Great news for Biztalk Administrator (and developpers too), a new management console exist : BizTalk 360 (http://www.biztalk360.com/)
What is BizTalk 360
it’s a silverlight based admin BizTalk console and it’s very easy tu use.
All admin and dev won’t be lost, because they keep the same administration console structure.
The interface load quickly all events and parameters and you can have a great look on your BTS server. In this interface you can’t modify any application, the actions is only start or stop application or Host instance, but for production environement it’s enough. You can travel too in the bamPrimaryImport DataTable and see MsgBox properties.
The installation is quite easy, but there is some required step which could be hard to get :
- You need to be admin of the sql server, during the setup, it creates a database with table, view and stored procedure, the production team may not leave all right on the server easily
- You can have some problem with the IIS Account with SQL Database
- And the last point you need to ensure that the connectionString is right in the web.config
This product has a great potential, the next release datewill be on the 3rd of july
I’ll try to install it in my client but the price is quite expensive around 5 000$ but it’s in negotiation ^^