Microsoft BizTalk Server Documentation


Updated: May 2, 2016

Microsoft BizTalk Server unites enterprise application integration (EAI) and business-to-business (B2B) integration. Use these to address all of your integration challenges from the enterprise to the Internet.

BizTalk Server provides a powerful web-based development and execution environment that integrates loosely coupled, long-running business processes, both within and between businesses. It handles transactions that run as long as weeks or months, not just minutes or hours. Features include the ability to design and use XLANG schedules, integrate existing applications, define document specifications and specification transformations, and monitor and log run-time activity.

BizTalk Server a standard gateway for sending and receiving documents across the internet, as well as providing a range of services that ensure data integrity, delivery, security, and support for the BizTalk Framework and other key document formats.

We're mixing things up a bit. As you may know, the core of BizTalk Server continues to provide a system built upon SQL Server, .NET Framework, orchestration and business logic, BizTalk Server Administration, adapters, and more. In this aspect, we continue to use the same BizTalk databases, provide guidance on high availability and large messages, show you how to manage and monitor your solutions, and more. This documentation is considered the "core" documentation and applies to BizTalk Server 2013 R2, BizTalk Server 2013, and eventually BizTalk Server 2016 .

When something has changed, like changes in the SFTP adapter or closer integration with Microsoft Azure, we'll tell you. For example, we may state something like starting with BizTalk Server 2013 R2..., or starting with BizTalk Server 2016.... We also created a separate BizTalk Technical Guides section, which includes white papers on BizTalk Server, and integration with Microsoft Azure. We hope these changes make it easier to navigate.

We continue to include the main documentation links for BizTalk Server 2010 and earlier versions.