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…


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 you like…


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 providing connectivity with the cloud…


MVP, BizTalk Integration Summit and the Technet Wiki

Each year Microsoft organizes the global MVP Summit. MVP’s around the globe are invited to come over to the Redmond campus or the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue to meet privately with Microsoft product teams for multiple deep-dive technical sessions. This year the summit will be held twice. The first was in February while celebrating the…


Guardians of the BizTalk TechNet Wiki Articles

Almost two years ago, November 2011, I started writing my first TechNet Wiki articles. The subjects were on BizTalk Server 2010, BizTalk tooling, beginners guide, and the adapter pack. Immediately after my first releases of articles I was joined by Tord G. Nordahl and Sandro Pereira. Both like myself were very excited and eager to make more…


Interview with a Microsoft Integration MVP – Leonid Ganeline

We’re continuing our Monday series, “Interview with a TechNet Wiki Author!” Today’s author is Leonid Ganeline! Leonid Ganeline is a Microsoft Integration MVP since 2007 and lives in Vancouver, Canada. My favorite quote of the interview I have done with Leonid is: “But the most important that your goal is not be a MVP, but…


TNWiki Article Spotlight – BizTalk Server 2013: How to use SFTP Adapter

The BizTalk 2010 release brought an enhanced FTP adapter to support SSL (FTPS), which encrypts the data transfers between systems. This was a great step forward in bringing more support for FTP in BizTalk Server. Subsequently with the BizTalk 2013 release, Microsoft added the highly anticipated SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol also called Secure File…


TechNet Wiki BizTalk Administration: Authors, articles, and commitment!

“The 80/20 rule” Monitoring a BizTalk application or group is about 80% or more of its entire life-cycle. Installing, configuring, implementation will consume around 20% or less. Therefore keeping a BizTalk environment healthy and stable is one of the most important tasks of a (BizTalk) administrator. It requires a lot of knowledge about BizTalk group…


TNWiki Article Spotlight – Integration Product Options on the Microsoft Platform

Integration of systems, applications and services can be done in various ways. If you look at the Microsoft stack you will find several technologies and products that enable you to build an integration solution. In such a solution you tie things together to support for instance a business process: process a request for a driver…