Bill is Principal Consultant with Mexia Consulting located in Melbourne Australia. Bill started his career in IT back in 1983 with the US Defence as an IBM Systems Programmer. He switched to the Microsoft Windows platform in 1994, and has been involved with Windows development ever since. Bill has worked on numerous enterprise projects using Microsoft C/C++, Visual Basic and SQL Server. Most recently, Bill has been driving various application integration projects using BizTalk Server 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2006 R2 to connect a variety of Microsoft Business Solutions applications with other systems. Bill is also a Microsoft Certified Training and has been actively training BizTalk developers since the release of BizTalk 2004. Bill is very involved in the Microsoft User Group Community as leader of the Melbourne .Net User Group. Bill has also been working closely with Microsoft to run the BizTalk User group in Melbourne. Bill is also the primary organizer of the BizTalk Saturday BizTalk Hands on Days around Australia and New Zealand.