Saturday March 25 – Global Integration Bootcamp (Belgian Location)

Our next event will take place at “House Of Innovation”. (Click image to register).
We hope to see you all there!

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Duboisstraat 50
B-2060 Antwerpen

Program

08:30 – 09:00   Welcome
09:00 – 09:30   Building loosely coupled integrations with Logic Apps (Toon Vanhoutte)
09:30 – 11:00     Lab 1 + break
11:00 – 11:30      Scaling heavy duty tasks with Azure Batch (Steven Van Eycken)
11:30 – 13:30      Lab 2 + lunch
13:30 – 14:00     Building Enterprise Integration scenarios with the SAP Connector for Logic Apps. (Glenn Colpaert)
14:30 – 15:30      Lab 3 + break
15:30 – 16:00     Flatfile processing with Azure Data Factory (Jochen Toelen)
16:00 – 17:30     Lab 4 + break
17:30 – 18:30     Lab 5 (Optional)

Session 1: Building loosely coupled integrations with Logic Apps (Toon Vanhoutte) 

In this session, Toon will share his vision on how the achieve a loosely coupled architecture with Logic Apps and why this is so important. 

The focus will be on reusability, flexibility, error handling, reliability and monitoring. This session targets both developers and architects.


Session 2: Scaling heavy duty tasks with Azure Batch (Steven Van Eycken)

In this session, Steven will show how you use Azure Batch as a processing engine for tasks which requires high computing resources.
Using a Payslip-generation scenario, he will go deeper in the how and why Azure Batch can be used as an asset in those heavy duty tasks.

 

Session 3: Building Enterprise Integration scenarios with the SAP Connector for Logic Apps. (Glenn Colpaert)

It was 2015 when Microsoft first announced Azure App Services. Since then the platform has gone through a lot of changes and tons of new capabilities and features were added. Especially when looking at Logic Apps.

After the change in the engine and designer the first SAP Connector was removed from the platform, but recently the new SAP Connector was released in public preview. Now that the new SAP Connector is finally available Glenn will demonstrate how easy it is to build enterprise level integration scenarios with the SAP Connector for Logic Apps.


Session 4: Flatfile processing with Azure Data Factory (Jochen Toelen)

In this session, Jochen will show how Azure Data Factory can be used to effectivly process and transform large flatfiles. During his demo he will show how Azure Data Factory can be used to synchronize data beween FTP locations and on premise systems.

Tuesday December 13 – BTUG XL

Our next event will take place in the office of Microsoft Belgium. (Click image to register).
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Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3
B-1935 Zaventem

Program

16:30 – 17:00 Welcome
17:00 – 17:10 Intro
17:15 – 18:00 BizTalk Server 2016: The T-Rex Has New Specs (Pieter Vandenheede)
18:15 – 19:00 Meet Azure F(x)! (Glenn Colpaert)
19:00 – 19:45 Pizza
19:45 – 20:30 Building scalable and resilient solutions with Azure Messaging (Kristof Rennen)
20:45 – 21:30 Holistic approaches to Integration (Nino Crudele)

 

Session 1: BizTalk Server 2016: The T-Rex Has New Specs (Pieter Vandenheede) 

Find out what’s new in the latest version of BizTalk Server 2016, if you need to upgrade or not and what impact it has on your infrastructure. 

BizTalk Server 2016 is the 10th version of the product and comes with several enhancements and new features. From this session you will learn what’s new in BizTalk Server 2016, how it may affect your life as a BizTalk enthusiast and what you need to do in order to get it running AlwaysOn. 

This dinosaur has not fossilized yet!

Session 2: Meet Azure F(x)! (Glenn Colpaert)

The new Azure PaaS service ‘Azure functions’ is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure platform with capabilities to execute code triggered by events.
In this session Glenn will give you an overview of all the features and possibilities of Azure Functions
and tries to answers the most important questions like ‘How does it work’, ‘How is it Made’ and ‘How does it fit inside the current App Platform’.

