BizTalk360 version 7.0 released, this is just a new beginning

November 12, 2013

In the past few weeks we have been constantly pushing the message in the public about the upcoming version 7.0 release. If in case you missed those blog articles, you can read it here and here.

Today we are happy to announce the public availability of BizTalk360 version 7.0, anyone can download it from our website, install it and try it on their own environment for free. BizTalk360 gives a new face to your BizTalk environments within few minutes.

Here is our new face of BizTalk360. Clean, Simple and Elegant design.  The design is not derived based on making it flashy, but to make it functional .

BizTalk360 Monitoring Dashboard

As the title suggests, we treat this release as just a beginning for something big to come. In the past few months, we just accumulated all the feature request we received from our customers and community, but focused on building a solid foundation on which we can add more and more features.  Now we have the platform to add those feature requests seamlessly, we have nearly 8-12 months worth of work already in our pipeline. So watch out for what’s going to come from us.

Nice little new features

Even though the main objective of BizTalk360 version 7.0 is on the conversion of the Silverlight application into HTML5 single page application, we have added few features that makes your BizTalk support team productive. Couple of those features

Ability to save and retrieve any queries

BizTalk360 - Save and Retrieve Queries

Users can save useful/repetitive queries in majority of the screens (Message box queries, tracking queries, ESB Exception Queries, Custom SQL Queries). Once saved then the whole team will have access to such queries.

Intuitive Navigation

BizTalk360 - Navigation Interface

BizTalk360 v7.0 comes with a brand new navigation style replacing the old tree view style from previous versions. This is designed keeping user interactions in mind after conducting interviews with lot of our existing customers.

There are many new enhancement in v7.0, we will blog about it in upcoming weeks.

Subscription based pricing model

We are also introducing a new monthly subscription based pricing model starting from $99/month. This will help customers to start using BizTalk360 without any capital expenditure. This will also help existing BizTalk360 customers on transition phase Example: Migrating from BizTalk Server 2009 to 2013. Typically in this scenario you’ll be running both 2009 and 2013 environment for a while and it makes sense to just pay for the usage for the secondary environment that will be decommissioned shortly.  You can learn more about the pricing from our pricing page.

Special License for partners

We have a huge partner base across the world, until now we provided them with extended trial keys and some cases proper licenses for demonstration purpose. As we mature as on organisation, it becomes important to streamline this process and hence we are introducing a new FREE partner license model. All of our existing partners and upcoming new partners will receive free partner license they can use it for non-production use and customer demonstration purpose. The key will be valid as long as the partner agreement is in place. If you are an existing partner, please get in touch with us. We always welcome new partners, if you are working extensively with BizTalk Server customers, please get in touch and learn about our partner program.

Free License for Product Specialist

Back in April we announced a special award called BizTalk360 Product Specialist. This award is mainly awarded to acknowledge some of the great work that’s been done by some talented individuals. The primary objective of the program is to honour individuals who have gained adequate knowledge in installing, configuring and implementing BizTalk360 solution at customer sites. BizTalk360 product specialists will receive special FREE license for their own use.

Existing customers Migration

There are some licensing changes in version 7.0, hence your existing keys will not work. We have composed a short article “Existing Customers migrating from 6.x to 7.0”  explaining the process for existing customers to migrate to new version. If you have annual support in place version 7.0 upgrade is completely FREE.

Download

Are you ready to give BizTalk360 version 7.0 a spin, download it from our website and give it a try. It comes with free 14 days trial key.

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Author: Saravana Kumar

Saravana Kumar is the Founder and CTO of BizTalk360, an enterprise software that acts as an all-in-one solution for better administration, operation, support and monitoring of Microsoft BizTalk Server environments.

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