Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013 | September 25 and 26, 2013 – Stavanger, Norway

Posted: July 16, 2013  |  Categories: BizTalk Events

After one year and together again with the usual suspects: Steef-Jan Wiggers, Nino Crudele, Saravana Kumar and of course the host of the event Tord Glad Nordahl, BizTalk Innovation Day is back to Norway! This year also with 2 extra special guest speakers: MVP Kent Weare is coming all the way from Canada and we are hoping to have Microsoft BizTalk Product Group member to hold the keynotes about BizTalk 2013 and Azure BizTalk Services.

BizTalk Innovation Day is a one-day (sometimes two) community-driven event focused purely on Microsoft BizTalk Server related topics that have been conducted in several major European cities since Feb 2011: Amsterdam (Netherland), Milan (Italy), Stavanger (Norway), London (UK) and Porto (Portugal).

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As happened last year this will be a two-day event dedicated to BizTalk Server and all-around of Integration world and will occur on 25 and 26 September at the Clarion Hotel in Stavanger, one of the most exclusive hotels in Stavanger.

And we invite you all to join us where you can count with the following agenda:


08:30: Registration;

09:00: Welcome and Introduction;

10:45: Exposing Line of Business (LOB) services to mobile devices
by Kent Weare [Microsoft Integration MVP];

In this session, Kent will demonstrate some of the different ways to expose SAP Line of Business data to mobile devices using BizTalk 2013 and the Azure Service Bus. The core principle that will be demonstrated will take a real-world On-Premise BizTalk integration scenario and expose its functionality to external consumers using the aforementioned technologies.

10:00: Break;

10:15: BizTalk Server 2013 and the Windows Azure Service Bus: Hybrid Solutions
by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Microsoft Integration MVP];

BizTalk Server 2013 will bring on-premise systems closer to the cloud. This latest version of BizTalk Server will bring more capabilities and features to build hybrid solutions. In this session, you will learn how to leverage BizTalk Server 2013 and Windows Azure Service Bus to create hybrid solutions. Real-world scenarios will be featured with demo’s and code samples.

11:00: Key Notes of BizTalk 2013
by Microsoft

11:45: Lunch;

12:45: Management and Monitoring of BizTalk Server using BizTalk360
by Saravana Kumar [Microsoft Integration MVP]

Some of you might have attended the BizTalk innovation day in Stavanger last year and watched my session on BizTalk360. You may be thinking, you don’t want to hear the same story again. But, it’s pretty much 12 months since you heard the story and BizTalk360 is drastically advancing product with one simple objective “Increase the efficiency of day-to-day BizTalk Server operations”. There were 2 major releases (5.0 and 6.0) since my last presentation and possibly a big announcement by the time I present the session in Stavanger again this year. So I can assure you, you’ll not be disappointed by this session.

13:30: BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices
by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]

This presentation will explain how maps are processed internally by the engine of the product as we explore the map editor and will provide you with common mapper problems and solutions, i.e., some BizTalk Mapper Patterns specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address some of your needs within the context of message transformation and also to enhance your skills when using the BizTalk Server Mapper.

14:15: Break;

14:30: Proactivity in BizTalk
by Tord Glad Nordahl [Microsoft Integration MVP]

As BizTalk evolves and matures over time the importance of the applications and its dependencies is getting more attention. We all know that business-critical application only ends up as business-critical when they run in production. As a BizTalk Expert, it’s important to be aware of the different areas to monitor and follow to create a proactive solution. When it comes to performance counters, logs, databases, disks, hardware e.g. it’s important to be aware when and if they are approaching a possible failure.

15:15: BizTalk Hostage Situation
by Nino Crudele [Microsoft Integration MVP]

There are many bad implementations of BizTalk around the world created by consultants that do not understand BizTalk. The deployed solution takes the IT budget hostage. The speaker will tell the story of a SWAT team taking control of the situation and solving the problem of bad implementation. He will provide best practices and approaches for a solid BizTalk implementation that is future proof, resilient and sustainable.

16:00: Q and A
with 6 MVPs and Microsoft Product Group

20:00: Dinner;


(All labs run simultaneously for 1 hour and you can go to the one you want you will have the option to attend all labs based on the presentations)

09:00: Startup

09:30: Labs

11:30: Lunch

12:30: Labs

16:30: Event ends

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.

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