Wiki-Ninjas on Technology: BizTalk Server Part II

About two and a half years ago I wrote a post about the BizTalk Server activity on the TechNet Wiki. Back then we had about 40 articles on BizTalk Server. Summarized and accessible through the BizTalk Server resources on the TechNet Wiki article that I reckon has been bookmarked by many now in their browser.

Going forward we have seen a tremendous grow of articles and increase in contributors ranging from MVP's, Microsoft employees and BizTalk community members. Besides the increase in content a new version of BizTalk Server was released and it's cloud counterpart Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services (before known as Windows Azure BizTalk Services). The best entry point is, no surprise there: Windows Azure BizTalk Services resources on the TechNet Wiki.

Now let's jump into the numbers. End of 2011 around 40 BizTalk articles. Now almost two and half years later around 140 article common to all BizTalk versions, around 15 for 2006 R2/2009 version, around 80 for BizTalk 2010, around 30 for 2013 version and last but not least 20 for BizTalk Services. You can do the math here as that is a sevenfold increase. With the growing numbers of contributors (around fifty people now), the TechNet Wiki Guru competition we will see an increase of an eight fold easily or more.

I like to say to all contributors of the BizTalk based TechNet Wiki articles: "Keep them coming". From experience I know that a lot of people value the articles. During BizTalk Summits and speaking engagements we get a lot valuable and positive feedback.

In case you have a good idea for an article then do not hesitate to post it on the TechNet Wiki. Most of the active community members on the Wiki can help you out and provide guidance.

Enjoy your weekend and the TechNet Wiki!

Steef-Jan Wiggers (Blog, Wiki, Twitter, Profile)