Announcing Host Integration Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2

We are pleased to announce our public Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) for Host Integration Server 2016. HIS 2016 offers technologies and tools enabling enterprise IT organizations to efficiently and securely integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages and data with new Azure and Windows applications. This release allows you to preview the many new…


Accepting nominations for the Host Integration Server 2016 Technology Adoption Program (TAP)

Microsoft HIS product team is accepting nominations for the HIS 2016 TAP. The program is intended to enable the HIS product team to obtain critical feedback on HIS 2016 technologies and tools, with which to improve quality and supportability prior to retail release of the software. The program enables enterprise IT organizations to develop and…


Updated Host Integration Server 2016 CTP1 available on Microsoft Connect

Microsoft HIS team has released an updated HIS 2016 CTP1 (Build 2112), which includes these improvements. New Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for MQSC supports both IBM client and new Microsoft Client for MQ) New Telemetry when using OLE DB providers for DB2 and Informix Improved BizTalk Adapter for DB2 and BizTalk Adapter for Informix Issue resolutions…


Microsoft HIS team has released Host Integration Server 2016 Community Technology Preview

HIS 2016 CTP1 provides professionals and enterprise developers with technologies and tools to deliver a new set of integration solutions. Here are a few of the new capabilities and improvements in HIS 2016 CTP1. Support for Windows Server 10, Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016, BizTalk Server 2016, Visual Studio 2013, and .NET Framework 4.6…


Host Integration Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) is available

The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the third Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2013. HIS 2013 CU3 includes fixes for HIS 2013 that were fixed after the release of HIS 2013, including all the fixes that are in the previous HIS 2013 cumulative updates. HIS 2013 CU3 includes 30 new fixes in…

0

Azure MQ App Service API Demo Walkthrough

The MQ App Service API includes a demo mode that can be used for experimenting without requiring connectivity to an active backend IBM WebSphere MQ Server.  The demo mode will retain the most recent 10 messages that have been sent via POST command(s) and will return the messages when a GET is issued.  All of these…


Microsoft Azure App Service API Apps for connecting to IBM systems

Microsoft Azure App Service enables enterprise developers to efficiently build web, logic and mobile solutions for a cloud first and mobile first world. For more information, read the blog post at http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/03/24/announcing-the-availability-of-azure-app-service. Microsoft HIS Team has released into the public preview three API apps for integrating App Service with line-of-business systems that are based on…


What’s new with the HIS Team

Over the last two years, since releasing HIS 2013, the HIS team in Redmond has been busy. We have been working with customers and partners to deploy new solutions based on HIS 2013. Also, we’ve been supporting our existing customers in production, by providing hot fixes and releasing a number of Cumulative Updates (CUs). For…


Host Integration Server 2013 is released to manufacturing

We are pleased to announce that Host Integration Server 2013 is released to manufacturing! Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013 enables enterprise organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages, and data with Microsoft class leading suite of server applications. HIS 2013 is the ninth release and includes these improvements. Deploy on new platforms Windows…


Accessing System i Journal Files

Recently I got the following question from one of the Technical Specialists in our field team: ‘How can I expose the change-data-capture information from the System i journal files to a process running on BizTalk Server?’ After a joyful day of research, I found a simple way to achieve this goal by using two BizTalk…