#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Defeated by BizTalk – part 5

The last weeks I’ve been facinated by integrating IoT devices with Dynamics CRM. I was dreaming about millions of devices contacting my CRM environment bringing it down to it’s knees. I came up with a simple but high performing gateway, being able to serve as a scalable abstraction layer behind which I could hide my […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 4

Till sofar it has been a hectic week. Loads of new information from Convergence, very busy schedules, a lot of reading to do. Luckily we get inspired at the office by “attending” a number of sessions via live streams. *w00t!* Hopefully next year, I’m able to attend Convergence myself. In the meanwhile, I’m working on […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 3

Yay.. Today I installed BizTalk 2013 R2 (just to be sure) and made some good progress. In the previous article I ran into a massive wall. Now I figured out why and I’ll explain to you where I went wrong. It started all with the URL I was passing into BizTalk: http://dev-bvdsande.devzone.local:8080/iot2crm/service1.svc/?deviceId=rpi&deviceType=11&errorCode=xx&errorMessage=oops I configured BizTalk to listen to a POST […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 1

BizTalk is up and running, CRM is in place, the Raspberry Pi is waiting to get in action. I’m finding my way back in BizTalk. This week I spend a great amount of my time on reading about BizTalk. In my previous article  I described what I intended to build in the first place, the BizTalk variant of the […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway

In the #IoT2CRM: Time to get connected articles, I implemented a scenario in which I connected a Raspberry Pi to Dynamics CRM. The scenario was built on a tight budget and resulted in a custom scalable, extendable and secure gateway implemented in C# with just a couple of lines of code. In the final lines of the last […]