Introduction

Microsoft has unveiled its plans to integrate its cast of cloud services and servers in the coming year. integrators users can now download a roadmap for the direction of its integration products such as the BizTalk application-integration server, Azure Stack and the Logic Apps included in the Azure App Service offering.

You can download the road map here: Microsoft Integration Roadmap

Integration Roadmap

The following releases are planned across cloud and on-premises:

Before the 10th release of BizTalk Server, in Q4 2016, it will release a Community Technology Preview and a beta of the product in Q3.

You can download the road map here: 
Microsoft Integration Roadmap

What is new and improved (key planned features)

There are a handful of new planned features for BizTalk Server 2016 including:

  • BizTalk support for SQL 2016 AlwaysOn Availability Groups both on-premises and in Azure IaaS to provide high availability (HA).
  • Platform alignment – SQL 2016, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016 and latest release of Visual Studio
  • HA production workloads supported in Azure IaaS
  • Tighter integration between BizTalk Server and API connectors to enable BizTalk Server to consume Microsoft cloud connectors such as SalesForce.Com and Office 365 more easily. 
  • Numerous enhancements including
    • Improved SFTP adapter
    • Improved WCF NetTcpRelay adapter with SAS support
    • WCF-SAP adapter based on NCo (.NET library)
    • SHA2 support
  • Host Integration Server “2016” 
    • New and improved BizTalk adapters for Informix, MQ & DB2.
    • Improvements to PowerShell integration and installation and configuration 
For all the latest updates on the new features to be included. Refer the MSDN page: BizTalk Server 2016 What's New

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See Also

Another important place to find an extensive amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.