Sunday Surprise: Microsoft User Groups

It has been a little while since this blog has written about Microsoft User Groups. I am huge fan of user groups and I currently belong to about six in my area. As well, I am the co-organizer of my local .NET user group. An active user group is a community of like-minded professionals who…

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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…


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…


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…


Wiki Life: There can be only one !

Another day I was talking to a member of the "MSDN Community" that had never created an article on our TechNet Wiki. Actually he never even knew TNWiki existed and that he could create an article, as a developer in the "TechNet Community". The Man Behind TechNet Wiki, Ed Price said some time ago:  Rather than create…

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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…


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…


TechNet Guru…..Isn’t it awesome!!!!!!!!

Sunday Surprise is here!!!!! It’s Dussehra today – Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. So what else can be good than this – celebrating the success of TechNet Wiki via TechNet Guru!!!!!!!!! What is TechNet Guru: This is an official Microsoft TechNet recognition program, where people such as yourself can get the…


What is TechNet Wiki?

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for our Sunday Surprise (any random topic abut TechNet Wiki)!!!!!!   So what is our surprise? It’s the Title/Question: “What is TechNet Wiki?”   Let’s see what Wikipedia says about TechNet Wiki: The TechNet Wiki Beta is a technical resource for the community. Anyone who joins the community…