BizTalk Server 2020 release


One of the greatest things for customers that are running BizTalk Server Standard Edition is that BizTalk Server 2020 already comes built-in with all BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack Features, that means that all these features are now part of the product in all versions:

  • A new set of cloud adapters:
    • Logic Apps adapter: that will allow you to easily connect and easily extend part of your integration with Azure Logic Apps, making it easier to implement robust hybrid solutions;
    • Service Bus adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages with Azure Service Bus;
    • Event Hubs adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages with Azure Event Hubs;
    • Office 365 Mail adapter: that will allow you to send and receive messages using Office 365 e-mail;
    • Office 365 Schedule adapter: that will allow you to set and update appointments using Office 365 schedules;
    • Office 365 Contact adapter: that will allow you to define people and groups using Office 365 contacts;
    • Blob Storage adapter: that will allow you to read and write binary files in Azure Blob Storage;
  • API Management connectivity: the availability to publish an Orchestration endpoint directly on Azure API Management;
  • Deployments with VSTS: Application Life cycle Management feature will help you to perform automatic deployments in an improved and easy way using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS);
  • Security features:
    • Transport Layer Security 1.2: TLS 1.2 is now fully supported in BizTalk Server. This includes all the adapters and accelerators. You can also disable SSL, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1 in BizTalk Server;
    • SQL Server Encrypted Data: You will be able to read and write to SQL Server always encrypted columns using BizTalk Server WCF-SQL adapter. The ColumnEncryptionSetting binding property is used to enable or disable the functionality to get decrypted/encrypted column values from an Always Encrypted database;
  • BizTalk Database Backup to Blob Storage: the availability to backup BizTalk Server databases, using the default backup job directly to an Azure Blob Storage;
  • Advanced Scheduling: the availability to set up recurrence on BizTalk Server receive locations with greater precision using times zones, months, weeks, and days;
  • Application Insights: the availability to send BizTalk Server tracking data to Application Insights for extensible analytics, to understand performance and usage of BizTalk Server;
  • Power BI operational data feed in BizTalk Server: Analyze and report BizTalk Server tracking data template, for use with Power Bi visualizations and dashboards;
  • Tracking data to Azure: the availability to send BizTalk tracking data to Azure Application Insights or Event Hubs
  • BizTalk Server Rest Management API's: you will able to manage BizTalk Server environments using standard RESTful Web Services APIs. You will have now available REST-based API for pretty much for any management activities like retrieving Applications, Hosts, Send Ports, Receive Ports, Receive Locations, Orchestrations, Schemas, Maps, EDI specific things like Agreements, Batches, Parties, Policies, and so on.

But you may expect some small improvements like:

  • Administration (read-only): New set of privileged to access to the BizTalk Server Administration Console by allowing you to restrict unprivileged administrators to viewing existing configurations
  • Enterprise Single Sign-On 2020