Saravana recently released the public beta of BizTalk360 version 3.1 (due to be released in Jan 2012). Note: Currently the product is in version 2.5.279.0 released on 06 October 2011 and can be purchased here.
December 7th, Saravana will be presenting a virtual online presentation to Phoenix Connected System User Group and they decided to be a public presentation available for everyone who wants to know more about this tool.
I remember that this tool was introduced to me in February at MVP Summit 2011 which was then an idea, of course with something that we already could see, since then BizTalk360 evolves to become a more and more mature and excellent product.
For those that are not familiar with BizTalk360, it is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that allows you to monitor and maintain your BizTalk environment via a Web browser and it is designed to help customers using Microsoft BizTalk server in their day to day operations. It addresses various challenges the organizations face today: Fine-grained authorization; Governance/Auditing; Proactive monitoring/alerting; Message Box Viewer Integration; Knowledgebase Repository; Advanced Event Viewer; Integrated BAM portal and much more.
How can you attend?
Live meeting details will be updated on this blog post, as well as on the PCSUG events page (link not available anymore) 15 mins before the event.
December 7th, 2011 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Phoenix, Arizona Time Zone), i.e +7hr GMT (8th December, 1:00 to 2:00 AM). It’s bit crazy, but that’s our commitment :-). The best way to know your local time is via http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
What’s New in this beta version
- Tracking data and Graphical Message flow viewer: One of the big areas invested in this version is on the tracking data side of things. Now you got the ability to query tracked service instances and message events. And one of the most anticipated functionality in this release is the graphical message flow viewer (GMFV) as shown below.
- SMS/Text alerting capabilities: In addition to the email notification capability, now BizTalk360 support sending text messages for notification.
- Performance improvements
- Email/SMS alert history
- Smooth MSI upgrade preparation
- Bug fixes