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Azure Logic Apps: 405 – Method Not Supported Errors from HttpListener

This one starts with a joke:

A gentleman walks up to a wall and starts banging his head against it.  Hard.  In fact, he bangs his head so hard, that people around grow concerned and one person says to him, “Sir, why do you keep banging your head against the wall?”  He replies, “Because it feels so good when I stop.”

So, like the gentleman in the above joke, I’ve been (figuratively) banging my head against the wall while trying to figure out how to invoke a Logic App I have deployed to the Azure cloud via an HttpListener.

I was using a PostAsync() call on the HttpClient to invoke the listener, but kept getting a 405 - Method Not Supported exception from the service. I was pretty sure POST should have been allowed! After checking the address, double-checking all the configurations, and so forth I couldn’t figure out why I would get the response I got (hence, the figurative banging of my head against a wall).

As is often the case, I found the answer in a post on an MSDN forum. When I copied the URL from the API definition of my HttpListener in Azure, it began with http instead of https, which was required.  A simple mistake and easy to miss.

After making the URL correction, adding an “s” to http, my calls to the service worked just fine.

And it feels really good now that I’ve stopped banging my head against the wall.

Twin Cities Code Camp 16 – Call for Speakers

Twin Cities Code Camp 16 is set for April 5, 2014 and they’re looking for speakers.

From the TCCC leadership team:

1) We’ll take as many ideas as we get until March 1st. After that, we’ll select the sessions (hopefully we’ll have enough!). We should have about 7 rooms available so that means we need 35 sessions. We realize with those who would have to travel that this may be too short of notice, so we’ll try to give those out-of-towners enough notice if their session is in.
2) Send a title, abstract and bio to We need all of this with the submission you provide.

The Twin Cities Code Camp has been steadily growing in size since its inception in the Fall of 2006. The event, which takes place at the University of Minnesota, brings in over 300+ attendees. Our last two events had over 400 attendees! TCCC is a technology-agnostic event, so feel free to speak on whatever programming language/framework/technology/IDE/OS you want to. Everyone is welcome, so long as they want to talk about code. If you have any questions, please let us know. Also, please spread the word to other individuals that you think may be interested in speaking at this event.

To register for code camp (not necessary if you’re a speaker) go to

For more info check out

Proud to Be a New V-TSP

Recently, the good folks at Microsoft have given me the honor of membership in the Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (V-TSP) community for BizTalk.  The “Virtual” part means that I continue to work for RBA and will help Microsoft as a member of the Partner community.

I’m very excited about this opportunity to work more closely with Microsoft and to help serve their customers. I also look forward to getting more up-to-date info on what’s going on inside of MS and sharing that info here (as NDAs allow).

About the V-TSP Program: (thanks to Jason Jones, from whom I shamelessly stole the passage below)

The Microsoft Virtual Technology Solution Professional (V-TSP) program is a select group chosen from the elite in Microsoft’s partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. Their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions to customers and to provide architectural guidance for Enterprise Integration solutions. The Microsoft VTSP program was designed to create a deeper relationship with Microsoft Partners, the Product Teams at Microsoft Corporate, and Regional Microsoft Offices, in order to provide highly skilled solution specialists to Microsoft customers. It is designed to enable a high performance team of partner-based resources to deliver pre-sale activities and resources to empower customers and help them meet their solution and integration needs.

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