Chapter 1 Evolution of BizTalk

BizTalk is synonymous with integration. It is an integral part of tech jargon and is often used as a verb! BizTalk Server was first released in 2000, nearly two decades ago, and is still around. So why do businesses continue to use Microsoft’s BizTalk Server as the backbone to integrate line-of-business applications with their trading partners, and how do recent changes make it even more effective? The quick answer to the question is versatility—BizTalk is akin to a Swiss Army knife—it has the breadth and depth to provide varied integration solutions. With the advent of Azure, BizTalk functionality is further enhanced while at the same time the cost of operations and maintenance is reduced.

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