DateTime Json serialization with Min and Max values

This one tripped me this week – although the MSDN doc for MinValue and MaxValue will tell you “UTC”, they aren’t truly that. They are declared as kind ‘unspecified’ rather than UTC, which will lead to somewhat unexpected results in Json serialization. If like us you enable internally the DateTimeStyles.AdjustToUniversal of Newtonsoft.Json.Converters’ IsoDateTimeConverter, during Json serialization DateTime::ToUniversalTime() will…

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Logic App Integration Account Swagger with full examples on GitHub

Recently the REST API specifications for Logic App Integration Account was refresh at: https://github.com/Azure/azure-rest-api-specs/blob/master/arm-logic/2016-06-01/swagger/logic.json This week full examples for the same have been published at: https://github.com/Azure/azure-rest-api-specs/tree/master/arm-logic/2016-06-01/examples For each resource in the Integration Account (partner, agreement, certificate, map, …) and each operation (create/update, get, list, delete) the json files show you example response from the service, like…

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Fresh of the press: new Azure PowerShell cmdlets for upcoming X12 connector disaster recovery

This afternoon five new cmdlets will be released as part of the Azure PowerShell Release 3.7.0. After installing the release you may refer to the built-in detailed help like this:     get-help Get-AzureRmIntegrationAccountReceivedIcn -detailed     get-help Set-AzureRmIntegrationAccountReceivedIcn -detailed     get-help Remove-AzureRmIntegrationAccountReceivedIcn -detailed     get-help Get-AzureRmIntegrationAccountGeneratedIcn -detailed get-help Set-AzureRmIntegrationAccountGeneratedIcn -detailed This detailed help explains the cmdlets…

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Going deeper with Flat File schema authoring for BizTalk and Azure Logic Apps Flat File encode-decode action

So you’ve gone through the basics at the MSDN Flat File Wizard How-to , Walkthrough and Logic Apps Flat File Encode-Decode action, now what? Imagine you have a flat file format with a header record followed with repeating line and sub-line. The field delimiter is the “|” and the record terminator is  CR/LF. HEADER|H1|H2|H3| LINE|L1F1|L1F2|L1F3| SUBLINE|SL1F1|SL1F2| LINE|L2F1|L2F2|L2F3| SUBLINE|SL2F1|SL2F2| You’ve…

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Installing/Adding IIS Windows Authentication feature in Windows 8

While installing the BizTalk Adapter Service I got the error “IIS Windows Authentication feature must be installed”. As I am investigating Windows Azure Service Bus from my workstation running Windows 8, I don’t have the convenience of the Server Manager to turn in on. Instead you will find it under the Windows Features – search…

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Good reading for the cloud

Following an interview of a local candidate I was prompted to get back to blogging and share some good reads on cloud computing. I am going to be partial to Microsoft’s cloud Azure as it is what I’ve been working on lately, but feel free to comment on equivalent resources for other vendors’ cloud offering….

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Automatically calling signature verification disabling as part of build for delay signed assemblies

I authored this neat but overkilled build target for Visual Studio 2012 to automatically disable signature verification on the output of projects as part of a build step:   <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?><Project xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003“>    <!– Turn off assembly signature verification when needed, so delay sign assemblies do not fail to load in dev unit test…

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