Microsoft has released CU 8 for BizTalk Server 2013 R2, details here
- Two fixes for WCF-SAP / NCO SAP.
- Two fixes for MSMQ series
- One for HTTP Port
- Support for TLS 1.2 protocol, so you can disable earlier versions of TLS (as long as all the end points you connect to also support it).
- One fix for BAM Alerts.
Feature Pack 2 for BizTalk 2016 has been announced, it contained the promised features, such as TLS 1.2, but also one extra, that is not even in the announcement but is mentioned in the documentation.
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I’m looking forward to testing to see which of the many JSON Encoder / Decoder issues it fixes
Microsoft have just released CU 7 for BizTalk 2013 R2
These CU includes 6 fixes.
I got rather excited when I saw that they had fixed an issue with the WCF-SQL adapter polling. However the cases the symptoms they describe aren’t quite the same as one we’ve encountered in BizTalk 2010 (so I don’t think this fix is going to help us even when do they get around to patching other BizTalk version). But it may fix things for others or spur them to look a bit closer at this adapter to fix other issues.
As per nearly every CU, it contains a iDoc/SAP/NCo fix and one for EDI.
There are also two fixes for two-way send ports (one deployment issue and the other a runtime one), and finally a TDDS/database fix.
Recently I was using Postman to push some messages to an Azure endpoint as part of testing for some project related changes that I was working on.
I found this article from a colleague that provides a C# code snippet that can be called from a console app to generate a SAS token to be used in Postman.
Most notably, with…
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Somehow I missed the announcement for CU2 for BizTalk 2016 on May 26, but CU3 was announced on August 30, 2017 for BizTalk Server 2016.
Someone did post about a possible issue with CU2, namely BizTalk Server 2016 CU2 – receive locations are not working if too much of them are associated with the same host Has anyone else hit this issue?
Below is a summary of the fixes/changes
13 fixes/changes in CU2.
- 5 x SAP/NCo/IDOC
- 1 x MQSeries Adapter
- 1 x MIME/SMime Decoder
- 1 x MIME Encode
- 1 x File Adapter
- 1 x MLLP
- 1 x Update for BizTalk Server adds support for the .NET Framework 4.7
- 1 x “Document type does not match any of the given schemas” error message in BizTalk Server which looks like it is a fix for something broken in CU4 for 2013.
- 1 x WCF-WebHTTP Two-Way Send Response responds with an empty message and causes the JSON decoder to fail in BizTalk Server which was fixed in 2013 R2 with CU6.
Only 4 fixes in CU3.
- 1 x SAP/IDOC,
- 1 x SFTP adapter,
- 1 x MMLP
- 1 x EDI
As always please test the CUs before installing in production, and for a full list of all the CUs, see Service Pack and cumulative update list for BizTalk Server
With the latest CU’s for BizTalk Server, the Purge and Archive job can now be configured to clean up orphaned instances. The biggest advantage is that the cleanup is done without any downtime…. yes this means you no longer need to run the BizTalk Health Monitor to clean them up!
The change was marked in the following Microsoft Support article: Orphaned BizTalk DTA service instances are not removed by the “DTA Purge and Archive” job in BizTalk Server
The change is included in the following cumulative update packages:
Once you apply the CU to your servers, you will notice an additional parameter in the BizTalk DTA Purge and Archive SQL job: @fHardDeleteRunningInstances
If you would like to use the new behavior to clean-up the orphaned instances at run-time, you would need to set the parameter to 1…
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Microsoft recently announced CU 4 for Host Integration Server 2013. The KB article Cumulative update package 4 for Host Integration Server 2013 details the fixes and you can download the CU from there.
I just came across the announcement by Microsoft about a BizTalk migration tool. Must give that a go sometime. This could be useful if you are trying to sync to a second server.
A pity that one of the things listed as Feature Unavailable is SSO Affiliate Applications however, as we tend to use that a lot.