Microsoft today announced the release of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 with which customers can automate mission critical business processes, leverage support for latest first party platforms and gain newer capabilities within the BizTalk Administration console. It also allows customers to adopt a hybrid approach by choosing to connect to SaaS applications, or running BizTalk Server on Azure leveraging full support in production environments. Microsoft highlighted the following features on BizTalk Server 2016,
- Hybrid connectivity: With BizTalk Server 2016, customers can now connect to cloud native applications, web and mobile back end systems, and custom applications through the Azure Logic Apps adapter. This acts as a bridge to rapidly integrate numerous SaaS applications using pre-built, out-of-the box connectors. Azure Logic Apps adapter uses enterprise messaging in the cloud across partners and vendors and leverages the Microsoft Cloud to help you build holistic integration solutions. Customers can now take advantage of Azure Services like Functions, Cognitive Services, Machine Learning and more to gain actionable intelligence on their data and make informed business decisions.
- Integration with the latest Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, SQL Server 2016 and Office 2016. Leverage first-class integration experience with the latest Microsoft products and services to enable seamless integration through BizTalk Server 2016.
- SQL Server 2016 Always On Availability Groups offer a highly available solution in Azure, and on-premises. The traditional log shipping mechanism is now enhanced with an automated, faster and better way to achieve high availability and disaster recovery.
You can read about the full list of features in BizTalk Server 2016 here.