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  • 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: Top Contributors Awards!! Office 365, Azure BizTalk, Avengers beating Gurus, Project Server 2013 via PowerShell, and CALLING ALL GURUS, your WIKI needs YOU!!!

    Welcome back for another analysis of contributions to TechNet Wiki over the last week. First up, the weekly leader board snapshot... TAT rules the contributions this week, pushing the regular names into the distance, congrats Elguc!! And a big glut of new articles by Alan, leading the...
  • 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: Community Win: Collaborating on Apache Hadoop for Windows Azure

    Welcome to Community Win Thursday ! Question What has 59 revisions, 16 comments, and contributions that look like this (these aren't all of them, mind you)... Thu, Feb 23 2012 3:36 PM by: Mohamed Ibrahim MSFT Thu, Feb 23 2012 1:40 PM by: Jonathan Gao ...
  • 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: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Getting Started with the Windows Azure HDInsight Emulator

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Two weeks ago we talked about how you can get started with Microsoft's Hadoop implementation for Windows Azure, Windows Azure HDInsight . Today I want to take the next step. From time to time I have a look at the Microsoft Web...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Article Spotlight - Windows Azure Survival Guide

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Everyone loves survival guides! Are you sure? Of course, and because everyone loves them I have another one for you today. Windows Azure is currently one of the most used and fastest growing technologies coming from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Wiki Life: Tutorials

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Wednesday - Wiki Life post. Before I start: That is my first post in 2013 and with that I wish you all a happy new year. I hope you had a nice Christmas and a good start into the new year. But lets get back to topic: How do you learn new technologies? Do you invest...
  • 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 - Microsoft HDInsight (Big Data) Solution

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. The last week has been an amazing week for Windows Azure fans. First we had the AzureConf on Tuesday and then on Saturday the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp has been an enormous success. One of the great features of Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Horizon Net, a Microsoft Student Partner, ASP.NET developer, and the winner of our Translation Challenge

    Welcome to our Monday Interview ! Last Friday we concluded our TechNet Wiki Translation Challenge (round 2). Someone rose to the top to win for the most individual translated articles! Meet Horizon Net, a.k.a. Jan Hentschel. Jan translated 45 articles in German! As promised, we're interviewing...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Solutions with BizTalk Server 2013, Windows Azure Service Bus and REST

    The word hybrid can having different meaning based upon which context it is being used. In biology hybrid means cross breeding, with electrical power generation it means two or more generators supply power to a single output, or with a car it can mean that it can use both internal combustion and electric...
  • 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: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Alexander Belotserkovskiy, Windows Azure MVP

    Today we get a bonus interview! Welcome to our Monday blog topic, Interview with a Wiki Ninja! Today's interview is with... Alexander Belotserkovskiy - Profile Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? I am Alexander Belotserkovskiy...
  • Blog Post: Top Wiki Ninjas of the Week - Wesley McSwain brings us Apache Hadoop and Windows Azure

    Welcome to the Top Contributors of the Week . As usual, let's begin by looking at our weekly list of who's been contributing the most edits to TechNet Wiki this week... Wesley barely passes by our champion from last week, Luigi Bruno . Congrats also to previous champion, Fernando , to Hieu Dao...
  • 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: 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 - Compare SQL Server with Windows Azure SQL Database

    Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Like some of you have already noticed when I'm writing the Article Spotlight I have a penchant for articles about Windows Azure ( Windows Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Azure FAQ ) or books. Today I want to present another great...
  • 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: 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: Community Win: Hadoop-based Services For Windows

    Hello and welcome everybody to our Thursday - Community Win . Today most people are talking about the general availability of Windows 8 later this evening, but as some of you already know I'm a big Windows Azure fan and with that I have seen some really cool demos about Windows Azure and Apache Hadoop...