BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Training on Pluralsight

A little over a year ago I released a new Pluralsight training course called “Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit”.

This course is still getting a lot of views and the overall feedback has been positive.  If you are new to working with the BizTalk ESB or you are looking for more information on what it can do, this is a great course for you.  The whole course is just under 2 1/2 hours long.  If you are short on time, you can watch it at 2x speed!

I setup a simple one page website that outlines this course, has a sample video, and details on how to get your free 7-day trial of Pluralsight to watch the whole course for free.

Check out: for all the details.


BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit Book Give Away

PACKT Publishing is at it again with another great addition for your BizTalk library.  This time, it comes to us in part from Howard Edidin who also helped write the free e-book on BizTalk 2010 Administration.

The new addition is called Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1.  It is available for around $25 paperback and $12 e-book from PACKT.  The Kindle edition from Amazon is a true barging currently less than $10. 

This book gives a great walk-through of the ESB and how to use it.  What is the ESB for BizTalk you might ask?  The book gives this comparison: The ESB Toolkit is to BizTalk like Enterprise Library is to .NET development.  

To help celebrate the launch of this new book I have three paperback copies to give away!  To enter, just send an email to before end of day Friday October 18th 2013.  I’ll pick three people at random and send them a copy of the book.  As always, I’ll cover all shipping charges.  Winners will be notified on Sunday October 20th. 

Good luck!