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Kent Brown Keepin It Real NY/NJ Development Community
Is Kent's blog dead?
I've been busy, but obviously not blogging. My last blog entry was May 2006! Since then I've: Continued to lead the Enterprise Integration Practice at twentysix New York ( - we've built up a team of BizTalk talent that is second to none. We have 7 certified BizTalk consultants: Jeff Bolton and Joe Tsai were from the farm team; Seong-moh Yang, Alex Star, Shashi Raina, and Juan Suero were brought in as free agents. And I am the player/coach. Seriously, it's great working ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 10:48 AM

Winning developers over to the BizTalk way
A few of us who evangelize BizTalk have noticed that it is sometimes tough to get developers excited about BizTalk. In general, the BizTalk class at a developer conference or event, e.g. VSLive, will not be the biggest draw. I think there are several reasons why this is: General lack of knowledge and understanding of exactly what BizTalk does. The name probably doesn't convey what it does very well. Microsoft Enterprise Integration Server might have been a better name (but its too close to Host Integration ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 15, 2006 5:58 AM

Looks like we got ourselves a convoy
That's right a BizTalk convoy. I don't mean like a bunch of messages being handled by a single orchestration. I mean like a bunch of people who realize they are going in the same direction and are a force to be dealt with. The inaugural meeting of the NYC Connected Systems User Group ( was a roaring success. Only in NYC can you get 50 people out to the first meeting of a user group with only a month of publicizing. It was exciting to see the clear interest in Enterprise Integration ......

Posted On Friday, February 24, 2006 2:29 PM

NYC Code Camp
I am presenting at my first Code Camp this Saturday in NYC. The matrix of sessions is here: The registration is full, but you can register for the wait list here: My talk is on Orchestrating Web Services with BizTalk Server 2006. I've found from my .NET user group in NJ and other venues that its often tough to get the average developer enthused about BizTalk. I'm not sure why ......

Posted On Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:36 AM

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