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  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki Offline Promotion Continues

    A few integration MVP’s spoke at the Australian BizTalk Summit in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane last month organized by Mexia and BizTalk360 . This summit was the first ever integration related event in Australia attended by people from Australia, New Zealand, US and the Netherlands. The topics...
  • Blog Post: The Future of BizTalk

    Currently we as BizTalk Wiki Ninja’s are assembling and creating an eBook containing a subset of all the articles published on the TechNet Wiki. As an introduction to this eBook I have been asked to write a foreword. In this foreword I will look into the future from my perspective. BizTalk Server...
  • Blog Post: Integration and the TechNet Wiki

    Last couple of years I have blogged on the TechNet Wiki blog about integration and BizTalk in general. The scope of integration has broadened with the emerge of the cloud. Integration is not limited to the on premise domain. Nowadays it includes the cloud and devices. A global research and advisory...
  • Blog Post: Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: BizTalk Server Part II

    About two and a half years ago I wrote a post about the BizTalk Server activity on the TechNet Wiki. Back then we had about 40 articles on BizTalk Server. Summarized and accessible through the BizTalk Server resources on the TechNet Wiki article that I reckon has been bookmarked by many now in their...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a BizTalk Pro and TechNet Wiki Contributor: Colin Meade

    Interview with a BizTalk Pro and Wiki Ninja: Colin Meade We're continuing our Monday series, " Monday - Community Interview ". Today it is Colin Meade a fellow BizTalk professional, who I met a few times in London during the BizTalk Integration Summits and UK Connected User Group meetings...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is pushing Windows Azure BizTalk Services

    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: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk Administrator Interview Questions and Answers (50 Q&A)

    One of the most important aspects of BizTalk Server is operations . Design, installing and configuring can take sometime. Development consumes even more time, but 80% of the BizTalk environment and solutions life cycle concerns operations and BizTalk administrators are responsible for it. They will perform...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Professionals Toolbox

    There are many 3rd party tools available or ones from Microsoft that can help a professional in building robust applications. This accounts for many technologies and server products like BizTalk Server, .NET, and SharePoint. The TechNet Wiki plays an essential role describing these tools, how to use...
  • Blog Post: Shift from BizTalk to Integration from a Microsoft Integration MVP perspective

    Recently Microsoft made some changes to the MVP program. The BizTalk program for instance has been retired and all BizTalk MVP's are moved to a new group called Microsoft Integration . This means that some of the BizTalk MVP's that contributes to TechNet Wiki are now Microsoft Integration MVP's. All...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Microsoft Integration MVP: Michael Stephenson

    We're continuing our Monday series, " Monday - Community Interview ". Today it is Michael Stephenson ! Above is Michael Stephenson , Microsoft Integration MVP from the United Kingdom. I have met Michael a few times and he is very passionate about Microsoft technologies. Like and many other BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft offers REST Support in BizTalk Server 2013

    Microsoft offers REST support in BizTalk Server 2013 through the WCF-WebHttp Adapter . This has been anticipated for a long time by BizTalk developers. A majority of the services in the cloud is REST based. When exposing a public API over the internet to handle CRUD operations on data REST has now generally...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Mandi Ohlinger

    We're continuing our Monday series, " Monday - Community Interview ". Today it is Mandi Ohlinger ! Mandi's profile I met Mandi face to face last year during the BizTalk Summit in Redmond. We had long conversations on the TechNet Wiki and BizTalk. Now it is a great honor for me to interview...
  • 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...