Why did we build certain features in BizTalk360?

Blog series - Why we built XYZ feature in BizTalk360?

BizTalk360 is pretty much a matured product now from its inception back in May 2011. Every year, we consistently released between 5 to 10 releases. In each release, we target anywhere from 3-5 good (useful) features and constant improvements, bug fixes, and usability enhancements. Over the last 6 years, we made 2 major/complete user interface revamp to give the product a face-lift in terms of user experience. First, when we moved the platform from Microsoft SilverLight to HTML5 (version 7.0) and the second when we revamped the complete user interface (version 8.0) to categorize the UI clearly into BizTalk Server Operations, Monitoring and Analytics sections.

Every feature we add to the product is carefully selected. We have clear objectives for each one of them. Before starting to work on a new feature, we ask the following questions like why are we building a particular feature, what problem we are trying to solve, and whether we can make BizTalk Server operations more streamlined/productive/secure.

In this new blog series “Why did we build XYZ feature in BizTalk360”, I wanted to explain clearly the reasoning behind each one of the core feature in the product, why we built it, what business problem it solves when it comes to running your BizTalk environment smoothly.

Here is the list of topics we are going to cover in this series. You can book mark this article, we will add links to each article as and when we publish the blog.

Operations

General BizTalk Server Monitoring

Data/Transaction Monitoring in BizTalk Server

  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for Receive Locations and Send Ports?
  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for BizTalk Message Box Data?
  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for BizTalk Tracking Data?
  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for BizTalk EDI Data?
  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for BizTalk Business Activity Monitoring Data?
  • Why did we build Data Monitoring for Azure Logic Apps Data?
  • Why did we build a dedicated Transaction/Process Monitoring Dashboard?

Analytics

  • Why did we build Analytics Dashboard?
  • Why did we build Messaging Patterns Visualizer?
  • Why did we build Throttling Analyser?
  • Why did we build New Relic Integration?
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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