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Welcome to BrizTalk!

The Brisbane BizTalk User Group was created in 2005 to identify and unite the expanding community of Microsoft BizTalk Server designers, developers, administrators and users in the Southeast Queensland area, providing a forum to share knowledge, information and experience in the Connected Systems arena. Although we don't have regular meetings, there are special events from time to time which you will be notified of if you register. In addition to the resources on this site, we also have a BrizTalk You-Tube Channel for hosting recorded webcasts and presentations. 

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INTEGRATE 2016: Registrations Open!

Integrate 2016

There will be only one integration summit this year, and the registration is now open! With only 350 places available, you had better register quickly if you want to attend INTEGRATE 2016 in London on the 11th-13th of May! With 22 sessions and 24 speakers from both Microsoft and the MVP community, you won't want to miss this!

In addition, if you register by 31st March 2016, you'll get the special "Opening Offer" price!

Registration and details can be found at

Free eBook: BizTalk Extensibility

BizTalk Extensibility

Authored by distinguished integration community members Steef-Jan Wiggers, Johann Cooper and Eldert Grootenboer, this free eBook consolidates and discusses all the different extensibility points of BizTalk Server in a single place. This book will be an invaluable library addition for anyone working with BizTalk.

You can request your free download here.

Microsoft Integration Roadmap Released

On 24th December 2015, Microsoft finally released their public roadmap for integration, providing clarity on the vision and strategy for delivering a versatile platform that closes the gap between traditional "Enterprise" (on-prem) integration and modern API based (cloud) integration, as well as making the tooling more accessible to developers who have basic integration requirements. Through detailing some of the planned enhancements in this year's BizTalk Server 2016 release, it also affirms that the "BizTalk is dead" rumour is... well, dead! By introducing features such as support for SQL 2016 "AlwaysOn" and High Availability support for production IaaS instances, Microsoft is proving its commitment to the server-based product and its necessity in the corporate integration landscape.

In addition to downloading the roadmap itself, I'd also encourage you to read these excellent blog posts from community members who have expressed their thoughts about it:

Integration Mondays

 Be sure to check out the weekly online presentations hosted by the UK user group. Every week so far has been an exciting presentation by top people in the BizTalk & Azure integration space, including Charles Young, Sam Vanhoutte, Michael Stephenson, Josh Twist, Steef-Jan Wiggers, etc.  The event occurs at 5:30am Brisbane time - so you need to get up early! (Or you can download and watch the recordings)

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Free eBook on BizTalk Mapping Patterns!

Microsoft Integration MVP and BizTalk Mapper champion Sandro Pereira has just released a whopping 400-page eBook entitled BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices, and incredibly, it's FREE TO DOWNLOAD!! What a phenomenally generous contribution by this prolific blogger/author/speaker in the BizTalk community!

The book covers in extraordinary detail a plethora of common mapping patterns, including (to name a few):

  • Data Translation Pattern
  • Content Enricher Pattern
  • Aggregator Pattern
  • Content Filter Pattern
  • Grouping Pattern
  • Sorting Pattern
  • Splitter Pattern
  • Name-Value Translation Pattern
  • ...and many more!

Download your copy now!!

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User RegistrationsTemporarily Disabled

 Unfortunately a recent bout of registration spamming has forced us to temporarily disable the new registration screen. Existing users will still be able to log in by responding to a Captcha prompt, but no new user accounts may be created at this time. Please accept our apologies for an inconvenience while we look into the matter further.

Meanwhile, please take time to browse the public aspects of the site, and also be sure to visit our Facebook page at,  or follow us on Twitter (@briztalk). 

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Available on MSDN

The English edition of the long-awaited release of BizTalk Server 2013 R2 is now available for download on MSDN!

Download your copy and start playing with the new features, including:

  • Platform support for latest versions of Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio
  • Shared Access Signature (SAS) support in the enhanced SB-Messaging adapter
  • JSON support in the WCF-WebHttp adapter
  • Improvements to the SFTP adapter
  • Updates to the HL7 Accelerator

Find out more details about this release here on MSDN.

New BizTalk Pluralsight Course Published!

Thrilled to announce that Pluralsight has just published the first BizTalk Mapper course authored by yours truly, entitled Using Functoids in the BizTalk 2013 Mapper

This course presents a deep-dive exploration of the BizTalk Mapper toolbox, especially the powerful built-in components that enable complex message transformations via a drag 'n' drop design grid.

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BizTalk 2013 Developer edition is here!!

BizTalk 2013 Developer Edition is finally here! All you need is a Visual Studio Professional with MSDN subscription to get you access.

You can download the installer from MSDN here:


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Latest Webcasts on the BrizTalk YouTube Channel

 Check out the latest webcasts on the BrizTalk YouTube Channel:

Slide decks can be downloaded from SlideShare as well.

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BrizTalk Has a Facebook Page!BrizTalk Has a Facebook Page!

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 I've posted numerous links to webcasts, presentations, & other resources. (and it looks a whole lot prettier than this page ;-)



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Presentations Available on Slideshare

Almost all of the presentations previously given by the yours truly are now available on SlideShare:

Check it out!

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