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 fifth consecutive MVP award. Kent maintains active blogs at http://kentweare.blogspot.com and http://www.MiddlewareInTheCloud.com. He may also be seen presenting BizTalk-related material at local and international user groups.