Reflecting on the 2018 Microsoft integration product roadmap

February 14, 2022

Ever since the unclear messages shared by the Microsoft team at Integrate 2018, the integration community has been wondering about the future of BizTalk Server. Will Microsoft go all-in on the cloud and focus only on Azure moving forward? Will Azure integration services be extended to fully support the integrations that are now build with BizTalk server? Or will there be a new BizTalk version after all?

BizTalk roadmap announced last week

Last week the words we had all been waiting for were finally put in writing by Jon Fancey – Azure Integration Services PM Lead at Microsoft – in a Microsoft blog about their integration product roadmap for 2018:


Source: MSDN BizTalk Team Blog

As predicted in our blogpost about the future of BizTalk, BizTalk vNext will be released in 2019, within 9 months of the general availability of Windows Server 2019 which is in preview from March 2018 and will be generally available in the second half of 2018 according to the Windows Server announcement from earlier this year.

Futureproof monitoring and insight for Microsoft integrations

With so many enterprises relying on BizTalk – either as their sole integration platform, or as the on-prem component of a hybrid solution – this announcement didn't come as a surprise to the team at AIMS. They've been working to help their customers futureproof their Microsoft integrations for a while now.

AIMS continues to expand their BizTalk monitoring capabilities, and are further developing AI-powered monitoring solutions for Azure Integration Services – including Logic Apps and Service Bus. AIMS knows about the functional gaps between BizTalk Server and Logic Apps and offers their customers guidance on migration, helping them make the best decisions and investments.

Get a fresh start on your integration monitoring

With BizTalk vNext on the way and a new upgrade on your company roadmap, you have the opportunity to get a fresh start with monitoring as well. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about your integration environment, eliminate existing bottlenecks and set things up for a successful future on the latest version of BizTalk.

The Futureproof Guide for Microsoft Integrations

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BizTalk and Azure integration consultant, technical writer and #aimsperformancepro.

Eva De Jong

BizTalk and Azure integration consultant, technical writer and #aimsperformancepro.

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