Contest: Win an e-copy of the book Getting Started with BizTalk Services

Posted: July 31, 2014  |  Categories: BizTalk Integration

Exciting news for BizTalk community! I have 2 e-copies of the new book Getting Started with BizTalk Services to give away, courtesy of PACKT Publishing.

This book was written by Karthik Bharathy (Lead Program Manager in the BizTalk product group) and Jon Fancey (Microsoft Integration MVP) published by Packet Publishing. You can read more about this book here on Packt’s website. You can also see my review in my last post hehe.

Getting Started with BizTalk Services

Contest: “MABS Contest”

  • Answer the following three questions:
    • Does BizTalk Services Bridges apply the VETER (Validate, Enrich, Transform, Enrich and Route)?
      Options: A) Yes B) No
    • Where the Enrichment component occurs inside the bridges?
      : A) pre-transformation B) post-transformation c) both, pre and post-transformation
    • What is the name of the components that we drag from the Toolbox windows to the grid pages of BizTalk Services Maps to perform transformations?
      Options: A) Functoids B) Operations c) Map Functions

Closing date: August 18th, 2014.

Terms of participation

  • Each participant can only participate once;
  • The response must be sent by email to with the following subject: “Contest – Getting Started with BizTalk Services
  • Along with the answers, the participant must include the following personal information (This information will not be used for any commercial purpose – only need to send the email to the winners):
    • First and last name
    • Country
    • Email


Two participants will win:

  • One e-copy of the book: Getting Started with BizTalk Services

The awards will be distributed by lottery and the e-copies will be sent to winners via email by PACKT Publishing.

Good luck!

Special note: The book is available through Amazon and PACKT is self, so go to either of one and order it! (Also available for the Kindle)

Feel free to comment on this initiative (have you found it interesting or do you think this kind of initiative should be repeated), the book or my blog.

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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