Choosing the right Integration Platform

The whitepaper “Choosing the right Integration Platform” is primarily intended for CTO’s and Architects – the key decision makers in organizations – to help them evaluate the vendors offering integration solutions. This whitepaper provides all the required technical details and a checklist approach that will help the decision makers to evaluate a vendor based on their requirements.

What’s in store for you?

By reading this whitepaper, decision makers should have more information on the following areas:

  • General Considerations when choosing an integration vendor
  • Features that need to be considered when choosing an integration platform
  • Future trends in the integration domain
  • How Microsoft platform stacks up against the integration requirements
  • Call to Action that lists the actions that are most encouraged when presented with an opportunity to select an integration platform
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About the author(s)
Kent Weare

Kent Weare

Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

Kent Weare began his career at a small Internet start-up before taking on a junior role with the local Provincial Government. Since then he has worked on projects for the Canadian Federal Government, a multi-national bank in New York City and integrated Health Care projects throughout Canada. For the past nine years, he has been employed in the Energy sector in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is very passionate about Architecture especially if it involves integrating different systems. Outside his core work responsibilities, you will see him actively participating in technology communities. He recently co-authored three BizTalk books and may be found speaking at Technology events in Canada, the United States and in Europe. He has been recognized for these efforts by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past eight consecutive years. Very recently, Kent joined the Microsoft Flows team as Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, Redmond.

Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson

Microsoft Integration MVP

Michael Stephenson is a highly experienced freelance integration architect with many years of experience of designing and delivering integration projects which leverage the Microsoft technology stack. He has deep, practical knowledge of delivering complex solutions with BizTalk, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure and associated technologies. Michael has also been a technical lead on 30+ projects which have leveraged Microsoft's cloud platform using many of the different features it offers. Michael is heavily involved in community activities around Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft MVP and Advisor/Insider programmes and also speaks at user groups on a regular basis. Michael is also an author for Pluralsight having produced a very popular courses on .net and RabbitMQ.


Steef-Jan Wiggers
Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers has over 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, forum moderator, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 5 years.

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