Manage BizTalk Server from your Phone or Tablet
Last week. Tellago Studios’ technology evangelist Uri Katsir delivered a super
interesting webinar about managing BizTalk Server from you mobile device using Moesion. I am still receiving emails about
some of the capabilities available in the current version so I figure I write a
brief post about it.
As many of you know, BizTalk Server is a technology that has
been close to my heart for many years. After, directly or indirectly, being
involved in over a hundred BizTalk projects, it still frustrates me the
challenges that some organizations experience to quickly diagnose and
troubleshoot problems in their BizTalk Server infrastructure in a timely
fashion. That’s why I was so excited when we were able to include a BizTalk
Server application as part of the first release of Moesion that enables the management of both
BizTalk Server and SQL Server directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Why is this important?
Having the ability of managing any IT system from your
mobile device is extremely cool but is so more in the case of BizTalk Server.
Why is this? Well, BizTalk Server solutions are constantly interacting with external
systems such as databases, web services or line of business apps. This type of
external dependencies exponentially increases the probability of failure and
the difficulty to effectively troubleshoot BizTalk solutions.
How can Moesion help?
With Moesion, you can
now manage your BizTalk infrastructure directly from your smartphone or tablet.
You can literally carry a BizTalk Server management console on your pocket. Let’s
take a look to some of the things you can do.
Quickly monitor your BizTalk Server infrastructure
application allows you to quickly inspect your BizTalk Server infrastructure to
detect possible problems. For instances, you could easily query the running or suspended
service instances or messages as illustrated in the following figure.
Manage your BizTalk Server applications
Moesion allows you to
manage the artifacts of a BizTalk solution such as send/receive ports,
orchestrations, etc directly from your mobile device.
Fix BizTalk Server directly from your phone
interface goes beyond querying data, you can also take specific actions to
troubleshoot potential BizTalk Server problems. A classic example would be to
restart a specific BizTalk host instance directly from your smartphone or
tablet as illustrated below.
And you can manage SQL Server too!
BizTalk Server administrators can also use Moesion’s SQL Server HTML5 administration console
to manage the SQL Server instances that host BizTalk Server infrastructure. The
following figure illustrates a quick view of the BizTalk Server MessageBox
database using Moesion’s SQL Server administration
How do I try Moesion?
If you are a BizTalk Server admin, I really encourage to
take a look at Moesion. You can sign up
for a free trial at www.moesion.com . We
are offering a specific discount for BizTalk Server customers. You can apply
for that discount by just appending #btsmoesion1 to your company name. Feel
free to contact us at Moesion at
tellagostudios dot com if you need more details.