Introduction

Microsoft has introduced the newest installment of Host Integration Server. It is scheduled for General Availability in fall of 2016. Here is what is new.

Host Integration Server 2016

Feature Description
Support for newer platforms Host Integration Server 2016 adds support for the following Microsoft products:
 
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.6
  • Visual Studio
  • BizTalk Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016
 
Support for newer IBM platforms Host Integration Server 2016 adds support for the following IBM platforms:
 
  • IBM z/OS 2.2, 2.1
  • IBM z/VM 6.3
  • IBM zVSE 6.1
  • IBM i 7.2
  • IBM CICS 5.3
  • IBM IMS 14.1, 13.1
  • IBM MQ v8.0
  • IBM DFSMS DFM z/OS 2.2, 2.1
  • IBM DB2 for z/OS 11.1
  • IBM DB2 for i 7.2
  • IBM DB2 for LUW 10.5
 
Installation and configuration Improvements include:
 
  • Improved setup installation program
  • Improved feature configuration program
  • New telemetry for improving installation and configuration
 
Network integration Improvements include:
 
  • Improved Active Directory Resource Location
  • Improved Network Name Resolution
  • New telemetry for improving Session Integrator
 
Application integration New telemetry for improving Transaction Integrator
Message integration Improvements include:
 
  • New Microsoft Client for MQ
  • New Microsoft .NET Framework library for MQ
  • New telemetry for improving MQ Client
 
Data integration Improvements include:
 
  • Improved Microsoft client for Informix
  • New ADO.NET provider for Informix
  • New BizTalk Adapter for Informix
  • Improved OLE DB provider for Informix
  • Improved Microsoft client for DB2
  • Improved ADO.NET provider for DB2
  • Improved BizTalk adapter for DB2
  • Improved OLE DB provider for DB2
  • Improved service for DRDA
  • Improved data tools
  • New telemetry for improving DRDA service, DRDA clients, data providers, and adapters
 

For all the latest updates on this new feature and others to be included in the upcoming release, Refer the MSDN page: Host Integration Server 2016 What's New

Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.

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