Bill is Cloud Platform & API Evangelist at SixPivot located in Melbourne Australia. He started his career in 1983 with the US Defense as an IBM Systems Programmer. He switched to the Microsoft Windows platform in 1994, and has been involved with Windows development ever since.
Most recently, Bill has been driving various application integration projects using BizTalk Server 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2006 R2 to connect a variety of Microsoft Business Solutions applications with other systems. Bill is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been actively training BizTalk developers since the release of BizTalk 2004. He is also a member of the elite Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist (VTSP) team, a small group of selected industry experts working as an extension to the Microsoft Technology Specialist teams. He is also a Microsoft Integration Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP)
Bill is very involved in the Microsoft User Group Community as leader of the Melbourne .Net User Group. Bill has also been working closely with Microsoft to run the BizTalk User group in Melbourne. Bill is also the primary organizer of the BizTalk Saturday BizTalk Hands on Days around Australia and New Zealand. Bill also maintain a blog at http://www.biztalkbill.com/
He has also spoke couple of times in Integration User Group – Integration Monday
- Overview of API Management and Hybrid Integration
- BizTalk Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment
It’s really great to have him as one of the reviewer of our book– Robust Cloud Integration with Azure. Here is his thoughts about the book.
1. What do you think about the outline of the book?
I think this book will be a great reference for those integration developers moving from on-premises to the cloud and to help those developers already working in the cloud leverage the full Microsoft PaaS Integration stack.
2. What is your expectation from the book or how do you think this book would be valuable for its reader’s time and money?
There are a number of different technologies in Azure and the question always come up about what particular component to use and when to use them, this book should offer some well needed guidance to help answer those question and get integration developers start on the cloud integration journey.
I welcome Bill to our book reviewer team and I am sure his guidance will shape the book to a valuable resource for cloud integration.