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 power sources….


New BizTalk Beta Release - BizTalk 2013

Beta of the forthcoming new BizTalk Server has been released. The beta also brought forth a new name for the new BizTalk release. It will be named 2013. This is in my view the appropriate name for the release. The release will be in somewhere in Q1. It has new features and capabilities to offer.  BizTalk…


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 BizTalk MVP’s and Connected System MVP’s…


Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI

It has been a while since my last blog post on Wiki-Ninjas on Technology. This post will discuss this great new set of integration capabilities in the cloud and what has been contributed by community so far on this topic. Windows Azure Service Bus EAI and EDI Labs is the entry point to learn the integration capabilities…


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 Server AppFabric, Line of Business (LOB) Adapters, to cloud technologies…


Interview with Dr. Thomas W Shinder–Former MVP, ISA/TMG Firewall Guru, DirectAccess Edge Man and Now Private Cloud Man and Wiki Devotee

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? I’m Tom Shinder. Some of you might know me from my www.isaserver.org days. Prior to changing my career to IT in the middle 1990s, I was a neurologist. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of…


Community Win–Wiki Accelerates Quality Content Distribution

The wiki was just beginning when I joined Microsoft back in December of 2009. When I first heard about the wiki, when of my first thoughts was “in all the years that I ran www.isaserver.org no one ever mentioned that we should have a wiki. Indeed, I never thought about a wiki for site –…