Yesterday (12 November 2013) was the new version of BizTalk 2013 released so I was very curious what the new design is because it's not longer created in Silverlight but with HTML5. Let's see how you have to install it and how it looks!

Installation Steps

I had already a virtual machine with BizTalk 2013 on it making a number of steps were already done. Also IIS was installed on this machine.

Preparing Your Computer for Installation

Create a Service Account for BizTalk360
BizTalk360 requires a service account to run the IIS Application pool and the monitoring service. For this I’m going to create a brand new Windows Account. (BizTalk360)
ComputerManagement_NewUser
 

Make sure the account you are going to use during installation is part of the following groups:

  • Local Administrators
  • BizTalk Application Users
  • BizTalk Isolated Host Users
  • BizTalk Server Administrators
  • IIS_IUSRS group
  • SSO Administrators
User_MemberOff
 
Grant SELECT access to the necessary tables in the BizTalk Management database

In addition SELECT permission need to be granted to the service account for tables in the BizTalkMgmtDb database.

GRANT SELECT ON dbo.adm_OtherDatabases TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.adm_Server2HostMapping TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.adm_ServiceClass TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.BizTalkDbVersion TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.adm_BackupHistory TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS

For BizTalk Server 2013:
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.bts_dynamicport_subids TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS
GRANT SELECT ON dbo.bts_dynamic_sendport_handlers TO BTS_ADMIN_USERS

SQLServer_GrantSelect
 
 

Installing BizTalk360

Execute the BizTalk360 Installation Wizard
Start the “Command Prompt” as Administrator”, navigate to the location where the MSI file is stored and execute the file to launch the BizTalk360 Installation Wizard.
Install0_CommandPrompt
 
The BizTalk installation Wizard will launch and display the Welcome page.
Install1_Welcome
 
User License Agreement (EULA) agreement, which explains the licensing Terms and Conditions.
Install2_Licence
 
If one or more of the prerequisites fail, cancel the installation.
Install3_Checks
 
Use the new created Windows Account (BizTalk360) for the application pool user.
Install4_IIS
 
Create a SQL server backend database to store it’s runtime data.
Install5_SQL
 
Configure the credentials for the NT service. (I also used the BizTalk360 Windows Account for this.)
Install6_WindowsService
 
Configure the features and installation location.
Install7_CustomSetup
 
Click the “Install” button to install BizTalk 360!
Install8_ReadyToInstall
 
After a few minutes BizTalk360 is installed and the Completed page is shown.
Install9_Completed
 

 

Configuring BizTalk360

After installation is BizTalk360 automatically started. You're now almost ready to use it but first you have to set the License Key. To maximize the capabilities of BizTalk360 you also have to configure the Environment.

Click on the Settings icon to set the License Key and to configure the Environment.
BizTalk360_Settings
 
Click in the Menu on “To Do List” to maximize the capabilities of BizTalk360.
BizTalk360_ConfigureSettings
 
Click in the Menu on “Environments/Licenses”, select the key and click on the “Edit” button to update the License key.
BizTalk360_UpdateLicense
  
Change the License Key with the correct Key (or the trail Key from your Installation email) and click on the “OK” button.
BizTalk360_UpdateLicenseDetail
 

 

Using BizTalk360

After the License Key is updated you can start using BizTalk360. There are many options so here are some screens to give you an impression.

Dashboard page.
BizTalk360_Dashboard
 
BizTalk Applications Overview page.
BizTalk360_applications
 
Details page of a BizTalk Application.
BizTalk360_ESB_application
 
Message Box Queries page.
BizTalk360_MessageBoxQueries
 

 

Conclusion

I really like the new 7.0 version. The navigation is clear, it's fast and the design is pretty.
It would be nice to also have a dynamic layout for big screens (On the BizTalk360 blog is noted that they are considering it for a future version) but it is a job well done!