Today the BizTalk team released the first Feature Pack for BizTalk Server 2016. You can find more information on the following page.

In the picture below you can also find the different features.
Overview

Be aware that you can only use it on BizTalk Server 2016 Developer & Enterprise Editions!

Just download the exe from the Microsoft Site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55100

Like in the most cases it's just a simple wizard you need to follow.

After that we will install the REST-API Service. For this we will need PowerShell. The script is available in the BizTalk directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016"
We can start Powershell from this level.

Just execute the following command in Powershell

FeaturePack.ConfigureServices.ps1 -Service management -WebSiteName 'Default Web Site' -ApplicationPool MyOwnAppPool -ApplicationPoolUser Administrator -ApplicationPoolUserPassword MySecurePassword -AuthorizationRoles BTS2016LAB01\Administrator

FeaturePack.ConfigureServices.ps1 -Service operationaldata -WebSiteName 'Default Web Site' -ApplicationPool MyOwnAppPool -ApplicationPoolUser Administrator -ApplicationPoolUserPassword MySecurePassword -AuthorizationRoles BTS2016LAB01\Administrator
  • WebSiteName: Your website in IIS. You can point it to the Default one.
  • ApplicationPool: Provide an ApplicationPool
  • ApplicationPool User: Provide the ApplicationPool User
  • ApplicationPool Password: Provide the ApplicationPool Password
  • AuthorizationRoles: Provide your AuthorizationRoles Account

Now you can use the REST api. I will write some other blog posts where I will talk about the different features.
I played already with "Application Insights", "Power BI" and the "Rest API". And everything looks already very cool.
If you have already some questions. Just ask them below or on twitter, ...