BizTalk 2016 Release

Microsoft has announced the release of BizTalk Server 2016. This is the 10th major release of their integration server and comes packed with very interesting options. BizTalk 2016 integrates the key components that have made this tool so useful along the year with a...

Technical & Business Experience & Price

How can you tell if your prospective Integration consultant knows what he’s doing? Or:  “but the sales rep TOLD me that he would be great!” Look for, and evaluate, the Technical & Business Experience & Price.   Technical and Business Experience Has the...

Windows Azure – How I changed my mind

We’ve been hearing about Azure for the past few years now. The reaction most of us have is that it’s not for me, because of the usual arguments “I need my data with me”, “I need my data secure”, “I need my servers really safe against hackers”, “The performance is too...

Political Skills & Training and Certification

How can you tell if your prospective Integration consultant knows what he’s doing? Or:  “but the sales rep TOLD me that he would be great!”   Look for, and evaluate, the following: Political Skills Projects that are large enough, or high-profile enough to warrant the...