Session 3: Building scalable and resilient solutions with Azure Messaging (Kristof Rennen)

Building scalable, loosely-coupled and resilient solutions is crucial when developing for the Cloud and Azure.
Within the platform, there are many services available that you can leverage to accomplish this, but even then you need a solid architecture.

In this session we will walk you through all the capabilities you have available to architect this, we will look at various messaging options and compare them in depth.
Then we will look at some architectural patterns you can apply in order to use these services in the most optimal way, like CQRS, ES, …

Session 4: Holistic approaches to Integration (Nino Crudele)

The functional sum of the parts is always greater / different from the sum of the performance of the parts taken individually.

Integration must be referred to as artistry, the art of inventing on the spot. A rounded integration of frameworks and products requires us to find ways of assessing these kinds of creative qualities, too. Any framework and product must be considered and explained by its parts and combining, using, mixing these parts, we understand and undertake the holistic approach to integration.

In this session Nino will show his point of view and how to mix, combine and transform technologies like Service Fabric, BizTalk Server, Logic App and how to use our creativity to get unexpected and amazing result.

Thursday October 6 – EDI! Logic Apps vs BizTalk and Digital transformation with Azure API Management

Our next event will take place in the office of Codit, Ghent – Belgium. (Click image to register).
We hope to see you all there!

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Skaldenstraat 7b
B-9042 Ghent

Session 1: EDI! Logic Apps vs Microsoft BizTalk Server (Steven Van Eycken)


Microsoft BizTalk Server has proven itself as a proper solution for handling large EDI-scenarios, providing X12 & EDIFACT-standards, trading partner management, AS2-communication etc.
In this session, I will do a hands-on comparison of EDI-related features between Microsoft BizTalk Server & Azure Logic Apps, using the recently released Enteprise Integration Pack.

About Steven

Steven

Steven Van Eycken


I’m Steven Van Eycken, living in Belgium. Working as an integration consultant for I8C (Cronos), my main focus lies on business integration and B2B projects through the use of Microsoft BizTalk Server as well as other technologies such as C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, SAP, …Before starting as a consultant, I worked for an international company for many years, allowing me to not only strengthen my technical skills, but to get an insight in functional business processes as well.

Session 2: Accelerate the digital transformation with Azure API Management (Massimo Crippa)


APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation, allowing you to interact with business partners, customers, app and devices anytime, anywhere.
In the digital economy, APIs are essential for moving faster, deliver more digital experiences and at the lower cost.
The purpose of this session is to show how Azure API Management accelerate the digital transformation by providing capabilities to rapidly build, manage and secure API at scale.

About Massimo

Toon Vanhoutte

Massimo Crippa

Massimo Crippa is an integration specialist with more than 10 years of experience with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies.
He started his career in the Italian IT industry as a web developer and later focused on middleware projects. In 2011 he moved to Belgium where he is working as an Integration Architect for Codit.
In this role, he’s keenly focused on designing and implementing integration solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server. At Codit, he is also responsible for the SOA and API Management products where his tasks range from demonstrating the features and capabilities, and all the way to the final product implementation in the customers’ environments.

Thursday 30 June – Integrate 2016 Recap & Integration and IoT

Our next event will take place in the office of Integration.Team , Kontich – Belgium

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Address: Veldkant 33a
B-2550 Kontich

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Session 1: Integrate 2016 Recap (Pieter Vandenheede)


Pieter will guide us through some of the most important announcements of Integrate 2016.

About Pieter

Pieter Vandenheede


Pieter Vandenheede



Pieter is an Integration Architect at Codit since 2009. Since he joined Codit he became MCTS for BizTalk and Azure MCPD. You can find him on Stack Overflow, Codit Blog and on Twitter via https://twitter.com/PVandenheede

 

Session 2: Integration and IoT (Eldert Grootenboer)


Azure gives us a wide variety of tools to set up our IoT scenarios. Using these building blocks we can manage and develop resiliant, hyperscale services. In this session, Eldert will
show how you can integrate your IoT devices and process, store and analyze the data in realtime.

