BizTalk Summit 2013 – London | 16th January 2013 – London, England

Posted: November 22, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk Events

After conducting this event across various major European cities: Amsterdam (Netherland), Milan (Italy), and Stavanger (Norway) since Feb 2011, it is really exciting to announce that the next event will take place in London – England on January 16, 2013!

What is BizTalk Innovation Day/Event?

BizTalk Innovation Day (BID) or sometimes called BizTalk Innovation Event is a one-day event (sometimes we are lucky and we are able to do a two days event, like the event in Norway), that has been conducted since February 2011, focused purely on Microsoft BizTalk Server related topics. There are normally 5-6 speakers most of them are Microsoft Integration MVP’s (previously Microsoft BizTalk Server MVP’s). This type of events are normally free or with small fees to prevent that the event is not filled up quickly by people who don’t turn up.

IMPORTANT NOTE: BizTalk Innovation Day was renamed to BizTalk Summit 2013, why? This event will be supported by BizTalk product group which will bring undoubtedly additional value to this event!

BizTalk Summit 2013 – London

The BizTalk Crew (Steef-Jan Wiggers, Nino Crudele, Tord Glad Nordahl, our host Saravana Kumar and me) are the speakers of this great event that will talk and show about many new things that are is happening in the Microsoft Integration stack: BizTalk Server 2013 (Windows Server 2012 and SQL server 2012) and BizTalk as PaaS.

I will do a presentation about Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI features. This will be probably the last time I’ll talk about this topic, or at least in the manner in which it is currently.


This will be a one-day event dedicated to BizTalk Server, especially on the new version of the product: BizTalk Server 2013 (still in Beta version) and all-around of Integration world (Integration capabilities on Windows Azure). So we invite you all to join us next 16th January 2013 in London, England, where you can count with the following agenda:

09:30: Registration;

10:30: BizTalk 2013: The new cloud related adapters
by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Microsoft Integration MVP]

BizTalk 2013 will feature some new adapters, the WCF-BasicHttpRelay, WCF-NetTcpRelay, SB-Messaging and WCF-WebHttp. The first three have capabilities to configure connectivity with the Windows Azure Service Bus. This will enable you to create solutions that will enable communication between systems and applications across network boundaries. In this talk, you will see the full potential of these adapters in various scenarios.

11:15: Break;

11:30: Improve your operations using BizTalk360
by Saravana Kumar [Microsoft Integration MVP]

BizTalk360 addresses some of the common problems organizations face today while managing a BizTalk infrastructure for day-to-day operations. In this session we’ll cover some of the key capabilities of BizTalk360, like advanced authorization, monitoring, throttling analyzer etc. and see how Microsoft BizTalk Server customers can take advantage of the investments we have made in BizTalk360.

12:15: Lunch;

13:30: Introduction to the Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI features
by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]

Historically, both EAI and EDI has been performed through BizTalk. With this preview, we will give an early glimpse into how Microsoft envisions these types of integration scenarios being addressed in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) based environment.
In this session we’ll see EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) functionalities like: how to manage EDI message exchanges and trading partners with the Azure EDI Portal; how to support Flat files; edit Schemas and transformation maps

14:15: Break;

14:30: Windows Server 2012 and BizTalk Server 2013
by Tord Glad Nordahl [BizTalk Administration Expert]

For BizTalk Administrators and Developers it’s important to stay ahead of new releases and be aware of what’s happening. BizTalk Server 2013 will be out soon and the new improved features in SQL and windows Server 2012 is important to be aware of. There have been major updates in Failover clustering, DNS, Group Policy and Hyper-V and Networking. Tord will guide you through the updates and features so you are ready to initiate and start using BizTalk Server 2013.

15:15: Break;

15:30: BizTalk assessment and architecture review
by Nino Crudele [Microsoft Integration MVP]

Making a good BizTalk assessment and architecture review is a not a simple thing. BizTalk Server needs many different technologies in order to run.
There are many aspects to be considered and many things to inspect in order to make a complete BizTalk architecture review.

16:15: Break;

16:30: Q & A – Panel with the experts
Charles Young [Microsoft Integration MVP] and Jon Fancey [Microsoft Integration MVP] will be members of Q&A panelists

17:30: Closing notes;

17:30: Drinks and Networking;

The event only accommodates a limited number of attendees due to logistical constraints. So if you are interested please go ahead and confirm your seat. There is a £20 charge for the event, just to make sure the event is not filled up quickly by people who don’t turn up.

You can find all detail about this event here.

See you all there in January and thanks to Saravana, BizTalk360 and Microsoft UK for this great opportunity… and of course my company DevScope for supporting me in this kind of events.


Unfortunately, the event is fully sold out, almost 1 month before the event. The waiting list is opened if you are interested.

Next stage will be Porto, Portugal (March 2013)

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Back to Top