Hello world.  This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and I’ve decided to bite the bullet today.

My name is Johann Cooper, I’ve been in the IT applications space since 2006, and for the last two years have been focusing on integration projects using BizTalk Server.  I have spent a lot of time getting familar with the platform, and I’ve grown to respect what can be achieved with the toolset when you have a good understanding of it’s capabilities.  As with any other toolkit, you don’t necessarily need to know the solution to every problem, you just need to be well aware of which tools are best suited to solving which type of problems, and must be prepared for there to be an element of discovery with each new project.

I recognize that the most helpful learning resource in this journey has been the blogging community, so it’s time I did my bit and contribute my learnings to the wider community.

Welcome to my blog.