BizTalk Services



Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services (MABS) is being retired, and replaced with Azure Logic Apps. If you currently use MABS, then Move from BizTalk Services to Logic Appsprovides some guidance on moving your integration solutions to Logic Apps.

If you're brand new to Logic Apps, then we suggest getting started here:

Using the different offerings from Microsoft Azure, users can create applications that run on the cloud. These applications operate in their own ‘space’ on the cloud but at the same time need to interact with other on-premises or cloud applications. As a result, there is a need to bridge the message and transport protocol mismatch between these disparate applications. Bridging these mismatches is the realm of integration.

Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services provides integration capabilities for the Azure Platform to:

  • Extend on-premises applications to the cloud

  • Provide rich messaging endpoints on the cloud to process and transform messages

  • Enable business-to-business messaging using EDI, AS2, and EDIFACT

  • Help organizations integrate with disparate applications, both on cloud and on-premises

In other words, BizTalk Services provides common integration capabilities (e.g. bridges, transforms, B2B messaging) on Microsoft Azure. Specifically:



Azure BizTalk Services Offering

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

Enterprise Application Integration can be further divided into two broad components:

  • Bridging message-related mismatch in different sources and formats. This kind of integration bridges mismatches between message transport protocols, message structures, and message formats between two disparate systems. This may also include message validation, message transformation, and subsequent routing to other systems.

  • Integrating different Line-of-Business (LOB) applications. This integrates business processes and applications that span different LOB applications, such as SAP and SQL Server.

  • BizTalk Services enables you to configure rich messaging endpoints on Microsoft Azure to validate and transform messages in the cloud.

    For more information, see Add Source, Destination, and Bridge Messaging Endpoints.

  • BizTalk Services enables you to extend operations on LOB applications as Service Bus endpoints on the cloud, thus extending the reach of the LOB applications to the cloud. You can then use these endpoints to integrate with other applications, either running on premises or on the cloud.

    For more information, see Using the BizTalk Adapter Service (BAS).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Integrating commerce transactions between businesses over industry or vertical-specific standards, such as X12, and so on.

BizTalk Services provides a BizTalk Services Portal on the cloud that enables you to manage your EDI message transactions with trading partners.

For more information, see EDI, AS2, and EDIFACT Messaging (Business to Business).

This section provides details on how each of these integration requirements is addressed by BizTalk Services. BizTalk Services feature areas include:

Basics and Getting Started

Connectivity to On-Premises LOB Applications



BizTalk Services Portal

Developer Reference

Business To Business Messaging

Samples, Forums, and Blogs

Message Processing Bridges

Technical Articles