This article describes the most vital feature of BizTalk
Server 2006 known as BizTalk Activity Monitoring (BAM). 2006 has several
improvements in the BAM area.
Business Activity Monitoring – what does it mean?
Microsoft documentation describes BAM as
“Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) is a collection of tools
that allow you to manage aggregations, alerts, and profiles to monitor relevant
business metrics (called Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs). It gives you
end-to-end visibility into your business processes, providing accurate
information about the status and results of various operations, processes and
transactions so you can address problem areas and resolve issues within your
Role of BizTalk
The BizTalk Server 2006 has a component known as the “BAM
Portal.” The various BAM views can be observed and monitored using this BAM
This article uses BizTalk 2006 and Visual Studio 2005. It
is expected that readers of this article have considerable working experience
in these products.