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This last few days were quite busy in terms of speaking engagements. In less than 1 months I was invited to speak in 3 events: BizTalk Innovation Day Oslo, LIX Edition of SQLPort Community (Porto – Portugal) and in SQLSaturday #341 – Porto, Portugal.

BizTalk Innovation Day Oslo 2014

The first one was in September 25 – BizTalk Innovation Day Oslo, in which I am also a member of the organization team – BizTalkCrew, this was the third consecutive year that this event was third consecutive year but the first time in Oslo, since the others were held in Stavanger. Around 60 attendees + speakers + event organizers, attended the event especially from Norway and Sweden, 5 Microsoft Integration MVP’s present, 3 Sponsors (Microsoft, Bouvet and BizTalk360) and an incalculable number of networking hours these are some of the numbers that reflect the success of this event. These are some of the numbers that reflect the great success of this event!

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This was a special event for me! Because after 1 year and a half of hard work I finally release and public announce my free Book about “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices” – a 400-page recipe for BizTalk Developers to develop effective, robust, and organized maps that he has previous announce during the BizTalk Summit 2014, London event.

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You can download it at BizTalk360 website here.

My Session – The new Transform Designer available in BizTalk Services

My session was about the new Transform Designer available in BizTalk Services were I addressed the basic differences between the BizTalk Server Mapper and the new Mapper in BizTalk Services, the challenges present while migrating current BizTalk Server maps and how can this task be accomplished. And of course how can we accomplish some of the basic transformation tasks like grouping, shorting and condition transformations. I end my presentation with a very complex transformation challenger that took me a week to solve: mapping a SAP invoice to an EDI Invoice document and wrapping up with the “the good, the bad and the ugly” features of the new Transform Designer.

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You can see the full story of the event here: BizTalk Innovation Day, Oslo – story of the day

 

LIX Encontro da Comunidade SQLPort

The second event was a 20-minute talk in the LIX Edition of SQLPort Community meeting in Porto, Portugal about the Concepts and challenges of Enterprise Integration and how can BizTalk Server and BizTalk Services can address them and help organizations in their needs. An Introduction to BizTalk Server. What is? What does BizTalk do? And an Introduction to BizTalk Services. What is? What does BizTalk Services do?

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SQLSaturday #341 – Porto

This was the fourth time that this conference took place in Portugal, but it was the first time that was held in Porto, so was very proud and honor to be selected by the attendees to speak in my first SQLSaturday and in particular to be in my home town. The event was a great success! 22 sessions divided into three tracks, national and international speakers and despise I don’t have official numbers, more than 200 attendees must have passed by the event during the day.

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My Session – Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services

I had the pleasure to speak at SQLSaturday #341 Porto to a bright young audience that never heard about BizTalk Server/Services… Hoping to open the door for a new integration “BizTalk” genius and why not working with me!

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In this session spoke about the existent functionalities in the new integration services in the cloud: Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services: EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), the challenges in moving from BizTalk Server to BizTalk Services. And the evolving challenges of Enterprise Integration.

 

I was also honor to represent my company DevScope, gold sponsor of this event, in the awards ceremony session. DevScope has offered an entry to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Master Class that will be held in November 22 in Porto

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Great news for the BizTalk community, for the third time the BizTalkCrew (Steef-Jan Wiggers, Tord Glad Nordahl, Nino Crudele, Saravana Kumar and me) are hosting the BizTalk Innovation Day, an one-day event focused purely on Microsoft BizTalk Server/BizTalk Services and related topics, in Norway!

The two previous BizTalk Innovation Day editions in Norway were carried out in Stavanger, this time the event will be held in Oslo, Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM at MESH AS, Tordenskiolds Gate 3, 0160 Oslo, Norway (see more information about the event and sign up here: BizTalk Innovation Day Sign up)

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About my session…

Last year I had the opportunity to talk about BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices, this session led me to write a book about this topic, book that I have been writing for the past 12 months… more news will be release during the event.

This year I decide not to choose any topic and leave this task to the host of the event. So I ask to Tord Glad Nordahl, please choose a topic that the Norwegian community want to hear me speak, that pleases and interest them, I can speak about whatever you want! So it’s not my fault that Tord chose a similar topic Smile… my session will be this year about transformation in BizTalk Services, here is the abstract:

Migrating current BizTalk Server projects to BizTalk Services or starting new BizTalk Services projects can provide some challenges because although the developing experience is very similar, we are still talking about a new integration platform on Azure, and one of the main differences is the way we apply messages transformation with the new Transform Designer.

