The year 2013 will start with two events where I will be speaking. First, on January 16nd I’ll be in London during the BizTalk Summit 2013 hosted by Microsoft UK in their headquarters. It is organized by fellow Microsoft Integration MVP Saravana Kumar (BizTalk360) and Microsoft UK. Saravana and I will be joined on stage by Microsoft Integration MVP’s Tord Nordahl, Sandro Pereira and Nino Crudele. My session will be on the new adapters in BizTalk Server 2013. In this session I will focus on adapters that can be used for integration with cloud services and applications. These adapters are the WCF-BasicHttpRelay, WCF-NetTcpRelay, SB-Messaging and WCF-HttpWeb. In this session there will be 5 demo’s on to how to use these adapters.

Next on the 22nd of January I will be at an event hosted by middleware service provider ESTREME. There will be joined on stage by fellow Microsoft Integration MVP Saravana Kumar, Richard Seroter, who’s touring the Netherlands and Sweden, and Derk Shutte. I will be presenting on BizTalk Best Practices. It will be interesting to talk about best practices from an operational and development view. During my talk I hope on some good discussion with the audience around the best practices for BizTalk.

Both events will be great fun and I like to thank Tim Jonker, Bert van Ark, and Mark van der Harst from ESTREME for organizing the event, Mikael Hakansson getting Richard to Europe and Saravana for organizing the event in London!