BizTalk Community Series: Introducing Genuine Basil

Posted: November 20, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk BizTalk Community Series Uncategorized

The year 2012 has almost come to an end. Community wise it has been a fantastic year for BizTalk Server. Numerous new articles on the TechNet Wiki, blog posts on BizTalk 2013 (previously 2010 R2), and BizTalk related events taking place around the world. All of this is made possible by BizTalk community members. Genuine Basil is one of them and the following story is on him.

Genuine Basil, 30 years of age, was born in Kerala (an Indian state, also known as “God’s Own Country“). He migrated to Australia 2 years ago and is living with his beautiful wife Jis in Sydney.

Genuine’s overall IT experience is around 9 years and he has worked with some of the reputed organizations like Accenture, Wipro and CSC. He currently works as consultant at Burch Technologies,Sydney.

Genuine has around 7 years’ experience in BizTalk and worked with all versions of the product starting from BizTalk 2004. His main area of expertise is BizTalk development. Besides that he is also involved in design discussions and BizTalk server builds.

Genuine enrollment into the BizTalk world:

“I got trained in BizTalk while working at Accenture. I believe this was the turning point in my career. Being a BizTalk developer, it is important to have a good understanding about other technologies/standards you are integrating with, which means the learning opportunity is enormous. For me, the best thing about BizTalk is that every project is a new challenge and I am enjoying it.”

Genuine has the following to say about the community:

“First of all thanks to Steef-Jan for giving me this opportunity. BizTalk is blessed with its community members who are putting lots of effort to share their knowledge. I take this opportunity to thank all the community members for their contributions. Thank you !!”

In his spare time Genuine watches movies, soccer, and enjoys being with his family. He loves soccer and ManchesterUnited is his favorite team. He follows the EPL, ChampionsLeague and all other competitions, where Man United is involved. His long time dream is to visit Old Trafford one day. He hopes this day will come soon. In general Genuine likes to travel and explore new places.

Thanks Genuine for your time and contributions.



Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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