Monday, March 18, 2013

BizTalk Innovation Day, Porto – The experience

The fourth event after Milan, Stavanger and London with the BizTalkCrew on stage was a success. Around 45 people attended the event in Porto, Casa do Infante. We had a special guest over from the Microsoft Product Group, Akshat Sharma, who did a session (keynote) on BizTalk Server 2013/BizTalk Services.

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Both Akshat and Tord were delayed so I was the first one the climb the stage for my session on cloud based adapters in BizTalk Server 2013.

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In case you are interested in exploring the new BizTalk adapters yourself here is a list of resources:

General

BizTalk Server 2013 Beta Documentation
BizTalk Server 2013 New Adapter Series
 
SB-Messaging

Service Bus Messaging: Queues, SB-Messaging Adapter
Service Bus Messaging: Queues, SB-Messaging Adapter – Part II

BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP: Azure Service Bus Integration–Part 1
BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP: Azure Service Bus Integration–Part 2
BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP: Azure Service Bus Integration–Part 3
BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP: Azure Service Bus Integration–Part 4
BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP: Azure Service Bus Integration–Part 5

WCF-BasicHttpRelay/WCF-NetTcpRelay
 
BizTalk Server 2013: New Adapters Series: WCF-BasicHttpRelay
BizTalk Server 2013: New Adapters Series: WCF-NetTcpRelay

 
WCF-WebHttp
 
REST (WCF-WebHttp) adapter in BizTalk Server 2010 R2
BizTalk 2010 R2 - REST (WCF-WebHTTP) adapter usage sample
BizTalk and Rest Example from BizTalk Saturday
Exploring REST Capabilities of BizTalk Server 2013 (Part 1: Exposing REST Endpoints)
Exploring REST Capabilities of BizTalk Server 2013 (Part 2: Consuming REST Endpoints)

Saravana presented his session on the new standard in BizTalk monitoring: BizTalk 360.

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After Saravana’s Session Sandro did a great session on BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices.

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We had lunch after Sandro’s session in restaurant Pimms around the corner of the event venue.

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Akshat Sharma who arrived during lunch did his session in the afternoon.

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Nino Crudele had a session on Assessment and Architecture Review, Strategies, Methods and Troubleshooting. A whitepaper on these subjects can be downloaded here.

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Last session of the day was by Tord, who luckily arrived on time do a talk on how to be Proactive in BizTalk.

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Before we the event finished with drinks there was a Q&A panel with myself, Ricardo Torre (Microsoft Premier Field Engineer), Akshat Sharma, Sam VanHoutte (Chief Architect at Codit) and Saravana Kumar.

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It was again a great event and we all enjoyed it.

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Thanks DevScope and Sandro for organizing the event, our awesome apartment in near the Douro river and the amazing venue. Also I like to thank the sponsors Codit and Microsoft Portugal for making this event possible.

The next event done by us will be in Italy in June 2013. See you there!

Cheers,

Steef-Jan

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