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  • 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 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: Windows 8 - The new OS

    The first time I worked with Windows was in 1995. I was a lab technician back then working on a medicine for anti-coagulants used during a angioplasty surgery. This medicine was produced during a down stream bio engineering process. It had to be tested during each phase of the process. Data collected...
  • 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: MVP, BizTalk Integration Summit and the Technet Wiki

    Each year Microsoft organizes the global MVP Summit . MVP's around the globe are invited to come over to the Redmond campus or the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue to meet privately with Microsoft product teams for multiple deep-dive technical sessions. This year the summit will be held twice. The first was in...
  • 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...