About Eldert

Eldert Grootenboer


Eldert Grootenboer



Eldert is a Microsoft integration consultant from the Netherlands, currently working at Motion10, mainly focused on BizTalk Server and Azure integration development. He comes from a .NET background, and has been in the IT since 2006. He has been working with BizTalk since 2010 and since then has expanded into Azure and surrounding technologies as well. Eldert loves working in integration projects, as each project brings new challenges and there is always something new to learn. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the BizTalk community and get his hands dirty on new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @egrootenboer and has a blog at http://blog.eldert.net/.

 

Wednesday March 30 – ALM For BizTalk Solutions & API Management Security

Our next event will take place in the office of Codit Ghent – Belgium.

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Address: Skaldenstraat 7b – B-9042 Ghent

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Session 1: ALM for BizTalk Solutions (Toon Vanhoutte)


Application Lifecycle Management for BizTalk solutions is quite challenging. Many community tools are available, but it’s not straightforward to combine them into one solution. In this session, we will focus on how to set up Continuous Integration for your BizTalk solutions, based on experience from the field. Some tips and tricks on automatic unit testing, build, deployment and integration testing.

About Toon

Toon Vanhoutte

Toon Vanhoutte


Toon Vanhoutte is a Microsoft integration expert, employed as an Integration Architect at Codit. For more than 8 years, he has been focusing on integration: mainly Microsoft BizTalk Server, but also Windows Communication & Workflow Foundation and Microsoft Azure. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer he likes to share his field experience via trainings, presentations and on the Codit blog (http://www.codit.eu/blog).

 

Session 2: API Management Security (Guy Crets)


With the switch from Services to API’s and from SOAP to REST, new standards for security have been designed and implemented. This talk will focus on the most relevant standards in this domain: CORS, OAuth 2.0 with its confusing profiles and OpenID Connect. This introduction to the wonderful world of API security may also be a useful refresh for those more acquainted with the topic. Based on his experience, the speaker will put these new mechanisms and standards somewhat into perspective.

About Guy

Yves Goeleven

Guy Crets


Guy Crets is a Business Integration Architect and Managing Partner at I8C (Integr8 Consulting), part of the Cronos-group. Guy has a Master in Electronics with 27 years of experience in IT. Since 1998, Guy focuses exclusively on the interesting world of integration and SOA. He was and is involved in numerous integration projects: screen scraping, mainframe integration, JMS messaging, TIBCO EAI, SAP Netweaver PI and IBM API Gateways. Based on his broad experience, Guy like to talk and teach about integration related topics.

Tuesday December 15 – Integration of Things

Our next event will take place in the office of Microsoft Belgium.

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Address: Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3 – B-1935 Zaventem

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 Internet Integration of Things (Mikael Håkansson)

Over the last couple of years we’ve seen new hardware emerge. Units that are small, Wi-Fi or even cellular enabled, and powerful enough to host small systems. With these “things” becoming more common among all types of technologies and home appliances, new business opportunities emerges. But although there is a massive buzz around “IoT”, much has been left to say about integration between these units and line of business systems.

The first session aims to intrigue you to get started with IoT, by showing you how to get started with units such as Raspbarry Pi, Arduino and Intel Edison. We’ll cover how you can build small applications for Linux based units using Visual Studio.

During the second session we will cover how to communicate with units. We’ll talk about real-time communication using SignalR and continue to see how you can SignalR across different platforms and operating systems. We’ll finish off with enabling an end-to-end scenario for IoT and BizTalk using microServiceBus.com.

