Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Book Promotion: SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 and Microsoft Azure - Second Edition.

It’s been awhile since a BizTalk title hit the market. Colin, Mahindra, Mark and Johann updated Richard Seroter’s well received book SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009. I loved Richards’s book and it inspired me to write a book myself. We have met on several occasions. And last year I had the privilege of meeting Mark and Johann in person in Sydney. Both are enthusiastic integration professionals that with Colin and Mahindra’s aid created and updated this book. Excellent work guys, and respect as writing a book is a challenge!

This book covers BizTalk, WCF, JSON and Rest Support in BizTalk, Azure BizTalk Services, Azure Service Bus, SOA, Schema's and Endpoints, Asynchronous Communication Patterns, Versioning-, Orchestration Patterns, Frameworks and Tools. That is a broad spectrum of today’s integration capabilities on the Microsoft Platform (on premise and cloud).


If you are new to, intermediate- or well versed in the integration, this book is going to give you more insight into Microsoft’s integration world. The thoughts of these experienced authors and Richard original transcript will help you on your journey to build sustainable integration solutions. Especially now landscape around us is changing fast and integration has become key to success for enterprises to survive.

You read this book in your hand, read on your tablet or computer while enjoying a beer. It’s worth the investment and beneficial to your career in integration. Buy the book online at Packt Online Store, Amazon or perhaps your local bookstore.

Thanks Richard, Colin, Johann, Mark and Mahindra.


Microsoft Integration MVP 2015 – 6th Time in a row!

Today I have received an e-mail from Microsoft with exciting news that my MVP status has been renewed again!


For me this is the sixth time to receive this award. The fifth year in the program has been again an awesome experience, which gave me the opportunity to do great things and meet inspiring, very skilled people. I have had some interesting speaking engagement, which were fun to do and were very fulfilling. I learned a lot through speaking thanks to the community and fellow MVP's. I was able to share my experiences through these speaking gigs and other channels like this blog, MSDN Gallery, and above all the TechNet Wiki.

I would like to thank:
  • My MVP old lead William Jansen, and new MVP lead Birgit Huebsch.
  • The BizTalk Product Team, Mark Mortimore, Guru Venkataraman, Ed Price, Mandi Ohlinger, Allesandro Teglia, Dan Rosanova, Jon Fancey, Paolo Salvatori, and all other Microsoft employees involved.
  • People at my former employers: Rene Brauwers, Eldert Grootenboer, fellow MVP Edward Bakker and many others. 
  • At my current company DutchWorkz : Rutger van Hagen and colleguaes.
  • The BizTalk Crew: Saravana Kumar (BizTalk360), Nino Crudele, Sandro Pereira, and Tord G. Nordahl
  • Fellow Microsoft Integration MVP's: Richard Seroter, Kent Weare, Mikael Håkansson, Johan Hedberg, Stephen W. Thomas, Mick Badran (Azure), Micheal Stephenson, Tomasso Groenendijk, Nicholas Hauenstein, Salvatore Pellitteri, Sam VanHoutte, Glenn Colpeart, Bill Chesnut, Leonid Ganeline, and Ashwin Prabhu, who I got learn even better and supported me in this program.
  • The BizTalk community: Mikael Sand, Lex Hegt, Colin Meade, Naushad Alam,Howard S. Edidin, Johann Cooper, Mark Brimble, Mitch VanHelden, Sven Van den Brande, Jérémy Ronk,  Maxime Labelle, Jean-Paul Smit, Dean Robertson and the collegueaes at Mexia, Martin Abbott, and many others that make the BizTalk community strong! 
  • Andrew Slivker from Sentinet.
  • Finally my wife Lian and children Stan, Ellis and Cato for their support.
I’m looking forward to another great year in the program.