Fild.NET attended the annual Microsoft BizTalk Summit, which was held at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, on December 10th and 11th. The main objective of the event was to show the future direction of BizTalk Server and to highlight new features in the upcoming BizTalk Server 2013 version and improvements on the integration side in Windows Azure.
The BizTalk Summit is one of the most important event in the world of BizTalk. It is the invitation only event, aimed at the best BizTalk integrators from around the world, such as Fild.NET, and the biggest clients of Microsoft. Activities at the summit included a Keynote by Scott Guthrie, Vice President of Microsoft Developer Division, a presentation of the new BizTalk Server 2013 product roadmap, and technical sessions by the Engineering Team, MCS and Partners.
From the presentations given at the summit there has emerged a very attractive picture of BizTalk Server 2013 and Windows Azure new integration possibilities. Especially impressive is the hybrid integration offer of Microsoft, connecting the power of the cloud of Windows Azure with on-premise BizTalk installation.
The summit was also a great opportunity to meet with the BizTalk development team, which was represented at the event by all its senior members and core program managers from product development team, such as Sriram Balasubramaniam, General Manager, Director – BizTalk Server, Kent Brown, Technical product manager, Guru Venkatraman, Senior Program manager, Karthic Bharathy, Senior Program Manager, Rajesh Ramamirtham, Program Manager. In addtion, it was an occasion to exchange the BizTalk implementation experience with other BizTalk integrators from the whole world.
An interesting event that coincided with the summit was the celebration of the 12th anniversary of the birth of BizTalk Server. The first version of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 was released on 12/12/2000. On this occasion Microsoft drew a bottle of 12 years old Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky among attendees of the BizTalk Server Summit 2012.