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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: Future TechNet Wiki articles: Windows Azure, Windows 8, Office 15 and Visual Studio 2012

    It has been an interesting week for soccer fans as the European championship soccer started in Poland/Ukraine. For Windows Azure adapets it has been a week to remember as several announcements on Windows Azure were made. Microsoft hosted a live streaming event with Scott Guthrie 7th of June from San...
  • 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: TechNet Wiki Evangelism: How to enhance visibility in communities?

    As a technical community we strongly believe in sharing knowledge. When I am on stage doing a session on BizTalk Server 2013, Windows Azure Service Bus or Integration with Microsoft Technology I usually start with introducing myself and what I do. Then I talk through my activities on the BizTalk forums...
  • 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, Community, and being an MVP: a marathon run!

    Currently I am in my third year in the MVP program. Still very focused on sharing my knowledge and experience with the community, interacting with the BizTalk Product Group and fellow Microsoft Integration MVP's. In my view is that the community, MVP's, MCC's and the Product Group need each other and...
  • 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: Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: Windows Azure- and Server AppFabric

    Last post before the Christmas holidays will be on AppFabric. In my previous post two weeks ago I wrote a story on BizTalk Server and what community has contributed on this great technology. In this one I'd like to discuss AppFabric. When you talk about AppFabric in a certain context than it can either...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: BizTalk Server Part 2 Update

    Six months ago I wrote a post on Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: BizTalk Server . Now I like to give you an update of what has happen in the BizTalk space last six months. A lot has changed as the number of articles have increased from little of 40 to 100 today. The future roadmap of BizTalk has become more...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: One year anniversary of a BizTalk TechNet Wiki Ninja

    It has been a year ago when I contributed my first Wiki articles for the TechNet Wiki ( interview ). The articles were on BizTalk Server 2010 , BizTalk tooling , beginners guide , adapter pack and so on. Shortly after that I wrote a few more BizTalk related articles as I got inspired and enthusiastic...
  • Blog Post: Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: SharePoint Server

    Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform developed by Microsoft according to Wikipedia. I would say it is portal technology developed by Microsoft. SharePoint Server first launched in 2001, and has historically been associated with intranet content management and document management, but subsequent...