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    Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS) provides integration capabilities in the cloud for EAI and B2B. This relative new service on Windows Azure was made available for customers in November 2013. WABS is a cloud integration platform or integration platform as a service or IPaaS . Characteristic of IPaaS...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Integration Daily and TechNet Wiki Blog

    As a followup to Sandro's recent post on social media and the TechNet Wiki I like to discuss another social media channel. This is channel is Paper li . This online service enables you to monitor content and topics on the web. By creating an account with this service you can start configuring what...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki BizTalk Server Year Overview: New versions, contributors and content

    2013 has been a successful year for the BizTalk Server product. The 8th release of the product called BizTalk Server 2013 was released in April 2013. It was a major release of the product with enhancements, innovation and improvements. The most important aspect of this release was the cloud alignment...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a BizTalk MVP Wiki Ninja!!! - Sandro Pereira

    We're continuing our Monday series, "Interview with a Wiki Ninja!" Today's ninja is Sandro Pereira! Sandro Pereira ( Profile ) Microsoft BizTalk MVP, Microsoft Partner (Devscope) What Sandro has to say about Wiki is an interesting thought... " ....beginning I was a little reluctant in...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Microsoft Integration MVP: Dan Rosanova

    We're continuing our Monday series, " Monday - Community Interview ". Today it is Dan Rosanova ! Dan Rosanova ( Profile ) above on the left hand side with his girlfriend Ola next to him, then Kent and Melissa Weare and me. This picture was taken in September when we all met up at Santa Monica Pier...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and BizTalk Server

    SQL Server is essential for BizTalk Server. To support BizTalk pub/sub architecture a database is key to publish messages and to cater for subscriptions. I recently sat down with database administrators at a customer explaining the role of SQL Server in a BizTalk group. When all the BizTalk features...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk community members meet during the BizTalk Summit 2012

    This week a BizTalk Summit was held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. The event was organized by the Microsoft BizTalk Server Product Group. During the summit the upcoming BizTalk Server 2013 was on the spotlights. Some of the BizTalk community members and Microsoft employees that have contributed...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk Server: Glossary

    A vocabulary or even better a glossary of all the common BizTalk terms alphabetically listed can be very useful if you like to look up its definition. Typically you will find a glossary at the end of a book, however it can also be used to list terms in a certain field of study or with a certain technology...
  • Blog Post: Brothers in Wiki

    "Brothers in arms" is a pretty well know phrase or soundbite if you like. What is the actually meaning of this phrase? It means that men are fighting side by side. Like in World War Two in Europe or the Pacific the soldiers were eating, sleeping, training, fighting and dying together. It is like a close...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk Server: Transform text files (Flat Files) into XML

    Welcome to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday! A BizTalk developer will in his day to day job deal with many different formats. Many data interactions in the current industry still involve flat file formats, such as EDI, HL7, or custom formats that have been in operational use for quite a long...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: Microsoft Integration Stack

    What is the story on Microsoft's Integration Stack and how important is the role of the TechNet Wiki? Over the years the Microsoft integration stack has grown from on-premise technologies and products like BizTalk Server, WCF Services, SQL Server Integration Services, Host Integration Server, Windows...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk Virtual Mapper VS Custom-XSLT

    Welcome to Tuesday's Wiki Article Spotlight ! I usually write up a lot about BizTalk Server. Through my personal blog , magazines, and the TechNet wiki (see BizTalk Server resources on TechNet Wiki ). However I am not the only one. Others in the BizTalk community and with Microsoft have contributed...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki: BizTalk Server Deployment

    If you look at BizTalk Server from a certain viewpoint you can roughly divide it into three categories: deployment, development, and administration. This post will be on the first category, Deployment, and what has been contributed on TechNet Wiki so far by community members on this category. Now most...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk: List of Errors and Warnings, Causes and Solutions

