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Stephen W. Thomas
I have been working in Technology since 1998 when I started and ran an online e-commerce business. Today, I have a strong focus in BizTalk Server, Azure Integration, and Azure IaaS.
Stephen started his career with a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa. After realizing his passion was actually in software, he went to work for a major consulting firm where he worked on his first Microsoft BizTalk 2000 project in early 2001. Stephen is an independent consultant specializing in BizTalk Server and Azure Integration including API Apps and Logic Apps. For the past 12 years, Stephen has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in BizTalk Server / Azure Integration. Stephen has done consulting work for numerous clients including many in the Fortune 500. Stephen runs the BizTalk community site http://www.BizTalkGurus.com. The site offers a community forum, over 50 BizTalk samples, various how-to videos, and Stephen's blog. Stephen has presented at several Microsoft TechEd events, multiple SOA Conferences, and various user groups.