TechNet Guru Winners – January 2017!

All the votes are [finally] in!    And below are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, January 2017 !!!!   The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners…

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5 years of BizTalk Server content

About five years ago I wrote my first TechNet Wiki article on how to prepare for the BizTalk Server 2010 exam. And in those days very few wiki articles on BizTalk were available. The TechNet wiki just started to evolve and BizTalk was and still is, considered a mature Microsoft Server product. Integration is key…


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: How to Re-create BizTalk Server Project Artifacts from a…

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Interview with a BizTalk Wiki Ninja – Peter Lindgren

Welcome to another Interview with a Wiki Ninja! Today’s interview is with…   Peter Lindgren https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Profile/Peter_Lindgren Peter has 8 quality articles under his belt, and he won the gold medal in the BizTalk Guru category in December! Example articles: BizTalk: Create SSO Bindings Without Joining Active Directory (AD) Domain BizTalk Server: Calling Web Services In…

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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…


Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who should we interview next?

Okay, we mostly exhausted the last round of interviewees. It’s time to pick some new people to interview!   This is a sequel of sorts to these previous blog posts: Sunday Surprise: Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who we haven’t interviewed yet!!! Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Who Should We Interview???   Whilst reading this,…


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,…


Interview with a Wiki Ninja, longtime Guru Winner, and a BizTalk and Azure expert: Chilberto

This interview has been a long-time coming! Not only has Chilberto's 11 articles been excellent and has resulted in many Guru awards, but it's also incredibly enlightening to read this interview and learn about him! chilberto  Examples Articles: Azure Service Bus Messaging with Queues using Sessions XML Document SelectNodes() vs GetElementsByTagName() Securely connecting to Azure…

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Interview with a Microsoft Partner, C# and SharePoint expert, and Wiki Ninja – Nizam… Mohammad Nizamuddin

Welcome to yet another Interview with a Wiki Ninja! This week's interview is with… Mohammad Nizamuddin        Here are some of Nizam's stats: 38 Wiki articles! 552 Wiki edits! 228 Wiki comments! 76 Blog comments! 1,575 Forum replies! 584 Forum answers! 29K+ Downloads on his Gallery items! 19K+ Recognition Points!     Here…