    Welcome to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday! I usually write up a lot about BizTalk Server. Through my personal blog , magazines, and the TechNet wiki (see BizTalk Server resources on TechNet Wiki ). However I am not the only one. Others in the BizTalk community and with Microsoft have contributed...
  • Blog Post: Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: BizTalk Server

    What will you find on TechNet Wiki on Technology? You will find a lot of contributions made by community (e.g. Wiki-Ninja's, MVP's) and Microsoft employees. If you look into Technologies topic of TechNet Wiki you will find numerous articles ranging from .NET Framework to Windows Workflow Foundation....
  • Blog Post: Interview with a BizTalk Advisor Wiki Ninja!!! - Tord G. Nordahl

    We're continuing our Monday series, " Interview with a Wiki Ninja !" Today's ninja is Tord G. Nordahl! Tord G.Nordahl ( Profile ) Who are you and what do you do? I'm Tord Glad Nordahl, a young guy from Bergen, Norway. I am married and have a little girl (soon father of two). I'm currently...
  • Blog Post: Integration is my business and business is good!

    It is summertime and we are half way through the year 2013. For Microsoft integration it is has been a great year so far. What do I mean by Microsoft Integration? It is the area within the broad range of Microsoft products and technologies that has its focus on integration. You could call it Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Wiki Ninjas: BizTalk MVP, Steef-Jan Wiggers, tackles BizTalk Server 2010

    Welcome to our weekly Top 10 Contributors on TechNet Wiki ! We've got 1 person over 100 this week! Keep it up! The top spot goes to Steef-Jan Wiggers ( interview , blog post ): From Steef-Jan's biography: Steef-Jan is IT architect/Consultant with over 13 years of experience as a...
  • Blog Post: Featured Wiki Article:BizTalk Server 2010 Throttling

    Welcome to Tuesday's Wiki Article Spotlight ! I have been contributing a couple of wiki articles last couple of months. This has inspired other BizTalk community members too to write articles for TechNet Wiki. This month January 2012 the number of BizTalk related wiki articles has grown from 40+ to...
  • Blog Post: Friday with International Community Update - Number of BizTalk community contributors increases

    Welcome to another Friday post with our International Update. The number of TechNet Wiki BizTalk articles have been growing the last couple of months. Before I started contributing there were around a few dozen articles. However that number has changed thanks to increasing number of community members...
  • Blog Post: Learning about BizTalk Server has never been easier now with the TechNet Wiki

    In October 2011 I started writing BizTalk related Wiki articles for the TechNet Wiki. There around 40 article's and it has now grown close to 200. That is a fivefold increase in number! In one word: Awesome! What the number of article will tell us that there is a lot of resources available about BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: TechNet WikiNinjas: TechNet Wiki Offline Promotion

    As TechNet Wiki Ninjas we sometime share the stage to promote BizTalk Server. This year we have been talking to audiences in the UK, The Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and Norway. Me , Sandro Pereira , Lex Hegt and Tord G.Nordahl have been talking on BizTalk Server at events in these countries together with...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk and TechNet Wiki: The Year 2012 in retrospective

    The year 2012 has almost come to an end. In my view it has been it a great year for us in the BizTalk community. This year the number of TechNet Wiki articles on BizTalk grew exponentially to over a hundred . Not only the number of articles increased also the number of contributors . My inspiration to...
  • Blog Post: Guardians of the BizTalk TechNet Wiki Articles

    Almost two years ago, November 2011, I started writing my first TechNet Wiki articles. The subjects were on BizTalk Server 2010 , BizTalk tooling , beginners guide , and the adapter pack . Immediately after my first releases of articles I was joined by Tord G. Nordahl and Sandro Pereira . Both like myself...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Howard S. Edidin

    We're continuing our Monday series, " Monday - Community Interview ". Today it is Howard S. Edidin ! Howard is a veteran in the industry and still going strong. I really appreciate Howards opinion of the TechNet Wiki: "You do not have to be a MVP or expert in order to post an article. An...