Free Windows Phone App for BizTalk Server Administration

Most of our customers’ administrators ask us: How can a BizTalk Server be managed from anywhere anytime?

This is why we developed the QUIBIS Admin App

The QUIBIS Admin App enables you to administer your BizTalk Servers from your mobile device. It is possible to start or stop send-ports, orchestrations, hosts, etc. directly from your Windows Phone. Check the status of your messages with the new mobile app from QUIBIQ.

With QUIBIS Admin you have access to your BizTalk anytime, anywhere.

QUIBIS Admin App for Windows Phone functionality:

  • Group Hub
  • Hosts (Status, Start, Stop)
  • Applications (Status, Start, Stop)
  • Messages (Status, Start, Stop)
  • Orchestrations (Status, Start, Stop)
  • Send- and Receive-Ports (Status, Start, Stop)
  • Queries (with details)

Install the QUIBIS Admin App from the Microsoft App store. Your will find it by searching for “QUIBIQ” or “QUIBIS” or “BizTalk”. A server side QUIBIS Admin App BizTalkOperations Service is used to securely connect your Windows Phone App with your BizTalk Servers. Download the QUIBIS Admin App and the BizTalkOperations Service from http://www.quibiq.de/en/products/quibis-admin/

Requirements:

  • BizTalk 2013
  • BizTalk 2010
  • Windows Phone 8 or higher

Screenshots:


If you need assistance just contact me Michael.Baeuerle@quibiq.de

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 roadmap

BizTalk 2013 R2 will be available in H2/2014 with the following new features and updates:

Platform and Standard updates

  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2014
  • System Center 2012 SP1
  • SWIFT 2012 Message Pack

Healthcare updates

  • MLLP 64-bit support
  • Dynamics MLLP adapter
  • Better troubleshooting experience
  • HL7 2.6 support
  • Freetext datatypes support

Adapter updates

  • SFTP adapter
    • Proxy support
    • SSO support
  • REST adapter
    • JSON
    • Empty message support while exposing REST services
  • ServiceBus adapter
    • Additional authentication support

Windows Azure BizTalk Service – WABS are general available (GA) as of today

Today Microsoft released the new Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS), which extends the Azure services with new integration capabilities.

The start release contains EAI and EDI (B2B) features for

Cloud-based EDI Processing

BizTalk Services provides a robust and extensible solution for trading partner management and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) processing, which can lower the cost of business partner collaboration for enterprise and EDI service providers.

Enterprise Application Integration

BizTalk Services provides a flexible integration platform for enterprises and systems integrators to build EAI solutions for integrating on-premises, SaaS, and cloud services with easy to use config-driven interfaces.

Building Hybrid Applications

BizTalk Services provides out-of-the box, cloud to on-premises, line-of-business applications integration for SAP, Oracle EBS, SQL Server and Oracle DB. It allows you to connect with any HTTP, FTP, SFTP, or REST data sources. You can route messages by using various Windows Azure artifacts such as Service Bus Queues, Topics, SQL Database, and Blob store.

Note: Up to now the BizTalk Services do not support EDIFACT messages – so this can be a real issue to European customers.

BizTalk with stronger roadmap than ever

Microsoft communicated in the keynote of the BizTalk Summit today that BizTalk Server will stay in the center of the Microsoft application stack for years with a stronger roadmap than ever.

  • Release cadence for BizTalk Server major releases will be every two years.
  • An BizTalk R2 release will be published every second year in between the major releases, so BizTalk 2013 R2 will be available in H2/2014.
  • BizTalk CU updates will be published every quarter.

These are really good news to the complete BizTalk community and all customers looking forward to an interesting integration future with Microsoft.

BizTalk Summit 2013 at Redmond

We are excited to inform you about the upcoming second BizTalk Summit 2013 from 20./21. November 2013 at Redmond.

Everyone that is interested in getting close to the product group – talk about and listen to interesting and compelling BizTalk solutions should take part in the summit.

We expect to hear news directly from the Microsoft product group and the execs about various developments in the integration Domain, the Integration Strategie of Microsoft and news on the product roadmap.

A second focus will be on Workflow and Service Bus – this is gonna be interesting too.

Additionally this is a great chance to network with Microsoft employees and customers.

Here’s the link: BizTalk Integration Summit 2013

And here is the location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Edition returns!

01.10.2013

It’s official! The Developer Edition of the BizTalk Server which wasn’t availabe within the release of version 2013 in April returns. As from 01.11.2013 you can get the licence, not for free like before but for less than 50 USD.

So the BizTalk community made Microsoft change their mind. That’s good because BizTalk is still the most distributed Integration Server around and is at the core of the Microsoft-Strategy to connect people, system and processes on a single platform.

Of course BizTalk Server will still be included in the MSDN Premium Subscription and can therefor be used for the purpose of development.