Interview with a Wiki Ninja and BizTalk Expert: SMSVikasK

We've been seeing all the great contributions from SMSVikasK, and now let's get to know him!


Vikas Kerehalli (SMSVikasK)


Vikas' community stats:

  • 3K Recognition Points
  • 6 Wiki Articles
  • 174 Wiki Edits
  • 132 Forum Answers and 256 Forum Replies


Some of Vikas' TechNet Wiki articles:


Vikas has already had a powerful impact on the community! Let's get to the interview...


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

[VK]:     My name is Vikas Kerehalli (Linked in, Twitter, Facebook) from Bangalore, India. I am 27 years old and live with my family (Mom, Dad, and Sister). I have completed Master of Science (MS) in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani University. I have been in IT since 2010 and currently working as a Senior BizTalk Consultant. I am technology enthusiast and love working on Microsoft Integration technologies. I spend most of the time with my laptop to explore and learn new things. In my spare time, I like to create MSDN code samples, write articles on TechNet Wiki and try to be an active contributor in MSDN BizTalk Forums. I always like to share my experience, findings through articles, in all possible ways and find happiness in seeing others being benefitted with it.

I admire Late President A.P.J Abdul Kalam (who is my role model) for all the great things he has done for my motherland India and inspired me a lot. I have mentioned below some of his great Inspirational, Motivational quotes.


What are your big projects right now?

[VK]:   Currently, I work as a BizTalk Integration Specialist in Microsoft Services Global Delivery, Hyderabad. Successfully handled two very complex projects in Microsoft this year. The projects were very challenging as it involved integration with a lot of complex requirements, needing to connect to CRM, SAP, multiple WCF services, and Azure too. There wasn’t sufficient material available online on CRM integration which we had to develop from scratch. I have shared my findings and knowledge from the project related to CRM integration on TechNet Wiki. I have acquired more valuable learning on CRM Integration which, I promise will convert into a TechNet Wiki article for our community benefit. I am Certified with MCTS Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 and Currently, my focus is on Azure Technologies, Certifications. I also intend to make video articles on BizTalk to help new bee who enters into BizTalk world.


"Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck." - A.P.J Abdul Kalam


What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

[VK]:   TechNet Wiki is a great repository of knowledge. It’s a place for sharing one’s technical experiences and knowledge with the world. Anyone from beginners, intermediates, and experts can learn and contribute.



 Myself in Office Environment, MSGD Hyderabad, India.


What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

[VK]:  I have written many articles for the wiki, and also contributed to other articles where I can. I feel TechNet Wiki helps us build strong knowledge by reading, contributing to articles and it is a great feeling that I am contributing my small share back to the community which has helped me to reach where I am today. TechNet Wiki helps us build strong knowledge by reading, contributing to articles. This question reminds me of one of the old blogs on TechNet. How does TechNet Wiki help you find a Job and make your career?


"If you want to shine like a sun. First, burn like a sun. " - A.P.J Abdul Kalam


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

[VK]:   TechNet Wiki is a great platform for the community to share and discuss various Microsoft products and technologies. Especially for BizTalk, there are lots of valuable resources available to explore. TechNet Wiki has a collection of great articles, well organized and most reliable source from where the community can seek help. I also find the TechNet Wiki competition very interesting because it helps us to think, explore and learn new things every month, additionally it gives us chance to meet new members and their talents.


"Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success" – A.P.J Abdul Kalam


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

[VK]:   The below are my favorite articles. This helped to win my 1st BizTalk Technical Guru Award, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

How to Re-create BizTalk Server Project Artifacts from a DLL or an Assembly from an existing project

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Dynamics CRM Online / On Premise CRUD Operations (Part 1)


What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?      

[VK]:     The below are my favorite articles. When I was new to BizTalk, these TechNet Wiki articles impressed and helped me a lot.

BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki

BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server: List of Errors and Warnings, Causes, and Solutions

Training Resources for BizTalk Administrators

BizTalk Server: List of Custom Pipeline Components


"All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents." - A.P.J Abdul Kalam


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

[VK]:   Each and every person who contributes influences me. I appreciate all the hard work put in by our TechNet Wiki community members as they have contributed so many great articles to the community. Each member has helped to make the BizTalk TechNet Wiki become a great repository. Special thanks to Ed Price as he is my real motivation as I see him having made tremendous contributions to TechNet Wiki, TechNet Forums.


What does success look like for TechNet Wiki?

[VK]:     It is already a great success. Millions are getting benefited from the articles present on TechNet Wiki for various Microsoft technologies. 'Grand' Success will be to have 25+ articles each month on various technologies.


Some Final words you want to say?

[VK]:     Thanks for providing me the opportunity to come and talk about this great platform, the Wiki really is a great addition to our community and I would like to thank everyone who has made it become a great repository.


Success Is When Your "Signature" Changes to "Autograph" - A.P.J Abdul Kalam


Thanking You All!

Vikas Kerehalli (SMSVikasK)



Please join me in thanking Vikas for his fantastic articles!


Wherever you go, there you Wiki,

- Ninja Ed


Comments (23)

  1. Sabah Shariq says:

    Nice to meet you Vikas. Like the last quotation:- Success Is When Your “Signature” Changes to “Autograph” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

  2. Nice interview Vikas!!!. I’m also a follower of genius late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Felt very happy to see his quote. Good Luck and keep doing great work!!

  3. Nice interview to know him. Thank you Ed

  4. Congrats Vikas ,It was great read.

  5. UPDATE: I added the images and stats plus Wiki articles at the top. Thanks!

  6. SMSVikasK says:

    Thank you, Ed, for this interview. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Vikas! We’re glad to have your great contributions!

  7. Vignesh Kannan says:

    Congratulations Vikas – I have seen you growing from a fresher to an expert now. Very smart and intelligent kid. Way to go!

  8. Vinoth says:

    It is good to see you going high Vikas So much is left for you to deserve. Keep Rocking 🙂

  9. SMSVikasK says:

    Thank You, Sabah, Prashanth, Santhakumar, Syed Shanu 🙂

  10. Yunus Bhavnagar says:

    Great Going Vikas, you have always been working towards excellence, and as it goes EXCELLENCE IS A CONTINUOUS PROCESS & NOT AN ACCIDENT by APJ

  11. Nice Interview Vikas and specially the all quotations, Thank you Ed for sharing with us.

  12. Congratulations Vikas SMS —-:):)

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