTalk Server 2013 R2 from Microsoft. It included upgrades to existing features as well as general platform alignment (Visual Studio 2013 and SQL Server 2014, Windows Server 2012 R2, Excel 2013 and SharePoint 2013 SP1). I did have some trouble before BizTalk 2013 R2 installation would proceed – a pesky [...]

Neuron DB2 Integration – Step by Step

Refer to Neuron-ESB Overview about what Neuron ESB is.  In this article; I will show you how to integrate Neuron with DB2. 1.      Install DB2 Client a.      Install IBM i Access for Windows on Neuron server.  IBM i Access for Windows delivers TCP/IP connectivity to users running a variety of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. *If you are using 64 bit Neuron, install [...]

Soup to Nuts: Windows Azure Service Bus Topics & Subscriptions

This is the seventh blog post in this series on Windows Azure Service Bus.  You can find the previous posts here: Windows Azure Service Bus Overview Service Bus Relay Service Bus Brokered Messaging Overview Windows Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs How to Create 'Up and Running' Azure Service Bus Queues in Minutes Service Bus Advanced [...]

BizTalk Server 2013 and EDI

This is the ninth blog post in this series.  You can find the previous posts here: BizTalk Server & Dynamics CRM Online: Integration with On-premises Lines of Business Systems Using BizTalk Server 2013 Windows Azure BizTalk Services: EDI Capabilities Innovations in Integration on the Microsoft Platform Lowering Barriers to Innovation: BizTalk IaaS and Walkthrough BizTalk [...]

Service Bus Advanced Message Queuing Protocal (AMQP)

This is the sixth blog post in this series.  You can find the previous posts here: Windows Azure Service Bus Overview Service Bus Relay Service Bus Brokered Messaging Overview Windows Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs How to Create 'Up and Running' Azure Service Bus Queues in Minutes   In this post, we will be focusing [...]

How to Create 'Up and Running' Azure Service Bus Queues in Minutes

This is the fifth blog post in this series.  You can find the previous posts here: ·                    Windows Azure Service Bus Overview ·                    Service Bus Relay ·                    Service Bus Brokered Messaging Overview ·                    Windows Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs Creating the Service Bus Queue: A Windows Azure Service Bus Queue can be created in a variety of ways.  Some [...]

BizTalk Server & Dynamics CRM Online: Integration with On-premises Lines of Business Systems Using BizTalk Server 2013

This is the eighth blog post in this series.  You can find the previous posts here: Innovations in Integration on the Microsoft Platform Lowering Barriers to Innovation: BizTalk IaaS and Walkthrough BizTalk Sever 2013 Enhancements Windows Azure BizTalk Services EDI Overview Including Portal Configuration Windows Azure BizTalk Services - Utilizing EAI Bridge Windows Azure BizTalk [...]