July BizTalk Guru - Steef-Jan brings us "Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal"

It's time for our first July TechNet Guru winner!

Steef-Jan Wiggers is our BizTalk TechNet Guru for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013 .


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About Steef-Jan: Steef-Jan Wiggers has almost 15 years experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. He is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 4 years. On his personal blog (http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/), and BizTalk Administrators blog (http://www.biztalkadminsblogging.com/) he shares his knowledge around SOA, Azure (ServiceBus) and BizTalk.


Here is the winning article:

Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal


Here are all the July BizTalk winners:


Guru Award  BizTalk Technical Guru - July 2013  

Gold Award Winner


Steef-Jan Wiggers Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal Mandi Ohlinger: "Great topic! The screen shots make it easy to follow. Including the MakeCert.exe syntax is a good bonus." Peter Laker: "Excellent article, great layout and formatting" Ed Price: "Bullets, links, bold, and images... you make everyone want to try BizTalk! Fantastic!"

Silver Award Winner


Steef-Jan Wiggers BizTalk Server 2013: Sign and verifying a message Peter Laker: "Lots of detail. Nice layout." Ed Price: "This is a very common topic, and I love the way you tell the story and present the information in each section!" Tord Glad Nordahl: "This is a topic that appears in the forums often" Mandi Ohlinger: "Certificate-related questions are common by EDI users. This topic provides some really good details."

Bronze Award Winner


Lex Hegt BizTalk Message Based Routing: why is my file not transfered to the location of the Send Port Mandi Ohlinger: "This is a great troubleshooting topic! In fact, it should be bookmarked by every BizTalk admin." Ed Price: "Great formatting with easy navigation!"


We had five entries in BizTalk for July, and all were very nice quality. SAAkhlaq  just missed the medals this month, but his Loop for a Specific Number of Times using Scripting Functiod in BizTalk Map article is well worth a mention and a look. 


And here's an excerpt from the article:


Provision the Windows Azure BizTalk Service

To provision the Windows Azure BizTalk Service you have to navigate to the BizTalk Service in the management portal. There you click at the bottom of the navigation pane, NEW+ and then navigate through App Services --> BizTalk Service --> Custom Create.

A wizard will presented to you in front of the Management Portal. Here you will go through several steps before the BizTalk Service will be provisioned for you. The first step is specifying the BizTalk Service Setting.

Enter the BizTalk Service setting




Read the rest here:

Provisioning BizTalk Services using the Windows Azure Management Portal


Thanks to Steef-Jan Wiggers for your great contribution to the TechNet Guru contest! You can read about all the July winners here: TechNet Guru Awards - July 2013


Also, for the August Guru competition, see TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013.


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