Microsoft pushes integration into the new era of digitalization

Posted: October 31, 2016  |  Categories: BizTalk Server BizTalk Server 2016 Logic Apps Microsoft Integration
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Microsoft Pushes Integration Into The New Era Of Digitalization
Just recently Microsoft has released its tenth version of BizTalk Server: BizTalkServer 2016. This latest version will bring the cloud closer to the enterprises with connectivity to Azure Service Logic Apps. The Logic App adapter will close the gap with regards to connectivity with SaaS solutions. The Logic Apps has a myriad of connectors of various SaaS solutions like Dropbox, GitHub, Marketo, Salesforce and with Azure Services like DocDb, Machine Learning and Functions.
SaaS connectors that will grow in numbers in the near future and connectors to Azure Services. Connectors that provide connectivity to anything, anywhere, which is basically the key driver for integration. Hence the centralizing Logic Apps and BizTalk Server at the heart of Microsoft’s Enterprise Integration Platform.
We have arrived in the digital age, where applications and data is everywhere. With all types of devices, we are connected 24/7 and surrounded by data we consume. And enterprises need to be connected and have access to data in- and outside their data center or cloud. Therefore, integration plays an essential role that it always had.
Microsoft technology has evolved over the years and matured into the tools we can use in this digital age to build integrations that fulfill current business needs. BizTalk Server, and Logic App each serve the need for enterprise requirements for integration and can work together nicely. And this Microsoft’s vision for integration i.e. the unified integration experience.
BizTalk Server can provide deep integration with divers line of business systems like SAP and Oracle and act as a gateway to the cloud. Logic Apps can make enterprises more agile to quickly deploy small integration solutions with minimal overhead and lead time. Both collaborate well with API Management and the Azure Service Bus, two other key Azure Services, forming Microsoft Integration Platform. A platform designed and built for the digital age!
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Microsoft Pushes Integration Into The New Era Of Digitalization
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Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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