In this session, we will see the main differences between BizTalk Mapper Design (BizTalk Server) and the Transform Designer (BizTalk Services), and will address several other topics as:

  • How can we migrate existing maps by using the BizTalk Map Migration Tool and what are the limitations?
  • Can we use the existent maps in BizTalk Services projects?

However, mainly we address and explain how you can apply some common mapper problems, how the editor works, what are the functionalities and hopefully you will enhance new skills on BizTalk Services transformations

Target Audience

People interested in BizTalk Server/BizTalk Services and integration on several different levels, developers, administrators and architects. There is something for everyone

Agenda

So we invite you all to join us next September 25, 2014 in Oslo, Norway, where you can count with the following agenda:

08:45 – 09:00: Registration/Welcome/Kick-Off;

09:00 – 10:00: Hitchhiker’s guide to integration with Microsoft Azure BizTalk Service
by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Microsoft Integration MVP];

10:00 – 11:00: The Future of Integration
by Richard Seroter [Microsoft Integration MVP];

11:00 – 11:30: Break;

11:30 – 12:30: Developing like an Integration Person
by Nino Crudele [Microsoft Integration MVP];

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch;

13:30 – 14:30: Top 10 features we added in BizTalk360 in 2014
by Saravana Kumar [Microsoft Integration MVP];

14:30 – 15:30: The new Transform Designer available in BizTalk Services
by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP];

15:30 – 16:00: Break;

16:00 – 17:00: Developers Vs. Operation
by Tord Glad Nordahl [Microsoft Integration MVP];

17:00 – 22:00: Networking/Drinks

Click here to ensure your registration or to get more information’s about this event.

Sign up now and ensure your presence!

Last year was like this….

It was the biggest BizTalk event organized in Norway with a total of 70 people attended in this two days event, 6 Microsoft Integration MVP’s present as speakers and 1 member of Microsoft Product group, these are some of the numbers that reflect the huge success of this event!

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Again, Reserve your ticket at http://www.biztalk360.com/Events/BizTalk-Innovation-day-2014-Norway/ and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Oslo for the BizTalk Innovation Day Norway in September, 25!

2013 was a big year for us in term of events: BizTalk Summit 2013 London, Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day, Bouvet Innovation Day and finally BizTalk Innovation Day Italy… but we promise that 2014 would start even bigger and better!

Nearly 200 attendees (an increase of 56% compared with the previous year), more than 100 different companies across 20 countries were present in this event. 12 Microsoft Integration MVP’s from across the world (USA, Canada, India, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and of course UK) and 2 members of Microsoft Product group were present as a speakers! These are some of the numbers that reflect the huge success of this event!

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And viewing all the comments (Day 1 and Day 2 summary from tweets, what did the attendees say)… we did it! Of course this was not possible without all the effort and commitment of Saravana Kumar and all his BizTalk360 team (~6 months on this project) that make this a remarkable event!

The journey

As almost of the speakers and many attendees, I arrived on Saturday, March 1, thereby enjoying the weekend to meet London city a little more and chat with my fellows MVPs and members of the BizTalk Community.

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The event

My session was on the second day of the event in the afternoon. And was all about BizTalk Mapping Patterns where I tried to address and explain some common mapper problems, specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address common problems by choosing the right approach and a small introduction to WABS maps where I address the key differences between BizTalk Server and BizTalk Services maps, key problems in migrating BizTalk Server to BizTalk Services maps and some WABS maps samples.

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Unfortunately, because time restrictions, I had to be very brief showing only key concepts and not getting deep on many of the topics. But in overall I was pleased with the end result and all the people, and people can find out more details on this topics when my eBook become available.

But let’s go back to the beginning…

Day 1

The first day started at 7am with the registrations progress which occurred very smoothly. And after a quick kick off at 8:45 by the hand of Saravana Kumar the Microsoft Product Group took the stage, first by Guru Venkataraman that start his presentation by saying “On-prem is real and here to stay!” and also explaining the BizTalk Server roadmap and the new version: BizTalk Server 2013 R2 that they are preparing and the Windows Azure BizTalk Services roadmap.

Being succeeded by Harish Kumar Agarwal that explain in detail all the Windows Azure BizTalk Services features updates that went into the February release.

