TNWiki Article Spotlight – Introduction to HDInsight Services for Windows Azure

Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Nearly one year ago I wrote a blog post about Hadoop-based Services For Windows on the Ninjas blog. Six months ago I also wrote about Microsoft HDInsight (Big Data) Solutions. Why do I mention these two? Yesterday Microsoft made the announcement of the General Availability…

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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…


Brothers in Wiki

“Brothers in arms” is a pretty well know phrase or soundbite if you like. What is the actually meaning of this phrase? It means that men are fighting side by side. Like in World War Two in Europe or the Pacific the soldiers were eating, sleeping, training, fighting and dying together. It is like a…


TNWiki Article Spotlight – How to use REST in BizTalk Server 2013 to send a message to Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS)

Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS) has been released June this year during the TechEd North America. This is a new service in Windows Azure, which is still in preview mode, and offers application integration and B2B capabilities. Since this is a fairly new technology you will not find many practical articles on how to implement…


July BizTalk Guru – Steef-Jan brings us "Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal"

It’s time for our first July TechNet Guru winner! Steef-Jan Wiggers is our BizTalk TechNet Guru for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013 .     About Steef-Jan: Steef-Jan Wiggers has almost 15 years experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and…

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Integration is my business and business is good!

It is summertime and we are half way through the year 2013. For Microsoft integration it is has been a great year so far. What do I mean by Microsoft Integration? It is the area within the broad range of Microsoft products and technologies that has its focus on integration. You could call it Microsoft’s…


BizTalk PaaS: BizTalk Services

Beginning of this month during the TechEd North America a new Windows Azure Service was released in preview mode: BizTalk Services. This service enables developers to create an integration solution on-premise and host it in this Windows Azure service. BizTalk Services were previously available as a Beta through the Windows Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI labs….


TNWiki Article Spotlight – Windows Azure Survival Guide

Hello and welcome everybody to our TNWiki Article Spotlight on Tuesday. Everyone loves survival guides! Are you sure? Of course, and because everyone loves them I have another one for you today. Windows Azure is currently one of the most used and fastest growing technologies coming from Microsoft. Regardless if you’re an IT-Pro or a…

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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….