BizTalk Server is often described as the center point of enterprise integration applications and is, therefore, essential to business process automation, business-to-business communications, message brokering, and business activity monitoring.
- Visual Studio 2019
- Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10
- SQL Server 2019, SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016 SP2
- Office 2019, Office 2016
And a new range of adapters!
Making it easier to connect and extend integration with Azure Logic Apps.
Adapter - for sending and receiving messages with Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs.
Enabling read and write binary files in Azure Blob Storage.
Allowing you to send and receive email messages, schedule appointments, and define people and groups in contacts.
A few important points to think about when deciding whether to upgrade to BizTalk 2020:
BizTalk Server has stood the test of time for over 20 years, which is a long time in the world of technology.
The release of BizTalk 2020, with all the improvements and new features, shows that Microsoft is committed to its future and to many more years of product support.
It is a mature legacy product with the benefit of proven technology through multiple upgrades and enhancements.
BizTalk features are robust and can be scaled up to suit the growth of your business.
It is now even more closely aligned with Azure and boasts a new level of security.
Microsoft says this is the safest BizTalk Server release to date and enables a seamless hybrid integration.
BizTalk Server 2020 - features and benefits
Support for newer platforms
Adds support for the following Microsoft platforms: Visual Studio 2019, Windows Server, SQL Server and Office.
Leverages the power of Azure for operational data monitoring and insightful analytics.
Application Lifecycle Management
Defines and maintains multi-server deployments with Visual Studio Team Services.
Enables remote management of your environment with the new REST APIs.
Improves productivity with new upgraded Adapter capabilities.
Backup to Azure Blob Storage
Backs up BizTalk Server databases to Azure blob storage when deploying BizTalk Server to Azure VMs.
Leverages the power of BizTalk with Adapters for Event Hub, Office 365, Blob Storage, and Service Bus v2.
Maintains audit trails of all management operations for increased BizTalk security.
Before making the final decision to upgrade, it is important to gather the information you need to prove your case. The first step to a BizTalk upgrade is to clearly identify your organization’s needs, and then, depending on the outcome, build a roadmap for how to get there.
Azure DevOps and a BizTalk upgrade optimize operations across a global landscape
Interpublic Group contacted TwoConnect to determine the approach best suited for upgrading BizTalk Server and ensuring improved collaboration and productivity to achieve business goals.
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