Notes From The Road: 2013 in Review

Posted: January 2, 2014  |  Categories: BizTalk Other

2013 was a remarkable year for me where many things happened, I had the pleasure to meet and become friends with excellent people and great professionals.

BizTalk Innovation Days more active…

One of the best things is that BizTalkCrew (me, Nino Crudele, Tord Glad Nordahl, Saravana Kumar, and Steef-Jan Wiggers) became even closer and more active and the result was 4 major BizTalk Event in Europe:

  • BizTalk Summit 2013, London (Jan 2013)
  • Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day, Portugal (Mar 2013)
  • Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Days 2013, Norway (Sep 2013)
  • BizTalk Innovation Day Italy 2013, Italy (Oct 2013)

And for me, it was a great honor for the first time to realize this event in Portugal.

Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day Books
Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day attendes
Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day speakers
Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day welcome

Also this year we have the opportunity and the pleasure to invite Microsoft Integration MVP’s, strongest specialist and Microsoft Product Team to join us in this type of events like: Kent Weare, Salvatore Pellitteri, Charles Young, Jon Fancey, Michael Stephenson, Guru Venkataraman, Kent Brown, Paolo Salvatori, Akshat Sharma and Sam Vanhoutte.

My Blog is growing…

Very special thanks to all my reader I really appreciate the 200,000 visits to my blog, from 176 countries in the past year. After in 2012 the visits to my blog have grown 87% (from 91,000 to 170,000), this year the upward trend continued… this time by 17% so once again thank you for following my blog.

In 2013, there were 79 new posts (less 20 than the last year) with a total of 855 pictures uploaded, growing the total archive of this blog to 350 posts. The busiest day of the year was October 24th with 1,148 views. The most popular post that day was BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Installing BizTalk Adapter Pack (Part 12).

The posts that got the most views in 2013 were:

  1. “Cannot open database ‘…’ requested by the login. The login failed” or “The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘…’, database ‘…’, schema ‘dbo’” posted on February 2012 (for the second year on the top J)
  2.  How To import Add Reference from WSDL file posted in June 2009
  3. The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched. Inaccessible logs: Security. posted on February 2012
  4. BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Important considerations before set up the server (Part 1) posted in May 2013
  5. BizTalk 2010 Installation and Configuration – Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server (Part 8) posted in October 2010

However, my favorite’s posts that I enjoyed writing last year was:

The post with most commented on a post in 2013 was BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter 4.0 is fully compatible with BizTalk Server 2013.

TechNet Wiki

Last year I wrote a total of 20 wiki articles for Microsoft TechNet Wiki and edit an enormous amount of existing articles, these are my favorites:

You can see all of my articles here.

MSDN Contributions 2013

BizTalk Open Source Contributions

Last year I continue to contribute to open source projects/scripts/How to tutorials or demos in several platforms available:

You can see all of my contributions here.

Portugal Technical Articles (Minitel) and TechNet Wiki Blog

Last year I began to contribute to the Minitel project with technical articles written in Portuguese, where I already have 3 published articles:

And I was invited to become part of the TechNet Wiki Blog contributes and start to write there about the TechNet Wiki:

And many other contributions…. Thanks for following me, for reading my blog and I promise that I will continue to share my knowledge during 2014.

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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