European Tour 2014–Speaking Engagements

Posted: February 19, 2014  |  Categories: BizTalk BizTalk360 BizTalkCrew Uncategorized Windows Azure BizTalk Services

The beginning of March I will be touring Europe speaking at different user groups and a huge event the BizTalk Summit 2014. The latter is in London on the 3rd and 4th of March. During this event I will be sharing the stage with eleven other Microsoft Integration MVP’s and four Microsoft Product Group members. There are still a few tickets left:

My talk during the tour will be on management aspect of Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS). WABS is one of the new services on the Windows Azure Cloud platform. It’s a service that offers integration and EDI capabilities in the cloud. An important aspect of any cloud service is the manageability aspect. In this session the focus lies on this aspect for the BizTalk Services. How does one manage a BizTalk Services solution, what are the tools and resources in Azure to leverage to get a good overview of the BizTalk Service and it’s solutions. Those questions will be answered in this session and the attendees will learn more about the management side of Windows Azure BizTalk Services.

The event will be exciting one with close to 200 attendees. I am looking forward to be speaking there with my fellow MVP’s in London.


After the London event I will travel with my good friend, and Integration MVP Kent Weare to Stockholm to a user group event, where we both will speak on the 5th of March. We both on separate occasions have been to Stockholm. Excited to be visiting this town again.


The next stop will be 6th of March where both Kent and myself will speak at the Dutch User Group event hosted by my company. On stage we will be joined by René Brauwers.

My final stop will be the Windows Azure User Group meeting in Alkmaar on the 11th of March.


So there you have it four speaking engagements in less than a week and a half. A new challenge I gladly accept and different than running a marathon (see picture below taken during the 40th Berlin Marathon).

Steef Runner Berlin



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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