Kent Weare Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Kent Weare developed a love for ice hockey, football and technology. He attended the University of Regina where he obtained a Degree in Computer Science. After completing his undergrad degree, he spent time in India completing a Post Graduate diploma in Object Oriented Technology. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but remains a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughrider football fan. Kent began his career at a small Internet startup before taking on a junior roll with the Saskatchewan Government. Since then he has worked on projects for the Canadian Federal Government, a multi-national bank in the United States, Health Care projects in Eastern and Western Canada, and has spent the last five years employed by a large Electricity Distribution company in Calgary. Kent's current responsibilities involve managing a Microsoft Solutions team that supports BizTalk, Exchange, Office Communication Server (OCS) and System Center. During Kent's time at the Federal Government, he had an opportunity to participate in his first BizTalk project. Seven years later he is still "hooked" on BizTalk having worked with every BizTalk version released since. In 2008, Kent was awarded his first Microsoft MVP award for BizTalk Server. He continues to be active in the BizTalk community and recently received his fourth consecutive MVP award. Kent maintains an active blog at http://kentweare.blogspot.com and may be seen presenting BizTalk related material at local and international user groups.
Richard SeroterRichard Seroter is a solutions architect for an industry-leading biotechnology company, a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server, and a Microsoft Connected Systems Advisor. He has spent the majority of his career consulting with customers as they planned and implemented their enterprise software solutions. Richard worked first for two global IT consulting firms, which gave him exposure to a diverse range of industries, technologies, and business challenges. Richard then joined Microsoft as a SOA/BPM technology specialist where his sole objective was to educate and collaborate with customers as they considered, designed, and architected BizTalk solutions. One of those customers liked him enough to bring him onboard full time as an architect after they committed to using BizTalk Server as their enterprise service bus. Once the BizTalk environment was successfully established, Richard transitioned into a solutions architect role where he now helps identify enterprise best practices and applies good architectural principles to a wide set of IT initiatives. Richard maintains a semi-popular blog of his exploits, pitfalls, and musings with BizTalk Server and enterprise architecture at http://seroter.wordpress.com. The authors have provided a website with further information about the book here: http://appliedarchitecturepatterns.com/
Sergei Moukhnitski Sergei Moukhnitski is a software architect with 15 years of experience developing software and systems. His area of professional interests is business process and integration technologies applied to ERP and CRM systems such as Microsoft Dynamics and SAP.
Thiago Almeida Thiago Almeida is a Senior Integrations Consultant for one of New Zealands largest IT service providers. He has over eight years of experience working as a solutions architect and senior developer on projects for some of the country's largest companies. Thiago has been awarded Most Valuable Professional in BizTalk from Microsoft in 2009 and 2010 to acknowledge his exceptional contributions to the BizTalk Server technical community. He runs the Auckland Connected Systems User Group, being a frequent speaker, and maintains a blog on BizTalk Server at http://connectedthoughts.wordpress.com He is also a Microsoft Connected Technology Advisor and a Microsoft Virtual Technical Solution Professional in Integration, providing advanced technical input in BizTalk Server and associated integration technologies on client engagements with Microsoft.
Carl Darski Carl Darski is a software consultant who has diverse professional experience in sectors including telecommunications, oil and gas, power and mining. As an electrical engineer, Carl quickly recognized the growing importance of software integration technologies. He has assisted several clients in implementing BizTalk as an integration standard