BizTalk, Presentation, TechDaysSE

TechDays 2012–The Microsoft Integration Story

At TechDays 2012 in Sweden we did a presentation called “The Microsoft Integration Strategy” (or Story), something that we have done in variations for BizTalk User Group Sweden and other events.

I am delighted to have gotten back the review which puts the session in the top 10 sessions (7th). Glad you liked it. The presentation slides are here (as a pdf). I’ll be happy to share the pptx if you want it, just ask (It keeps me up to date with other interesting presenters and events). The video should be available shortly (in Swedish though). The video is available here.

Microsoft Integration Story

AppFabric, BizTalk, Presentation, TechDaysSE

My TechDays 2011 presentations – something old, something borrowed, something new and something blue

This is bordering on being somewhat old news (but don’t blame me for that). I attended the Swedish TechDays as a speaker, user group leader and ask the experts answerer. Now as far as the first one goes my two sessions “Windows Azure AppFabric – Middleware i molnet” (Middleware in the cloud) and “.NET utvecklare – utöka verktygslådan med BizTalk Server” (expand your toolkit with BizTalk Server) are now available online (unfortunately there is no direct links since they are hidden away inside a Silverlight player application). However note that they are in Swedish. My presentation slides should be available alongside them shortly, and those are (at least mostly) in English. I’ll give you a preview…

BizTalk for NET Devs 1BizTalk for NET Devs 2

The site makes those available as pdf’s. If you ask me nicely though, I might let you get your hands on the pptx’s 😉 I am however not shy to borrow from previous presentations held by Microsoft or other luminaries if those are made available online an encouraged to be (re-)used. And since I have been doing BizTalk presentations for quite some time I do have some of my my favorite slides in there, so if you have seen a presentation by me before, chances are you will recognize a slide or two, even if most of what I communicate is still new. Thus you will find “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” (since the theme for this years TechDays was blue on a black background). Enjoy.


BizTalk, Presentation, TechDaysSE

TechDays Sweden 2010


That should read… I was a speaker at the Swedish TechDays, since I am writing this post after the fact, although I’m backdating the post a bit to more closely match in time when I was supposed to have published it.

I did a session titled “The Future Roadmap of BizTalk Server” and I’m happy to say I drew a full room (not that the room was all that big, but all the same). Future in this case meant I covered both current and coming technology. The reasoning behind it was that a lot of people probably wouldn’t have BizTalk Server 2009. This turned out to be true since it was a clear minority of the people in the room that raised their hands when asked if they had had previous contact with BizTalk Server 2009. I covered ESB Toolkit 2.0 and Itinerary processing as well as connecting to Windows Azure Platform Service Bus. I was a little surprised here that as I asked for a raise of hands on how many were familiar with the Service Bus only a couple of hands went up. Either it’s a Swedish mentality thing – to not want to stand out – or there simply aren’t all that many people interested in it, yet. I went on to cover some of the news in 2009 R2 (which I learned had gotten renamed to 2010 the evening after my presentation). I couldn’t demo anything, but am quite satisfied with how the Powerpoint “Demo” I was able to do (yes, I know, you can kill a presentation, and other things, with Powerpoint, but I think I did ok). I also related some of the vision given by the team at PDC in November and subsequent WebCasts about vNext. The recorded session should be up soon at the TechDays site, however it will be in Swedish, so for an international audience it will be useless. The presentation will be availble soon as well, as a pdf.

Because I believe in sharing I’ve decided to make the presentation available through the blogical Downloads section, here. I have myself borrowed small parts and ideas from the presentation from elsewhere as you often do, but almost all slides and images are built from scratch. I’m sharing those under a “if you decide to use parts of it please at least tell me that you liked it and that it was useful to you through commenting this blog post” license. I’ve marked it as final, but it’s not copy protected or in pdf format or anything, it’s the pptx file itself. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Recorded session (in swedish) is here.

Also BizTalk User Group Sweden was represented at TechDays as well.

(Not the best of pictures, with the backlight and all, but there we are… From MPN Swedens photostream)