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Interview Series: Four Questions With … Martijn Linssen

May 31, 2012


Welcome to the 40th interview in my series of chats with thought leaders in the integration space. I decided to reach outside the Microsoft-oriented pool that I usually dip into for interview victims, and Martijn was up for the task. Martijn Linssen is an independent enterprise integration expert, regular blogger, frequent contributor to the popular […]

New Job, Different Place

May 30, 2012


Time to mix it up. I’ve been in enterprise IT for 5+ years, and while I’ve enjoyed it immensely and been fortunate to work at a great company, there are other things that I want to be able to do. So, I’ve decided to quit my job, and accept an offer with Tier 3. I’ll […]

Should Enterprise IT Offer a “Dollar Menu”?

May 16, 2012


It seems that there is still so much friction in the request and fulfillment of IT services. Need a quick task tracking website? That’ll take a change request, project manager, pair of business analysts, a few 3rd party developers and a test team. Want a report to replace your Excel workbook pivot charts? Let’s ramp […]

Is AWS or Windows Azure the Right Choice? It’s Not That Easy.

May 10, 2012


I was thinking about this topic today, and as someone who built the AWS Developer Fundamentals course for Pluralsight, is a Microsoft MVP who plays with Windows Azure a lot, and has an unnatural affinity for PaaS platforms like Cloud Foundry / Iron Foundry and, I figured that I had some opinions on this […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Dean Robertson

May 9, 2012


I took a brief hiatus from my series of interviews with “connected systems” thought leaders, but we’re back with my 39th edition. This month, we’re chatting with Dean Robertson who is a longtime integration architect, BizTalk SME, organizer of the Azure User Group in Brisbane, and both the founder and Technology Director of Australian consulting […]

Windows Azure Service Bus EAI Doesn’t Support Multicast Messaging. Should It?

May 4, 2012


Lately, I’ve been playing around a lot with the Windows Azure Service Bus EAI components (currently in CTP). During my upcoming Australia trip (register now!) I’m going to be walking through a series of use cases for this technology. There are plenty of cool things about this software, and one of them is that you […]


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