About Mikael

Mikael


Mikael Håkansson is working at XLENT Systems and Integrations in Stockholm. – www.xlent.se. Mikael has been awarded Microsoft Integration MVP since 2009 and has been focusing on Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Azure.
Before joining XLENT, Mikael was working for Breeze Training & Consultancy in Australia, helping and enabling customers to adopt cloud technologies. Part from his career, Mikael has a long standing commitment to the community through contribution of open source software and speaking at events such as TechEd, TechDays and user groups.

 

Tuesday October 13 – Enable OAuth with BizTalk Server with Sentinet API Management & API Aps under the hood

Our next event will take place in the office of Cnext.

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Address: Schaliënhoevedreef 20 H- B-2800 Mechelen

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Session 1: Enable OAuth with BizTalk Server with Sentinet API Management (Massimo Crippa)

Sentinet has recently introduced the support for the OAuth and OpenID Connect protocols.
In this session we will see the supported authentication flows, how to secure a regular BizTalk SOAP and REST service with OAuth 2.0 and how to call an OAuth-protected API from BizTalk with no coding or any changes in the existing application.

About Massimo

Massimo

Massimo


Massimo Crippa is an integration specialist with more than 10 years of experience with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies.
He started his career in the Italian IT industry as a web developer and later focused on middleware projects. In 2011 he moved to Belgium where he is working as an Integration Architect for Codit.
In this role, he’s keenly focused on designing and implementing integration solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server. At Codit, he is also responsible for the SOA and API Management products where his tasks range from demonstrating the features and capabilities, and all the way to the final product implementation in the customers’ environments.

Session 2: API Apps under the hood (Tomasso Groenendijk)

In this session Tomasso going to show the more advanced features in API Apps like how to add authentication to an API App, how you can debug an API App remotely, modify connection strings in the Azure Portal, use deployments slots, performance testing and if there is enough time, integrate the API App with Visual Studio Online.

About Tomasso

Tomasso

Tomasso

Tomasso Groenendijk is a BizTalk Server consultant at Motion10 and has over 15 years of experience in software development and software design. He specializes in applications integration with a strong interest in Windows Azure cloud platform. In 2014 Tomasso was awarded with the Microsoft Integration MVP award. He is an active contributor to the BizTalk community through his work on MSDN forums, TechNet Wiki and his blog. He is 42 years old and lives with his wife Famke and his son Max in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam.

Monday March 23 – Getting Lost in an Open Source World of Middleware & Designing modern day distributed systems in the cloud with NServiceBus

Our next event will take place in the office of Codit Ghent – Belgium.

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Address: Skaldenstraat 7b – B-9042 Ghent

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Session 1: Getting Lost in an Open Source World of Middleware (Rob Fox)


Rob Fox has been fully integrated with BizTalk Server ever since he started working back in 2006. In 2014 he got asked to explore open source middleware solutions and figure out what the best alternative was for a school in the south of the Netherlands.
After a lot of exasperating days to get all the solutions to work, he was pleasantly surprised by Mule. MuleSoft offers almost a one-click installation and you can start developing instantly. But not all that glitters is gold.
Rob will talk you through several open source solutions out there and explains why Mule is probably the best alternative at the moment. It will be a session with a lot of demoing, executing the same scenarios in Mule and BizTalk at the same time. What is Mule good at and what are its weak points?

About Rob

Rob Fox

Rob Fox


Rob has been working with BizTalk for already a couple of years, lately he has been busy with Mule ESB. When he’s not developing for Windows Phone, he’s playing round with Azure’s new features.
Rob is also passionate about lifting and hangs around in the gym whenever it’s possible. You can find his blog on http://www.robfox.nl/

 

Session 2: Designing modern day distributed systems in the cloud with NServiceBus (Yves Goeleven)


In this talk I will give you an introduction to the complexity involved in designing a modern day distributed system in the cloud. I will also show you how you can leverage NServiceBus, and the principles behind it, together with Azure ServiceBus and Azure Storage, in order to overcome these complexities and make distributed systems design simple again.

About Yves

Yves Goeleven

Yves Goeleven


Yves has been shipping enterprise and cloud software since 2001. Having been both a consultant and trainer in the past, as well as Windows Azure MVP for the last 5 years. Yves is currently a developer on NServiceBus and founder of MessageHandler.net, an online message processing platform.

Tuesday December 16 – Hybrid Connectivity Options with the Microsoft Cloud & BizTalk Summit Recap

Our next event will take place in the office of Microsoft Belgium.

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Address: Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3 – B-1935 Zaventem

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Session 1: BizTalk Summit Recap (Sam Vanhoutte)


On December 3-5 the new BizTalk Summit event is planned: Integrate 2014 (http://integrate2014.com/).
Sam will give us an update on the most important announcements and key takeaways from the Summit.

About Sam

Sam Vanhoutte

Sam Vanhoutte

Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit.
Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam is part of Microsoft’s Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards and is a Microsoft Azure Insider as well as a Belgian MEET member.
While managing and architecting the online integration platform “Codit Integration Cloud”, Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration with the Windows Azure platform the last years, focusing on the Azure Service Bus and BizTalk Services technology.

Sam is blogging on the Codit blog (http://www.codit.eu/blog) and tweets via http://twitter.com/SamVanhoutte.

 

Session 2: Hybrid Connectivity Options with the Microsoft Cloud (Michael Stephenson)

There are a number of ways to connect your on premise resources with services in the cloud. What are these options and how do you choose the right ones for your organisation to invest in? In this session Michael will discuss some of the options available if you wish to connect your on premise data centre with services in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. This session will share some architecture experience from real world projects which used some of these various approaches.

About Michael

Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson

Michael is a highly experienced freelance consultant with lots of experience of architecting and delivering integration projects which leverage the Microsoft technology stack. He has deep, practical knowledge of delivering complex solutions with BizTalk, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure and associated technologies. Michael has also been a technical lead on 25+ projects which have leveraged Microsoft’s cloud platform.
Michael is heavily involved in the community activities around Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft MVP and Advisor/Insider programmes and also speaks at user groups on a regular basis. Michael is also an author for Pluralsight having produced a very popular courses on .net and RabbitMQ.
You can find out more about Michael at: http://microsoftintegration.guru/

Monday October 13 – SOA Governance & ESB Toolkit

Our next event will take place in the office of Cnext.

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Address: Zeutestraat 2B – B-2800 Mechelen – The office is located on the 3rd floor.

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Session 1: Service Virtualization with Sentinet (Steef-Jan Wiggers)

Based on his recent series of articles online, Steef-Jan will discuss some of the considerations for Service Virtualization for BizTalk solutions and demonstrate how this kind of solution can be achieved by combining BizTalk and Sentinet

About Steef-Jan

Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers has over 15 years’ experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. He is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 5 years. On his personal blog, and BizTalk Administrator’s blog he shares his knowledge around SOA, Azure (ServiceBus), BizTalk Services and BizTalk.

Session 2: Implementing Design Patterns & BAM with the ESB Toolkit (Tomasso Groenendijk)

Tomasso will show common and advanced service-oriented architecture (SOA) patterns that can be implemented using the Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit. In the demos he is going to show how you can use business rules to dynamically determine the itinerary and the Sentinet Resolver from Nevatech how you can dynamically resolve Web Service Endpoints. The second part of the presentation is about how you can use BAM in the ESB Toolkit. What do you get out of the box and what is needed to create a custom BAM Dashboard.

About Tomasso

Tomasso

Tomasso

Tomasso Groenendijk is a BizTalk Server consultant at Motion10 and has over 15 years of experience in software development and software design. He specializes in applications integration with a strong interest in Windows Azure cloud platform. In 2014 Tomasso was awarded with the Microsoft Integration MVP award. He is an active contributor to the BizTalk community through his work on MSDN forums, TechNet Wiki and his blog. He is 42 years old and lives with his wife Famke and his son Max in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam.