With the recent release of BizTalk Server 2016 we are happy to announce that the developer image of BizTalk Server 2016 is licensed for free to use in your test and development scenarios. BizTalk Server 2016 is Microsoft’s latest release of the new hybrid integration software.
With BizTalk Server 2016, customers can automate mission critical business processes, leverage support for latest first party platforms and gain newer capabilities within the BizTalk Administration console. With this release, customers also have the flexibility to adopt a hybrid approach by choosing to connect to SaaS applications through Azure Logic Apps, or running BizTalk Server on Azure leveraging full support in production environments.
Azure Logic Apps is another core part of Microsoft’s Hybrid Integration Platform, that allows you to rapidly connect to numerous SaaS and enterprise applications, enable business to business communication and leverage the power of other Azure services like Functions, Cognitive Services, Machine Learning and many more. BizTalk Server 2016 is the first version to take full advantage of this hybrid integration story, with an out of the box adapter to connect directly to Azure Logic Apps. This opens up numerous hybrid and cloud integration scenarios – all from the comfort of using your on-premises BizTalk Server 2016.
BizTalk Server 2016 also provides support to many of the first party Microsoft platforms such as Windows Server 2016, Office 2016, Visual Studio 2015 and SQL Server 2016. In addition, it provides the ability to run your Enterprise Integration Solution in the cloud leveraging the AlwaysOn and Availability groups through SQL Server 2016 to achieve high available environments in Azure on IaaS.