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After the Microsoft Product Group was time for the Microsoft integration MVPs to take the stage for them, two more sessions were carried out in the morning:

  • Jon Fancey presented a session about how you can move to BizTalk Services, explaining the advantages and challengers you can expect in moving to the cloud
  • And Saravana Kumar cover in his session some of the key capabilities of BizTalk360 and demonstrated how to improve your operations (monitoring and management) in your BizTalk environment using BizTalk360.

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The afternoon started with a monster on the stage that don’t need any introduction: Richard Seroter that gave us an overview of the existing integration tool and how to choose the right one for the right scenario. However Richard was not alone and was followed by two great session:

  • Tord Glad Nordahl with an excellent and kind of provocative (in a good sense and intentional) session about How we/you can mess up the BizTalk environments! Proving excellent tips and tricks not only for admin but also to developers in what you can do and should avoid doing.
  • And Stephen W. Thomas that gave us a look at Windows Azure IaaS and how best to leverage it with BizTalk Server 2013. Providing also awesome PowerShell scripts to configure and manager your VM in the cloud.

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And finally the day 1 finish with a Q&A session with Microsoft Product Group and a couple of MVP’s, special reference to the presence of Michael Stephenson on this session:

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After that was time to talk with the attendees, some social network with some beers and a speaker dinner’s at Browns.

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Day 2

The second day started at 9am with four amazing sessions carried out in the morning:

  • The first one that took the stage was Kent Weare that give us a look to the mobile services, presenting a real world business scenario using many of Windows Azure building blocks like Azure Service Bus and Azure Mobile Services; and BizTalk Server 2013
  • Steef-Jan Wiggers was the second, and as always he made a great session about Manageability of Windows Azure BizTalk Services were he focused on the tools that are available for managing WABS solutions.
  • Is not every day that you can see a session about BAM, and I personally like this topic, and Dan Rosanova was the person responsible for this topic! And what a great job. It was one of my favorite’s talks/topics! He was able to walk through and show us real world BAM implementations covering all the key concept of BAM.
  • The last in the morning was Johan Hedberg, who lost a bet and had to wear a Canada shirt during his presentation, but he was not intimidated and made a good session on how to use BizTalk Server together with SQL Server Master Data Services.

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The afternoon started, in my personal opinion, with the best session of the event and with an “animal” on the stage: Nino Crudele, in addition of captivate and put the whole audience laughing, Nino was able to present an awesome add in to Visual Studio “btsgnosaddin” that will make the lives of all BizTalk developers much better and easy! This will be a tool that all BizTalk developers must have!

This session was followed by two more sessions:

  • Sandro Pereira (me) who better than me to succeed my good friend Nino Smile.
  • And the last one to take the stage was Sam Vanhoutte that gave us a session about Running durable workflows in the cloud and on prem. Providing an overview of Workflow Manager and showing awesome hybrid demo applications using Twilio.

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Once again, for me it was excellent and an honor to participate in this event along with all these amazing people that were responsible for this happens: the speakers and the BizTalk Crew, Microsoft, BizTalk360 crew members and special all the attendees!

After the event

After the event was time to relax and enjoy the last night in London in the company of friends and fellow BizTalk Community members.

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Stay tuned on the BizTalk Innovation Day Facebook page to learn more about our upcoming events!

Key point/resources to take into considerations
  1. btsgnosaddin” addin to Visual Studio that will be provided by Microsoft Integration MVP Nino Crudele for free!
  2. PowerShell scripts to configure and manager your VM in the cloud that will be provided by Microsoft Integration MVP Stephen W. Thomas for free!
  3. BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices eBook that will be provided by Microsoft Integration MVP Sandro Pereira (me) for free!
  4. All the session will be available online soon in the BizTalk360 webpage

For the third consecutive year, BizTalk Innovation Day event will be conducted in several European cities. And like last year the tour will start with our major event that is back to London even bigger and better!

  • 12 Integration MVP’s from across the world (USA, Canada, India, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and of course UK) will be speaking in this event.
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      • Nino Crudele [Italy]
      • Saravana Kumar [UK] – the event host
      • Steef-Jan Wiggers [Netherlands]
      • Tord Glad Nordahl [Norway]
      • And me [Portugal]
    • Dan Rosanova [USA]
    • Jon Fancey [UK]
    • Michael Stephenson [UK]
    • Richard Seroter [USA]
    • Sam Vanhoutte [Belgium]
    • Stephen W. Thomas [USA]
    • Kent Weare [Canada]
  • Once again Microsoft Product group will be speaking in this event and will bring some of the core content presented in “BizTalk Integration Summit” held in Seattle last year or even new stuff to European audience.
  • Approximately 220 attendees expected from all over the Europe (or why not all over the world). Which means that we can interact and exchange ideas, not only with MVP and the product team, but also with two hundred BizTalk Experts!!!

