What’s new in BizTalk 2016


MSDN Source link:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt670742.aspx

Feature Description
Support for newer platforms BizTalk Server 2016 adds support for the following Microsoft platforms:

– Visual Studio 2015
– Windows Server 2016
– SQL Server 2016
– Office 2016

Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Support includes:

– Using on-premises and in Microsoft Azure IaaS virtual machines
– Using for production workloads
– Provides a high available (HA) solution in Microsoft Azure

High Availability using SQL Server AlwaysOn

BizTalk Server Azure VMs in production BizTalk Server Azure virtual machines are now fully supported for production environments. Using SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn, a highly available solution is now possible.

High Availability using SQL Server AlwaysOn

Logic App adapter Connect to your Logic Apps hosted in Azure, and get access to all the connectors including Salesforce, SharePoint, CRM Online, and more. For example, you can receive an order in BizTalk Server, connect to your Logic App, and update Salesforce.

Logic App adapter

FTP adapter SYST command is no longer required. When you configure the FTP adapter on a receive location or send port, there is a property called FTP Server Type. Using this property, you choose the FTP server you want; which determines if SYST is required.

As a result of this change, there are more "supported" FTP servers.

Configuring the FTP adapter

SFTP adapter SFTP adapter is re-engineered to use WinSCP to connect to SFTP; which allows support for more SFTP servers. Client-side logging and additional encryption ciphers are also new.

SFTP adapter

Allow import of tracking settings When importing a binding a file, you can choose to import (or not import) the tracking properties enabled on your orchestrations, send ports, and so on. This is a global setting (set at the Group level) so you can set this feature in your different environments. For example, you can import the existing tracking properties for your Development environments, and don’t import the tracking properties for your Production environments.

BizTalk Settings Dashboard, Group Page

Shared Access Signature (SAS) You can use SAS authentication for the Service Bus connection with the BasicHttpRelay, NetTcpRelay, BasicHttp, and WebHttpadapters.

WCF-BasicHttpRelay adapter
WCF-NetTcpRelay adapter
WCF-BasicHttp adapter
WCF-WebHTTP adapter

SB-Messaging adapter now includes the steps to get Access Control (ACS) values using PowerShell.

Ordered delivery on dynamic ports – Includes the adapters that support ordered delivery on static send ports
– You can enable the ordered delivery option in the BizTalk Administration console
SHA-2 hash functions SHA-2 is fully supported, including:

  • BizTalk can consume SHA2-signed certificates across all of its components
  • Supports the following Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) exchange system for signature keys in AS2, RosettaNet, and the MIME/SMIME encoder:
    • AES128
    • AES192
    • AES256
  • Supports the following SHA2-based MIC calculations for AS2:
    • SHA256
    • SHA384
    • SHA512
  • Supports the following SHA2-based digest methods in RosettaNet:
    • SHA256
    • SHA384
    • SHA512
  • SHA1 certificates will continue to work
Compile your maps Choose to compile your maps using XslTransform or XslCompiledTransform
Schema window In the BizTalk mapper, the Schema dialog window is now resizable
Office web components (OWC) Office web components (OWC) is now an optional installation component.
Adapters and Accelerators Improvements and changes include:

– SAP adapter now uses SAP Connector for .NET (NCo), while still supporting the classic RFC SDK. WCF-SAP adapter support for the SAP .NET Connector provides more details.
– BizTalk Accelerator for HL7: The MLLP adapter on a receive location now supports the option to initiate an outbound connection to a remote LOB listener.

Import/export parties Changes include:

– The import and export option is separated from the Application. For example, you can export a party without exporting the application. You can import a party without importing the application.
– Can choose which parties, business profiles, and agreements you want to import or export
– Can continue to import/export the business-to-business artifacts as you do in BizTalk Server 2013 R2, BizTalk Server 2013, and BizTalk Server 2010.

BizTalk Administration In addition to a more modern look and feel, some additional changes include:

– Configure the settings for multiple hosts/host instances simultaneously. For example, you can set the .NET CLR settings for multiple host instances simultaneously.
– Use the new Search feature to filter and find artifacts in your application, such as schemas, resources, and more.
– When troubleshooting suspended messages, you can save multiple suspended messages simultaneously to a file.

Using the BizTalk Server Administration console

Deprecated & Removed List

Program Status Replacement
RFID Mobile Removed None
RFID Server Removed None
SharePoint SSOM/Web Service adapter Removed Use the CSOM (Client Side Object Model) option.

Windows SharePoint Services Adapter

Appendix B: Install the Microsoft SharePoint Adapter

SOAP adapter Deprecated WCF-BasicHttp Adapter
Old SQL adapter Deprecated WCF-based SQL adapter in the BizTalk Adapter Pack
UDDI Removed None

Regards,

Chaitanya

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