Stef’s Monthly Update – March 2017

March, the last month of Q1 in 2017, a month filled with exciting integration focused events. After my trip down under I continued my talks at the Integration Monday, SDN Event, my colleagues at Macaw, and the long awaited Global Integration Bootcamp. The latter was a result of months of preparations, and work on labs, meetings and conversations on slack.

Month March

In this month, I wrote a few guest blogs for BizTalk360 blog :

and an eBook containing all the labs, we (Eldert, Rob, Tomasso and myself) have created for the Global Integration Bootcamp. The eBook contains the hands on labs for API Management, On premise data gateway, Service Bus, Logic Apps, IoT Hub, Stream Analytics and Event Hub. Basically with this labs, you will touch all the services and products that deal with integration.


Any reading this month, to be frank not so much. I read a lot of new papers, magazines and blogs. However, I do like to mention a new book that has been released on the market about integration that is worth to buy and read: Robust Cloud Integration with Azure.


My favorite albums that were released in March were:

  • Obituary –  Obituary
  • Memoriam – For the Fallen
  • Pallbearer – Heartless
  • Junius – Eternal Rituals for The Accretion Of Light
  • Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only
  • Moonloop – Devocean
  • Mastodon – Emperor of Sand


In March I did a couple of runs, including a few half marathons, one being the CPC in The Hague wearing a BizTalk360 running shirt.


There you have it Stef’s third Monthly Update and I can look back again with great satisfaction. The Global Integration Bootcamp was a success, which you can read in my previous blog post of this month. I’m looking forward to my trip to Sweden in April and running the full Marathon in Rotterdam on the 9th of April.




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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