BizTalk Server
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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2020 Released

Microsoft announced the release of BizTalk Server 2020 on January 15th, 2020. With the release of the new version of BizTal Server, comes a list of new, deprecated and removed features.

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The full list of new, deprecated and removed features can be found below.

New Features

FeatureDescription
Support for newer platformsBizTalk Server 2020 adds support for the following Microsoft platforms:
– 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
AnalyticsOperational Data Monitoring and Analytics.
Leveraging the power of Azure (Application Insight and Event Hub) for deep data storage and Power BI for reporting and viewing of data.
Application Lifecycle Management with VSTSUsing Visual Studio Team Services, you can define multi-server deployments of BizTalk Server 2020, and then maintain those systems throughout the application lifecycle.
Management APIsManage your environment remotely using the new REST APIs with full Swagger support.
Support for Always EncryptedUse the WCF-SQL adapter to connect to SQL Server secure Always Encrypted columns.
Advanced SchedulingNew and improved scheduling capabilities in Adapters.
Backup to Azure Blob StorageWhen deploying BizTalk Server to Azure VMs, you can backup BizTalk Server databases to Azure blob storage.
Adapter for Service Bus v2When using the Service Bus Adapter, you can utilize Azure Service Bus Premium for enterprise-scale workloads.
Transport Layer Security 1.2Securely deploy BizTalk Server using industry-standard TLS 1.2 authentication and encryption.
API ManagementPublish Orchestration endpoints using Azure API Management, enabling organizations to publish APIs to external, partner and internal developers to unlock the potential of their data and services.
Event Hubs AdapterUsing the new Event Hub Adapter, BizTalk Server can send and receive messages with Azure Event Hubs, where BizTalk Server can function as both an event publisher and subscriber, as part of a new Azure cloud-based event-driven application.
Office 365 AdaptersLeverage the power of BizTalk in newer office automation workflows by integrating with Adapters that allows you to send or receive Office 365 emails, receive or transmit Office 365 calendar events and create Office 365 contacts.
Group Managed Service AccountsExtend windows GMSA support to BizTalk operations and services.
Blob AdapterSend and Receive messages to/from Azure Blob Storage.
Audit LogMaking BizTalk further secure by maintaining audit trails of all management operation.
New Read Only Operator roleBrand new read only operator role to facilitate dev ops model, where access to production stamp is provided without the ability to update anything.
XSLT 3.0New extensible model for runtime map execution, out of box wiring to work with Saxon XSLT3.0.
Additional updates – Move to new long term supported Microsoft OLEDB Driver for SQL Server.
– Support for SSO Affiliate applications in SFTP adapter.
– SQL Availability Group support for BAM DTS Package via SSIS Catalog.
– Partially disabled receive locations.
– Throughput improvements for Dynamic Send Ports with Ordered Delivery.

Deprecated & Removed Features

FeatureStatusReplacement
SamplesRemovedRemoved from BizTalk Server installation.
POP3 and SMTP adaptersDeprecatedOffice 365 adapters
Support for ACS authentication in adaptersRemovedSAS authentication
SOAP adapterDeprecatedWCF-BasicHttp Adapter
Old SQL adapterRemovedWCF-SQL Adapter
BPEL supportDeprecatedNone
JDE OneWorld adapterDeprecatedNone
OWC redistRemovedNone
BAM PortalDeprecatedNone
WCF-NetTcpRelay adapterDeprecatedNone

See Microsoft Documentation for more information.