Wines 2 Whales 2016 Ramblings

As the first event of Wines 2 Whales 2016 kicks off today (Adventure), I couldn't help but find myself day dreaming about the trails, in quite a bit of detail.  I've done the event (Ride) 3 times now and this year will be my fourth.  Sure, the trails have a changed a bit, but each... Continue Reading →


Days of Our Lives – SA SharePoint Partners

So I had THE most random dream last night and so much so that it actually deserves a few words in the blogosphere.  Here goes. So as I'm in sales, I do from time to time visualize big pitches etc in my dreams which helps me the next day when they are due.  I digress. ... Continue Reading →

CRMOL – AvePoint Timeline

With the Microsoft CRM world changing, D365 Launch Announced ( there will most certainly be many new products and add-ons created in the coming months. For now, we will however still have many customers on Dynamics CRMOL, especially as the product rolls out in a staggered approach regionally. This blog post will most certainly not be a comprehensive... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack v2.3 for Visio 2016/2013 is now available

When creating solutions, a picture speaks volumes. For years, I’ve been using Visio shapes to visualise my architectures and data flows for clients. This is especially useful in pre-sales engagements when you need to put a high level plan in place and talk through it. This post, shares the latest version of the Visio stencils and I love it!

Sandro Pereira BizTalk Blog

Instead of trying to archive everything I want at once, what will probably take me long time, I decided to publish another version of my Microsoft Integration Stencils Pack with an additional of 80 new shapes and some reorganization. With these new additions, this package now contains an astounding total of ~911 shapes (symbols/icons) that will help you visually represent Integration architectures (On-premise, Cloud or Hybrid scenarios) and solutions diagrams in Visio 2016/2013. It will provide symbols/icons to visually represent features, systems, processes and architectures that use BizTalk Server, Microsoft Azure and related technologies.

  • BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Azure
    • BizTalk Services
    • Azure App Service (API Apps, Web Apps, Mobile Apps, PowerApps and Logic Apps)
    • Microsoft Flow
    • Event Hubs
    • Service Bus
    • API Management, IoT and Docker
    • Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Pipelines
    • and so on
  • PowerBI
  • PowerShell
  • And many more…

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SharePoint 2010 is ALIVE!

No Amazon, it's not.  I've reading your book and your data insights and analytics are SO impressive, I find it massively interesting how these books have landed up as recommended for me? Surely you are aware of ebbs and flow in the technology world.  You aren't recommended VHS tapes to me anymore!  🙂 Well just... Continue Reading →

Cape Epic Route – One Image Tells All

Be afraid, be very afraid, that's what I'm being told.  Well, at this point ignorance is bliss and all I know is I have VERY healthy respect for this route.  The actual kilometres and climbing doesn't scare me, it's more the legendary rough terrain. Anyone that has cycled a bit will tell you, 100km on... Continue Reading →

MSIgnite – A New Start

MSIgnite this year, more than any, feels like a brand new start for SharePoint.  The platform has enjoyed renewed popularity since it's new rebirth in the "Future of SharePoint" event earlier this year. Microsoft changed their ambiguous reference to it from "Sites" and doubled down on the tech in Office 365 by changing the tab to... Continue Reading →

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