TechNet Wiki Authors release eBook on BizTalk Server Extensibility

A new eBook on BizTalk Server Extensibility has been published through the BizTalk360 website. It has been written by Eldert Grootenboer, Johann Cooper and Steef-Jan Wiggers and reviewed by Sandro Pereira, Mark Brimble and James Corbould. The authors and reviewers are active community members in the TechNet Wiki (BizTalk articles) and/or BizTalk Forums.  Th authors…


The road ahead for Microsoft Integration

Traditional Integration will be taken over by the cloud. I will tell you why! I have worked in the Microsoft space for over a decade, predominantly with BizTalk and other integration technologies. I have noticed recently that the role of BizTalk is slowly moving towards the backend enabling systems (legacy) to expose their data. However,…


The Microsoft Integration Stack Today!

The Microsoft Integration Stack is not an official acronym for a set of products, services and technology set by Microsoft. However, Microsoft offers a collection of products, services and technology targeted for integration. BizTalk Server is a messaging product with a wide range of connectivity options by its rich adapter set, powerful transformation capabilities and…


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 covered by the speakers were: Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft…


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 has been around…


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 firm Forester reported recently…


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 browser….


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. We both enjoy a pint of Guinness, integration,…


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 is that you can build your integration on…