Visio 2013 Stencils for BizTalk Server Preview

Posted: June 20, 2013  |  Categories: BizTalk Visio

It was just over two years since I published the first release of my Visio stencils for BizTalk Server and after many downloads, feedback, suggestions and some complaints :)… I decided that it was time to make a new upgrade!

This time will be a major upgrade, apart from improving some of the existing shapes, remove several and of course add new ones for example: “Cloud” and “Bridges”, I also decided to use a more current design: metro style, similar to what happens with the appearance of new shapes in Visio 2013.

Of course, I’m not doing it all from scratch (I’m not a designer), instead I’m reusing many of the things that already exist today and join them.

So, if you want, now is the time to give your feedback and suggestion to what shapes you like to have… Take a look to the first scratch:

BizTalk Server Stencils For Visio 2013 first draft

UPDATE: Here are some of the new shapes that will be available in the next version of Visio Stencils for BizTalk Server:

  • Certificates
  • Business Activity Monitoring
  • Business Rules Engine
  • BizTalk360 Server
  • SMTP Server
  • BizTalk Administration Console
  • Web Server
  • and Windows Azure BizTalk Virtual Machine
BizTalk Server Stencils For Visio 2013 first draft
Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

6 thoughts on “Visio 2013 Stencils for BizTalk Server Preview”

  1. Receive, Orchestration and Send-host icons would be great to have as well! Otherwise I love it! Espacially nice touch that you have BizTalk360 server in there! Good work.

    1. Hi Joakim, first thanks for your comments!

      All the elements to create ports there will be there: adapters, pipeline, transformations and filters.
      Orchestration shape already existed in previous versions and will continue to exist in this new version with a new design

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