I have another copy of my book “Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform” to give away. The book is a $60 value and I will cover the shipping costs to the winner any place in the world as long as the US Postal Service ships there.

Contest #2 – What is missing in BizTalk Server 2010? What feature, concept, UI update, or tooling would make BizTalk a stronger, more robust, simpler, or easier product to work with?

As a special bonus, I was able to get the book signed by co-author Richard Seroter. So someday when he becomes Microsoft CEO maybe this will be worth some money :).

How to Enter:
Simply add a comment to this blog post with your idea to enter! Ensure you are a registered BizTalkGurus.com member so I know your email address if you win OR send an email to with your idea. Please ensure you see your comment show up on this blog. Due to spam blocker and caching – it might take up to 24 hours. If all else fails, just send me an email.

Entries must be received by 11 PM CST Tuesday, December 7th. The winner will be announced a few days later.

Of course if you do not win a free copy of the book – the book is available on Amazon.com and PacktPub.com.

Looking for more information on our book? Read a sample chapter online Chapter 12 Debatching Bulk Data or watch The Story Behind The Book on YouTube.

Congratulations to Rohit Sharma who won the Best Pattern Contest a few weeks ago!

Best of luck!