Steef-Jan Wiggers is a principal consultant for a consultancy firm in the Netherlands. He has almost 15 years experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 4 years.
Microsoft Azure BizTalk Service (MABS) is almost available to us for year. It is a newcomer in the world of integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) and promising contender for the sweet spot in the Gartner's Magic Quadrant. This service in Azure has a lot offer and can provide different means of integration in the changing IT world of on premise ERP systems, services, cloud and devices. In this session the audience will learn where the Microsoft Azure BizTalk Service stands in middle of the iPaaS world, what it has to offer today and what the road map will look like in the future. During the session, the audience will also see demo is showcasing the various service features from a development, deployment and operations perspective.
I am the head of Product Management for cloud computing provider CenturyLink (formerly Tier 3), a Microsoft MVP, blogger, author, Pluralsight trainer and frequent public speaker. I have spent the majority of my career working with organizations as they planned and implemented their enterprise software solutions. I worked first for two global IT consulting firms where I gained exposed to a diverse range of industries, technologies, and business challenges. Then, I joined Microsoft as a SOA/BPM technology specialist where my sole objective was to educate and collaborate with customers as they considered, designed, and built application integration solutions. I then accepted a job at biotechnology leader Amgen where I designed a wide range of global systems before becoming the lead architect of the R&D division. I then joined Tier 3 as a Senior Product Manager where I contributed to product strategy and development while actively collaborating with the cloud computing community.
The next decade looks to be one of the most disruptive in the short history of IT. New computing and architecture paradigms, an exploding number of connected devices, and new organization models have all directly impacted what systems integration will look like in the years ahead. What challenges has the cloud introduced? How does a DevOps commitment impact my integration approach? What role does integration play in the "internet of things"? In this session, we'll talk about some of the mega-trends in the industry and how that may impact your approach to integration today and tomorrow.
Saravana is a Microsoft Integration MVP (previously called BizTalk Server MVP) since 2007. In year 2013, he was also awarded "Integration MVP of the Year 2013" by Microsoft. After getting frustrated seeing customers struggling with same challenges again and again when it comes to BizTalk sever administration and operations, in 2010 he started a pet project to address some of the challenges, which slowly turned out into full blown commercial product helping customers across the world. He is very active member in the BizTalk server community, you can see him often presenting at various BizTalk conferences, user groups etc. across Europe/America. His blog is very popular among the BizTalk community, attracting over 11,000 readers.
BID Norway kind of became our inaugural place for introducing major versions. Last year we showcased version 7.0 to the public at BID, Norway. Since then we were constantly adding new features to the product and accelerated our development process. We worked on some exciting features like Graphical Message Flow, Throttling Analyzer, Business Rules Visualizer, Managed Services etc. Lot of these new features are designed in helping BizTalk customers to improve their support/operations/monitoring efficiency. In this presentation, Saravana Kumar will showcase the top 10 features we added since our last BID visit. We may be in a position to showcase some of the bits that's going to come in 8.0 planned for end of this year.