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My Take on BizTalk 360

Just reading Randal’s post on BizTalk 360.

I have to say it looks like it preserves all the BizTalk terminology and is almost a 1-for-1 wrapper around BizTalk Administrator Console.

What we really need is a tool that surfaces real problems for the business.  Users want to know if a file or message was successfully processed.  What’s the history of those loads?  Which failed and when and why?  This is what a real dashboard for BizTalk should bring to the fore.

-Krip

 

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  1. June 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Krip,
    Thanks for taking your time to look into BizTalk360. The objective of BizTalk360 is not to provide a tool for Business users, but to fill the gap of supporting a controlled BizTalk environment like production and test environment.

    Even though at the face, it looks like BizTalk Adminstration console with a nice web interface, there are some key features. To name few,

    “Fine grained Authorization”: BizTalk360, allows you to control things like providing read only access to environment, access to only specific applications, ability to control whether user can start/stop artifacts, host instances, resume/terminate service instances etc

    “Governance/Audit”: BizTalk360 logs all the key activities, so you know “Who did what” in the environment

    Topology: Ability to understand your environment topology on the fly.

    Our latest addition is remotely managing and controlling BizTalk environments using Windows Azure AppFabric service bus as explained here http://blogs.digitaldeposit.net/saravana/post/2011/06/27/Marriage-between-BizTalk360-and-Azure-AppFabric-Service-Bus-Result-Birth-of-httpdemobiztalk360com.aspx

    May be in the future releases, depending on the interest we can add functionalities to make business users comfortable with the tool.

    Hope, it clarifies few things.

    Regards,
    Saravana Kumar

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