What's New in BizTalk Server 2020

Read about what's new in BizTalk Server 2020.

New in BizTalk Server 2020

Feature Description
Support for newer platforms BizTalk Server 2020 adds support for the following Microsoft platforms:

- Visual Studio 2019 (Enterprise and Professional editions are supported)
- Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10
- SQL Server 2019, SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016 SP2
- Office 2019, Office 2016

Hardware and Software Requirements for BizTalk Server 2020
Analytics Operational 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.

Send tracking data to Azure
Configure data feed for Power BI
Application Lifecycle Management with VSTS Using Visual Studio Team Services, you can define multi-server deployments of BizTalk Server 2020, and then maintain those systems throughout the application lifecycle.

Configure automatic deployment using VSTS
Management APIs Manage your environment remotely using the new REST APIs with full Swagger support.

REST API reference
Support for Always Encrypted Use the WCF-SQL adapter to connect to SQL Server secure Always Encrypted columns.

Query Always Encrypted database in SQL Server
Advanced Scheduling New and improved scheduling capabilities in Adapters.

Configure time zone and recurrence
Backup to Azure Blob Storage When deploying BizTalk Server to Azure VMs, you can backup BizTalk Server databases to Azure blob storage.

Configure the Backup Job
Adapter for Service Bus v2 When using the Service Bus Adapter, you can utilize Azure Service Bus Premium for enterprise-scale workloads.

SB-Messaging Adapter
Transport Layer Security 1.2 Securely deploy BizTalk Server using industry-standard TLS 1.2 authentication and encryption.
FIPS Compliance Configure, deploy and run BizTalk Server on machines where FIPS security policy is enabled.
API Management Publish 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.

Connect to Azure API Management
Event Hubs Adapter Using 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.

Event Hubs adapter
Office 365 Adapters Leverage 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.

Office 365 Outlook Email adapter
Office 365 Outlook Calendar adapter
Office 365 Outlook Contact adapter
Group Managed Service Accounts Extend windows GMSA support to BizTalk operations and services.

Using Group Managed Service Account
Blob Adapter Send and Receive messages to/from Azure Blob Storage.

Azure Blob storage adapter
Audit Log Making BizTalk further secure by maintaining audit trails of all management operation.

Configuring and Viewing Audit Logs
New Read Only Operator role Brand new read only operator role to facilitate dev ops model, where access to production stamp is provided without the ability to update anything.

BizTalk Server Read Only Users group
XSLT 3.0 New extensible model for runtime map execution, out of box wiring to work with Saxon XSLT3.0.

XSLT Transform Engine
XSLT custom transform implementation
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.
    How to Enable Receive Location Fault Tolerance

  • Throughput improvements for Dynamic Send Ports with Ordered Delivery.

Deprecated & Removed List

Program Status Replacement
Samples Removed Removed from BizTalk Server installation.
POP3 and SMTP adapters Deprecated Office 365 adapters
Support for ACS authentication in adapters Removed SAS authentication
SOAP adapter Deprecated WCF-BasicHttp Adapter
Old SQL adapter Removed WCF-SQL Adapter
BPEL support Deprecated None
JDE OneWorld adapter Deprecated None
OWC redist Removed None
BAM Portal Deprecated None
WCF-NetTcpRelay adapter Deprecated None


Some of these deprecated features may be found in newer versions of BizTalk. In these scenarios, consider the following:

  • The feature may be used internally within BizTalk, and is not meant to be used by customer solutions. It is not supported in customer solutions.
  • The interfaces may have been modified by Microsoft, and may not be publicly available.

Next steps

Hardware & software requirements
Setup & install prerequisites
Install BizTalk