Is BizTalk Server Going Away At Some Point? Yes. Dead? Nope.

Richard Seroter's Architecture Musings

Another conference, another batch of “BizTalk future” discussions.  This time, it’s the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.  Microsoft’s Tony Meleg actually did an excellent job frankly discussing the future of the middle platform and their challenges of branding and cohesion.  I strongly encourage you to watch that session.

I’ve avoided any discussion on the “Is BizTalk Dead” meme, but I’m feeling frisky and thought I’d provide a bit of analysis and opinion on the topic.  Is the BizTalk Server product SKU going away in a few years?  Likely yes.  However, most integration components of BizTalk will be matured and rebuilt for the new platform over the next many years.

 A Bit of History

I’m a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server and have been working with BizTalk since its beta release in the summer of 2000. When BizTalk was first released, it was a pretty rough piece of software but…

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