It would be good if BizTalk360 offered a free (or very-cheap) developer licence. Right now we have one development environment setup with BizTalk360 that we share across the developers in our team. This is not ideal.
What we would like is for each developer to have an BizTalk360 installed on their local machines. This would bring the advantages of:
- The DevOps team become familiar using the product early in delivery lifecycle. They are not expected to learn a different set of tools in upper test and production environments.
- For team looking to use a “BT360Deploy” configuration-as-code approach techniques, development team can setup and test application specific alarms locally before releasing to test environments and then to production.
- Find our earlier if a feature that we wanted to use was not available in the pricing tier we have.
We also have the need for a test-version. For me as serverAdmin I need a version to test out new features on, to set up new alarms on and try out the API, This is nothing I want to do on the production environment and I do not want to do it on a 15 day trial version that I will have to uninstall / reinstall every now and then.