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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: BizTalk360 Version 8.0 Will Change the Way You Think About BizTalk – Again!

    BizTalk360 version 8.0 is almost there! Make sure you get on the list for the launch webinar (Europe or US). We’ve been working on BizTalk360 8.0 for nearly 14 months now. 9 developers, 2 UI/UX designers, 2 document writers, and 5 QA people. We spent over 30,000 man hours into BizTalk360 version 8.0...
  • Blog Post: Is BizTalk360 a Pain-killer or a Vitamin?

    When you are building a company, there is a famous analogy – either you build a solution that acts like a pain-killer tablet, which means it’s a must have; or you build a vitamin tablet which is a nice to have thing. To simply put, it’s as simple as “Must have vs. nice to have”...
  • Blog Post: Why Every Company Should Visit Their Customers Frequently?

    I’m writing this blog from Calgary, Canada where I’ll be speaking at “Azure Hybrid Integration Day” along with fellow MVP’s. This is my first time at Calgary. When the opportunity came few months ago, I decided to spend few additional days here to meet with few of our long term customers. Calgary...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring BizTalk Dehydrated Orchestrations Using BizTalk360

    Long running transactions are a common scenario in BizTalk integration. They are quite often designed for purpose. Let us take an example of a payment processing portal. The portal may raise a purchase order based on payment initiated by the user, but the order can be processed only after the system...
  • Blog Post: Difference Between BizTalk360 And BizTalk Health Monitor

    Microsoft released “BizTalk Health Monitor” (BHM) in Jan 2014 after the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 release. From time to time, we receive queries from BizTalk people asking “What is BizTalk Health Monitor and how is it different from BizTalk360?” We do understand the fact that not everyone has...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 – Version 7.10 Released

    We are very happy to announce the immediate availability of BizTalk360 version 7.10. For nearly 4 years now, we are continuing the trend of being agile and shipping out new versions of BizTalk360 (with new features and improved product experience based on customer feedback) consistently. This is our...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Auto Healing For BizTalk Environment

    Have you ever received a call in the middle of the night, your monitoring system alerting for an issue in your BizTalk environment that was simply resolved by enabling your “BizTalk Receive Location(s)”? Wouldn’t it be nice if your monitoring system can detect threshold violation conditions and auto...
  • Blog Post: Way Of Saying Thank You To Our Customers. 10% Discount Until End Of July 2015

    I started BizTalk360 4 years ago after getting frustrated by not having good tooling for BizTalk Server administration and monitoring. At that stage I was focused purely on listening to community and customer feedback, their pain points and slowly but steadily adding feature after feature into the product...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Presentation: BizTalk Summit

    BizTalk Summit 2015 - April 13/14 London, England The BizTalk Summit has become an annual, must attend, event in London. This event is once again being organized by BizTalk360 in conjunction with Microsoft and the BizTalk Product group. BizTalk360 has organized several large events and I expect this...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 releases version 7.9

    BizTalk360 has released the brand new version 7.9 with some very promising new features. The new release brings some new features for making your life as a BizTalk administrator even easier. You can find this new version on their download page, just hit the link for downloading the latest msi setup or...
  • Blog Post: Bigger, better, louder: BizTalk Summit 2015 London

    April 13-14 London the BizTalk Summit 2015, the third time this event is organized by the world renowned BizTalk monitoring product: BizTalk360. Integration has it’s momentum now, as the IT-landscape has changed completely with the evolution of the cloud, growth of devices and being connected to everything...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Summit 2015 – London

    Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the BizTalk Summit in London. It was a great event with more than 200 attendees from 20 different countries present. For a recap of this trip please check out this blog post . I was recently asked if I was interested in coming back to speak at this year...
  • Blog Post: Launching “BizTalk360 ASSIST” – Our documentation and support portal

    Documentation When you are a product company, your priority is always on adding some cool features to the product. You are always in a race, competing to add as many features as possible to the product. There are always tons of requirements in your pipeline that needs to be delivered. It’s very...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 – An easy way to evaluate

    BizTalk360 is a full featured BizTalk Server Monitoring & Operations product. The product has matured from a small web based monitoring tool to a full blown feature rich product for monitoring BizTalk Server. The product includes features for BizTalk Operation support people like the Throttling analyzer...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.8 released

    BizTalk360 just released their latest version 7.8 with interesting new features. With this new release comes some very interesting new features that make it even easier to actively monitor and maintain your BizTalk environment healthy. Be sure to check out this latest release and download the setup or...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.8 released – EDI reporting, System Profile and User Profile

    In the first part of the 7.8 release article, we covered in detail about BizTalk Server “Advanced Process Monitoring” capabilities we added in 7.8 release. In this part 2 article let’s take a deep look at the other new features we bundled in 7.8 EDI reporting capabilities inline with...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.8 released – Advanced Process Monitoring

    We are still maintaining the agile way of building BizTalk360, listening to customers feedback and bring 4-5 key features in every release once in 4 months. Our last major release 7.5 was back in July,2014. You can view our complete release history here. In this version we are adding the following key...
  • Blog Post: Challenges in handling date and time in REST API and distributed web applications

    One of the important thing we addressed in BizTalk360 version 7.8 (releasing Oct, 2014) is a mechanism to have consistent date and time handling. Handling date and time consistently may sound very obvious one, but it’s pretty hard to get it right if you haven’t done it correctly in the early...
  • Blog Post: Integrate 2014 Summit

    Recently Microsoft and BizTalk360 have announced the continuation of the Global BizTalk Summit that is held annually in the greater Seattle area. This year the event moves from downtown Seattle to Redmond and has been branded Integrate 2014 . The event will take place December 3rd – 5th, 2014 on the...
  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit Tip #19 Use the ESB Portal in BizTalk360 to manage ESB Exceptions

    When a transformation or routing process fails, the ESB creates an exception message and submits it through a direct-bound port to the Message Box database. The ESB also implements a send port named ALL.Exceptions that subscribes to and retrieves exception messages and publishes them to the ESB Management...
  • Blog Post: Going down under–BizTalk Summit 2014

    There will be another BizTalk Summit event in august in Australia. The early bird tickets are on sale now until the end of this month! The event will take place in three different cities: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. I will be speaking at each of the events together with fellow MPV’s Saravana Kumar...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.5 released with throttling analyser, graphical flow, BRE viewer and Knowledgebase

    As usual we are keeping our rhythm and momentum in bringing a new version with valuable features every 3-4 months once. We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of BizTalk360 version 7.5, anyone can just download and try it for free on your own environment. Our existing customer can upgrade...
  • Blog Post: 4 big features added in BizTalk360 version 7.5 to make your life simple

    This blog post is just a quick update on what we are working on for the past few months. We are pretty much ready, we are on final stage of QA verifying all the edge cases. Version 7.5 will be available by end of this month. Here are the 4 great features that’s coming Business [...] The post 4...
  • Blog Post: Scenario based BizTalk Server Monitoring using BizTalk360

    In a real world BizTalk server environment typically you’ll have one or more set of BizTalk applications deployed. Examples include Real Time processing, Batch Processing, SAP Integration, Oracle Integration, Legacy Integration etc. Each set of BizTalk integration scenarios will have different...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.2 Performance Improvements

    In this article, I’ll take you through the different performance improvements that have gone into BizTalk360 Version 7.2. One of the key factors behind the success of any web application is the performance. Your application can have the best, out-of-the-box features that your users desire. But what’s...
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