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BizTalk 2016 coming in Q4 2016!

New BizTalk 2016 books available on Amazon:

As of 11/1/2016, Microsoft has published the Integration roadmap. You can download the PDF file from here:

As it is stated in this document, BizTalk server Beta will come at some point in Q3. Later in Q4, RTM version will be available WW.

As key planned features we could expect:

  • Platform alignment – SQL 2016, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016 and latest release of Visual Studio. 
  • BizTalk support for SQL 2016 AlwaysOn Availability Groups both on-premises and in Azure IaaS to provide high availability (HA). Finally! )
  • HA production workloads supported in Azure IaaS. 
  • Tighter integration between BizTalk Server and API connectors to enable BizTalk Server to consume our cloud connectors such as SalesForce.Com and O365 more easily. 
  • Numerous enhancements including o Improved SFTP adapter,  o Improved WCF NetTcpRelay adapter with SAS support o WCF-SAP adapter based on NCo (.NET library) o SHA2 support


Along with BizTalk Server, we could expect also major updates and releases in the following integration areas: