On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Move from ad hoc development on legacy systems to modern, team development and management throughout the ALM Move from managing disparate data silos to a scalable, integrated data management platform Move from disconnected applications and services to SOA and adaptive business processes Move from data silos and manual analysis to real-time and closed loop analysis Move from no UX awareness to proactive collaboration of design and development
Snapshot of Infrastructure What to focus on:
Master data management
24x7 systems management and monitoring
Fully integrated and flexible data services with continuous availability
Infrastructure for enterprise-wide centralized scorecards and self-service reporting
Implement embedded BI applications and Business Activity Monitoring
Fully managed ALM
Seamless integration between all development tools and platform
Limited integration of SDLC tools
Inconsistent use of methodology
Extend Business Activity Monitoring
Full Service Oriented Architecture
Core business processes automated
Some process visibility
Given: Other products have learned the best lessons of BizTalk and offer a number of similar features
Question: Does BizTalk still have a place?
In Proc vs. Out of Proc
Centralized Rules Management
Quod Erat Demonstrandum
Integration Across Server Products
Who plays nice with BizTalk?
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007
Microsoft Office Desktop Suite
Everyone Else (e.g. Oracle, SAP, AS400, etc.)
InfoPath as Robust, Quick Data Entry Tool
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as Web Landing Zone, Document Library, and Simple Approval Workflow Provider
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 as Message Bus, Centralized Rules Manager/Processor, Business Process Manager
Plan and Deploy for scalability
Add additional server products to the list (e.g. CS 2K7, CRM, etc.)
Demonstrate additional BRE capabilities
Lessons Learned – The Gotchas that Got Me
Plan Your Deployment!
Features may not be as compelling in execution as they appear in the feature list.
Tried and True methods of debugging BizTalk issues have real Tried and True value.