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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 WikiNinjas guide to Microsoft Integration Services [Biztalk] and WikiNinjas TV group - Last call !

    BizTalk eBook It’s a great pleasure to announce you the 4 th TechNet WikiNinjas eBook written by the community for the community (to be launched in late February, 2014). The main theme of this new ebook is: “ Microsoft Integration Services AKA BizTalk ”. The release for the TechNet...
  • 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: TNWiki Article Spotlight - BizTalk Integration Development Architecture

    "The architecture is a method to greatly simplify development, deployment and management, it is a method to be more productive and create more reliable solutions." - A statement in the article. This article talks about the fundamentals which should be considered during the various phases of BizTalk...
  • 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: BizTalk Server 2013: The new cloud related adapters

    The cloud is expanding fast in features and capabilities. Offering a plethora of possibilities for existing and new enterprises. It offers infrastructure-, platform- and software as a service for enterprises to utilize. New services and applications are built and deployed every day with a high demand...
  • 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: BizTalk PaaS: BizTalk Services

    Beginning of this month during the TechEd North America a new Windows Azure Service was released in preview mode: BizTalk Services . This service enables developers to create an integration solution on-premise and host it in this Windows Azure service. BizTalk Services were previously available as a...
  • 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 Administration

    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 last category, Administration, and what has been contributed on TechNet Wiki so far by community members. The last couple of...
  • 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: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Nitin Mehrotra - Microsoft BizTalk Server and BizTalk Services Senior Writer

    Welcome to this week's Monday Interview with a Wiki NInja! Our interview is with Nitin Mehrotra! Nitin's Profile Nitin's MSDN Blog Nitin has been a valued contributor to BizTalk content on TechNet Wiki. Let's get started on the interview! Who are you, where are you, and what do...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki BizTalk Administration: Authors, articles, and commitment!

    "The 80/20 rule" Monitoring a BizTalk application or group is about 80% or more of its entire life-cycle. Installing, configuring, implementation will consume around 20% or less. Therefore keeping a BizTalk environment healthy and stable is one of the most important tasks of a (BizTalk) administrator...