Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s a Book #robustintegration

Few months back, I approached Abhishek  – 2 times MVP, for a quick interview and published it on my blog.  After that blog post Abhishek reached out to me and expressed his interest in writing a technical book about Modern Integration Solution using Azure. In fact he had already submitted his idea to PACKT publisher. He asked me if I would be interested in co-authoring the book. I found it as a great career opportunity and joined him immediately.

After more than a month of email communication with publisher PACKT about the book outline, they gave us green signal and also came up with the title of the book as – “Robust Cloud Integration with Azure”. They asked us to submit the detailed outline of the book in a week or so.

The book primarily talks about Microsoft Cloud Integration Technologies and how Azure App Services, PaaS platform can help you connect your applications, data sources and APIs in the cloud and on-premises.

Target audience for the book can be anyone who is interested and curious about developing apps for Cloud Integration Platform in Azure. Whether you work for a small start-up or for a large enterprise, this book can help you understand Microsoft Cloud Integration technologies to integrate application and business processes. By using this book, readers will be able to support their apps (web, mobile and enterprise) that connect to data anywhere – be it in the cloud or on-premises.

While preparing the detailed outline I and Abhishek reached out few people in integration community for the review of our detailed outline. We received lots of interested feedback and also surprisingly few people showed their interest in co-authoring the book. The idea of writing this book is to produce high-quality content which can be useful to its reader. I also thought if I pick any book and found it useful I really don’t care if it was written by one author or multiple. So it should really does not matter how many people teamed up to write the book as long as it solves its core purpose. So we went ahead and expanded our team with following great professional.

Mahindra Morar, @mmorarnzMahindra has a great expertise in Integration Space. In last few years he primarily focused on integrating systems as a principal integration consultant in Datacom, New Zealand. He also co-authored the book SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 (2nd edition) last year.


His areas of interest include exploring new technologies and deciding how to use them in the world of integration.You can view his blog at


James Corbould, @jamescorbould

image.pngJames also works in Datacom, New Zealand focusing on Azure and BizTalk Server and the surrounding Microsoft technology stack. He has designed and built integration solutions for a number of leading and well known organizations in New Zealand, across a broad range of industry sectors.

He is also a technical reviewer of eBook BizTalk Server Extensibility. Active in the community, James maintains a blog at


Ashish Bhambhani, @ashbham

image.pngAshish is Integration Sr. Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft living in the Los Angeles, United State region. He has been working in the integration space for more than a decade. In his current role he helps Microsoft’s enterprise customers with architecting, designing, building and maintaining their integration solutions. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest customers for Microsoft in the integration space.

I and Ashish were in the same team when I was a PFE in Microsoft, India.

We have already started first couple of chapters and would be finishing and submitting them for review to PACKT. We are looking for the reviewer for our book. We are talking to few great experts in integration community including someone from Microsoft Logic Apps product team.


We are keeping our fingers crossed to finish this book with high-quality content to be released by end of this year.

Note: If this seems to be exciting to you and you are interested to be a reviewer for our book, feel free to reach us at #robustintegration.

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