Configuring IP-DLC Link Service for IBM Enterprise Extender

This white paper aids Mainframe Programmers, AS/400 Administrators, and Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) administrators in configuring IP-DLC (Internet Protocol – Data Link Control) link service which ships with HIS.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=86d6011a-3396-4c36-b4b1-af7f4d80a099&displaylang=en&tm


New Whitepaper!

Thanks Charles Ezzell (Escalation Engineer on the Host Integration Server Team) for writing the whitepaper entitled Creating a Self-Running BizTalk Stress Application using the BizTalk Adapter for DB2 which can be found here.  


TechNet Webcast: Accessing Operational Data in Mainframe VSAM Using SQL Server 2005 and Host Integration Server (Level 200)

Most daily operational data resides in host files systems, such as mainframe VSAM and the AS/400 physical files. Often, legacy programs written in COBOL and RPG control access to these data sources. To improve your processes, you need to collect and analyze this vital information with up-to-date business intelligence tools in Microsoft SQL Server 2005….


MSDN Webcast: Host Integration Server 2006 Data Providers for Host Files (Level 200)

Much mission-critical data resides in file systems, such as IBM mainframe Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) data sets and AS/400 physical files. To reliably read and write to these data stores, enterprise developers––working with IBM host systems–must write custom COBOL or RPG programs. Yet, this development time can hamper enterprise IT rollout of new solutions….


We Are Going To Disneyland!

Yes, you read it right! The Host Integration Server Team is going to Disneyland! Ok, not the entire team and it’s definitely not on vacations! And we are not going to Disneyland exactly… On the first two weeks of June we head over Orlando to participate on Tech*Ed. You will have the chance to meet…


MSDN Webcast: BizTalk Server Adapters for DB2 and Host Files (Level 200)

Organizations are using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 to integrate and orchestrate composite solutions that span multiple systems and applications. Key assets in most enterprise solutions are the line-of-business (LOB) data stores on heritage IBM host systems. These data stores include IBM mainframe zSeries Sequential Access Method (SAM), Virtual Sequential Access Method (VSAM), and Partitioned Data…


MSDN Webcast: BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications (Level 200)

Enterprise computing is based on high-volume transaction and batch processing systems, such as IBM mainframe and midrange host computers. To modernize these heritage systems, organizations are using business process orchestration in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006. Join this webcast to learn how the new BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications allows enterprises to connect BizTalk Server solutions…


MSDN Webcast: Host Integration Server 2006 Data Providers DB2 (Level 200)

Many enterprise organizations rely on IBM DB2 relational database servers to store their vital line-of-business (LOB) information. Enterprise developers must continually deliver new applications that require real-time access to these DB2 information stores, without compromising security or run time efficiency. In this webcast, we examine methods for direct data access to DB2, including industry-standard XML-based…


MSDN Virtual Lab: Integrating Legacy Data with BizTalk Applications using BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems

After completing this lab, you will be able to create a new BizTalk project, create an XML schema by using the BizTalk Editor, promote a schema property, create a flat file schema by using the BizTalk Editor, validate a schema and generate a sample instance message, create a strong name and assign it to an…