Category: BizTalk Server 2013

Today, the BizTalk Product Group announced the general availability of the BizTalk Server Accelerator for SWIFT – Message Pack 2016.

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You may have issues with the IBM MQ Client 7.5 and 8.0 together with BizTalk 2013 / 2013 R2 with Transactional Support set to true. You are getting an MQRC 2072 and you can see a lot of errors / warnings in the Event Log. This is actually a code defect in the / and client.

IBM has worked on fixing this issues :

The issue is finally fixed in the following IBM MQ Clients :


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Hello folks,

When IBM released the IBM MQ 8 Client, there was no way to use it with BizTalk because the client was compiled in C++ 2012 and BizTalk 2013/2013 R2 still uses an older C++ Runtime. Officially this is not supported by Microsoft, but it works. Microsoft actually supports only IBM MQ Client 7.1 and 7.5 together with BizTalk Host Integration Server 2013 (MQSC). After some discussions with IBM and after some month, IBM decided to ship with its package also the C++ dlls compiled in 2005 Runtime.

IBM Article :!/SSFKSJ_8.0.0/

The C++ 2005 Runtime dlls are available in IBM MQ Client :

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You may get a MQRC Error 2072 using BizTalk 2013 together with HIS 2013.

If you are using the 7.5.0.x client, than you are facing the same issue as me. As far as I can debug the error is caused by the IBM MQ Client itself and not by the MQSC (HIS Adapter) or BizTalk. In my case changing the MQ Client from to fixed the issue.

Please let me know if you are facing a similar issue.

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BizTalk Server 2013 will be available for download on MSDN starting on 21th March 2013. The English locale SKUs will be available for purchase starting April 2013. Other language SKUs will be available for purchase starting May 2013. Host Integration Server 2013 will ship at a later date, however, BizTalk Server 2013 is fully compatible with Host Integration Server 2010.

This is the eighth release of BizTalk Server, another step in the on-going investments we are making in BizTalk.

Improvements in the following areas:

  • Improved Performance
  • Simplified Development and Management Experience
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Running BizTalk Server in the cloud (IaaS)
  • Support for the latest platform and standards

Check back here for a series of blog posts going into detail on all the new features and improvements.

With this release, they are moving to a per-core licensing model.  This keeps BizTalk consistent with the SQL Server licensing, and reflects the evolution of hardware capacity and the trend towards virtualization and cloud computing.  With these changes, Microsoft will continue to be the Enterprise Integration server with the best TCO in the industry.  Learn more about the licensing changes in this document.

Understand the BizTalk Server 2013 Licensing Model

BizTalk Server 2013 runs your on-premises integration solutions better and faster than ever before, and makes it easier to build hybrid solutions that span on-premises and the cloud.

Many thanks go to the Product Team ! You’ve done a great Job

BizTalk Server 2013 Beta offers significant enhancements to the already rich integration capabilities by including the following feature additions:

• Integration with Cloud Services – BizTalk Server 2013 Beta includes new out-of-the box adapters to send and receive messages from Windows Azure Service Bus. It also provides capabilities to transfer messages using different relay endpoints hosted on Azure.
• RESTful services – BizTalk Server 2013 Beta provides adapters to invoke REST endpoints as well as expose BizTalk Server artifacts as a RESTful service.
• Enhanced SharePoint adapter – Integrating with SharePoint using BizTalk Server 2013 Beta is now as simple as integrating with a file share. We have removed the need for dependency on SharePoint farms, while still providing backward compatibility.
• SFTP adapter – BizTalk Server 2013 Beta enables sending and receiving messages from an SFTP server.
• ESB Toolkit integration – With BizTalk Server 2013 Beta, ESB Toolkit is now fully integrated with BizTalk Server. Also, the ESB Toolkit configuration experience is vastly simplified to enable a quick setup.
• Dependency tracking – The dependencies between artifacts can now be viewed and navigated in Admin console.
• Improvements in dynamic send ports – BizTalk Server 2013 Beta provides the ability to set host handler per adapter, instead of always using the default send handler of the adapters.

In HIS 2013 Beta, we have made significant improvements in the following areas:
• Data Integration – Several key updates in integration with DB2.
• Application Integration – Updates to Transaction Integrator designer, tools and accounting.
• Network Integration – Direct connectivity from Server/Client to IBM mainframe systems using fully managed TN3270E runtime.
• Message Integration – WCF Channel Support for WebSphere MQ v7.5 and v7.1.
• Platform Support – Introducing the support for Window Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, BizTalk 2013 and IBM Systems.

Over and above these, BizTalk Server continues to enable integration solutions heterogeneous Line-of-business systems with Windows .NET and SharePoint-based applications to optimize user productivity, gain business efficiency and increase agility. BizTalk Server 2013 allows .Net developers to take advantage of BizTalk services right out of the box to rapidly build solutions that need to integrate transactions and data from applications like SAP, Mainframes, MS Dynamics, and Oracle. Similarly SharePoint developers can seamlessly use BizTalk services directly through the new Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010.
BizTalk Server 2013 includes data mapping & transformation tool to dramatically reduce the development time to mediate data exchange between disparate systems. It also provides various management interfaces to for managing BizTalk Server applications, managing performance parameters, and streamlining deployments from development to test to production.
BizTalk Server 2013 includes the scalable Trading Partner Management (TPM) model with a graphical interface for flexible management of business partner relationships and efficient on-boarding process.

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