Change in Role, BizTalk Roadshow and BizTalk 2010 Certification

  So after 5 great years being a technology specialist for connected systems, I’ve decided to take on a new challenge at Microsoft Canada. I’ve slowly been winding down my BizTalk specific activities for the last month now and as one of my final actions, I wanted to let people know about the upcoming BizTalk…


Welcoming a new citizen to the blogosphere and thinking about “Back-room” programmers

During my years in the IT world I’ve been fortunate enough to meet ton of really intelligent and brilliant people. Many of them have been a joy to speak with and work along side of. However a number of them have been incredibly painful to interact with. I’m sure most of you who have worked…


Videos www.Cloudcast.net

Hey, my ESB Toolkit videos have found a new home. They’ve made their way over to www.cloudcasts.net It’s a great community site dedicated to hosting webcasts concerning Microsoft technologies. Run by the very prolific webcaster Alan Smith, this site has a ton of great webcasts concerning a number of different technologies. Check it out if…

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ESB Toolkit Webcast – On Demand Links

The webcast that Ofer and I ran last week “Improving Business Agility with the Enterprise Service Bus”  went quite well (at least that’s the feedback we heard from those of you who attended.) For those of you who couldn’t attend and those of you who just want to view this at a later date, the…


“Pro BizTalk 2009” Book is Finally Available

Yeah! Pro BizTalk 2009 is now published and available. It was an interesting project to be involved with (even in just a small way). You can find it on Amazon now at http://www.amazon.ca/Pro-BizTalk-2009-George-Dunphy/dp/1430219815/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251208723&sr=8-2 I wanted to thank Richard Seroter who acted as the technical reviewer for my chapter. I also wanted to point out his…


BizTalk 2009 Book and ESB Guidance

Some of you might be familiar with George Dunphy’s “Pro BizTalk 2006” book that was released a couple of years ago through APress. Well, he’s getting set to release a new one for BizTalk 2009 and I was very excited when he asked if I would be a contributing author. I’ve been given the task…

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Finally completing the BTS 2006 exam

For the last couple of months, I’ve had a lingering item sitting in my Outlook todo list. Finish that damn BizTalk 2006 exam.  It may seem strange that a BizTalk Technology Specialist wouldn’t have the BizTalk certification and one may wonder why I didn’t knocked that exam off as soon as it came out. Participating in the…