Microsoft announced this spring that Azure BizTalk Services, which is used by organizations to bridge hybrid connections between the internet and on-premises business applications, will be “retired on May 31, 2018.”
Furthermore, Microsoft has removed Azure BizTalk Services as an option for new subscribers. This is a departure from the direction Microsoft appeared to be headed when it released Feature Pack 1 for Azure BizTalk Services in April 2017. The features packed in that release included:
- VSTS deployment
- New management APIs
- Application insights to track performance analytics
- The ability to view operational data with Power BI
- Support for Always Encrypted
- Advanced scheduling capabilities
Feature Pack 1 was billed as “building on the investments made to the BizTalk Server 2016,” which seemed to indicate Microsoft’s commitment to towards BizTalk.
Azure BizTalk Services was used to address messaging transport complexities for premises-based enterprise applications, such as SQL Server. Microsoft now wants organizations to shift to using its Azure Logic Apps and Azure App Service Hybrid Connections.
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