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Dan Toomey

Dan Toomey
Dan is a Principal Consultant for Mexia as well as a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Cloud Platform (MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Azure Developer (MCPD), and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in BizTalk Server 2010. He’s also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a published Pluralsight author. He is a frequent speaker at Australian community events, including the Brisbane Azure User Group (which he currently leads), the Global Integration Bootcamp, the Global Azure Bootcamp, Xamarin Dev Days, and the Brisbane BizTalk User Group which he founded in 2005. He has also presented at INTEGRATE 2017 in London and at Microsoft Ignite in Australia. Dan has authored two courses for Pluralsight and is also an active blogger.
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Swift Service Fabric Deployments with PowerShell

Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 March 2019

Azure, Azure Service Fabric, Development, Azure PowerShell, DevOps, Microsoft Azure

A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of presenting a 60 minute breakout session at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour in Sydney. It was thrilling to have over 200 people registered to see my topic “Seamless Deployments with Azure Service Fabric”, especially in the massive Convention Centre. 

In the session I...

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A Pace-Layered Integration Architecture

Posted by Dan Toomey on 05 July 2018

Architecture, Azure, BizTalk Server, Integration, iPaaS, Microsoft, Microsoft iPaaS, Article, Technology, Learning & Development, Integrate2018, Systems of Differentiation, Systems of Innovation, Message Bus, MSBTS, Systems of Record

Integration at Pace Within the Adaptive Enterprise

In the modern enterprise, it is rare to see a single monolith application that rules the entire landscape. While there still may be a large mainframe or another system which holds the principal data and source of truth (SoT) for an organisation, most landscapes today...

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Serverless Logging & Alerting with Service Fabric & Azure Event Grid

Posted by Dan Toomey on 01 September 2017

Azure, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Grid, Serverless

Microsoft recently released the public preview of Azure Event Grid – a hyper-scalable serverless platform for routing events with intelligent filtering. No more polling for events - Event Grid is a reactive programming platform for pushing events out to interested subscribers. This is an extremely significant...

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The New Azure Hybrid Connections

Posted by Dan Toomey on 19 June 2017

Azure, Azure Relay, Development, Hybrid Connectivity, Service Bus

Microsoft recently announced that Azure BizTalk Services (MABS) is officially being retired. This was no great surprise, as those who actually used this service and its VETER pipelines to build integrations were well aware that the tooling was cumbersome, the DevOps story was terrible, scalability was severely...

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