BizTalk Summit 2014, London event will be organized by BizTalk360 (Kovai) limited with co-operation from Microsoft Product group, Microsoft UK and Microsoft Integration MVP’s.

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This will be a two day event purely focused to the Microsoft Integration stack: BizTalk Server, Windows Azure BizTalk Services, Service Bus and Mobile Services. So we invite you all to join us next 3rh March 2014 in London, England. The event will once again take place in Microsoft (Cardinal Place), 100 Victoria St, SW1E 5JL London.

Programar-edicao-37The event only accommodate a limited number of attendees due to logistical constraints and is almost sold out! However there are still a few tickets available. So if you are interested please go ahead and confirm your seat as soon as possible, this will easily be the biggest Microsoft Integration event in Europe this year with a lot of new content.

You can find all detail about this event here.

About my session…

Last year I had the opportunity to introduction Windows Azure BizTalk Services (at the time Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI Labs), this year I will address a topic that I especially love and that I have presented in previous BizTalk Innovation Day events, however slightly different from the previous ones: “BizTalk Mapping Patterns and an Introduction to WABS maps“- this is mainly a session focused for developers. Here is the session’s abstract:

Maps or transformations are one of the most common components in the integration processes. They act as essential translators in the decoupling between the different systems to connect.
In the last couple of month I have been writing a free eBook about “BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices” that will soon be released, and this will be a good opportunity for you to see what you can expect. In this session I will try to address and explain some common mapper problems, specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address common problems by choosing the right approach. For me there is no perfect solution to solve a particular mapping problem, and most of the times we can find several ways to solve it depending on the experience and knowledge that we have or technologies and tools that we like to use, but all of them have advantages and disadvantages. Not always the best solution is the best approach to address the problem, you must understanding the problem and the requirements, researching the available options and taking actions to achieve your goals sometimes base on:

  • What’s the best approach to have performance? Is my message so big that I really need to worry about performance? Do I really need High performance?
  • Can I easily maintain this map? It is easy to read and understand? What the estimated effort for debug, finding and fix problems?
  • What the expertise levels required to create and maintain this map approach? What much time do I need to develop?

Finally I will try to make an introduction to the Windows Azure BizTalk Service maps, at the first glance the map editor seems to be the same that we used in BizTalk, but although the concept be the same this is a very different editor. And hopefully you will enhance your skills when using BizTalk Server and WABS Mapper editor.

Let’s see a glimpse for what you can expect:

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Last year was like this….

128 attendees, more than 70 different companies across 16 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA), more than 10 Microsoft Integration MVP’s present (speakers, Q&A members and attendees) and 3 members of Microsoft Product group, these are some of the numbers that reflect the huge success of this event! This was the first time in UK that was been conduct a full day event dedicated to Microsoft BizTalk Server.

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And finally the BizTalkCrew 2013 tour is over! Like last year this was a European tour that started in London (UK) with our BizTalk Summit 2013 with an astounding audience of 128 attendees from more than 70 different companies across 16 countries. Then for the first time we held the event in the beautiful city of Oporto (Portugal) – Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day, a very special event for me because I was the host of the event and that for the first time I was able to bring BizTalk product group to Portugal.

And in the last two month the BizTalkCrew has been very active and busy planning and organizing the end of the 2013 European tour with two new BizTalk Innovation Day.

Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013

The first event, Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013, was a two day event (26 and 27 of September) held for the second time in Stavanger (Norway) and besides having the usual suspects (the BizTalkCrew: me, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Nino Crudele, Saravana Kumar and Tord G. Nordahl) as speakers, the event had two distinguished special guests: Microsoft Integration MVP Kent Weare and Microsoft Windows Azure Customer Advisory the infamous Paolo Salvatori.

This was the biggest BizTalk event organized in Norway this year with a total of 70 people attended this two days event.

