BizTalk Community series: Introducing DPS Bali

I have a new story for BizTalk Community Series before I will be heading of to the MVP Summit. Currently I am staying with Kent Weare in Calgary and yesterday did a presentation at his company on versatile adapter pack capabilities. Kent and Bil Simser did presentations on Service Bus, Queues, Topics and SharePoint 2010. It was pretty amazing. Ok now to the story.

Recently I have had a chat with DPS Bali, an active BizTalk forum member and blogger. Like me he likes to play field hockey, so I finally met someone that likes BizTalk and field hockey.
DPS Bali comes from the valley of Kashmir in the northern part of India. He is an alumni of the Burn Hall School situated near the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. He has based his life and experience on school’s motto Industria- Floremus In toil we shall Flourish

DPS Bali is currently a Technical Architect with Fulcrum Worldwide. Besides his role as architect he is also an Integration SME, specializing in creating BizTalk Solutions for EAI and B2B purposes.He has worked with multiple clients across the globe in a variety of domains like Telecom, Insurance, Finance, Airlines, US Healthcare and UK Higher Education.

DPS Bali’s experience with BizTalk covers almost all the areas of the product ranging from development to production support. He has worked with almost all the versions of BizTalk Server (2004 to BizTalk 2010). His current job involves assessing the customer needs around EAI, ESB and SOA, giving his customers the best possible design and solutions.

DPS Bali started his career in the IT with developing middleware code base for a UK based Telecom giant and since then has always strived to keep himself focused on the integration technologies and standards. His excited on the next BizTalk Server product and I quote:

“With BizTalk Server 2010 R2 on the horizon, the maturity of the product is something that is very exciting at this stage and am looking forward for the opportunity.”
 
Besides that he is I quote:

“At the moment I am also doing a deep dive into the Cloud Computing technology stack from Microsoft and App Fabric Service Bus to get a hands on the same.” 
 
In his spare time DPS Bali likes to blog and be online on the BizTalk Community Forums. He also likes to take up road trips and has travelled to a plethora of destinations. His favorite destination is his native place, where he likes to spend his vacations with his family, as the valley of Kashmir is truly the heaven on earth.

DPS Bali is an active cricket- and field hockey player. Yuvraj Singh a cricketer, Rajpal Singh a hockey player and Messi a soccer player are a few of his favorite sportspersons. Besides cricket and hockey he also likes to visit the ski heaven in Gulmarg, Kashmir to enjoy winter sporting.
DPS Bali final quote:

I would like to thank all the readers of my blog for the inspiration that they instill in me to keep sharing my thoughts. Steef-Jan you are a real role model in and around the BizTalk technology space and your work in the BizTalk community is commendable.”

I like to thank DPS Bali for his time and his contributions to the BizTalk community.

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