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This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.
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  • Blog Post: BizTalk Application Resources View

    For a very long time we were missing the functionality to view the ‘Resources‘ associated with the BizTalk application(s). We delayed implementing this purely because of the technical challenges. BizTalk admin API’s out of the box do not provide an easy solution to retrieve the resource...
  • Blog Post: Query Messages, Download Messages and E-mail Messages functionality

    In the previous versions of BizTalk360, the Message Box (Queries) section can be used to query service instances that reside in the Message Boxes. You can build the Query Expression by selecting a query option from the drop-down and adding some complex filter conditions. We had the option to query All...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.2 released. 60+ items big and small added to this release

    It’s three months since our 7.1 release back in January, but I think you’ll be happy with what we have in store for you in the 7.2.688 release. Stabilizing the quality of the product is the hard bit. Especially if you are an on-premise product development company, there are various combinations...
  • Blog Post: Where do we get new ideas for constantly improving BizTalk360?

    One of the key factors of a healthy software product is keeping it fresh by adding new features, stabilizing the quality by fixing bugs and improving performance and most importantly solving real customer problems.  We get inspiration and ideas from variety of sources for BizTalk360 improvement...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Developer Productivity with BTSG NoS AddIn

    A dear friend of mine has been working hard on a developer productivity add in for BizTalk projects in Visual Studio 2012. He name is Nino Crudele a Microsoft Integration MVP from Italy. Steef-Jan, Sandro, and Nino Palazzo Gotico in Piacenza, October 2013. The add in is called BTSG NoS. Nino started...
  • Blog Post: Global Windows Azure Bootcamp 2014 – Coimbatore, India

    This is the first community event organised by BizTalk360 in Coimbatore, India yet We started with a global event Global Windows Azure Bootcamp 2014. Arunkumar Kumaresan, Technical Lead Product Engineering – BizTalk360, being one of the active members in the Microsoft community registered for the 2014...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 installation failed: “error status: 1603″

    Recently we got a client who was unable to complete the installation of BizTalk360. Although all checks indicated the prerequisites were met, there was an issue on completing the installation wizard for some reason. In the first step they filled all info for creating the IIS virtual directory and application...
  • Blog Post: How to access BizTalk Application Resources programmatically?

    One of the interesting things being an ISV (Independent software vendor) building BizTalk360 focused on BizTalk server is, the API’s to access BizTalk Server resources are always limited and you need to go under the cover. In the majority of the cases we will find answer either via ExplorerOM,...
  • Blog Post: European Tour 2014–Speaking Engagements

    The beginning of March I will be touring Europe speaking at different user groups and a huge event the BizTalk Summit 2014. The latter is in London on the 3rd and 4th of March. During this event I will be sharing the stage with eleven other Microsoft Integration MVP's and four Microsoft Product Group...
  • Blog Post: The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Integration, Q1 2014 – Microsoft represented BizTalk360 for BizTalk Server runtime management

    Disclaimer: This summary blog post is written by extracting content from "The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Integration, Q1 2014" report Forrester conducted integration portfolio evaluations with more than 40 integration products in October 2013 and interviewed 14 vendors. Participation was tough, all...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 30 day Tips Series

      We are ramping up for our biggest BizTalk/Integration event in Europe on 3rd and 4th of March 2014. As a path to the event we are going to publish one super useful BizTalk server tip every day. The tips are curated by our own expertise and also from our good friends from Integration MVP [...]...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.1 released

    After nearly 2.5 years since the first launch, we are still continuing the moment of bringing regular product updates to BizTalk360 every 3-4 months once. You can see the full release history here. We believe that’s the only way to address the modern day challenges, listening to customer feedback...
  • Blog Post: White Paper: Installing and Configuring BizTalk360 on Windows Server 2012/BizTalk Server 2013

    The second white paper I initial wrote for a client who wished to try BizTalk360 tool, then I converted to this document that was reviewed by Saravana Kumar and its team. Installing and Configuring BizTalk360 on Windows Server 2012 / BizTalk Server 2013 (user guide) You can download the BizTalk360 installation...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 for Managed Services

    We are super excited to bring this new feature in version 7.1 of BizTalk360 called "BizTalk360 for managed services". One of the key users of BizTalk360 is consulting companies that specializes (experts) in BizTalk server implementation and support. Typically the consulting companies will manage...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 and a BizTalk Summit 2013 Re-cap, Stockholm – 14th Jan 2014

    On 14th January 2014 we are invited to present Monitoring and Management capabilities of BizTalk360 in Stockholm. The event is organised by Sweden BizTalk User Group (SBUG) at Microsoft office in Akalla, Stockholm. In the first part of the presentation Johan Hedberg (Microsoft Integration MVP) will do...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Recap

    Dear friends of BizTalk360! It’s the last day of 2013. I blocked few hours in my calendar particularly to write this blog post. I guess it’s important to take a look at what we have done in 2013. You can see previous recaps here 2012, 2011. If I look back it kind of surprise me, [...] The...
  • Blog Post: High Availability and Disaster Recovery of BizTalk360

    BizTalk Server environments are normally as critical as the most critical system they integrate with; this normally means highly critical, in this scenarios high availability and disaster recovery are very important topics. If BizTalk is critical then the monitoring/operations software that looks after...
  • Blog Post: Installing BizTalk360 version 7.0 on Windows Server 2012

    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...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.0 released, this is just a new beginning

    In the past few weeks we have been constantly pushing the message in the public about the upcoming version 7.0 release. If in case you missed those blog articles, you can read it here and here. Today we are happy to announce the public availability of BizTalk360 version 7.0, anyone can download it from...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 Product Specialist award

    This post is long overdue but I felt it was necessary to create. Back in April, 2013 Saravana Kumar and the BizTalk360 team introduced the BizTalk360 Product Specialist award . The primary objective of the program is to honour individuals who have gained adequate knowledge in installing, configuring...
  • Blog Post: Evolution of BizTalk360 HTML5 UI from idea to reality

    I’m a big fan of great UI designs, in-fact it used to be one of my hobbies to play with new UI designs and do some part-time projects, that’s how BizTalk360 was born. I didn’t hire any graphics designers when I started BizTalk360 3 years ago, of course that time I couldn’t afford...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.0 – Story behind the creation

    We are known for our constant releases every 4-5 months ones adding 3-4 core features and getting it to the customers as soon as possible. But BizTalk360 version 7.0 is something different and special for us.  This is not one of our regular releases. Our original intention was just to give a make...
  • Blog Post: Why I joined BizTalk360

    First of all I am Ricardo Torre, 30, married, Portuguese. I love technology and knowledge in general. After spending over 6 years at Microsoft working a Premier Field Engineer I decided to join BizTalk360 where started two weeks ago. When I first started thinking about blogging I thought about starting...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 gears up for surging growth by hiring former Microsoft employee as product strategist

    Today we are super excited to announce another key addition to our BizTalk360 core team. We’ve hired Ricardo Torre, former Microsoft PFE as our new head of Technical pre-sales and product strategist. Ricardo will be placed in our London office. Ricardo comes with wealth of knowledge especially...
  • Blog Post: How to install and configure BizTalk360 on BizTalk Server 2013 standalone machine running on Windows Server 2012

    Are you planning to install BizTalk360 on a Windows Server 2012 machine? Check out Installing and Configuring BizTalk360 on Windows Server 2012 / BizTalk Server 2013 (user guide) available for download on BizTalk36o website. This user guide will explain how to install and configure BizTalk360 in an existing...
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