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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: Our team retreat …

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! Oh, that was becoming so true until last weekend. With the Indian summer peaking too early this year, it was time to look forward to sunnier skies and a perfect outing to refresh. And what better than an occasional team outing for employees, sponsored by [...
  • Blog Post: How did a car purchase influence BizTalk360 pricing?

    As an entrepreneur, you try to find inspiration and ideas from everywhere. Your mind is always open when you are watching a movie you admire the team effort and creativity when you go to a theme park like Disneyland with kids you admire the great leadership of Walt Disney in creating something unique...
  • Blog Post: Introducing BizTalk360 Azure Easy Installer

    It’s becoming more and more common these days with organisations moving their workload into the cloud. In the BizTalk server scenario, we have noticed a lot of our customers using Microsoft Azure to run their BizTalk environments, especially for development and test purposes. There are a lot of advantages...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server Extensibility (e)Book

    A new BizTalk Server eBook is available for the 2013 R2 version with the focus on extensibility. Together with Johann Cooper and Eldert Grootenboer I have written on various aspects of extensibility with BizTalk Server. The .NET framework adds tremendous value in extending BizTalk Server solutions to...
  • Blog Post: How to integrate BizTalk Health Monitor with BizTalk360 v8.0 (workaround)

    Quite a long time that Message Box Viewer in fully integrated with BizTalk360, which is awesome, because MBV is, or was, the perfect tool to analyze and identifying potential issues in the BizTalk environment. MBV had over 400 rules that were able to verify different configurations/settings on your BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: Story behind our brand new website

    Want to jump straight to the new website? Here you go – http://www.biztalk360.com One of the things that get overlooked often times in a business is the company website. It always takes a back seat. You burn your entire team energy up until the last minute focused on releasing the product and pay...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 Version 8.0 Review

    A new version of BizTalk360 has been released, version 8 which comes with a boatload of features and a complete overhaul of its user interface to provide an exceptional user experience. The product adopted a concept of widgets in the dashboard similar to the new Microsoft Azure portal. A BizTalk 360...
  • 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...
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