Howard S. Edidin is an independent BizTalk architect/consultant specializing in providing guidance and training for companies implementing BizTalk. He was first exposed to BizTalk about the time when "Soap on a Rope" was introduced by Microsoft. He didn't get a chance to use it, until BizTalk 2002 came along.
Most of Howard's BizTalk career has been in contract work, which has allowed him to utilize almost all of BizTalk's capabilities. Last year Howard established his own consulting company, the Edidin Group Inc. in order to expand the services he provides.
Howard has been very active in the BizTalk community. He has contributed several articles to the TechNet Wiki, provided answers to questions on the LinkedIn BizTalk Groups, contributes to several BizTalk Administration blogs, and maintains his own blog.
In addition to co-authoring this book, Howard was a co-author of Microsoft BizTalk 2010 Administration Essentials along with Steef-Jan Wiggers, Andrés Del Río Benito, and Tord Glad Nordahl, Packt Publishing and a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing on SOA Made Simple by Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen.
Howard is married and resides in Libertyville, IL.
He was certified as an MCP in 1998, and is currently certified MCTS in BizTalk 2010