This post is long overdue but I felt it was necessary to create.  Back in April, 2013 Saravana Kumar and the BizTalk360 team introduced the BizTalk360 Product Specialist award.  The primary objective of the program is to honour individuals who have gained adequate knowledge in installing, configuring and implementing BizTalk360 solution at customer sites.

I have blogged( here, here and even wrote a whitepaper )  about some of my experiences with BizTalk360 in the past on this blog and am a strong supporter of the product.  I have seen the benefits first hand while leading teams who are responsible for the operational support of busy BizTalk environments.  I have also witnessed the adoption by non-BizTalk experts and seen their productivity increase without being intimidated by larger, complex monitoring solutions. 

Recently I introduced BizTalk to a new organization and this was a tool that would provide immediate benefit.  Sure enough it did, we had a source system experience issues that led to some suspended messages.  The BizTalk team knew about the issues going on in that system before the system owners did.  The end result was that the issues in the source system could be identified and resolved quickly, limiting the disruption to the business.

While I was in Norway, Saravana had a bit of a surprise for me and that was some hardware to keep my MVP awards company. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Saravana and the rest of the BizTalk360 team for their recognition and I am looking forward to working with Version 7.0 of the product. I got a sneak peak of the application while in Norway and it looks great.