Back From a Long Few Weeks of sitting in a flying bus

I am back from a few long weeks away both at the PDC in Los Angles and TechED IT in Barcelona, it was been great fun out at the PDC finally seeing “Oslo” out in the wild but the week at TechED talking to lots of great people about the joy of BizTalk brought me firmly back to reality.

Microsoft has started to put information out about some ground breaking technologies , Azure, Oslo and of course Windows 7. Now I am back and in one place I will be putting time aside to keep a solid set of Oslo information coming your way.

I wanted to share a few final bits from the last few weeks



I saw my good friend Nigel during the week at PDC and it was so nice to catch up with one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

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dodging the electro prod wielding event staff took some time to adjust to but after a bit of time we won 😉

seeing chainsaw wielding clowns


and ending up with the Simpsons just made the week a bit strange



PDC – Home – TechED

I am just back from the PDC and all the great news ( post to follow ) and I am just off to TechED IT all though Rik seems to have forgotten me 🙁

if you are at TechED IT pop over to the BizTalk booth and say hello.


TechED 2008 IT in Orlando

I am just back from a week on the BizTalk Stand at TechED IT in Orlando, it was great to have the opportunity to chat to so many great people and to meet other BizTalkers.


I was privileged to meet some great people to name but a few


Mark Beckner author of the classic Apress BizTalk 2006 EDI book.

Todd VanNurden co editor of the legendary BizTalk Hotrod

Clint Huffman Microsoft PFE

Winston Woo

Ofer Ashkenazi , BizTalk Product Manager

Tim Wieman , BizTalk Ranger Team ( cool team name )


and great thanks to Michael Iem (Ziem Group Inc) who made the week go like clockwork.


Ewan Fairweather and Petr Kratochvil  announced the BizTalk Performance Guide , it is an essential read for any BizTalk project.


Despite daily thunderstorms and flying back on Friday the 13th , it was amazing fun , especially the Simpsons Ride @ universal  🙂