Azure BizTalk Services Deep Dive & New Azure Built-in Autoscaling and Alerting

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News Roundup

A roundup of all the Windows Azure news from the last month.

Session #1: Windows Azure BizTalk Services Deep Dive - TechEd Aus 2013

Bill Chesnut will be giving the User Group a sneak preview of his TechEd Australia 2013 Talk.

AZR426 - Integration in the Cloud: A Deep Dive into Windows Azure BizTalk Services

Microsoft has recently released Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS), their exciting new integration PaaS service. Take a deep dive into how to extend the base functionality to fit your hybrid integration scenarios. Examine how to extend the Enrichment, Transformation and Destination of the WABS Bridges with .Net code. Examine the options for High Availability and learn how to scale up the WABS to meet your hybrid integration needs.

Speaker: Bill Chesnut is a Principal Consultant for Mexia ( with 30 years of experience across multiple industries, including Government, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Logistics and Utilities. He has been involved in all aspects of BizTalk from architecture, solution design, implementation, solution development and environment support. He is also a BizTalk Server Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (VTSP). Bill has been involved with BizTalk and BizTalk Training since the BizTalk 2000 release and has designed, implemented and mentored on numerous BizTalk project throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has presented at Microsoft’s TechEd conferences in Australia and New Zealand.

Session #2: First Look at Built-in Autoscaling and Alerting Capabilities

One of the key benefits of Windows Azure is that you can dynamically scale your application in response to changing demand. In the past, though, you have had to either manually change the scale of your application, or use additional tooling (such as WASABi ( or MetricsHub ( to automatically scale your application. Now, AutoScale has been built into Windows Azure directly.

Alerting has also been added. There is the ability to now easily create alerting rules based on monitoring metrics and get notified on active or impending issues within your application that require attention.

Come along for this first look at these exciting new additions to the Azure Platform.

Speaker: Paul Bouwer is a Consultant for Mexia ( and a Brisbane Azure User Group organiser. He is a Windows Azure Insider, tweets at @pbouwer ( and blogs at (