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The first day was filled with presentations made by the speakers:

  • The first session was MVP Kent Weare talking about how you can expose Line of Business (LOB) services to mobile devices using BizTalk 2013 and the Azure Service Bus.
  • The second was MVP Steef-Jan Wiggers talking about how you can learn to leverage BizTalk Server 2013 and Windows Azure Service Bus to create hybrid solutions.
  • And in the last session of the morning, Paolo Salvatori took the stage to make the Key Notes about BizTalk 2013.
  • MVP Saravana Kumar took the stage in the first session of the afternoon to talk about Management and Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360 and to raise the curtain for the first time in public and show some screens of the new version of the product in HTML5.
  • The fifth session was made by myself talking about BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices. Because this was a two day event I thought I’d take advantage of the first day just to make a theoretical presentation without demos, trying not only to explain how maps are processed internally by the engine of the product and describe some common mapper problems and solutions, but also try to recall some of the main basic concepts of maps because, most times, over the years and the experience acquired even the most experienced developer begins to carry malpractice and forget to apply the most basic concepts.
  • MVP Tord Nordahl took the stage after my session to talk about Proactivity in BizTalk by addressing some of the most important aspects to be aware in order for the enterprise to maintain a stable BizTalk environment.
  • And the final session was made by MVP Nino Crudele about BizTalk Hostage Situation – a set of good hostage BizTalk scenarios and how you can gain control of the situation and solve problems of bad implementations.

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This day ended up with an awesome dinner with the attendees and the Bouvet staff, but only after a few hours of break with some beers and good talk with the attendees.

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And like last year the second day was hands on labs, each speaker had his own room and hourly time slots, where the attendees could come in and had the opportunity to meet, discuss their issues, ask questions or share their experience with the speakers. I took this day to show 11 common mapping problems and explain the best way to address day and of course some of the best practices while we are developing maps. It was an amazing day with great conversation between the attendees and good feedback.

After the event has ended, unfortunately Saravana and Paolo Salvatori had to go back home, and Steef-Jan and Kent Weare when to Berlin to run the 40th Berlin Marathon (crazy guys!) but the rest of the team accompanied by Salvatore Pellitteri enjoyed themselves a little, visiting and getting to know Norway.

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You can download my presentation here.

BizTalk Innovation Day 2013 Italy

The second event, BizTalk Innovation Day 2013 Italy, was held in the Microsoft Innovation Campus in Milan (Italy). This was also the second time that the event was made in Italy and which also had the participation of two special guests: Microsoft Windows Azure Customer Advisory Paolo Salvatori and community member Salvatore Pellitteri.

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The agenda was very similar to the Norway event:

  • Once gain Steef-Jan had the privilege to start the event with his presentation about hybrid solutions.

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  • And was followed by Paolo Salvatori with an extension of the first session. This time Paolo talked about how you can use Windows Azure Service Bus, BizTalk Services, Mobile Services and BizTalk Server to create hybrid solutions.

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  • Third session and to ended up the morning was Saravana Kumar with his presentation about Management and Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360. But for the first time in public all of the demos were made in the last version of the product (V7).

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  • It was up to me to start the afternoon with my session about BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices. I reduced the slides to contain only the essential and most important information in order to be able to make a practice session. And I got it! Having enough time to show my 11 demos!

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  • After my session was once more Tord that took the stage to present his session about Proactivity in BizTalk.

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  • And responsibility to end the event with the final session was in the shoulders of Nino Crudele and Salvatore Pellitteri that held a presentation about real BizTalk environments in which they addressed several topics like new licensing system in BizTalk Server 2013 and productivity.

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After the event has ended the team enjoyed a little by visiting and getting to know Italy and eating amazing food.

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You can download my presentation here.

The speakers

For the Norway event is the usual group photo, starting from left to right with: Kent Weare, Tord Nordahl, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Saravana Kumar, Nino Crudele, Sandro Pereira (me) and Paolo Salvatori.

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And the same group picture in Italy with: Nino Crudele, Salvatore Pellitteri, Sandro Pereira (me), Tord Nordahl, Steef-Jan Wiggers and Saravana Kumar.

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2014?

What about 2014? Yes, we are already planning the 2014 BizTalk Innovation Tour!

Is it this year we make an event out of Europe? For now we are planning some events in Europe that will be announced soon… but It only depend on you 🙂

Great news for the BizTalk community, BizTalk Innovation Day will be back to Italy on October 17 and event more great news: the event is free but be aware that the places are limited! So book your seat now!

