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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:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=50408

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:

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References: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=50408