SoCal BizTalk [and WCF/WF] User Groups Started Up

BizTalk Server has always benefitted by a strong community of contributors. One might argue that the PRIMARY reason that BizTalk took hold with so many shops is the availability of information in newsgroups, blogs, user groups, open source projects, and discussion boards. For the longest time, the official Microsoft documentation was a bit thin, so the community provided the depth of information that developers needed. Clearly Microsoft has done a significantly better job explaining the guts of BizTalk and providing solid samples and tools, but, the BizTalk community is where I still look to for creative ideas and innovative solutions.

All that said, I’m glad to see that Southern California is finally getting BizTalk (and WCF/WF) user groups set up. Group discussion and debate is often where the best ideas originate. In SoCal we now have …

Southern California has dozens of BizTalk customers, ranging in scale from 70+ processors to one processor. Each organization has unique use cases, but there’s a wide cross-section of common challenges and best practices. We also have some of the brightest and most forward-thinking implementation partners, so I’ll be jazzed to hear what those folks have to say as well. I’m looking forward to hanging out with the LA UG crowd.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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