Currently there is a lot of activity in BizTalk community. BizTalkadminsblogging has had a flying start with a lot of contributions. Number of BizTalk related articles on the TechNet wiki is growing. Besides the wiki a lot of BizTalk pro’s are active on blogs and forums. So today I like to continue with the fifth story in the BizTalk Community Series that brings active BizTalk community members to the foreground. The story today is on Rajesh Kolla. I had a little chat with Rajesh through email.

Rajesh Kolla, is working with Microsoft technologies (ASP.NET, WCF, SQL Server, MCMS, WinForms and son on) since 2002.  He is currently working as Managing Consultant with Sogeti USA based out of Houston, TX, USA.

Rasjesh has been working with BizTalk since 2006. He worked with following versions of BizTalk Server: 2004, 2006, 2006 R2, 2009 and 2010. His day to day job includes architecting integration solutions, development, and deployment of BizTalk applications. His view on the BizTalk Server product I quote:

“I think, BizTalk has been emerged as a powerful integration/middleware product with familiar tooling and extensible components and frameworks. I envision that, it is going to play even more vital role in developing hybrid solutions between on-premise and cloud in future.”

Rajesh likes to watch cricket and Indian movies/TV in his free time (Thanks to his Roku player for providing low-cost alternative to watch regional TV and movies). This might however change after his wife will give birth to his first child in June/July. He likes to play Cricket and Shuttle badminton. His favorite team is Team India (Indian Cricket team).

Rajesh has been sharing tips/gotchas out of his personal experiences with BizTalk and Azure platform through his blog and answering questions on MSDN forums (see his profile).

His final quote:

“I would like to request our readers also to contribute in their own way, as it is going to help and save time of someone somewhere.”

Thanks Rajesh for taking time to have a little chat with me.