Why we want to collect usage data!


BizTalk Server 2016 was our tenth release of the product bundled with a ton of new functionality

One of the things we added was enhanced support for Microsoft to collect usage data from the BizTalk environment. You can enable telemetry collection during the installation of BizTalk Server 2016 , although the default option is to opt-out from sending this data to Microsoft.

Microsoft use the usage data to help us improve our products and services, including the focuse of the actual usage to get BizTalk in the right direction. Read our privacy statement to learn more.

The data gathered includes overall information and counts of the different artifacts. Data is sent to Microsoft once a day or when you restart one of your host instances.

There are two keys in the registry that store this information regarding your telemetry data gathering and submission to Microsoft.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0\CEIPEnabled
And
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0\CEIPEnabled

If these values are set to “1” telemetry data collection is turned on.

You can also go here and download a the registry update as a .reg file to enable Telemetry in your BizTalk Server 2016 environment.

We gather the count only of the following artifacts in BizTalk

  • Send Ports
  • Receive Location
  • Adapters
  • Hosts
  • Partners
  • Agreements
  • Schemas
  • Machines

We appreciate you taking the time to enable telemetry data to help us drive the product going forward.


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