Biztalk Server 2016 Developer 64-bit (English) - Microsoft Imagine

Biztalk Server 2016 Developer 64-bit (English) - Microsoft Imagine


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The cloud is disrupting all aspects of information technology and one area undergoing significant change is that of integration. Traditionally, integration has been either on-premises system to system EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) or business to business (B2B), today, many systems (and users) that companies wish to integrate with are well beyond the corporate firewall, often SaaS-based, API-centric providers handling everything from sales leads to invoicing, email and social media. Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 allows customers to integrate disparate applications and heterogeneous data to deliver solutions such as payment processing, supply chain management, business-to-business EDI, real-time decision making, and reporting. It allows customers to achieve true hybrid connectivity by connecting on-premises systems to SaaS applications through Logic Apps connectivity. 
BizTalk Server 2016 builds on the World's leading integration broker with a fresh modern look, Logic Apps integration, new cloud hosting options and customer-requested improvements across all areas of the product to create our best BizTalk Server yet.

Enhanced Hybrid Connectivity

With this release BizTalk Server becomes even more connected to the cloud. With our vast array of connectors, including Dynamics AX, SalesForce, SharePoint Online and many more, integrating corporate applications with trading partners and line of business (LOB) applications has never been easier.
  • A new Azure Logic Apps adapter provides seamless connectivity to Logic Apps’ SaaS applications. This enables seamless connectivity to SaaS applications and access to numerous Azure Services from the comfort of using BizTalk Server.
  • A new BizTalk Server connector in Azure Logic Apps allows it to integrate with BizTalk Server for cloud-initiated processing and leverage existing processes implemented with BizTalk.
  • New hybrid capabilities allow customers to keep sensitive data on premises but integrate existing processes with the cloud via BizTalk.
  • New Management REST API to enable automation of common admin tasks.


Flexible hosting options

With support for SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn, BizTalk, our most capable integration platform, enables customers to run highly available multi-node configurations on Azure using IaaS. The flexibility of the cloud in hosting BizTalk Server provides customers more choice than ever in where they run enterprise-scale integration workloads, facilitating migration or for test environments. Even if hosting on premises, DBAs will enjoy the ability to manage BizTalk Server’s databases in the same way as other applications with AlwaysOn Availability Groups support.
  • SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn support. This new capability enables BizTalk Server 2016 to run in a highly-available (HA) multi-node configuration in Azure as well as providing consistency of HA/DR approach for customers running BizTalk Server on-premises
  • Fully supported by Microsoft for HA production workloads to give customers the confidence to run their businesses on Azure.

A new look and enhanced capabilities

Even with over two-dozen improvements and advances in functionality we have not neglected BizTalk’s look and feel as well. We have worked hard to incorporate as many customer requests as we could in this release too. Notable new and improved features are:
  • A modern look to BizTalk Server. BizTalk sports an updated Windows 10/Server 2016 look whilst retaining its familiar usage and usability.
  • Improvements to the SFTP adapter to provide our broadest support and compatibility yet.
  • Ordered delivery for dynamic send ports for even more messaging flexibility and ensuring BizTalk can match the semantics of the applications you need to integrate with.
  • Performance improvements and enhancements for both the Admin Console as well as the messaging engine to get even more out of BizTalk.
  • Support for the latest platforms from Microsoft including Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015 and Office 2016 ensuring customers have access to the most up to date software and longest support lifecycle.

BizTalk Server 2016 Developer Edition

Hardware requirements

The following table lists the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may require greater hardware requirements for your servers.

Resource Minimum Requirement
Computer and processor A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:
  • 1 GHz or higher for single processors
  • 900 MHz or higher for double processors
  • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors
NOTE: Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.

The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.

BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.
Memory 2 GB or more
Hard disk 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation, including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.
Software Versions Required for
Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
Internet Information Services (IIS) The version that comes with the operating system.
Provides a scalable web application infrastructure, and is required for EDI, BAM, and the SharePoint adapter.
Windows Identity Foundation Included with the operating system as a Feature. Optional.

Used by the Windows SharePoint Services Client Side Object Model (CSOM), which is automatically installed when you install BizTalk Server.
Microsoft SharePoint
  • SharePoint Services 2016
  • SharePoint Services 2013 SP1
  • SharePoint Services Online

If you plan to receive or send messages from SharePoint Services, then a SharePoint Services computer is required. It can be installed on the same computer as BizTalk Server, or preferably on a separate computer.
Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013
NOTE: BizTalk Server supports only 32-bit versions of Office.

Required by Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to display a real-time view of business processes.
Microsoft .NET Framework .NET Framework 4.6

NOTE: BizTalk projects created in Visual Studio require the Visual Studio build target be set to .NET Framework 4.6.
Required for all BizTalk Server managed components.
Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Studio 2015 Optional.

Provides a development environment for building BizTalk Server applications. Ultimate Edition is recommended, but Premium and Professional are also supported. Required for BizTalk Server Developer Tools and SDK.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package Only the x86 version is required.  The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed.

The 2013 version is required, even though Visual Studio 2015 is used.
Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1
Required for BizTalk Server Runtime, EDI, and BAM.

For optimal performance, Microsoft recommends the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server. To fully use the BizTalk Server SDK, or deploy BizTalk Server applications from Visual Studio, install the SQL Server Development Tools.

Other considerations:
  • BAM real-time aggregation (RTA) is not supported in the Standard Edition of SQL Server. To use BAM RTA, install SQL Server Enterprise Edition.
  • Using SQL Server Express Edition is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server.
  • BizTalk Server supports all case-sensitive and case-insensitive SQL Server collations except for binary collations. Binary collations are not supported.
SQL Server Database Mail The version that comes with SQL Server. Optional.

Required to use BAM Alerts.
SQL XML SQL XML 4.0 with Service Pack 1. Required for BizTalk Server Runtime, Administrative Tools, and BAM.

SQLXML enables XML support for your SQL Server Database. It allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create XML view of your existing relational data, and work with the view as if it was an XML file.

NOTE: The redistributable CAB file automatically installs this for you.
WinSCP WinSCP version 5.7.5 and newer Required to use the SFTP adapter.


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