The BizTalk Summit 2013 in London was a huge success. Saravana Kumar
from BizTalk360 did an outstanding job organizing this event with Microsoft.
Over a 140 attendees,  more than 70 different companies from 15
different countries
(UK, Ireland, USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria,
Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway, India).
Including the speakers there were 10 Microsoft Integration MVPs
present. On the Q&A panel there was Jon Fancey, Michael Stephenson and
Charles Young. Stephen W. Thomas flew over from the US to
attend the event.

My session was straight after the Keynote by Guru
/Ravi Krishnaswamy from Microsoft Product
Group. I was given the opportunity to co-present with Guru in Almere (Avande)
during the special BizTalk User Group event. In London I did a session on the
new cloud related adapters that’s going to ship with BizTalk Server 2013.

BizTalk 2013 will feature some new adapters, the
WCF-BasicHttpRelay, WCF-NetTcpRelay, SB-Messaging and
WCF-WebHttp. The first three have capabilities to configure
connectivity with the Windows Azure Service Bus. This will enable you to create
solutions that will enable communication between systems and applications across
network boundaries. The WCF-WebHttp adapter will bring Rest Support for
BizTalk. In my session I demonstrated the characteristics of each adapter with a

My session was followed by Saravana. He talked about the
monitoring and management of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360.
Imaging that is already the FIFTH release of the product with
the next version under way. That’s just amazing release cycle in just two years!

Lunch was around noon and followed by a Q&A panel with Jon Fancey, Michael Stephenson, Charles
joined by Microsoft Kent Brown and
Ravi Krishnaswamy. No holds barred as any question was allowed
to be asked by the attendees. A lot of questions were targeted towards
Microsoft. Ravi and Kent did an excellent job answering them. After Q&A Sandro
took the stage with his session on BizTalk Azure Service
EAI/EDI capabilities containing some deep technical demos.
The session after Sandro was followed by two more sessions.
The architect assessment by Nino Crudele. He did the most hilarious
session of the day. With his Italian accent, jokes and funny customer scenario’s
he had the room laughing to tears.


The last session was done by the new Microsoft Integration MVP Tord G.
. During his session he discussed the platform improvements
in Windows Server 2012 and SQL server 2012 that BizTalk people need to be aware

It was a great experience and honor to share the stage with my fellow
speakers (#BizTalkCrew), fellow Microsoft Integration MVP’s and
Microsoft Product Group. As speakers we have done a good job providing sessions
on different topics around BizTalk Server 2013, Azure and BizTalk360.


Thanks Saravana Kumar, Microsoft and all the attendees for
making this event something to remember by.

I had a great time. I enjoyed the
discussions with the attendees and meeting the BizTalk community. It was good to
meet Naushad
, Stuart Brierly, Charlie Mott and Colin
in person.

The next event done by us will be in Portugal in March 2013. See you there!