Saturday, January 1, 2011

Microsoft MVP Awarded: Part 4

I recently received word that I have been re-awarded for another year.  Contributing to the BizTalk community continues to be something I enjoy and am passionate about so it is always nice to be recognized by Microsoft for my efforts.

Looking back at 2010, it sure was a busy year.  I spent a lot of time in the areas of SharePoint and SAP integration.  I attended TechEd in New Orleans where I also helped out at the BizTalk booth.  I gave a SharePoint and App Fabric Service Bus presentation to the Calgary .Net User group and had the opportunity to go to Sweden and speak about Monitoring your BizTalk environment with SCOM.  Travelling to Stockholm and spending time with Mikael Håkansson and Johan Hedberg was one of my highlights even if Mikael signed both Johan and I up for an Olympic distance triathlon.

2011 is shaping up to being just as busy if not busier than 2010.  Here are some of the things coming up for me:

  • I am currently the Integration Architect on a Dynamics CRM/Project Server 2010/SharePoint 2010/SAP project so I will continue to be very involved with integrating line of business systems.  Expect more SAP and Dynamics CRM content on this blog.  I am thinking about building a series around CRM 4.0  integration much like the ShareTalk series that I previously published on this site.
  • Speaking of Line of Business systems, the rumor is true.  I have teamed up with a group of really talented authors to write a BizTalk book.  The book will be unlike any of the current BizTalk books and will target experienced BizTalk developers.  The list of authors and technical reviewers is impressive, I am very confident that the end product will be great.  More information will be forthcoming, but you can expect the book to be available towards the end of April 2011.
  • Learning more about AppFabric is also on my “resolution” list for 2011.  While I have a very good idea of what AppFabric is and what you can do with it, I just haven’t had a lot of “hands on” experience with it.
  • While unrelated to this blog, I just love my Windows Phone 7 device and have previously written the “BizTweet” app for it.  I look to expand my skills in this area as well.  I have a couple ideas that I plan on pursuing, one that does involve BizTalk and SAP.

While no where near Seroter numbers, this blog received just over 40 000 hits over the past year, so I thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my content.  All the best for the upcoming year.

5 comments:

Randal said...

Hi Kent,

Congrats on your renewel. Well deserved. Hope to see you at the Summit.

Regards,

Randal van Splunteren
http://biztalkmessages.vansplunteren.net

Kent Weare said...

Thanks Randal - I will be there.

Kent

Abdul Rafay said...

Hi Kent,

Congrats for the renewal of the MVP award. Well deserved.

Thanks
http://abdulrafaysbiztalk.wordpress.com

Kent Weare said...

Thanks Abdul - I see that you have also been renewed. Congrats and Great job over the past year.

Steef-Jan Wiggers said...

Congratulations, see you at summit. Happy new year too.