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 more information on our HIS CUs, visit our Host Integration Server Development Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=620697).

At the same time, we started design and development of our next release of HIS (Version 10), which we talked about at Microsoft Ignite 2015. One of the new features is a Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Informix that we’ve released to selected customers through a Rapid Deployment Technology Adoption Program. For more information on this RD TAP, send e-mail to hisbeta@microsoft.com.

More recently, we posted a preview of our first cloud services, in the form of Microsoft Azure App Service API app Connectors for DB2, Informix, and MQ. For descriptions of these connectors, visit the Microsoft Azure Marketplace (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=620699).

Stay tuned for more information on these new projects, technologies and tools.

Host Integration Server Team

Comments (6)

  1. Rob Helm says:

    Which Ignite sessions talked about HIS version 10? They are online now, so it might be interesting to have links.

  2. Paul Larsen (Microsoft) says:

    At Microsoft Ignite 2015 we did not cover HIS Version 10. We focused on the new API App Connectors. See BRK2715, Designing Microsoft Azure Applications to Access Existing Programs and Data on IBM Mainframes, posted to video.ch9.ms/.../BRK2715_Larsen.pptx.

    In upcoming blog posts, we will provide more information on V10. Thank you for the suggestion.

  3. Hi Paul, i would like to ask about whether HIS 2013 version supports communication with on-prem DB2 instance when the BizTalk servers are on Azure VMs? The setup topology i have is on a Azure Virtual network that is joined with the on-prem domain.

    Many thanks in advance, Svet

    1. Yes, utilizing an Azure Express Route Virtual Private Network, you can connect BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and HIS 2013 BizTalk Adapters to on-premises IBM systems.

      Thanks,
      Paul

  4. Hi Paul, i was wondering if HIS 2013 supports connecting to and consuming data from an on prem DB2 instance when the BizTalk servers are on Azure VMs. The VMs will of course be on a virtual LAN that is joined with the on prem domain.
    Thanks, Svet

    1. Yes, utilizing an Azure Express Route Virtual Private Network, you can connect BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and HIS 2013 BizTalk Adapters to on-premises IBM systems.

      Thanks,
      Paul

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