The speaker are the usual suspect, the "BizTalk Crew": me, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Tord Glad Nordahl, Saravana Kumar and of course the host of the event Nino Crudele! But as has been normal in recent events and the ones we are preparing, we will also have special guests, and in this particular case, a well known special guest: Paolo Salvatori and Salvatore Pelliteri.

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BizTalk Innovation Day is a one-day community driven event focused purely on Microsoft BizTalk Server related topics that has been conducted in several major European cities since Feb 2011: Amsterdam (Netherland), Milan (Italy), Stavanger (Norway), London (UK) and Porto (Portugal) and we definitely hope to be a day with high technical sessions, in the company of prominent speakers and international experts in the field of integration, is definitely an event not to be missed for all professionals and companies that use BizTalk Server and interested in the field of integration and private public Cloud.

So we invite you all to join us next October 17, 2013 in Milan, Italy in the Microsoft Italia headquarters (Via Lombardia 2/a-1 – Peschiera Borromeo), where you can count with the following agenda:

09:00: Agenda Briefing, Health & Safety;

09:15: BizTalk Server 2013 and the Windows Azure Service Bus: Hybrid Solutions
by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Microsoft Integration MVP];

The IT landscape has changed over the years. Applications and services are spread within enterprises and in the cloud. The demand for integration will increase in the future. Microsoft’s will provide us the technology to build hybrid solutions, bridging on-premise systems with the cloud.

10:15: Use Windows Azure Service Bus, BizTalk Services, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Server to create hybrid solutions
by Paolo Salvatori [Microsoft Windows Azure Customer Advisory];

The Service Bus is part of Windows Azure and is designed to provide connectivity, queuing, and routing capabilities not only for the cloud applications but also for on-premises applications. Microsoft BizTalk Server enables organizations to connect and extend heterogeneous systems across the enterprise and with trading partners. Using both together enables a significant number of scenarios in which you can build secure, reliable and scalable hybrid solutions that span the cloud and on premises environments. Windows Azure BizTalk Services is a simple, powerful, and extensible cloud-based integration service that provides Business-to-Business (B2B) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities for delivering cloud and hybrid integration solutions. Windows Azure Mobile Services accelerates connected client application development by streamlining common backend tasks like structuring storage, authenticating users, and sending push notifications. In this session you will see how to integrate these technologies to build secure, reliable and scalable hybrid solutions that span the cloud and on premises environments.

11:15: Break;

11:30: Management and Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360
by Saravana Kumar [Microsoft Integration MVP]

Some of you might have attended the BizTalk innovation day in Milan last year and watched my session on BizTalk360. You may be thinking, you don’t want to hear the same story again. But, it’s pretty much 12 months since you heard the story and BizTalk360 is drastically advancing product with one simple objective "Increase the efficiency of day-to-day BizTalk Server operations". There were 2 major releases (5.0 and 6.0) since my last presentation and possibly a big announcement by the time I present the session in Milan again this year. So I can assure you, you’ll not be disappointed by this session.

12:30: Lunch;

14:00: BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices
by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]

This presentation will explain how maps are processed internally by the engine of the product as we explore the map editor and will provide you with common mapper problems and solutions, i.e., some BizTalk Mapper Patterns specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address some of your needs within the context of message transformation and also to enhance your skills when using the BizTalk Server Mapper.

15:00: Break;

15:15: Proactivity in BizTalk
by Tord Glad Nordahl [Microsoft Integration MVP]

BizTalk is used by the majority of all large companies worldwide and is considered the heart of many companies, when it comes to supporting and transferring parcel information, updating gas prices or combining important information at an ER. It’s important to understand the different bottlenecks and the resources available for your environment. You have to keep it stable, available and fully supported. This presentation will give you the overview of the important aspects that needs to be taken into consideration when running a BizTalk environment where availability, scalability and stability is important.

16:15: BizTalk 2013: All about in real environment
by Nino Crudele [Microsoft Integration MVP] and Salvatore Pellitteri [Community Member]

Our clients target many requests at gaining a complete understanding, and a subsequent optimal application, of the innovations introduced with BizTalk 2013. The facets that should be addressed are equally numerous, from new licensing and productivity, to an analysis of the expected advantages, and all these aspects should be investigated strategically in order to reap the best results from this new platform.

17:00: Q &A
with all Speakers and Guests

You can find all detail about this event here.

