Microsoft BizTalk Migrator - 2020 Migration Tool

All you need to know about the BizTalk Migrator

If you’re just here to try out the tool...

Microsoft’s BizTalk Migrator was released in October 2020. It is an open source, command-line tool which takes your on-premises BizTalk applications and converts them into a solution running natively on Azure Integration Services, Microsoft’s Cloud platform for integration. It has been designed by Microsoft to help IT teams automate the migration process.

345 Technology is one of only two consultancies which have been working with the BizTalk Migration Tool since the start of the private preview. We know it better than just about anyone. If you have BizTalk applications which you are planning to migrate to Azure, we are a very good place to start.

Here you will find umpteen useful training resources, tool demos, articles to read and podcasts to listen to.

If you want to know any more about the BizTalk Migrator, or are looking for help with your BizTalk migration, please contact Danny Hayter on 01962 657696.

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BizTalk Migrator Released - How you extend the Migrator
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Webinar Series #4: This is how you extend the BizTalk Migrator! 16th December 2pm GMT

As you know – we’ve been following the BizTalk Migrator ever since the private preview was announced at Integrate in May 2020.  Microsoft have now announced the release of the tool.

The BizTalk Migrator is designed to be extensible.  This is so that you can adapt the tooling to support your own migration scenarios, and so you can make contributions to the open source version of the tool for everyone to benefit.

In this webinar we’ll show you how to extend the tooling by making changes to the tool LIVE and seeing what happens.  We will be adding support for an adapter that isn’t currently supported and showing you where you need to make edits in order to get the Migrator supporting your needs.

After you have registered, you will be able to view a recording of the webinar even if you are unable to attend.

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Hottest BizTalk Migrator Links

The BizTalk Migrator lives on GitHub.  Here are links to all the repos you need to know about.  All of them are prefixed with “aim”, which stands for Azure Integration Migration.

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How We Can Help

Whether you’re migrating yourself, helping your own customers migrate their applications or you need a managed migration service, we have help on hand.  Look through these options and pick which ones suit you the most.

Get your team up to speed with Migration with our training courses.  Understand how to convert your apps, how to work with the output and how to customise the tool! 

Migrating your BizTalk apps yourself?  We have run Azure migrations on dozens of BizTalk applications – avoid the pitfalls and let us guide you to a quick and successful outcome.

If you have BizTalk applications to migrated into Azure, your fastest route is to let us do the migration for you.  Our managed migration service is a hassle-free route to the cloud!

BizTalk Migrator on GitHub

The BizTalk Migrator lives on GitHub.  Here are links to all the repos you need to know about.  All of them are prefixed with “aim”, which stands for Azure Integration Migration.

aimtool

This is the repo for the command-line tool.  Also your first port of call, look in the docs folder as your starting point.  

aimbiztalk

Contains all the BizTalk-specific code including how to unpack a BizTalk app and the rules to reassemble it in Azure.

aimazure

This contains the Azure target state.  This is a great repo if you want to look at best practice integration on Azure.

aimmodel

This is the entity model of an integration application in Azure.  This model is populated and then converted.

aimcore

This is the library of core components that manage and run the conversion process.  Look in here if you really want to go deep.

BizTalk Migration Tool: technical resources

Browse through our back-catalogue of webinars for instant playback.

Webinar Bonus Episode: Building Logic Apps LIVE Part II

Microsoft’s announcement of the BizTalk Migrator has heated up the whole topic of Integration Modernisation and migrating from BizTalk to Azure Integration Services.  In this webinar Andrew is joined by Dan Probert, CTO of Affinus and world-leader in this field, to start looking at what your BizTalk apps might look like when migrated to Azure.  In the last webinar Building Logic Apps LIVE! we started a live demo – this bonus episode rounds off the demo in style! More on this topic…

Introduction to Integration Modernisation

Webinar Playback: Beyond BizTalk – The Future of Integration On-Premises

In this webinar – #5 in this series – Andrew and Dan discuss the technology changes coming down the line that impact the future of integration on-premises – but also in the Cloud! Synopsis Technology Trends We start by talking about some of the underlying technologies that are shaping the future of Integration on-premises: Containers: Hosting applications in containers allows them to be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure so your application can run anywhere and behave the same.  See https://www.docker.com/ for more info. Kubernetes: This has become the standard platform for managing and hosting containers and containerised applications, particularly microservices-based

Introduction to Integration Modernisation

Webinar Playback: Building Logic Apps LIVE!

Microsoft’s announcement of the BizTalk Migrator has heated up the whole topic of Integration Modernisation and migrating from BizTalk to Azure Integration Services.  In this webinar Andrew is joined by Dan Probert, CTO of Affinus and world-leader in this field, to start looking at what your BizTalk apps might look like when migrated to Azure.  In this webinar we dive straight in and start building Logic Apps LIVE! More on this topic…