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Richard is a Product Manager for cloud computing provider Tier 3, a Microsoft MVP, blogger, author, trainer and frequent public speaker. He has spent the majority of his career working with organizations as they planned and implemented their enterprise software solutions. Richard worked first for two global IT consulting firms where he gained exposed to a diverse range of industries, technologies, and business challenges. Then, Richard joined Microsoft as a SOA/BPM technology specialist where his sole objective was to educate and collaborate with customers as they considered, designed, and built application integration solutions. He then accepted a job at biotechnology leader Amgen where he designed a wide range of global systems before becoming the lead architect of the R&D division. Richard now works at Tier 3 as a Product Manager where he contributes to product strategy and development while actively collaborating with the cloud computing community.
Richard is the author or contributor to three recent books: "Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform" (Packt Publishing, 2010) which discusses where to use which Microsoft platform technology; "SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009″ (Packt Publishing, 2009) which takes a look at how to apply good SOA principles to a wide variety of BizTalk scenarios; "Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration" (Packt Publishing, 2011) in which he wrote chapters explaining integration strategies for Windows Azure, Salesforce.com and Dynamics CRM 2011.
Richard maintains a semi-popular blog at http://seroter.wordpress.com that recounts his exploits, pitfalls, and musings with enterprise software. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rseroter, read his regular contributions to InfoQ.com at http://www.infoq.com/author/Richard-Seroter, and find his Pluralsight training courses at http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft/Authors/Details?handle=richard-seroter.