Reserve your ticket now and we are looking forward to see you in October!

And don’t forget that we are also held in Stavanger (Norway) the Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013 on September 25 and 26, 2013.

After one year and together again with the usual suspects: Steef-Jan Wiggers, Nino Crudele, Saravana Kumar and of course the host of the event Tord Glad Nordahl, BizTalk Innovation Day is back to Norway! This year also with 2 extra special guest speakers: MVP Kent Weare is coming all the way from Canada and we are hoping to have Microsoft BizTalk Product Group member to hold the key notes about BizTalk 2013 and Azure BizTalk Services.

BizTalk Innovation Day is a one-day (sometimes two) community driven event focused purely on Microsoft BizTalk Server related topics that has been conducted in several major European cities since Feb 2011: Amsterdam (Netherland), Milan (Italy), Stavanger (Norway), London (UK) and Porto (Portugal).

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As happened last year this will be a two day event dedicated to BizTalk Server and all-around of Integration world and will occur on 25 and 26 September at the Clarion Hotel in Stavanger, one of the most exclusive hotels in Stavanger.

And we invite you all to join us where you can count with the following agenda:

DAY 1

08:30: Registration;

09:00: Welcome and Introduction;

10:45: Exposing Line of Business (LOB) services to mobile devices
by Kent Weare [Microsoft Integration MVP];

In this session Kent will demonstrate some of the different ways to expose SAP Line of Business data to mobile devices using BizTalk 2013 and the Azure Service Bus. The core principle that will be demonstrated will take a real world On-Premise BizTalk integration scenario and expose its functionality to external consumers using the aforementioned technologies.

10:00: Break;

10:15: BizTalk Server 2013 and the Windows Azure Service Bus: Hybrid Solutions
by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Microsoft Integration MVP];

BizTalk Server 2013 will bring on-premise systems closer to the cloud. This latest version of BizTalk Server will bring more capabilities and features to build hybrid solutions. In this session you will learn how to leverage BizTalk Server 2013 and Windows Azure Service Bus to create hybrid solutions. Real-world scenario’s will be featured with demo’s and code samples.

11:00: Key Notes of BizTalk 2013
by Microsoft

11:45: Lunch;

12:45: Management and Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360
by Saravana Kumar [Microsoft Integration MVP]

Some of you might have attended the BizTalk innovation day in Stavanger last year and watched my session on BizTalk360. You may be thinking, you don’t want to hear the same story again. But, it’s pretty much 12 months since you heard the story and BizTalk360 is drastically advancing product with one simple objective "Increase the efficiency of day-to-day BizTalk Server operations". There were 2 major releases (5.0 and 6.0) since my last presentation and possibly a big announcement by the time I present the session in Stavanger again this year. So I can assure you, you’ll not be disappointed by this session.

13:30: BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices
by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]

This presentation will explain how maps are processed internally by the engine of the product as we explore the map editor and will provide you with common mapper problems and solutions, i.e., some BizTalk Mapper Patterns specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address some of your needs within the context of message transformation and also to enhance your skills when using the BizTalk Server Mapper.

14:15: Break;

14:30: Proactivity in BizTalk
by Tord Glad Nordahl [Microsoft Integration MVP]

As BizTalk evolves and matures over time the importance of the applications and its dependencies is getting more attention. We all know that business critical application only ends up as business critical when they run in production. As a BizTalk Expert it’s important to be aware of the different areas to monitor and follow to create a proactive solution. When it comes to performance counters, logs, databases, disks, hardware e.g. it’s important to be aware when and if they are approaching a possible failure.

15:15: BizTalk Hostage Situation
by Nino Crudele [Microsoft Integration MVP]

There are many bad implementations of BizTalk around the world created by consultants that do not understand BizTalk. The deployed solution takes the IT budget hostage. The speaker will tell the story of a SWAT team taking control of the situation and solving the problem of a bad implementation. He will provide best practices and approaches for a solid BizTalk implementation that is future proof, resilient and sustainable.

16:00: Q and A
with 6 MVPs and Microsoft Product Group

20:00: Dinner;

DAY 2

(All labs run simultaneously for 1 hours and you can go to the one you want you will have the option to attend all labs based on the presentations)

09:00: Startup

09:30: Labs

11:30: Lunch

12:30: Labs

16:30: Event ends

You can find all detail about this event here.

Reserve your ticket now and we are looking forward to see you in September!

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