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Day 3 Eurotrip 2015 | Paris - The Eiffel Tower

I got up at today at around 4am in order to make my 5:40am Eurostar train from London to Paris. Due to the migrant crisis affecting the eurotunnel, EuroStar required passengers to arrive 45 minutes before departure for security clearance. The walk from my hostel YHA London Central to the St Pancras Train Station took about 30 minutes, and after clearing security I was able to grab breakfast from a cafe inside the terminal.

Aside from grabbing a bite to eat, the information centre within the terminal also provides you with the option to buy a carnet (10 ride ticket for the public transport in Paris) and the Paris Pass (not to be confused with the Paris Museum Pass which they didn't sell when I was there). Unfortunately they were sold out of the carnet at the time I was there, but was told that you could also buy it inside the train for about 15GBP.

The Eurostar train departed on time at 5:45 and arrived at the Gare Du Nord Station in Paris after just a few hours on the tracks. I m…

Azure BizTalk Rules | A Getting Started Guide (deprecated)

Update December 12 2016:It looks like this service has disappeared from the azure portal and documentation that was previously available has also disappeared. 

This connector was developed for v1 of Logic Apps, and whilst Logic Apps has gone on to v2 + general availability, this connector was not one of the connectors that was supported by the current version of Logic Apps. 

I don't know if there is any plans to bring this connector back in the future, but if I see any updates, then I will update this post. 

One of the things I've been playing around with lately is the Azure BizTalk Rules API App from Azure (currently in public preview). BizTalk Rules has been around since BizTalk Server 2004, however the server offering for BizTalk required a large upfront investment in terms of cost as well as skills required to effectively leverage the tool.

The introduction of several BizTalk capabilities as a PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering in Azure is intended to make the capability …