I have authored or reviewed the following publications and training courses starting back in 2004 covering technology areas including BizTalk, BizTalk Adapters, WCF, Windows Workflow, Windows Azure, and Traveling.

Online Training Course: Traveling and Loyalty Programs Best Practices – Pluralsight (7/15)

Abstract: Whether you travel a few times a year or every week, frequent traveler miles and points can add up fast!  Learn the best practices of being an efficient business traveler and how to maximize loyalty programs from a road warrior with 14 years of traveling experience.  Even if you do not travel much, earning points and miles can build up over time to save you money and yield huge benefits.  Learn simple techniques to boost your balances quickly in some programs and how others offer special incentives for new members.  Learn how to never let your airline points expire and learn what not do with your miles.  Traveling to India?  We have that covered too!

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Online Training Course: Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit – Pluralsight (5/14)

Abstract: Ever since the first release of the Enterprise Service Bus guidance for BizTalk 2006 R2, it had been an important yet sometime misunderstood aspect of many BizTalk Server Solutions.  This course will take a look at when to use the EBS and the value it adds to a BizTalk solution.  It will take a deeper look at how to setup an ESB solution and how to use the ESB Exception framework.

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Online Training Course: What’s New in BizTalk Server 2013 – Pluralsight (9/13)

Abstract: In this course we will take a look at the new features of BizTalk Server 2013.  Short on time?  Module 1 is a high level overview of all the new major features including all the new adapters.  In just 30 minutes you can be up to speed on BizTalk 2013.  In other modules we dive deeper into the new adapters, BizTalk360 and Windows Azure infrastructure as a service.  The new adapters include REST, Windows Azure Service Bus adapter with support for queues, topics, and relays, and SharePoint 2013.

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Book Technical Reviewer – BizTalk 2010 Line of Business Systems – Packt (7/11)

Abstract: This book focuses on Microsoft BizTalk 2010; however, most of the concepts and explanations will apply to BizTalk 2006 R2 and BizTalk 2009. If you are an experienced BizTalk developer who wants to integrate BizTalk with Line of Business systems using practical scenarios, then this book is for you. A solid understanding of BizTalk at an intermediate level is required. This book assumes developers are comfortable creating schemas, maps, orchestrations, ports and messages in Visual Studio and configuring applications in the BizTalk Administration Console. However, experience in integrating with Line of Business systems is not necessarily required.

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Book Author – Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform – Packt (9/10)

Abstract: An in-depth scenario-driven approach to architecting systems using Microsoft technologies.  The book consists of a set of business scenarios and corresponding solution critiques. Each “use case” chapter is made up of a problem description, assessment of implementation options, and the selection of the ideal solution candidate. We then construct the solution using the chosen Microsoft technology. This book is for architects, developers, and managers who need to improve their knowledge of the Microsoft application platform. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem. Consultants and executive leadership will also find significant value in this book. A good understanding of the general Windows platform and development technologies would be helpful.

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Book Technical Reviewer – BizTalk 2006 Recipes – APress (11/06)

Abstract: BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is based on the experiences of many of the most prominent experts in the field. It features over 170 problem-solving recipes for BizTalk developers and administrators.

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Whie Paper Author – Microsoft White Paper: Convoy Deep Dive and Sample Walkthrough (4/05)

Abstract: This paper discusses examples of business scenarios that require convoy message processing. After establishing a business need through the scenarios, this paper explains basic convoy theory and the different types of convoy messaging patterns. This paper discusses a solution to each business scenario and reviews each included sample.

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White Paper Author – Debatching Options and Performance Considerations in BizTalk 2004 (12/04)

Abstract: In some business scenarios you may be required to receive a batch file that must be broken up and processed as single messages by BizTalk Server 2004. This could allow for individual record level processing, selective content based routing, or single message mapping. This basic white paper walks through 4 different types of debatching options using BizTalk Server 2004. It also covers basic performance numbers for each debatching type.

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